Tag Archives: Franchising

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Gym Membership Boom: Athlete Zelly Wesson Capitalizes with Franchising

Basketball player to open second Workout Anytime location

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Health and fitness clubs have grown over the past five years to become…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Franchise Profile: Sean and Shannon Verdun Become A Small Business Success Story

'We took a leap of faith and made an informed, educated decision'

Colbert-Ball is one of just a handful of black-owned successful franchise concepts. A entrepreneurial couple…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Franchise Spotlight: 6 Things To Look Out For When It’s Time To Get Out

What you need to know to make a graceful exit

Exiting a franchise? Things to consider before telling your franchisor goodbye.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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[Part 2] Beauty & Brains: Rick Ross Sister on Franchises and Entertainment Business

Tawanda Roberts details Wingstop deal and planning an empire

Tawanda Roberts, Rick Ross’ sister details franchise deal and behind-the-scenes planning.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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[Part 1] Beauty & Brains: Rick Ross’ Sister Talks Talent for Music Business

How Tawanda Roberts navigates 'bawse' entertainment empire behind-the-scenes

Entertainer Rick Ross’ older sister Tawanda Roberts talks how she navigates franchises and entertainment empire…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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4 Keys To Becoming A Hotel Owner

Whether it’s a Comfort Inn or the Ritz-Carlton, here’s how to break into the lodging industry

Check out how you can become a hotel owner.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Adenah Bayoh: Developing Properties and Operating Restaurants Locally

'I saw urban redevelopment as a vehicle to assist in economic revitalization of my community'

Adenah Bayoh, a real estate and restaurant entrepreneur, talks revitalizing her local community through franchising…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Ross Talks Empire Building & Rebranding

Rapper and entrepreneur opens up about franchising, conquering the business world

Rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross opens up on conquering business world.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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LeBron James to Open Pizza Restaurants in South Florida

NBA superstar enters new business venture

NBA superstar LeBron James teamed with a group of investors to open 10 Blaze Pizza…

By Courtney Connley

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Franchise Spotlight: BonChon Chicken Prepares Taste Assault

Is there a market for Korean-style fried chicken in our neighborhoods?

BonChon Chicken dishes impressive helpings at International Franchise Expo in New York City.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Franchise Spotlight: Amada Senior Care Embraces ‘Silver Tsunami’

Graying of America becoming a booming business for the enterprising

In this franchise spotlight, Amanda Senior Care talks ‘silver tsunami’ and why providing elderly home…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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2014 International Franchise Expo Kicks Off In NYC

Host of three-day event says, this year, it may be the biggest franchise expo in the world.

Host of three-day event says, this year, it may be the biggest franchise expo in…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Entrepreneur’s Conference, Day 2: The Complexities of Multiple Franchises

Knowing when to grow is the name of the game

Moderator Carolyn Brown asked franchising experts about how they managed multiple franchises and the difficulties…

By Patrick Austin

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Entrepreneurs Conference Day 2: Kick-Off One-on-One with Valerie Daniels-Carter

Attendees set to be inspired and empowered by queen of franchising

The second day of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference kicks off with a one-on-one with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Houlihan’s Restaurants Expands, Offering Lower Cost And Smaller Size Franchises

Seeking potential multi-unit owners and operators

The new Houlihan’s prototype, which has been tested in four markets over the past year,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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From Ballers To Businessmen: Here is Our All Star Roster of NBA Players Turned Franchisees

Successful former pro athletes that are winning big in business

It is reported that 60 percent of NBA players file for bankruptcy five years after…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Mega Franchise Owner Valerie R. Daniels Carter Named a Women of Power Legacy Award Winner

BE 100s CEO among largest women- and black-owned franchise operators in the US

Will you be attending Women of Power?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Myths About Owning a Franchise

Entrepreneurs often don’t know what franchise ownership entails, says Robert Purvin, chairman and founder of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Former FedEx VP Becomes a Top Franchise Owner

Edith Kelly-Green ranks as the largest multiple unit franchise owner for Lenny’s Sub Shop

In 2003, after some 25 years of service with FedEx, Edith Kelly-Green entered into retirement.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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4 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Franchise

Understanding the facts and guiding criteria to identify the right business type and brand

Whether it’s a fast-food restaurant or pet spa, before you buy a franchise make sure…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Taking a New Look at Entrepreneurship and Franchising

Our financial expert says it's worth taking a look at franchising from another perspective

Want to start a franchise? It may not be necessary to reinvent the wheel.

By Patrice C. Washington

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New Funding Source For Veteran Entrepreneurs

Loan program helps veterans access capital at low rates to buy a franchise or start a business

The Veterans Business Fund provides capital to veterans in the form of a non-interest bearing…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Popeyes Is Louisiana Fast — Minn. and Calif., Fast, Too

Development means opportunity for investors

Popeyes will spend nearly $13 million to creat restaurants in Minn. and Calif.

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Startup Lessons from an NFL Coach

Former Player Prepares Athletes for Success in Franchising Post-Retirement

Pro athletes get valuable financial advice on franchising from former NFL player Anthony Simmons

Former NFL player Anthony Simmons’ bi-annual Franchise & Investors Show provides pro athletes with tools…

By Branden J. Peters

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UPDATE: Burger King Pulls Chicken Ad, But Damage to Mary J. Blige Brand Already Done

We all make mistakes. Here are a few suggestions for a better brand move

After an outpour of backlash about a Mary J. Blige commercial that raises more than…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘America’s Next Best Restaurant’ Winner Jamawn Woods Talks Healthy Soul Food Inspired By His Daddy

Jobless for six months, Woods won a spot on TV and made his entrepreneurial dreams a reality

Jamawn Woods went from dreams of being a restaurateur to opening three Soul Daddy locations…

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Franchising Your Small Business

Is franchising the right choice for your business? Before you make a move, consider these key factors

5 Things you need to know before franchising your small business

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Is Franchising Right For You?

Not all entrepreneurs thrive on a predetermined business model

Money is at stake and risks are involved, but careful calculation, research, and preparedness can…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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5 Steps to Starting a Franchise – Failure is Not an Option

Starting a business is one thing, here's how you take it to the next level without things falling apart

Starting a business is one thing, here’s how you take it to the next level…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a Franchise

Once you've decided franchising is for you, here's how to pick the right one

Purchasing a franchise is a decision you shouldn’t take lightly. So before you join the…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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How They Made It: Buffalo Wild Wings Franchise Owners

African American businessmen fill void, seek to help community

African American businessmen fill void, seek to help community

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Power Moves: How Your Small Business Can Make Money Now

Simple steps entrepreneurs can use to take your business to the next level

According to the recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners:…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Don Thompson’s Recipe for Growth

McDonalds president and COO reveals why innovation and diversity make the Golden Arches sizzle

As president and COO of McDonald’s Corp. for the past year, Don Thompson has been…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Celebrity Side Hustle: Caron Butler Scores With Burger King

The scoop on the entrepreneurial pursuits of athletes, entertainers and other stars

NBA Mavericks baller Caron Butler talks about why he chose the franchising route and how…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The 40 Best Franchises for African Americans

Black Enterprise provides you entrepreneurial options that promise growth in any business environment

When Donald King retired from the Army in 2002, he looked at starting his own…

By Alan Hughes

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Mixing the Right Ingredients for Growth

CEO Tilmon Brown�s turnaround plan transformed New Horizons into a lean, mean baking machine

Operations are humming at the 56,000-square-foot Norwalk, Ohio, bakery. The facility’s 160 employees, nearly all…

By Alan Hughes

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Finding Your Fortune in Franchising

Franchising is hardly a new topic for our editors to tackle. This sector is and…

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Franchise Insider: Figuring Out Franchising

How to be a successful franchisee or franchisor

Among the challenges facing franchisees, the economy tops the list. Here are a few factors…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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10 Things to Ask Before Buying a Franchise

Since no business opportunity comes with a guarantee, an entrepreneur�s best defense is information

Like any investment, buying a franchise requires a significant amount of due diligence. Not even…

By Alan Hughes

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Unique Franchises: Household Names Begin Here

Options still abound if your options out of reach

Finding a profitable franchise can be as simple as looking at world trends and asking…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Finding the Right Franchise

A successful venture depends more on you then your money

In 2002, Desmond Stanback of Bear, Delaware, was frustrated with the corporate environment. As…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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To Franchise or Not to Franchise

Is your business ready to take the next step?

Today’s tough economic environment has created heightened interest in an alternative to traditional small business…

By Zakiyyah El-Amin

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B.E.’s Most Affordable Franchises 2008

Black Enterprise's best franchising opportunities for African Americans.

Each year, BLACK ENTERPRISE identifies the best franchising opportunities for African Americans. This year, to…

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On a Lonely Highway

RV franchisor offers tips for carving out a niche in an untapped market

As the owner of one of the nation’s first RV rental companies, Las Vegas-based Bates…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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