Tariq Farid – Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements ® and Entrepreneur
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Edible Arrangements

 
 

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Philanthropy

Tariq Farid Foundation website launched

Posted  July 22nd, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

The new website for the Tariq Farid Foundation is now online at http://tariqfaridfoundation.org. The website offers more information on my new philanthropic, non-profit corporation whose mission is to alleviate suffering by providing for the basic needs of food and healthcare, and to improve lives through the support of education and skill development opportunities that enable individuals to [...]

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Entrepreneurship

Inspiration from others will help you build your brand

Posted  July 16th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

As part of a joint program by the International Franchise Association®, the Department of Veteran Affairs and the SMI Center For Business Acceleration, I was asked to share my thoughts on how we’ve been so successful in branding Edible Arrangements® in such as short amount of time. In my opinion, the key to creating an iconic brand [...]

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Philanthropy

Where there is need, there are those willing to help

Posted  July 15th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

Over the years I am constantly amazed at the number of organizations and dedicated individuals who are working on a daily basis to help others. Often these organizations are right in our own backyard. I had the opportunity to visit with two such organizations recently, and came away more convinced than ever that the need is [...]

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Entrepreneurship

Want to build your business? Get out of the store

Posted  July 11th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Reva Enzminger, one of the most successful franchisees in the Edible Arrangements system. Reva is a former “Franchisee of the Year” who operates four stores in the Austin, Texas, area and another in Corpus Christi. In that first blog, she shared her insight into securing financing as a [...]

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Entrepreneurship

In Celebration of the American Dream!

Posted  July 2nd, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

Every day in my work with Edible Arrangements®’ franchisees all across the US, I am reminded of the greatness of this country. As small business owners, Edible Arrangements franchisees are the embodiment of the American Dream. And their enthusiasm and determination inspire me. Last month, I traveled to a number of countries outside of the [...]

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