Big brands don’t guarantee success

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Some franchises have it.

Some don’t.

In this issue, you’ll dip your toes into both of those ponds — and get a little bit of an education, to boot.

Have you noticed that some well-known chain restaurants on Appleway in Coeur d’Alene have gone belly-up? It’s true. Even though other chains are flourishing nearby, and more are headed North Idaho’s way, these expired. Yet overall, the restaurant industry is growing here, and with it come not just varieties of chow, but jobs.

You’ll read about a new franchisee who will appeal to those of you who love recreational toys but don’t want the hassle or expense of owning and maintaining them.

And for the entrepreneurial at heart, NIBJ columnist Sholeh Patrick wraps up her two-part series on franchising, explaining how to get your show on the road.

There’s more, of course, but it wouldn’t be much fun if we gave it all away in this introduction.

Now that the region’s wildfire smoke has cleared — and another summer tourism season has wrapped up undaunted — here’s wishing you clear sailing into autumn.

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POEM: Kavanaugh’s song

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press It was the night before confirmation and there was great despair. The Democrats were gnashing their teeth and pulling out their hair. They just couldn’t allow Brett to win. For that to happen woul...

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FORD: Questions linger

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Is any part of Christine Blasey Ford’s story believable? With only four or five people at the “gathering”, how could two of them follow her upstairs without the others’ awareness or wondering what t...

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STURGEON: A fishy estimate

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press I found Syd Albright’s article on ancient fish of the dinosaur days to be rather fascinating. He said, “Scientists say the white sturgeon goes back 120 million years.” Did you find this statement a...

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PRESS: Dogged delivery

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Lucy Cerra has just given me an incentive to move to Leisure Park because she would deliver The Press to my doorstep on a daily basis. We used to get it that way until The Press changed their policy ...

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