Entrepreneur: Latest from Julie Bennett 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 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:00:00 GMT How to Read a Franchise Disclosure Document Let's face it: A Franchise Disclosure Document, with its piles of legalese, can be daunting. We help you read between the lines. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222438 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222438 Let's face it: A Franchise Disclosure Document, with its piles of legalese, can be daunting. We help you read between the lines. How to Get the Most Out of a Franchise 'Discovery Day' Prospective franchisees often begin their journey at Discovery Day events -- but not everyone makes the cut. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 01:03:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217858 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217858 Prospective franchisees often begin their journey at Discovery Day events -- but not everyone makes the cut. The Outlook for Franchising in 2011 Consumer spending and hiring aren't expected to increase much in 2011. But for some franchises, it will be a different story. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217718 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217718 Consumer spending and hiring aren't expected to increase much in 2011. But for some franchises, it will be a different story. How I Did It: Three Franchisee Success Stories These franchise owners share something in common: An indomitable spirit, which makes their personal stories so enlightening. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:26:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217715 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217715 These franchise owners share something in common: An indomitable spirit, which makes their personal stories so enlightening. Will I Make Money As a Franchisee? You can't always bet on a franchise success, but you can put the odds in your favor. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:26:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217717 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217717 You can't always bet on a franchise success, but you can put the odds in your favor. By the Numbers: The Census Report on Franchises A first-time review by the U.S. Census Bureau dissects franchising, one stat at a time. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:24:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217721 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217721 A first-time review by the U.S. Census Bureau dissects franchising, one stat at a time. From Idea to Market So you have a genius idea. Here's what it takes to get a new product to market. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 23:28:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217332 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217332 So you have a genius idea. Here's what it takes to get a new product to market. Should You Tap Your 401(k) to Start Your Business? Thousands of Americans are using retirement savings to start new businesses. Some thrive, others founder. Is the gamble worth it? Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207190 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207190 Thousands of Americans are using retirement savings to start new businesses. Some thrive, others founder. Is the gamble worth it? How to Negotiate a Lease It's a buyer's market for commercial space, and landlords are offering huge concessions to new tenants--but you won't get a nickel unless you know what to ask for. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/205996 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/205996 It's a buyer's market for commercial space, and landlords are offering huge concessions to new tenants--but you won't get a nickel unless you know what to ask for. Are We Headed Toward a Green Bubble? Billions of dollars are pouring into clean-tech companies--with little results. Is this an intelligent investment or the beginning of another bubble? Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/205494 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/205494 Billions of dollars are pouring into clean-tech companies--with little results. Is this an intelligent investment or the beginning of another bubble? What to Do When the Bank Pulls Your Line of Credit Entrepreneur takes a close look at who's lending and when the cost is too high. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/204590 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/204590 <em>Entrepreneur</em> takes a close look at who's lending and when the cost is too high. Three Tips for Financing Your Franchise Purchase If you're headed to the bank for a loan, this advice may help speed along your application. Thu, 04 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159434 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159434 If you're headed to the bank for a loan, this advice may help speed along your application. Franchise Pros and Cons: Efficiencies and Support The second part of a two-part series on the pros and cons of franchising vs. operating an independent business Fri, 10 Mar 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/82698 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/82698 The second part of a two-part series on the pros and cons of franchising vs. operating an independent business What It Takes to Be a Successful Franchisee The right stuff: For companies sniffing out potential franchisees, a clean financial history isn't enough anymore. Wed, 08 Mar 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81236 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81236 The right stuff: For companies sniffing out potential franchisees, a clean financial history isn't enough anymore. Pitfalls People May Face When Buying a Franchise Many buyers' problems stem from errors they made before signing on the dotted line. Mon, 06 Mar 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83800 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83800 Many buyers' problems stem from errors they made before signing on the dotted line. Benefits of a Franchise Versus a Solo Operation Would-be franchisees should ask these questions about a system's advantages and drawbacks. Plus, discuss franchising's pros and cons. Wed, 28 Dec 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/82664 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/82664 Would-be franchisees should ask these questions about a system's advantages and drawbacks. Plus, discuss franchising's pros and cons. Franchising Insight Is an Existing Franchise a Safer Investment? Mon, 21 Nov 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/72748 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/72748 Is an Existing Franchise a Safer Investment? Franchising Insight Is Your Personality Suited to Franchising? Fri, 11 Nov 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/78568 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/78568 Is Your Personality Suited to Franchising? Franchising Trends Franchisers Recruit Military Veterans Tue, 11 Oct 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/76804 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/76804 Franchisers Recruit Military Veterans Franchising Insight Caring for Seniors Is a Lucrative Franchise Thu, 27 Jan 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/71714 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/71714 Caring for Seniors Is a Lucrative Franchise Franchising Trends Franchises Go Global Thu, 20 Jan 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70146 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70146 Franchises Go Global Franchising Profiles Seasonal Franchises Will Deck Your Halls Thu, 16 Dec 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/75116 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/75116 Seasonal Franchises Will Deck Your Halls Franchising Insight Chinese Market Offers Franchise Challenges Thu, 18 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70180 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70180 Chinese Market Offers Franchise Challenges Franchising Insight Ways to Finance Your First Franchise Purchase Thu, 04 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/66166 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/66166 Ways to Finance Your First Franchise Purchase Franchising Insight Service Franchises Are Going Global Thu, 14 Oct 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/72902 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/72902 Service Franchises Are Going Global Tax Advice Large Tax Blunders For Small Businesses Thu, 16 Sep 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/68818 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/68818 Large Tax Blunders For Small Businesses Franchising Insight Training, Trig, Teriyaki: Franchises Go Global Wed, 01 Sep 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/72556 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/72556 Training, Trig, Teriyaki: Franchises Go Global Franchising Insight Franchising Attracts More Women, Minorities Thu, 26 Aug 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/61324 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/61324 Franchising Attracts More Women, Minorities Franchising Insight Even Fringe Franchises Can Find a Following Thu, 19 Aug 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/72252 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/72252 Even Fringe Franchises Can Find a Following Franchise Insight Industry Group Seeks to Court Franchisees Thu, 12 Aug 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70602 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70602 Industry Group Seeks to Court Franchisees