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Target and CK’s Book Club

Happy New Year! My holiday was a blast, and now it’s back to work. January is always a busy month and this one is looking to be no different. We have a ton going on, most notably a launch into Target stores with our So Easy Baby Food Kit. Yes, TARGET! We feel pretty accomplished [...]

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I Have the Best Franchise Idea Since McDonald’s

How many times have you heard that from your friends, relatives at Thanksgiving dinner or even someone you just met for the first time? You just gotta love their enthusiasm. The thing is, they just might! How do you know if your idea (or Uncle Ralph’s) has some beef behind it or is as soggy [...]

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Franchising for winners

From Dennis Hitzeman My friend Mike probably holds the world record for building the most winning teams. We entered West Point in July of 1965, two Chicago dudes recruited for sports. He played basketball for Bobby Knight; I played football for Bill Parcells. We both spent most of our years on the bench, but we [...]

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Introductions

Hello StartupNation, Dennis Hitzeman here – I’m excited to kick off the StartupNation franchise blog, and look forward to helping others interested in the fast-paced world of franchising. By way of introductions, I’m the president and CEO of Pride Restaurant Group, located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We currently own and operate 55 Burger King restaurants and [...]

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Get a massage and a franchise business opportunity

Oh boy, do I need a massage. Now, truth be told, I always feel like I need a massage. I mean, who doesn’t? Seriously, I’m asking. Do you feel like you need a massage – right now? I’ll just bet that the overwhelming answer to that question is … YES! I smell a small business [...]

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Entrepreneurship runs in the family blood!

While we "Sloan brothers" have usually been the ones in our family to be recognized as ‘the entrepreneurs,’ now there’s a new force on the scene… Her name is Julie … and… she’s our middle sister. That’s right… and watch out! Just a few short months ago, she, like so many thousands of others who’ve [...]

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