Michele Helies Archive
Published June 07, 2013
A local builder saves the day to keep NJ beach town's beloved nearly 50-year-old family-run restaurant and soda fountain shop from shutting down post-Sandy.
Published June 04, 2013
Dorcas of Bay Head -- a NJ-shore restaurant and soda fountain shop located in a historic 1880s Victorian building two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean -- was founded in 1965 by a widow who was ahead of her time and lived by the philosophy ‘get going, follow your dream, and feel accomplished.’ Almost 50 years later, the business was almost shut down by Superstorm Sandy, until the local builder whom restored the establishment and his three business partners stepped in.
Published May 31, 2013
The story of how a hospital’s nursing shortage turned into a national franchise, with over 300 individual locations in 43 states nationwide.
Published May 16, 2013
First a customer, then franchisee, and -- after securing funding for a $58 million acquisition in 2012 -- today as global CEO of Smoothie King, Wan Kim offers tips to successfully grow a business and/or franchise.
Published April 01, 2013
The first Build-a-Bear Workshop store opened in 1997, and since has sold over 100 million stuffed animals, opened 400 stores around the world, and brought in over $4 billion in total revenues. Here’s tips on growing your business from founder and Chief Bear Maxine Clark.
Published March 04, 2013
As an entrepreneur who built three businesses from scratch, GoDaddy.com's Bob Parsons says he learned his most valuable lessons from ‘practical experience, not from any business school.’ Here’s a crash course on best practices for growing your business from the creator of the web domain superstore.
Published January 31, 2013
The House Small Business Committee launched a new web site Thursday aimed at giving small businesses a chance to communicate what impact proposed regulations could have on their business.
Published December 20, 2012
Like the elf's magic, the product founders have created some business magic of their own, selling over 4 million copies since the company's inception. Here's their story.
Published November 30, 2012
Fox Small Business spoke with FUBU founder and ABC 'Shark Tank' star Daymond John for some insider tips on how to successfully grow a business--and entice investors.
Published November 20, 2012
Fox Small Business spoke to five Jersey Shore small business owners about how they are dealing with Sandy’s economic blow and whether they plan on rebuilding. Here are their stories.