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This Buzzy Company Failed and There's a Simple Reason Why

Niche markets are tricky. This entrepreneur learned the hard way.

How 'Risky' Hires Can Become Your Most Loyal Staffers

Entrepreneur Tina Howell loves taking risks, even when it comes to hiring employees.

Franchising's 4 Hottest Categories Offer Small Costs and Big Payoffs

As the cost of franchising continues to drop, motivated and cash-strapped entrepreneurs are paying their dues with sweat instead. Here are four of the year's hottest franchise categories that do more with less.

2 Artists Find Second Careers with a 'Paint and Sip' Franchise

Using their knowledge and skills, this couple revamped their careers and finances.

Surprising Success Secrets from the Starbucks of Korea

A "French" bakery from Asia rises to take on America.

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