Today in Entrepreneurial History: January 31

1849 – Corn Laws are abolished in the United Kingdom (following legislation in 1846).

First Franchise For PY Fencing

Victorian business PY Fencing has just sold a franchise in Glen Iris and welcomed Geoff Samiotis as the company’s first franchisee.

Eagan’s Honest-1 Auto Care Opens For Business

Honest-1 Auto Care, the only national full-service auto repair and maintenance franchise that is 100 percent ESA™ Certified Eco-Friendly, today announced the recent opening of its newest location in Eagan.

Tata Trent’s Landmark Stores Plan Franchise Expansion

Today at 34th FRO(Franchise and Retail Opportunity) Show in Chennai, Tata Trent owned Landmark Book and Gift stores announced their plans to franchise their stores.


Small Business Optimism Fading Down Under

Its survey found that optimism among privately-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) dropped to just 38 per cent, down from 79 per cent a year earlier.

Sporty Beans Gears Up To Spread Footprint In Chennai Through Franchising

Pune-based Sporty Beans, the pioneer in the arena of sports program that introduces kids in the age group of 2.5 to 8 years, to a wide range of sports, through exciting, fun filled and structured programs announced their expansion in Chennai at 34th Edition of India’s biggest Multi-City Expo & Conference – FRO EXPO 2011 organized by Franchise India.


Toying With Passion

Your grandma’s Tupperware parties will never be the same again.


Mom Makes Framed Baby Carriers Cool Again

After briefly using a vintage frame-style Gerry Carrier, Spoor was inspired to create an updated version that would meet modern standards with the addition of safety straps and colorfully pattered cotton canvas fabrics to make harried parents feel hip.


Pushing The Boundaries With Lost Technology

Like any true inventor, Hull was ecstatic.