Famous sole proprietors include Pierre Omidyar, who founded eBay; Paul Orfelea, who founded Kinkos; and Ann Withey, co-creator of Smartfood popcorn and founder of Annie's Homegrown. None of these companies currently exis... More »

Famous Dave's was founded by David W. Anderson, originally from Chicago, Illinois. He started Famous Dave's in 1994 in Hayward, Wisconsin, purchasing and converting a resort property situated on Round Lake. He soon expan... More »

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Over 70 percent of businesses in the United States are sole proprietorships as of 2013. A sole proprietorship is a type of business that is owned and run by a single person, though it may have multiple employees. More »

Sole proprietorships and limited liability corporations are both small business structures, but LLCs offer legal and tax protections that sole proprietorships do not, including limited personal debt liability, increased ... More »

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The JCPenney chain was started by an actual person named J.C. Penney, and it gave Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, his first job in retail. James Cash Penney started JCPenney with his first stores in 1907. More »

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Sam Walton, founder of the American retail stores WalMart and Sam's Club, was estimated to have had a net worth of $62.1 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars at the time of his death in 1992. He was named the world's richest man... More »

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Daniel Julien is the founder of the Teleperformance Call Center. He started the company in 1978 in Paris, France at the age of 25. The company specializes in technical support, customer service, call center and social me... More »