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5 Franchises You Want to Invest In

5 Franchises You Want to Invest In

Looking to invest in a franchise but don't want to get burned? Here are five you should definitely consider.

04/20/12 - 06:00 AM EDT

3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: April 20

House approves tax-cut measure; The Story Exchange; how to fail smartly.

04/20/12 - 11:10 AM EDT

RealReal Trades in Last Year's Fashions for Cash

RealReal Trades in Last Year's Fashions for Cash

This consignment website aims to beat eBay on luxury goods with big rewards and top service.

06/27/14 - 07:00 AM EDT

Quick-Service Restaurants Offer Most Jobs in U.S. Franchise Surge

Franchise employment in the U.S. is expected to increase by 2.6% in 2014. That's faster than 2013 and will likely outpace total employment growth in the U.S. by nearly 1%.

06/23/14 - 04:05 PM EDT

10 Hot Franchise Concepts You Can Invest In

10 Hot Franchise Concepts You Can Invest In

It seems hard to believe that McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Subway all started out as small ideas at one point in time. Here are 10 small, yet growing concepts hoping for the same big success.

06/19/14 - 07:00 AM EDT

Why Alternative Financing Sometimes Makes Sense for Small Business

Why Alternative Financing Sometimes Makes Sense for Small Business

The economy is heading back on track and the small business crisis is fading. Small businesses without time for bankers' red tape may need alternatives to traditional financing.

06/19/14 - 11:49 AM EDT

7 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Online Marketing to Boost Revenue

7 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Online Marketing to Boost Revenue

Even smaller companies can use the power of search engine optimization if they follow these steps.

06/11/14 - 06:30 AM EDT

Sozzi: Walmart Just Told Us These Two Hidden Things at Its Annual Meeting

Sozzi: Walmart Just Told Us These Two Hidden Things at Its Annual Meeting

The Walmart annual shareholder and employee meeting is always a unique event. Designed to celebrate the pioneering retail vision of Walmart founder Sam Walton, the party in Bentonville, Ark., gives the company a platform to share its latest ideas for the future. What new things were learned this year? Brian Sozzi, CEO of Belus Capital Advisors, shares insights no one else picked up on.

06/06/14 - 04:04 PM EDT

Small Business Hiring Remains Strong With Mountain Region Leading

  • Tickers in this article:
  • PAYX
  • IHS

The Paychex/IHS Small Business Jobs Index shows that after significant gains across the U.S. in April, the pace of small business job growth remained positive, although slowing slightly in May.

06/03/14 - 04:46 PM EDT

How to Put a Sale Price on Your Business

How to Put a Sale Price on Your Business

Determining your business's value can be tricky, and potentially critical to your quality of life in retirement.

05/30/14 - 12:00 PM EDT

Tech's Smart Money, Dumb Money and Worst of All: Malignant Money

Tech's Smart Money, Dumb Money and Worst of All: Malignant Money

  • Tickers in this article:
  • FB
  • YELP

Starting a tech company? Don't take money from just anyone.

05/29/14 - 10:52 AM EDT

Apple's Steve Jobs Would See Himself in Tech Pioneer Eren Niazi

Apple's Steve Jobs Would See Himself in Tech Pioneer Eren Niazi

Open-source tech pioneer Eren Niazi has an overpowering urge to create, which he shared with his childhood neighbor, Steve Jobs. Both were inventors fired from their own companies, and both later rebounded. Niazi talks about his company and the growing demand for open-source enterprise software.

05/29/14 - 06:00 AM EDT

Looking for an Investment? Here Are 9 of the Best Franchises in America

Looking for an Investment? Here Are 9 of the Best Franchises in America

Franchising. Whether you know it or not, you see it everywhere. From McDonald's to 7-Eleven, there are many business establishments that use franchising as their business model. Here are nine best franchise ideas worth considering.

05/28/14 - 11:48 AM EDT

Small Biz Battles Popular Ice Cream Brands With Unusual Flavors

Small Biz Battles Popular Ice Cream Brands With Unusual Flavors

A family business in Pittsburg, Calif., has launched some unique tropical ice cream flavors as an alternative to plain frozen dessert products sold in supermarkets.

05/23/14 - 08:58 AM EDT

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