Every year, Entrepreneur magazine ranks the nation's franchises. There are always a handful of companies that manage to make massive improvements over their previous year's performance. In this article, I talked to the five fastest-moving franchises to understand how they managed to improve so much in such short time.
Online version: https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/these-5-brands-are-conquering-the-franchise-industry-at/467126
This is a cover story I wrote for Palm Springs Life. It's about Rudy Verwey, an outsider artist whose life reads like a series of Walter Mitty fantasies.
For part three of this five-part series, we visited the artist known as “Kingfish” at his home in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
In response to Covid-19, Ryan Combe launched a sanitation company, Safe From Spread, and expanded it into a national franchise. But the turbo-charged growth is about to undergo the ultimate test: Can Combe pivot fast enough to stay alive in a post-pandemic world?
Steward of outlaw country shares his musical story and growing up with music royalty