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From shaping cities to solving hiring bias, there are a range of ways entrepreneurs are preparing our world for a better future. And with the rise of Gen Z, there is much on the horizon. In this special content collection, find out what's ahead, who's pushing us forward and how you can get ready.

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For many people, franchising's appeal lies in the ability to tread a tested path to business ownership that tens, hundreds or even thousands of others have traveled before. But what if you're more of the trailblazing type? There still might be a franchise for you. In fact, you might find it here, in our list of 172 companies that have started franchising in just the past three years.

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Business have to continue to evolve if they expect to stay relevant. Advances in technology and app integration are no longer bonus features -- they’re necessities.

Restaurants are not immune from these advancements either. Just like other businesses, they have to adapt and grow to continue to bring in new business. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the things we expect to see happen in the restaurant business in 2016, and --surprise, surprise -- many of them revolve around mobile apps and payment methods.

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There's nothing small about the growth of Latino-owned businesses in the United States. According to a recent Geoscape report (Opens Overlay) based on U.S. Census Data, from 2007-2015, revenue from Hispanic-owned businesses increased by 88 percent to nearly $661 billion. And the number of businesses owned by Latinos is projected to increase to more than four million this year, making significant contributions to our economy and to communities across America.

Univision and JPMorgan Chase joined forces to focus on Hispanic entrepreneurship at a recent town hall in Houston called "Pequeños Negocios, Grandes Ideas" or "Small Businesses, Big Ideas."

At the town hall meeting, Houston-area business owners participated in a lively panel conversation that addressed challenges, trends, and opportunities to create awareness on services and alternative investment funds for businesses. The forum highlighted business owners who seized opportunity to establish and grow their businesses, and their stories served as a way to educate other business owners on how to harness their own potential.

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When you're older and look back on your life, do you really want to say that you were simply bored at work all the time? Here are five ways you can avoid that regret and beat workplace boredom.

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From Entrepreneur.com

I am a firm believer in how we start our day determines how the rest of our day goes. If you go to bed late, hit the snooze button multiple times, roll out of bed later than you were supposed to, get stuck in traffic, and then end up being late to work, that’s a good indication to how the rest of your day will go. Most people are the furthest thing from being intentional about how their mornings go and what they do first thing when they wake up. Jim Rohn famously said, “Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

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