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Brand Extension

Brands

Extend Your Brand's Reach With Licensing

The practice has prospered for nearly a century, and the playbook is dogeared, yet many brand owners hesitate.

Why a Personal Brand Is a Matter of Personal Preference

Three entrepreneurs share their thoughts on exactly how necessary a personal brand is and how you create one.

How Chicken Soup For the Soul Started Selling Actual Soup

The feel-good book publisher's move into food products provides a lesson in how to stay true to your brand even as you expand.

How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands.

How to Start a Business in 10 Days

Our hyper-intense, super-condensed guide to launching a new profitable business.

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