Entrepreneur: Latest from Jason Daley http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234985 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234985 At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system. Why Early Adopters Will Win the Franchise Game A 'don't-rock-the-boat' strategy is no longer an acceptable option. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234982 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234982 A 'don't-rock-the-boat' strategy is no longer an acceptable option. A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes Jamie and Tara Osborn, triathletes both, recognized that retail niche for athletes like themselves and so they opened Endurance House. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234014 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234014 Jamie and Tara Osborn, triathletes both, recognized that retail niche for athletes like themselves and so they opened Endurance House. Meet the Surprising New Player Driving Innovation in Golf Tyler Sullivan is on a quest to redesign the golf driver. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234415 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234415 Tyler Sullivan is on a quest to redesign the golf driver. Reviving an Old Brand = Nostalgia Driven Profit Bringing back a well-known brand can save millions in upfront marketing, while the name recognition captures attention in a crowded marketplace. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234414 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234414 Bringing back a well-known brand can save millions in upfront marketing, while the name recognition captures attention in a crowded marketplace. Making the Jump From Franchisee to Franchisor Several owners who made the shift discuss their decision-making process, what they learned and how they do things differently. Sun, 08 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234011 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234011 Several owners who made the shift discuss their decision-making process, what they learned and how they do things differently. Meet the Franchisor Launching a Fundraising Platform for Potential Franchisees Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors. Sat, 03 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233185 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233185 Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors. Meet the Real Estate Franchise Backed by Warren Buffett One of the first enterprises Buffett is allowing to use the Berkshire Hathaway brand name is a real-estate brokerage. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232264 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232264 One of the first enterprises Buffett is allowing to use the Berkshire Hathaway brand name is a real-estate brokerage. Why It Pays Big to Be an Early Adopter in Franchising Getting in on the ground floor can lead to big things in a world where a relatively modest investment can turn into a profitable business. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231913 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231913 Getting in on the ground floor can lead to big things in a world where a relatively modest investment can turn into a profitable business. How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232260 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232260 The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors. From Independent Business Owner to Franchisee Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231421 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231421 Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths. Introducing Entrepreneur's Top Brands of 2014: Learn Their Secrets We present the companies that have generated the most trust among entrepreneurs as well as the lessons you can take from them. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232290 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232290 We present the companies that have generated the most trust among entrepreneurs as well as the lessons you can take from them. The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More These brands took the No. 1 spot in various categories. Here's why. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232363 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232363 These brands took the No. 1 spot in various categories. Here's why. The 120 Most Trusted Brands We surveyed more than 5,000 Entrepreneur readers to learn the companies that elicit their greatest loyalty and trust. Here are the results. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232389 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232389 We surveyed more than 5,000 Entrepreneur readers to learn the companies that elicit their greatest loyalty and trust. Here are the results. Franchisees: How to Make It in a Big City Urban locations present unique challenges: higher taxes, complicated real estate, lifestyle differences. But it's true what they say about big-city success: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230885 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230885 Urban locations present unique challenges: higher taxes, complicated real estate, lifestyle differences. But it's true what they say about big-city success: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231788 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231788 Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes. Meet the Franchise Bringing Adult Products Out of the Shadows Adam & Eve creates an atmosphere that is welcoming to both women and couples, with a focus on sexual health. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230852 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230852 Adam & Eve creates an atmosphere that is welcoming to both women and couples, with a focus on sexual health. Extreme Makeover, Franchise Style A Bruster's store gets a prizewinning makeover. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229791 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229791 A Bruster's store gets a prizewinning makeover. This 24-Hour On-Demand Ice Machine Is a Game Changer A newcomer to the Franchise 500, IceBorn boasts a proprietary system that can be controlled and monitored by franchisees remotely via a smartphone. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230318 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230318 A newcomer to the Franchise 500, IceBorn boasts a proprietary system that can be controlled and monitored by franchisees remotely via a smartphone. Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public? With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230313 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230313 With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight. How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230307 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230307 With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands. Meet the Franchise Serving Dinner in the Sky It's the gourmet meal of a lifetime. Just don't look down. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230306 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230306 It's the gourmet meal of a lifetime. Just don't look down. The Top 10 Franchises of 2014 These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/230384 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/230384 These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year. How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10 A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230295 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230295 A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year. Yes, Soup for You! The Original SoupMan has finally hit its stride. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229790 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229790 The Original SoupMan has finally hit its stride. From Intern to Franchisee A sweet internship with Kona Ice helped Derek Taylor open his very own franchise. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229429 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229429 A sweet internship with Kona Ice helped Derek Taylor open his very own franchise. Meet the Top Franchise of 2014 Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230291 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230291 Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500. Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses A number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229411 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229411 A number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals. A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses 9Round kicks up circuit fitness training with boxing and kickboxing inspired workouts. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229428 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229428 9Round kicks up circuit fitness training with boxing and kickboxing inspired workouts. Food and Beverage Trend for 2014: The Rise of Craft Distilleries First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229855 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229855 First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch.