May 20, 2013 09:04 EDT The U.S. Census Bureau reports that franchises accounted for 10.5 percent of businesses with paid employees—a total of nearly 8 million workers—in 2007 (the most recent year for comprehensive data). For many aspiring small business owners, owning a franchise eliminates the need for a “big idea” and comes with the requisite market experience.
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Apr 29, 2013 09:08 EDT Ideally, entrepreneurs start their small business on the side & keep a day job until the revenue is high enough. Brandon Medenwald actually pulled this off. Two years ago, Brandon found himself frustrated that existing digital technology didn’t solve the problem of knowing who was in the office at any given time. Over a drink, Brandon told Bill he could build a better “mousetrap” in a weekend.
Apr 24, 2013 10:33 EDT Five months into his first job out of college Michael found himself unemployed and then again after a two-year consulting gig. In total, he was without a job for nearly a year and a half. Today, he is happily employed full time as a Content Specialist at Middlebury Interactive Languages and Michael says the job “hits all my strengths—language, writing and teaching.”
May 08, 2013 15:34 EDT
Joe Festa is an institution in Trenton, New Jersey. A barber for over 50 years, he cuts “the working guy’s hair” and occasionally that of a governor, member of Congress or famous athlete. People keep coming back to the State Barber Shop because he loves them. His hot lather shave followed by a pulsating massage may be another reason he has such a loyal customer base!
Apr 22, 2013 13:34 EDT
Judy Robinett, a well-known angel investor, explains the startup funding ecosystem in an easy-to-grasp and encouraging fashion. Understanding the continuum of funding options and where your small business fits in is the first step. Judy’s guidance could be the most important thing you do to ensure that your startup or small business has the money it needs to be successful.
Apr 22, 2013 13:08 EDT
After a decade of hard work, Bread Euphoria is now able to provide it's 30 full-time employees with company-sponsored health insurance and a living wage. Hear how this business has become one of the largest employers in the area... and their chocolate brioche is pretty darn good, too!
Videography by James K. Blake III