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Project Grow

10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan

Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first.
Franchises

Women in Franchising: An Enthusiastic Minority

Women in the franchising world are finding community and control in an industry where they remain a minority.
Starting a Business

Why Medical Schools are Pumping out Entrepreneurs

As far as entrepreneurship training goes, a medical degree -- not a MBA -- can be a surprising but useful asset.
Franchises

3 Types of Franchises That Make Great Family Businesses

If you're thinking of buying a franchise and want your family to be involved in running it, consider these options.

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all else. For others, a successful business mod...
Take It From The Pros

Bike Company Takes Customization to a New Level

Big Shot Bike company allows customers to design their dream ride on an iPad-friendly interface.
Take It From The Pros

5 Things You Have to Understand Before You Start a Business

Five strategies for starting a business from the CEO and co-founder of web site creation and hosting service Weebly.
Growth Strategies

The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small companies grow -- and fast.
Franchise

An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?
worth-knowing

How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business

Tim Haskell has transformed the first haunted house in New York City into a mix of theatre, audience participation and scares that won't stop evolving.
Starting a 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.
Growth Strategies

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
worth-knowing

How to Jump From Startup to Startup Without Hurting Your Career

It's not taboo to jump from job to job anymore. But you have to know the right way to do it.
Franchises

High-Tech Vending Machines That Serve Healthy Snacks See Rapid Growth

Two franchises are seeing rapid growth by offering consumers convenient and nutritious snacks in high-tech vending machines.
Starting a Business

3 Steps to Deciding if Entrepreneurship Is Right For You

Sometimes starting a business seems like the best antidote to having a boss and job you don't like. But there's more to it than that. Here are three key factors to consider.