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How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

How the Franchise Industry Tapped Into the Craft Beer Trend

By cutting out major food menus, these businesses let franchisees -- and their customers -- focus on what's truly important: what's in the glass.
Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

A new survey by the OECD shows that Americans across generations performed below average on math, reading and problem solving.
College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

Regaalo, a web service that allows parents to send gifts to students, applies modern technology to an old-fashioned concept.
TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

Photo booths are making a comeback, and the founder of the DVDNow Kiosks franchise, has created a touchscreen, open-air 'booth' that's connected to social media.
What's Fashionable in Apparel E-Commerce

What's Fashionable in Apparel E-Commerce

Our look at three of the top e-commerce clothing sites.
Marketing Automation Explained (Infographic)

Marketing Automation Explained (Infographic)

Cutting-edge technologies are making businesses more productive, we explain this hot new trend.
The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

Give up too soon on your idea and of course it will be destined for failure. Here are four essential tenets of inventing and product development that will keep you on track to succeed.
What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.
Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the forum for real-time conversations.
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

Some small-business owners hawk their wares to America's motorists. But it's not just gas stations and fast food.
Frozen-Yogurt Franchise Fight Heats Up

Frozen-Yogurt Franchise Fight Heats Up

'Go self-serve or go home,' says one competitor. Franchises get creative to differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded frozen-yogurt market.
Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend

Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend

Mediterranean cuisine may well be the next big thing at American fast-casual restaurants. The staples of the Middle East and Greece are finding a growing niche among consumers --and franchises are leading the way.
Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

With commercial applications that can improve business performance and enhance lifestyles, intelligent machines are making waves in an array of industry sectors -- and startups are leading the charge.
4 Personal-Use Robotics Available Now

4 Personal-Use Robotics Available Now

More companies are creating robotics for consumer use. Here's a look at four that you can take home today.
8 Companies Leading the Charge for Commercial-Use Robotics

8 Companies Leading the Charge for Commercial-Use Robotics

From agriculture to healthcare, these innovative companies are creating robots that have the potential to change lives.
Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace

Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace

A design expert shares three trends for winning workspaces.
The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

Here's a rundown of what's hot for businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.
Opportunity Spotting: 4 Trends for Young Treps from SXSW 2013

Opportunity Spotting: 4 Trends for Young Treps from SXSW 2013

In the aftermath of this year's SXSW Interactive festival, we pinpointed four top trends that young entrepreneurs should consider.
7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

Environmental responsibility is a hot trend for companies, whether or not they target the granola set.
Best and Worst Franchise Trends of 2012 (Infographic)

Best and Worst Franchise Trends of 2012 (Infographic)

Our look at the trends on fire, the ones that have cooled -- and everything in between.
Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

Biggest Franchise Trends for 2013

Even among the seemingly endless variety of franchises, patterns emerge. Here are some macro trends that will be driving franchising this year.
100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

With 2012 very nearly in the rearview mirror, check out this list of what you are going to hear about, talk about and spend your money on in 2013.
5 Predictions for the Senior and Boomer Market

5 Predictions for the Senior and Boomer Market

Find out where businesses catering to boomers and seniors could look for opportunities.
The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.

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