Giving back spells success for this candy franchise.
You'd think the winner of Arkansas' SBA Small Business Person of the Year award would have nothing but business on her mind. But ask Margaret McClain McEntire about her Little Rock-based franchise, Candy Bouquet International, and she'll discuss not just facts and figures but perseverance and philanthropy.
A full-scale gourmet candy store and floral shop rolled into one, Candy Bouquet has 280 franchises on every continent except Australia. Since late 1997, in addition to its custom-made candy arrangements, the 8-year-old company has been selling $5 pieces of handmade Brazilian pottery and donating the proceeds to the Rainforest Preservation Foundation.
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