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Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire
Growth Strategies

Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

The Holder family has turned the Parisian bakery Ladurée -- famous for its macarons -- into a global brand that's about to open its first American flagship and venture into ecommerce.
Geoff Weiss
How to Avoid a Franchise Fad
Franchises

How to Avoid a Franchise Fad

Before sinking your money into a hot franchise concept, make sure it's the real deal -- not a dead duck.
Sarah Max
The New Kid Craze: A Tiny, Squishy Toy in a Plastic Bubble
Starting a Business

The New Kid Craze: A Tiny, Squishy Toy in a Plastic Bubble

Pull with mommy bloggers and big-box stores helped an entrepreneur create a new fad. Look out, SillyBandz.
Alyson Shontell