Leslie Kuban and Dana Barrett

Leslie Kuban and Dana Barrett

In the guest chair:

Regular show contributor and franchise expert, Leslie Kuban (FranNet) returned to the studio today for a discussion on the pros and cons of owning a family business. Having been in business with her father for 17 years and working with many family businesses over the years, Leslie can speak from experience and was able to offer some valuable tips.

Interested in owning your own business but aren’t sure where to place your focus? FranNet’s local consultants can help you discover which opportunity is the best opportunity. Leslie has been with FranNet for 15 years and regularly appears on the show to provide her franchise expertise.

In the headlines:

  • The furniture retailer West Elm has a new “local market” concept and they may be planning one of these new stores at Ponce City Market.
  • Researchers say Coke Life is a huge hit. But the Coca Cola company is struggling a bit overall. Sales of fizzy sugary drinks are down and even sales of their alternative drinks like juice and water are flat.
  • Here’s an interesting legal dilemma… you can smoke pot legally in more and more places in the US, but even in those places you can still get fired from your job for firing up.
  • And, Thanksgiving air travel is expected to increase slightly this year.

Other stuff:

Has the stock market been rigged? Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club for a discussion of FLASH BOYS: A WALL STREET REVOLT by Michael Lewis on Monday, December 8th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/


Retail shopping on Thanksgiving is not cool. Eat turkey. Watch football. Have a glass of wine. Hug your family. Or fight with them. Either way don’t go to the mall. And maybe encourage others to stay away too! #savethanksgiving #boycottmacys #boycottblackthursday #StopBlackThursday