European Business Leaders Call For A Simplified Patent Process

Europe’s 500, the association of the European top growth companies, calls upon the European Commission and the Member States to introduce a simplified central patent application process for the EU.


Moms Do Their Thing With A Baby Sling

When Alicia Shaffer’s son Campbell was born in 2004, she was thrilled with the baby, but less than pleased with the alternatives for carrying the infant around.


Medical Advice For Curious Moms

It all started when Jamie Freishtat and Rachel Schreiber realized that they were becoming the go-to moms for friends in search of health advice for their kids.


Life Is Like A Salon And Spa For Mom/Daughter Team

Connie Kraska and her daughter, Colleen Kraska, have opened a unique combination business at the Sommer Breeze Salon and Day Spa in Brighton.


Lawsuits Accuse Kwik Industries Of Fraud

In 2002, Gary Greenlee and his wife, Rosemary, pulled $150,000 from retirement savings, took out a $1.3 million loan and bought an existing Kwik Kar Lube shop in Waxahachie.

Big Winner Could Be Small Biz

Businesses, large and small, will be directly helped by the new economic stimulus legislation passed by Congress.

Secret No. 7: Sell Consciously

How often do we sell?


Profits Drop 13% At Burger King Franchise Operator

THE operator of the Burger King franchise in Ireland saw profits fall nearly 13% last year.


X5 To Buy Out 28 Franchise Stores To Expand In Russia’s Urals

X5 Retail Group NV, Russia’s largest supermarket company, agreed to buy out 28 stores in the Urals run by a franchisee to expand in the region.