Slimming Down Health Clubs Creates Revenue Bonanza

Slimming Down Health Clubs Creates Revenue Bonanza

Embracing “less is more,” veteran health club owners launched a runaway success with more intimate and convenient clubs with fewer frills, but more personal attention Industry Overview The global fitness industry in the United States continues to grow steadily, now estimated at $7.1 billion in annual revenue, spurred by 1 million new users joining health […]

Pros and Cons of Friends and Family Financing

Friends and Family Financing: 6 Things You Must Know

Loans and investments from your biggest fans can be easy to get, but make sure they don’t damage your relationships. It’s not surprising that one of the first places many immigrant entrepreneurs turn for small-business financing help is to friends and family. The folks who know you well may be willing to give you a […]

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Crowdfunding’s Pros and Cons for Startups

Crowdfunding is hot right now, but is it right for you? Learn crowdfunding’s pros and cons in this revealing interview with Evan Cohen, a top executive of Indiegogo. Immigrant Business:  Indiegogo has become one the of the top three crowdfunding sites on the web in a few short years. How did it get started? Cohen. Basically, our three […]

How To Win Government Contracts

4 Steps to Winning Lucrative Government Contracts

Immigrant entrepreneurs, earn government contracts in this step-by-step plan from the experts and learn to take your business to the next level! Immigrant entrepreneur Lloyd Hawthorne launched his Bronx-based Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery in New York City in 1989, turning it into a successful, nationwide franchisor selling popular Jamaican fare. But his first really big […]

From After School Job to $4 Million Business 5

From After School Job to $4 Million Business

Learn how a kid from New Jersey turned his after school job installing burglar alarms into a multi-million dollar security and home entertainment business.  Most Jewish boys save their bar mitzvah gifts for college tuition, or a trip to Europe, but Gary Leff took his money and financed a security business now worth $4 million a year. He got his […]

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5 Lessons Learned from an Immigrant Entrepreneur

To succeed as a manager, you must find balance in everything you do, from finances, recruitment, dealing with investors, and empowering your staff. In a recent interview with the editors of Immigrant Business, Roberto Ortega, CEO of KLA Schools in Miami, revealed some of the most important lessons he, and his wife Candaleria, KLA’s Director of […]

Dwyer Group and the Trillion Dollar Opportunity for Immigrants 5

Dwyer Group and the Trillion Dollar Opportunity for Immigrants

Franchising opportunities for immigrant entrepreneurs are expanding rapidly. Here’s a closer look at The Dwyer Group, which has 2,100 franchises operating across North America and system-wide sales of $1.3 billion annually. Market America’s 115 million households buy more than a trillion dollars in services every year, and this enterprising franchise company has developed ten different ways immigrant entrepreneurs can get […]