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A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership

He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people.

Connecting Brands With Cheap, Fresh and Creative Talent

Advertising and digital marketing platform Zooppa partners with brands and agencies to create crowd-sourced commercials.

Why the Deal Between Publicis and Facebook Is a Very Big One

Another indication that advertisers are warming up to the idea of aggressively spending on digital and mobile ads.

The Savvy Business Owner's Guide to Honesty Via Social Media

All customers want to know the truth about the company, even if it hurts. Use Facebook and Twitter to good effect.

The Secret to Career Success Is Knowing Your 'Fascination Advantage'

Executive coach Sally Hogshead says the key to distinguishing yourself from the pack is in becoming 'more of who you already are.'

Fallen Giants: Iconic Companies That Disappeared

Companies that seem invincible now might not be around forever. Here's a look back at some mega brands that have faded away.

Attention Service Companies: 5 Ways to Build Your Brand on a Budget

While product companies often have an easier time conveying their brand message, service-focused businesses also must have a strategy for creating their unique identity. Check out five ways to do it on a budget.

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.

In This Smartphone-Obsessed World, He Who Communicates Best With His Customer Wins

Customers expect better communication from brands than ever. Most businesses, though, are not keeping up.

New Business? Here Are 5 Tips on How to Craft a Great Brand.

For our series Ask the Expert, marketing guru Joanna Lord chats about why she decided to dive into marketing and what newbie entrepreneurs can do to create a memorable brand.

When It Comes to Branding, It's All About Color (Infographic)

Is your logo bright blue? Dark green? Eggplant? A look at the message you're sending your customers.

How to Build the Next Amazon Brand

When branding is done incorrectly, it can come off as not genuine and fake. But companies like Amazon and Starbucks have figured out how to do branding right, making them a powerful company in consumers' minds.

How to Build a Brand That Attracts Die-Hard Followers

Contrary to many marketer’s beliefs, a brand is much more than just a logo and branding is much more than simply pushing that logo in front of someone as many times as possible.

There's an Art to Telling Your Brand's Story: 4 Ways to Get It Right

A compelling brand story gives your audience a way to connect with you.

Fans, Rejoice: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity Archives to Remain Open

NBCUniversal is jettisoning the lifestyle and TV recap sites, but vocal fans prompted the company to reverse its decision to keep the sites' archived content from the public.

Whose Trademark Is It Anyway?

Our expert speaks to the nuances of trademark law.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Joanna Lord.

Working at a company focused on providing loyalty programs to big-name companies like Microsoft and Pepsi, Joanna Lord knows a thing or two about marketing. And for this month only, this CMO is looking to take entrepreneurs' questions about marketing and branding.

The Top Brands in Food Service, Hotels, Retail and More

These brands took the No. 1 spot in various categories. Here's why.

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.

5 Ways to Harness Hashtags to Drive Business Value

Give social media a second life that's tied in to your company's marketing message or campaign.

Woo Loyal Customers for Life With 4 Winning Ways

Convert engaged shoppers into lifelong ambassadors for your brand

Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted

On the heels of its massive data breach, Target has something else to apologize for. And what it screwed up this time could have girls everywhere feeling even worse about their bodies.

How a Tax Return Helped This Entrepreneur Land a Successful Brand

After leaving her job, almost getting sued and landing a spot on Good Morning America, Lauren Thom found success as a New Orleans retailer.

7 Stupid Branding Mistakes Your Small Business is Making

Branding is a key pillar for any business but often, entrepreneurs make mistakes when implementing. Here are seven to avoid.

How a Rebrand Helped Spice Up This Cal-Mex Chain

By pivoting its brand strategy, CalTort has managed to stay competitive with Chipotle, Moe's and other franchises. Here is what you can learn from them.

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