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Smoothie Chain Plans Growth, After Shrinkage

Tropical Smoothie Cafe plans to open 10 stores in Hawaii in the next four to five years, adding to the spread of the more than 275-unit chain across the U.S.



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Franchisor Creates Innovative Training Program

Franchise sales continue to grow at Instant Tax Service, a retail income tax preparation company recently ranked the #1 new franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.


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New Deal Bringing Smashburger To OKC

Smashburger signed a deal with Klepper Capital Group LLC to operate seven restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro area.


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DateCheck: A PI in Your Pocket

Today’s dating scene is tough to navigate, which is why Intelius developed DateCheck, a free mobile app that deciphers fact from fiction in the palm of your hand.


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Mobil-Tee-Vending

The T-shirt business has always been one of the easiest small businesses to get into.



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.biz One Character Domains

Sedo, the leading online marketplace and monetization provider, has been selected to exclusively auction 31 of the available catalog of one-character .BIZ domain names in cooperation with the .BIZ Registry.


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Mobile Restaurant Biz Big

Everything changed one morning during a conference call Mark took while waiting for a flight out of Portland, Ore.


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Great Clips Franchise Launches A $2 Million Media Campaign With FOX.Com

Rob Goggins, vice president of franchise development for Great Clips, Inc., highlighted the brands partnership with FOX.com in an address to prospective franchisees at the company’s headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.