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A Peek Inside Houston's Startup Scene

A low cost of living, diverse population, and deep ties to energy and life sciences are just a few of the perks for new ventures blowing out of H-town.

Startups Bubbling Up in Houston

Austin isn't the only Texas town launching new companies. Here's a look at what's happening in H-Town, five years since the financial crisis.

NY Tech Meetup's Jessica Lawrence on the Hottest Ticket in Town

The executive director of NY Tech Meetup talks about what the audience can expect at the city's influential monthly tech event.

A Glimpse Inside NYC's Startup Scene

In the years since the financial crisis, New York has become a startup magnet. Here's a look ata diverse mix of Gotham entrepreneurs.

Big Ideas in the Big Apple

Five years since the financial meltdown, we look at New York City's blossoming startup scene.

How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.

A New Take on Aging, From Silicon Valley

A senior home care franchise based in Palo Alto, Calif., and run by young staffers is looking to give its elderly clientele five-star treatment.

Cómo usar las redes sociales en tu franquicia

Descubre cómo sacarle el mayor provecho a estos canales para promocionar tu negocio y aumentar las ventas de la red.

How to Stump: Storytelling Tips from the Campaign Trail

Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from Ann Romney, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama and even Clint Eastwood about what to do (or not do) when standing in the spotlight.

A Winning Business Idea: Wine & Paint

So-called "paint and sip" franchises promise an evening of cheap entertainment -- and the satisfaction of creating your own work of art.

Beautify My Garage

It's no longer just a place to park the car or the lawn mower. A number of franchises are specializing in garage makeovers.

Evita modas pasajeras al elegir una franquicia

Antes de adquirir una marca exitosa y de rápido crecimiento, fíjate en estas tres señales que indican que no sobrevivirá.

Get Organized! Cleaning Pros Offer Tips

Warm weather brings out the neat-freak impulse. Franchises that provide everything from decluttering to reorganizing supply their best advice.

'Hunger Games' Good for Business

Since its big-screen debut, 'The Hunger Games' has helped merchants hawk everything from nail polish to forest tours.

Franchises Get Social

Franchise companies, initially reluctant to embrace Facebook, Twitter and other social media, are finding ways to turn 'likes' and 'tweets' into dollars and cents.