There's a lot of hype surrounding the use of LLCs to organize a small business. Here are the facts you need to know before you decide. More »Pros and Cons of a Limited Liability Company (LLC)
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After working grueling hours in corporate America, entrepreneurship can look a lot like freedom. Here are 4 tips for coping (and staying productive). More »4 Tips for Staying Focused After Leaving the Corporate Scene
With a family of over 800 franchise owners, the Cruise Planners/American Express franchise is one of the largest privately-owned, nationally recognized, and continually awarded travel franchises in the country. With no inventory to buy, no employees, no retail space, no construction, no mandatory monthly fees, and no travel experience required, Cruise Planners/American Express' home-based business model offers would-be entrepreneurs a low-investment, low-risk opportunity that can yield high returns. ... More »Interview with Dan Hicks, Director of Franchise Development for Cruise Planners/American Express
A new infographic reveals that while entrepreneurial-minded Millennials are driving change in the workplace, most of it is good -- for your startup and theirs. More »How Millennials are changing the way we work
How Lucas Sommers used a day job (and a homemade sound booth) to help him prepare to launch Audimated, his online music business. More »Audimated: From Closet Sound Booth to Successful Business
It's the question that almost put AJ Thomas out of business. Here's why startup founders need to know the competition -- and differentiate -- to succeed. More »Do you know what sets your business apart?
Gen Y employees want to be leaders, not just employees. Here are 4 ways for Millennials to find mentors who match their ambitions. More »Four tips to find a mentorfor the New Economy
Our #FixYoungAmerica rally was a huge success -- but we're just getting started. College grads and high school students across America need solutions, and they need them now. More »62 Reasons We Need Your Help to #FixYoungAmerica
Ever hear of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich? Or the Blizzard frozen treat? Both were invented by franchisees -- not the parent company. More »Advice for franchisors: Treat franchisees well
If the cookie-cutter franchise model appeals to you, then take these first five steps. More »Looking to buy a Franchise? Here's how to start
With 32 offices in 11 states, the Solar Universe franchise is the nation's leader in solar, one of the fastest growing industries with 109% compound growth in 2011. Solar Universe has a comprehensive business plan and support that allow individuals and independent solar companies to have speed to market and instant credibility with customers from day one. In 2011, Solar Universe was ranked number 1 in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. ... More »Interview with Dusty Ansley, VP of Franchise Development for Solar Universe
The cost of workers' compensation insurance is determined by the workers' compensation board in your state. Although base rates vary slightly from state to state, the basic process each state uses to calculate base rates is similar. More »How much does Workers' Compensation Insurance cost?
The Resume Hut Franchise started creating success stories for its clients over twenty-six years ago in 1986. The company began by helping people prepare compelling resumes that would get them noticed and interviewed. Beyond that, The Resume Hut helps its clients win the job, and coaches them to succeed in their careers.The Resume Hut has earned its reputation through outstanding results and the quality of its work -- whether that work is an entry-level resume or a sophisticated CEO marketing plan. ... More »Interview with Neil Pritchard, Owner and President of The Resume Hut