Privateer Holdings founders Michael Blue, Christian Groh, and Brendan Kennedy (left to right)

Pot-related VC firm to close $50 million funding

Making steady progress in an often hyped domain, Privateer Holdings has also opened what is believed to be the world’s largest, fully lawful, cannabis growing operation.

Sweet Earth Foods

From Burger King chair to natural-foods maven

Ever daydream about a total career change, maybe running your own show? Brian Swette did that. Here’s what he’s learned so far.

Children play at Rockin’ Jump.

The 8 wackiest franchise stores you could own

At the industry’s annual expo, the array of companies that offer franchising runs the gamut — from alligator jerky to pizza in a cone.