Expansion

Franchises

Sonic Looks to Conquer Tougher Markets on Encouraging Q1 Results

The drive-in chain is continuing its expansion with franchised restaurants in California and New York.
Growth Strategies

Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, has found it easier to set up shop in countries like Brazil and China rather than contend with U.S. government regulations.
Growth Strategies

Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

While scaling a business globally can be an exciting, it can also be challenging. Jamie Wong of Vayable offers up advice on how a lean startup can scale internationally.
Technology

Apple Becomes China's Third Highest Smartphone Distributor

The iPhone 5 is the best-selling smartphone around the world, and Apple could be number one in China by January if a deal with China Mobile goes through.
Technology

The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?

In a matter of years, perhaps your next startup company will be located on the red planet.
Growth Strategies

Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

The latest cost of living survey from ECA International shows that China became more expensive in 2013 and Japan less so.
Growth Strategies

Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

For our series College Treps, Matthew Fishman discusses why his startup traveled thousands of miles to participate in an accelerator, rather than join a local one.
Franchises

Papa Murphy's, Wingstop Expanding Franchises to the United Arab Emirates

Two U.S. restaurant franchises, Papa Murphy's and Wingstop, announced plans this week to expand in the Middle East, starting with the UAE.
Growth Strategies

Bursting at the Seams? Tips for Expanding Your Startup's Office Space

Signing an office lease may be the first and largest long-term commitment you make with your business. Here's what to consider before signing on the dotted line.
Franchises

Despite the Slowdown at Home, U.S. Franchises Expand Abroad

Many American franchises are not only surviving the recession but thriving in it by expanding their operations globally.