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How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

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John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.
January 21, 2013 in Profiles
Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

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Jeremy Umland came up with a quick-serve sushi concept: Customers design their own rolls at the counter, then a kitchen full of automated machines helps cooks prepare them for takeout in just minutes.
January 18, 2013 in Franchises
Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

Truffle Fries With That? Fast-Food Franchises Spice Up Their Menus

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Quick-serve restaurants are beefing up their menus with gourmet offerings in an effort to compete with their fast-casual counterparts.
January 17, 2013 in Franchises
Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

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Business-plan competitions can yield more than seed money for your bright idea -- they can also connect you with mentors, collaborators and investors.
January 16, 2013 in Your Business Plan
How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

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Four factors that led to Fatburger's financial comeback.
January 4, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

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Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.
December 28, 2012 in Franchises
100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

100-Year-Old Pizza Franchise Finally Cracks the Franchise 500

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It's been a long road to franchise success for Rosati's Pizza stores who squeak onto our ranking at number 499.
December 14, 2012 in Franchise 500
The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013

The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013

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Our look at new directions in business and how they will affect you in the coming year -- and beyond.
December 3, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots

Health-Food Business Taps Into its Native American Roots

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A PGA player tees off to improve Native American health.
December 1, 2012 in Business Ideas
Photos: Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season

Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season

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We drank and tasted our way through all the food submissions in this year's gift guide -- and deemed these the most delicious.
November 30, 2012 in Business Ideas
Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

Crowdfunding Site Gives Startups and Small Businesses a Boost

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A spin on crowdfunding, Smallknot, asks customers to support local businesses.
November 26, 2012 in Startup Financing
How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers

How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers

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Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley were both ballet dancers and business students when they came up with an idea to keep dancers full between rehearsals.
October 28, 2012 in Success Stories
An Entrepreneurial American Couple Conquer Paris' Food Scene

An Entrepreneurial American Couple Conquer Paris' Food Scene

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With a little experience and their own money an American couple opens a wine bar and restaurant in the City of Light.
October 27, 2012 in Business Ideas
Inside the Success of Second-to-Market Companies

Inside the Success of Second-to-Market Companies

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Innovators may grab the glory, but late-to-market companies can still finish first.
October 25, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Luckyrice Taps Into a Ready Market

Luckyrice Taps Into a Ready Market

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An Asian-focused food festival marketing company waited for the right moment to open.
October 20, 2012 in Marketing Ideas
A Day in the Life of a Mobile Food Mogul

A Day in the Life of a Mobile Food Mogul

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Some of the challenges inherent in developing, starting and operating a successful mobile food business.
October 12, 2012 in Business Ideas
Pizza Fusion Takes Green Mainstream

Pizza Fusion Takes Green Mainstream

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The organic pizza franchise wants its eco-friendly mission to exist subtly in the background.
October 12, 2012 in Franchises
Four Companies Transforming the Franchising World

Four Companies Transforming the Franchising World

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Franchising may not seem like an innovative endeavor, but these businesses are game changers.
October 12, 2012 in Franchises
4 Ways to Get Your Product on the Shelves at Whole Foods

4 Ways to Get Your Product on the Shelves at Whole Foods

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These entrepreneurs took on the Whole Foods challenge and won, demonstrating that a variety of approaches can help you make the cut.
October 9, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Established Companies Try Franchising

Established Companies Try Franchising

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Decades-old companies decide to give franchising a go.
October 5, 2012 in Franchises
A Beer Veteran Tries His Hand at Cider

A Beer Veteran Tries His Hand at Cider

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Brewmaster Gregory Hall brings 'advanced' cider to the U.S.
September 29, 2012 in Profiles
Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

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How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.
September 22, 2012 in Franchises
Spotlight: Justin's Nut Butter's Justin Gold, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Spotlight: Justin's Nut Butter's Justin Gold, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

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Justin Gold founded his organic nut butter company after his roommates couldn't stop eating his homemade creations. His commitment to healthy foods makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
September 15, 2012 in Profiles
Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

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As more average folks and celebrities alike find reasons to go gluten-free, more business owners are reaping the rewards of this once niche market.
September 12, 2012 in Success Stories
5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'

5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'

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The Food Network show highlights some of the foundations of building a business.
September 7, 2012 in Finding Customers

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