Todd D. Maddocks

30 Recent Stories

Working From The Wilderness

People say technology enables you to run a business anywhere. But is it really true? One writer tests the theory, using technology to run his business from a remote area in the mountains.

What It's Really Like

Are you sure want to know? This entrepreneur gives an unvarnished account of his climb to success.
Entrepreneur Startups Magazine

Full Steam Ahead

Sure, you've heard it all before--how to start a business, what to expect, etc. But the question remains: What's it really like to start your own business. One entrepreneur shares h
Entrepreneur Magazine

Portrait of a Franchise

It's been a rocky road, but Jack and Diane are finally nearing their destination: franchise ownership.
Entrepreneur Magazine

A Perfect Landing

Having successfully navigated start-up negotiations, Jack and Diane get ready for franchise ownership.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Speed Bumps

Jack and Diane find a few surprises waiting for them as they move closer to realizing their goal.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Cold Feet?

As it becomes harder to turn back, our franchisees get a taste of buyer's remorse.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Getting Noticed

Our franchisees can't be wallflowers if they expect to get the help they're entitled to from their franchisor.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Labor of Love

For Jack and Diane*, the road to becoming franchisees is a waiting game.
Entrepreneur Magazine

To the Rescue

Jack and Diane* aren't left to bail out their sinking land deal alone. Their franchisor throws them a lifesaver in the nick of time.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Sending Out an SOS

Our franchisees just hit an iceberg in negotiating their land deal. Will they be able to keep it afloat?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Franchise Country

We hit the road and went in search of the hottest trends in franchising, from the mountains to the prairies.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Show Me the Money

With a good location in sight, will Jack and Diane take the smart route to financing their land deal?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Doing the Math

Jack and Diane learn that finding a location they like isn't enough. They also have to crunch the numbers and see if it's one they can afford.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Going on Location

Despite a long, frustrating wait, Jack and Diane find the light at the end of the tunnel--the perfect franchise site.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Driving Forward

Read part two of our ongoing series on one couple's exciting trek into franchise ownership.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Road to Ambition

What's it really like to buy a franchise? Read part one of our ongoing series following one couple's exciting trek to entrepreneurial success.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Never Seen Anything Like It

This IHOP owner was international enough, but what's a pancake?


How does the thought of turning your businesss into a franchise empire sound?
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying in Bulk

Whether good or bad, the surest way to quick growth--for you and your franchisor--is a multiunit deal.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Summertime Sell

If you can wait out the winter months, a frozen-dessert franchise could be a hot seller for you, too.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Child's Play

Find some fairly well-off parents who want their tots taught--and plant a Gymboree of your own.
Researching a Franchise

The Insider

Ever think there must be some secret trick to buying a franchise that you're not privy to? Luckily, our franchise expert is in the know . . . and he's ready to talk.
Entrepreneur Magazine

A New Lease on Life

Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership has a new look, new loan terms--and openings for new franchisees.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Full Day's Work

Morning's over, but Dunkin' Donuts' sales aren't.
Entrepreneur Magazine

To The Max

Profit from real estate sales, but do none of the selling.
Entrepreneur Magazine

For Richer, for Broker

This isn't selling vintage Cracker Jack boxes on eBay. VR Business Brokers brokers businesses. Get that? Whole businesses!
Entrepreneur Magazine

Write The Wrongs

The story of how one Entrepreneur columnist crashed and burned when he bought a franchise.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Do The Math

Weary taxpayers + good location: Does Jackson Hewitt add up?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Before & After

Is Learning Express still strong, post-Beanie mania?

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