Sector Shows Resilience

While some South African franchisers and franchisees suffered or even went out of business during the recession, other brands used the economic downturn to build their presence in the market.

Great Clips Named Among Top Franchise Opportunities By National Media

Great Clips, the world’s largest hair salon brand, was recently named one of the nation’s top franchise opportunities by three highly respected national media outlets.


Five Minutes, Five Thousand Dollars

Grand Rapids, like most Michigan cities, is struggling to overcome the recession, to diversify its manufacturing-reliant economy, to grow new businesses.

Companies See Big Success At FME

The Franchising Middle East (FME), the largest international franchise expo in the Middle East region, saw local and international brands maximising on new business opportunities in the region.


A One Woman Show

She founded in 2006 what is now MetaFit Solutions LLC, which performs metabolic assessments and designs eating and exercise plans for individuals, medical practices and corporate wellness programs.


Entrepreneur After 5PM

Five o’clock used to mean happy hour, soccer practice, or a few hours in front of the tube.


Painless Dr. Z: Father of the Father of Facebook

But in the three examination rooms, patients can watch Internet-streamed television on flat-screen monitors or soothe themselves with music on one of the office iPods.


JudeFrances Jewelry Founders Launch Direct Sales Jewelry Company

JudeFrances Jewelry co-founders Jude Steele and Frances Gadbois announce their new direct sales fashion jewelry company, bamboopink by JudeFrances.


A True Passion In Toys

Today, Ellroy, who is in her late 50s and based in Norwalk, Conn., has not one but two creative careers.