Jamie Oliver Competition Prize Boost For Ovenclean Franchisee

Ovenclean ran a high profile competition on the popular JamieOliver.com website, which generated almost 5,000 hits on the UK’s leading domestic oven cleaning specialist’s own website.

Giant Tiger Celebrates 50 Years Of Local Success

Many Giant Tiger stores rolled out the welcome mat Saturday for their 50th anniversary celebrations.

Curves Loses Stamina, Closing Fitness Clubs

Curves International Inc., whose 30-minute workout for women once made it among the world’s fastest-growing franchises, seems to be running out of steam.

The Creation Station Doubles Number Of Female Franchise Owners

The UK’s leading children’s activity franchise The Creation Station announces the award of 23 new franchises to women in the first 5 months of 2011.


Dot Anything

The number of top-level internet domains is set to double over the next few years, after ICANN today approved the launch of a program that will let any company apply to run dot-anything.


Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists: Scentsy’s Orville and Heidi Thompson

Orville and Heidi Thompson believe that struggle and failure formed the foundation that led to the success of Scentsy Inc., the popular purveyor of wickless candles, warmers and accessories.


Starting Small With Mini Sales Space

“It’s so affordable and so viable,” said Robbins, who has leased a 6 –by-8-foot space at $3 per square foot per month for her Femme Fatale Fashions.


When The Community Bank Meets A Young Entrepreneur

Main Street was looking for a unique marketing message to put on their pencils and did a local Google search for supplies.


Chief Exec Leaves Job For Baby Clothes

Now the founder of startup Totsy.com bikes to work at 8, reads in the park at lunch and meditates daily.

Hudsons Coffee Counts Beans For Local Charities

Hudsons Coffee’s Sugar and Spice and Something Nice campaign began on 23 May and will run until 3 July with 50 cents from each vanilla latte and caramel cappuccino sold being donated to charities of the franchisee’s choosing.

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