David Wilson Easy to start, hard to get out of: exercise caution before becoming a franchisee.
Michael Baker There are never any guaranteed techniques for making sure a sales forecast is solid but there are certainly ways of reducing the risk of a serious miscue.
Kate Jones ENJO founder Barb de Corti has turned to the internet to expand her party plan business.
William D. Cohan What are we to make of the ability of hedge-fund managers and other influential investors to manipulate the market with impunity and make millions of dollars doing it?
Gregory Karp Direct selling has morphed into multi-level marketing, but are Tupperware parties or Avon-lady lunches the path to riches - or even modest business success?
Sandra Pedicini Rapid expansion has fuelled growth at small restaurant chains - including Hooters and Twin Peaks - which fall into a category market-researchers euphemistically calls ‘‘attentive service’’.