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Learn How to Grow Your Business from the Experts

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Did you know that only about 50% of small businesses are able to last three years or longer? Do you want to be one of the businesses that is to succeed, profit, and grow?

We know that you do! That’s why we partnered with Steve Strauss, USA Today’s small business columnist, to create a guide dedicated to helping you own a successful business. If you want to be successful you need to learn from those who have been successful in the past. They have lived and worked through the same path you’re about to go down and this ebook helps you take lessons from their successes and failures without having to go through the same struggles yourself.

It doesn’t matter what type of business you are about to start, the lessons are the same! Click on the link below and learn how you can run a business that is as successful as possible.

Franchise Fridays for May 13, 2011: Top Franchise and Small Business News of the Week

Apple American was founded in 1998 and had $557 million in sales in 2010 with 269 units and 16,000 employees.

The Top 10 Most Famous Franchise Founders of All Time

Fearing the debate would never end (and with our coffee running out), the staff finally settled on the following (admittedly unscientific) criteria: size and longevity of operation, visibility of brand, and -- quite honestly -- how compelling we found the founder's success story. If our internal discussion about this list serves as any indication, many readers will feel we snubbed their favorite franchise founder (and someone on our staff will probably agree). So, if you think we missed someone, leave a comment below, and let the debate begin!