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Franchise Players: How This Popcorn Franchisee Gets Business Popping
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Melanie Kittrell knows that people love popcorn. So, she's working to find new ways to sell it to eager customers.
April 10, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer

Franchise Players: How Electronic Retail Became a Family Business for This Boomer

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After working in electronics retail stores for years, Scott Meyers decided it was time to start his own family business.
March 21, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids

Franchise Players: These Baby Boomers Got Into Franchising for Their Kids

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When Brian and Karen Bourlier bought a Buffalo Wings & Rings franchise, they did it for their sons – not for themselves.
March 20, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: There's No One Path to Becoming a Franchisee

Franchise Players: There's No One Path to Becoming a Franchisee

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Prior to becoming an auto care franchisee, Nick Carpinello worked as a CPA, an equity investor and a controller of a software development company. Here's what he's learned.
March 19, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

Franchise Players: Don't Jump at the First Franchise You Like

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Daniel Schrodt worked as a consultant on forestry and gardening for 20 years before jumping into the world of franchising.
March 18, 2014 in Franchises
Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

Franchise Players: Burger Franchisee on How Not to Get Fried

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A baby boomer with decades of experience in the franchise industry explains what franchisees should look for in a brand.
March 17, 2014 in Franchises
Are Millennials Really the Entrepreneurial Generation?

Are Millennials Really the Entrepreneurial Generation?

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We hear so much about how millennials want to run their own businesses. But recent data suggest the opposite is true.
February 4, 2014 in Starting a Business
4 Ways to Succeed as a Post-Retirement Entrepreneur

4 Ways to Succeed as a Post-Retirement Entrepreneur

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Studies show older entrepreneurs often have more success than their younger counterparts. But you have to approach entrepreneurship with the right strategies.
December 26, 2013 in Starting a Business
A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding

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After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors.
December 23, 2013 in Financing
Employment Trend for 2014: Miserable Millennials

Employment Trend for 2014: Miserable Millennials

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Unemployed and living with their parents, Millennials can't get no satisfaction.
November 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off

Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off

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Consumer Cellular made the call to target an older audience -- a move that's led to robust growth in revenue.
July 30, 2013 in Marketing
Entrepreneurship Is a Midlife Game (Opinion)

Entrepreneurship Is a Midlife Game (Opinion)

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Contrary to popular opinion and the media's fascination with young entrepreneurs, baby boomers are more likely to run their own businesses than 20-somethings.
February 15, 2013 in Lifestyle
5 Tips for Boomer-Friendly Retail Design

5 Tips for Boomer-Friendly Retail Design

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Bring on the boomers. Consider this advice when designing a store where boomers are the customers.
May 9, 2012 in Retail Center
Taking a Gap Year? Go Global

Taking a Gap Year? Go Global

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These burned-out professionals decided to use career breaks to tour -- and work -- the world.
April 8, 2012 in Business Ideas
What's a Gap Year and Why Might You Need One?

What's a Gap Year and Why Might You Need One?

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More midlifers are reinventing themselves through self-authorized career breaks and reaping the restorative benefits of time off.
April 7, 2012 in Business Ideas
How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

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Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.
January 24, 2012 in Profiles
How Rent-A-Grandma Got Started

How Rent-A-Grandma Got Started

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For better quality child care, this franchisor turned to those with the most experience.
October 7, 2011 in Success Stories
Aging Boomers Become a Business Idea Goldmine

Aging Boomers Become a Business Idea Goldmine

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The active aging population holds numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs who can fill a niche.
June 6, 2011 in Hot Trends
Video: Insights: Starting a Business Later in LifePlay Video

Insights: Starting a Business Later in Life (Video)

'Don't listen to: 'You're too old to do this,' ' says entrepreneur Sheldon Zinberg. 'Go for it.'
May 19, 2011 in Starting a Business
Senior Care Franchises Among the Fastest-Growing Systems

Senior Care Franchises Among the Fastest-Growing Systems

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With the population aging, home-care outfits move quickly up the list of fastest-growing franchises.
January 25, 2011 in Franchises
Business-for-Sale Market Ready to Expand

Business-for-Sale Market Ready to Expand

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Here's what to expect when preparing your company to be sold.
January 14, 2011 in Selling Your Biz

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