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The Top 10 Franchises for 2012
These franchises made their way to the top by giving customers what they want: tasty food, quick service, quality care and non-pointy soap.
One Young Entrepreneur's Million-Dollar Idea in Mobile Gaming
A Princeton dropout makes waves with mobile gaming and payment services.
A Search-Engine Startup with the Frequent Flyer in Mind
MileWise lets users manage their travel rewards programs and search for flights that offer them maximum benefits
New Option for Online Backup Offers USB Ease Without the Fear of Data Loss
iTwin combines the strengths of web-based data storage with flash drives.
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Using Barter to Help a Business Succeed
Fish vendor Mack Chaffin joined a bartering group to subsidize the marketing services he needed to grow his business.
When to Mix Work and Play on a Business Trip
An in-depth look at the delicate art of combining business and personal travel.
How to Sell Your Company -- And Not Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out
Consider these three tips to develop an exit strategy for your business.
Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff
KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.
Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft
An aviation enthusiast's invention leaps from the road to the wild blue yonder.
Building a Business on Storytelling and a Spoken-word GPS
Broadcastr pins people's stories to a map of the world, creating a collective living history.
We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service
MyCyberTwin offers businesses a chatty bot to keep customers company.
Five Ways to Become Clutter-Free
A look at the high price of owning too much stuff, and what you need to know to shed at least some of it.
New Tools Make it Easier to Build a Facebook Fan Page
ShortStack offers hungry businesses a lumberjack breakfast's range of Facebook page options.
A New Way to Get Customized Service Quotes
This online platform lets consumers more easily connect with nearby small businesses.
How to Become Your Company's Storyteller
Biographies, product histories and compelling anecdotes can lend a personal touch to any brand--and this resonates with consumers. Here's how to tell your tale.
How to Build In-House Expertise for Mobile
In this Ask a Geek column, our expert offers advice on in-house development for mobile and web applications.
CharityBuzz's Big Idea: Altruistic Online Auctions
An upscale auction site offers ultimate access to big-name talent -- and charities reap the rewards
An Inside Look at an Online Catalog Makeover
A sporting goods site puts the emphasis on content and wins big.
How 'Augmented Reality' Software Can Blur the Lines Between Online and Offline Worlds
Total Immersion's Augmented Reality software solutions gives heavy metal band Mastodon an edge with fans.
Will Burgers and Big Gulps Save the Economy?
Consider this look at the impact franchised businesses have on the U.S. economy -- and how doughnuts may be just what we need to rebound from the recession.
Three financial resolutions that can benefit your business.
Three financial resolutions that can benefit your business
Why Content Is Still King When It Comes to Lead Generation
The right mix attracts search engines, generates page views -- and turns browsers into buyers
What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from Hair Club for Men
Three tips to build a business that has staying power and remains relevant through the years.
People Are Always Misinterpreting My Emails. What Am I Doing Wrong?
The Esquire guy suggests we all could benefit from a Robert De Niro approach to e-mailing.
Printers Have Gone Stylish
Get rid of those bulky, beige nightmares and enhance your office with some sleek new models.
Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?
A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
A Franchise Breathes Life Into the Casket Business
A Kansas businessman takes on the staid funeral industry and creates a new franchise sector in the process.
Three Survival Stories From the Franchise World
Fires, credit problems, medical emergencies--there's no end to the obstacles overcome by intrepid franchisees. Here's how three spirited entrepreneurs found success in the face of adversity.
How Entrepreneurs with Social Vision Secured Venture Capital
VCs help sharpen Warby Parker's focus on the eyeglass industry.
Jargon: Mucus Trouper
Definition: The colleague who always gets the worst colds, yet still makes it in to work to cough, hack and infect the entire office.
Three Ways Entrepreneurs Are Using Mobile Commerce to Grow
Mobile payment systems such as Swipe, Pay Anywhere and Square offer merchants free readers, apps, activation and cancellation.
Transforming Business With Mobile Payments
Small businesses are embracing new mobile payment systems, allowing them to make sales without the high fees and long-term contracts associated with traditional credit card processing.
How a Franchise Can Play the Real Estate Market
For some franchises, the depressed real estate market is an opportunity to renegotiate leases and focus on newly available sites.
Meet the Entrepreneur of 2011 Award Winners
Read the inspiring stories behind Entrepreneur magazine's award winners, including the top college and emerging entrepreneurs.
Chris Brogan on Cultivating Visibility
The popular blogger shares tips to make marketing more of a flow than an interruption.
How to Read a Franchise Disclosure Document
Let's face it: A Franchise Disclosure Document, with its piles of legalese, can be daunting. We help you read between the lines.
Editor's Note: The Joy of Geeking Out
Entrepreneur Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Amy Cosper on reimagining technology.
How Tasti D-Lite Finds Success with Social Media
The frozen dessert franchise, in business since 1987, has become the poster child for online engagement in the franchise world.
For Restaurant Chains, A Homespun Challenge
Many restaurant franchises begin as small-town favorites. But when regional expansion calls, keeping that local flavor is difficult. How three chains have managed it.
What's Hot (or Not) for Franchises in 2012
Burgers, hotels, frozen treats -- it's all looking (and tasting) great. Fancy hams and tanning salons? Outlook not so good.
And the No. 1 Franchise Is. . . Hampton Hotels
Hampton Hotels continues to dominate the U.S. franchising landscape, holding the No. 1 spot on this year's Franchise 500 List. The chain aims to bring value -- and a hot breakfast -- to travelers worldwide.
Tips for Finding a Franchise Loan
SBA franchise loans are on the rise, but you still need seed money and a carefully honed business plan. The SBA's Steve Smits provides advice.
How Pizza Hut Made a Comeback
Lower prices and a new restaurant design propel Pizza Hut back into the top 10 on this year's Franchise 500 List.
Three Franchise Industries to Watch
Here's a look at three of the most popular industries in this year's Franchise 500 and the trends that are shaping their future.
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