Running a Cart or Kiosk

All Geared Up

An experienced educator is helping kids learn the value of engineering—one franchise at a time. Children have an innate desire to learn but their minds are ofte... »

Cue the Light Bulb

How one bright idea turned into a successful franchise selling batteries, bulbs and cellphone repair service. Looking for a battery for your old camcorder?  Need t... »

Swipe for Sales

As customers increasingly rely on cards for payments, specialty retailers of all stripes turn to card readers to process sales. As the pace of commerce increases, s... »

Buying a Franchise

Buying a retail franchise can be a great path to business ownership. Unlike starting a business from scratch, you’re able to leverage the benefits of an establishe... »

A Prescription for Success

In the exploding field of healthcare services, this franchise has carved a niche between the doctor’s office and the ER. It was about four decades ago when urgent... »

Chill Out

Shaved ice leads to hot franchise for one entrepreneur. Afew years ago Tony Lamb, founder and CEO of Kona Ice, watched as his young daughter approached an ice cream... »

Picture Perfect

How to make Instagram work for you. Although Instagram is much smaller than the social media giant Facebook, with about 200 million monthly active users it’s a ... »

Success to a “T”

Image is everything. Combining customization with speed and a green product delivers a hit franchise for entrepreneur. Running a T-shirt shop was the last thing on ... »

Miracle Grow

There are factors internal to your business that you can control and affect the bottom line. Here are a few. Retailers often think that the next boost in their bu... »

Your Customers Will “Like” This

Looking for ideas for meaningful and popular content on Facebook? Here are some. Have you ever posted something on your Facebook page and felt like you were just ta... »

News Bytes, Spring 2014

An App for That Research shows that customers are taking to shopping apps in a big way using them to be notified of retailer deals, receive text offers, and even usi... »

A Chance on Chocolate

With parties and corporate clients, Chocolate Works is hoping its specialized model will win over many franchisees. Step into a Chocolate Works shop and you will fe... »

Canine Care

Two brothers groom a love of dogs into a profitable franchise. Growing up in Scotch Plains, NJ, brothers Steven and Jason Parker always dreamed of getting a dog for... »

Specialty Retail Report’s 2014 Guide to Cart & Kiosk Startup Resources

The annual guide to hundreds of products tailored for your specialty retail business. The only thing constant is change”—that saying could perhaps never be mo... »

Finding (P)inspiration

Pinterest is not only a great marketing tool, it’s also one of the best places to find merchandising and design inspiration for your specialty retail business. To... »
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