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Q&A with Moni Singh, Founder of STEM for Kids

Moni Singh’s training as an engineer has been vital in her quest to ensure the feasibility of her STEM franchise concept. By Miriam L. Brewer, CFE   Growing up, Moni experienced opportunities that changed her life. She was born in a community where girls and education


Profiles on Two Diverse Franchisees

By Miriam L. Brewer, CFE   CruiseOne Franchise Owner Ralph Santisteban CruiseOne is a home-based travel franchise that is committed to being “Rich in Diversity” and it empowers all owners, agents and employees to reach their highest potential by leveraging their broad range of talent,


Reaching the Untapped Latino Market in Franchising

Clearing potential stumbling blocks to business ownership in this rapidly growing demographic sector. By Marlén Cortez Morris   By sheer numbers alone, Latinos are in a solid position to influence the way companies do business in the United States for years to come. The Latino


The New Business IQ – Inclusion Quotient

As the business landscape becomes more global, increasing diversity and inclusion quotient can help turn shifting demographics into new opportunities. By Earsa Jackson, CFE   What’s your company’s largest asset? Is it your proprietary products? Property? Client base? According to diversity and inclusion expert, Dr.


Franchising: A Global Engine for Economic Growth

Are your target countries ready for foreign concepts? New survey says “Yes!” By Edith Wiseman and Peter Schwarzer   Franchising has been growing worldwide. Global markets are receptive to the business model. Even more impressively, entrepreneurs worldwide are ready to start a franchise business, regardless