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January 2016

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January 2016
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2016's Women to Watch

These women are making their mark on the business world. If you don't know who they are, you will.

5 Tips for Maintaining Work-Life Balance, From People Who've Been There

Finding a personal and professional middle ground is a constant struggle for entrepreneurs with a passion for business. This article can help.

What VCs Want in 2016

From cybersecurity to robotics: 2016 investment predictions from top VCs

Meet the Fearless Female Franchisors Who are Living Their Dreams

Two franchisors who took big risks to bring their passions to life.

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Remote Control: The Tools and Tactics You Need to Manage a Far-Flung Workforce

How do you maintain productivity, communication and morale when your staffers are all over the map?

Tipping Point: Is It Time to Rethink Gratuity in Restaurants?

There's a growing movement to eliminate gratuities for servers. What does this mean for the restaurant world?

The Minimum Wage Battle Is Here to Stay

The fight will continue to drag on, state by state and city by city, over the next few years.

Little Extras That Make a Big Difference to Employees

Want to reward your workers without offering bonuses? The little things count, so look at this list of benefits that your staff will appreciate.

The Franchise World Finally Gets the Whole 'Big Data' Thing

Franchises are using big data to customize marketing, select locations and manage staffing.

The Best and Worst Franchise Marketing Campaigns of 2015

Here are the campaigns that made us cringe, chuckle and, at times, collectively facepalm.

Why Franchising Was Key to Righting the Ship for This Boat Club

With a motivated captain at the helm, a membership boating club has sailed up Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 rankings.

This Franchise Gives Hair Stylists a Salon of Their Own Without the High Costs

Phenix offers hair stylists, manicurists and other beauty workers a suite where they can run their own show.

How a Startup Is Helping Retailers by Using Digital Tests in Physical Spaces

An NYC startup applies A/B testing -- common in the digital space -- to convert foot traffic to sales in brick-and-mortar stores.

How These Franchises Established a Company Culture That Works

Company culture is more than flip-flops and Ping-Pong -- it's a critical strategy for helping define and maintain a consistent brand atmosphere among disparate groups of franchisees and staff.

How This Ex-Police Officer Found a Business in Cleaning Up Crime Scenes, Hoarders' Homes

Laura Spaulding's act of kindness in 2005 led her to a revelation about crime-scene cleanup.

What's Hot in Franchising? The Big Takeaways From Our Franchise 500 Ranking.

From hotels to fast food, a look at which sectors are powering the franchise world.

Entrepreneur's Franchise 500: How We Decide Who Makes the Cut

The companies that made our annual list were judged by their financial strength and stability, growth rate and size.

How Secondhand Clothing Gave This Woman a Second Chance

Rita Cortese risked everything for her Plato's Closet franchise.

How This Family Rebuilt Their Business After Devastating Losses

A personal tragedy and an economic downturn hit David Ogburn hard, but he staged a comeback.

How This Entrepreneur Coped With Tragedy While Running a Business

Barry Foot turned his passion for cruises into his profession. Then he used his profession to honor his late wife.

The Top 10 Franchises of 2016

These companies came out on top in our annual Franchise 500 ranking.

Invoice Organization Made Easy: This Cloud-Based Solution Was Created in 2 Weeks

Plate iQ is helping a restaurant chain turns mountains of invoices into a more efficient operation.

Is This the Biggest Advancement in Diabetes Management Since the Insulin Pump?

A well-designed printing process can help low-income diabetics get the care they need.

How an Off-Season Hobby Grew into a Slick Business

Brent Christensen's Ice Castles creates frozen fantasies, and business is heating up.

Why SalesLoft's Second Wind Is Going Strong

This software suite revamped itself, and now it's raking in funds.

4 Pain Points of Future Flights and How to Handle Them

All signs point to worsening flight experiences. What can be done?

How to Pick a Customer Relationship Management Tool That Fits Your Business

CRM tools are a great way to manage a growing client roster. Here's some expert advice on picking the one that's best for you.

How a Thirst for Fashion Is Driving Sales for This Hot Accessory

Stylish stainless-steal water bottles have earned celebrities and high-end stores as fans.

Meet Fear's Antidote: Hope

A seemingly small act -- returning to normal, daily life after tragedy -- takes a great deal of courage.

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