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Freeze fame: how this year’s no. 1 franchise, Yogen Fruz, is getting its just desserts

Freeze fame: how this year’s no. 1 franchise, Yogen Fruz, is getting its just desserts – Company Profile Laura Tiffany There couldn’t be a better success story. At ages 19 and 20, Michael and Aaron Serruya wanted to purchase a franchise, but no company would take a chance on them. So instead, they came up […]

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a dry cleaner is paving the way to greener pastures one shirt at a time

Clean and green: a dry cleaner is paving the way to greener pastures one shirt at a time Sara Wilson ENTREPRENEURS: Rusty Perry, 35; Noel Bennett, 37; Steve Madsen, 46; and Dave Askman, 43, founders of Revolution Cleaners in Denver DESCRIPTION: An environmentally friendly dry-cleaning business STARTUP: $750,000 in August 2003 2005 PROJECTED SALES: $900,000 […]

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FreeConference.com: www.freeconference.com

FreeConference.com: www.freeconference.com FREECONFERENCE.COM OFFERS A WEB-BASED TELECONFERENCING SERVICE 24 HOURS A DAY, PROVIDING A SECURE AND PRIVATE VENUE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE. THE SITE OFFERS A STEP-BY-STEP ONLINE INTERFACE THAT LETS YOU SCHEDULE AND MANAGE CONFERENCE CALLS FROM ANY BROWSER AT YOUR CONVENIENCE, WITHOUT THE ASSISTANCE OF AN OPERATOR. IT ALLOWS A MAXIMUM OF 100 CALLERS […]

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Barring The Bar – high cost of foods from hotel minibars

Barring The Bar – high cost of foods from hotel minibars – Brief Article Christopher McGinnis Stop selling out to snacks! You may crave pretzels or bottled water after a long trip, but those hotel munchies can put the crunch on your pocket-book–minibar prices are often more than 300 percent higher than the retail price […]

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Cover charge: prepaid plans put routine legal services within your budget

Cover charge: prepaid plans put routine legal services within your budget Steven C. Bahls “Legal fees can be devastating for a small business,” says Robert Andrysco, owner of Talking Pets Inc., a Columbus, Ohio, firm that offers books, tapes and special products for pet owners. From routine contracts, tax questions and debt collection to trademark […]

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what’s it really like to buy a franchise? One entrepreneur dishes up all the details of her journey to open a Cold Stone Creamery

The inside scoop: what’s it really like to buy a franchise? One entrepreneur dishes up all the details of her journey to open a Cold Stone Creamery Nichole L. Torres SO YOU WANT TO BUY A FRANCHISE. Coming to that decision takes more than moxie–it takes a plan and a list of questions you ask […]

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On a roll – Label Writer Turbo aids with mailing efforts of small businesses

On a roll – Label Writer Turbo aids with mailing efforts of small businesses – Brief Article Gisela M. Pedroza If you outsource all your direct mail because you don’t think there’s a fast and efficient way to do it yourself, think again. The Label Writer Turbo can print 30 labels per minute, and its […]

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Downshift: cut your car-insurance costs

Downshift: cut your car-insurance costs Jacquelyn Lynn Insuring business vehicles isn’t cheap. John Schack, vice president and chief sales officer with insurance brokerage HUB International, offers these tips for keeping your premiums down: * IMPLEMENT LOSS-CONTROL MEASURES. Evaluate the necessity of trips during bad weather or heavy traffic periods, use vehicles for business purposes only, […]

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Hail to the chief! No recount needed – this presidential doll made her maker a winner – plastic – Breakthrough

Hail to the chief! No recount needed – this presidential doll made her maker a winner – plastic – Breakthrough – Brief Article April Pennington JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE SHE ISN’T. Political naysayers’ jaws dropped in June 2000 when Vanessa, one of five dolls in the Get Set Club collection, announced she would run against […]

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Cash in, cash out: whether your company is flush with cash or barely hanging on by a thread, how you manage payables can help unlock its potential

Cash in, cash out: whether your company is flush with cash or barely hanging on by a thread, how you manage payables can help unlock its potential – Raising Money Crystal Detamore-Rodman IN JANUARY, HOME PRODUCT DISTRIBUtor Jeff Schreiber traveled to Dallas for a trade show, a rare opportunity to meet with vendors in a […]