Michele Helies Archive
Published October 18, 2013
The face of the legendary Duke is hitting the shelves in supermarkets across the country. Ethan Wayne, son of the silver-screen hero, explains the idea behind the product launch.
Published July 11, 2013
After declaring Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2008, Bennigan’s and its beloved Monte Crisco are back, growing once again under new leadership. Here are turnaround tips from the making-a-comeback brand’s CEO.
Published June 21, 2013
Burger 21’s Mark Johnston says the franchise aims to give customers a gourmet experience, without the gourmet price.
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.