Today in Entrepreneurial History: February 14

In 1797, a British publisher issued The Young Man’s Valentine Writer, which contained scores of suggested sentimental verses for the young lover unable to compose his own.

A Taste Of Woody’s Southern Barbecue – In Canada

Woody’s Bar-B-Q is headed north – way north.

AdviCoach Given High Marks For Growth: Named One Of North America’s ‘Fastest-Growing Franchises’

“Just imagine what they’ll be able to do now…,” noted Entrepreneur in reference to the companies on the magazine’s list of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” in North America (February 2011).

Bojangles’ ‘Seasons’ Mealtimes In Darlington

Jeniel, LLC is satisfying Darlington’s craving for Bojangles’ “Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits” with today’s opening of its newest location at 1524 South Main Street in Darlington.

Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppes Plan March Opening In Middletown

The Nardelli family today announced that the newest Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe is scheduled to open in early March at 380 Washington Street, Middletown, Connecticut, the site of a former Dunkin Donuts.


Meet the Readers: Cindy and Ric

Ric and I met right after Katrina (August 2005) brought him up to NY from New Orleans.

A Look At Useful Sites For Entrepreneurs

Franchising sba.frannet.com This online seminar from the Small Business Administration offers an overview of franchising basics for entrepreneurs who are thinking about franchise ownership.


Inventor Earns A Spot At Unreasonable Institute’s Boot Camp

Frank’s group has developed a solar stove that can be used for cooking, heating and electricity.


Creating Beauty Buzz

Votre Vu, a Sugar Grove, Ill., company that sells products containing ingredients from France, uses, in addition to parties, Twitter and iPhone applications to move merchandise.


The Bright Side To Social Media

It was the latest move in a creative social-media campaign.