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

 
 

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Entrepreneurship

The Middle Market and its importance to our economy

Posted  October 29th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

This week GE Capital and Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business are hosting the Middle Market Summit in Columbus, Ohio. What is the Middle Market? I consider the Middle Market the backbone of the US economy. It includes businesses such as Edible Arrangements with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion, and it accounts for [...]

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Philanthropy

A closer look at who we support and why

Posted  October 29th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

One of the unfortunate side effects of our digital age is that unfounded and hateful allegations can be easily spread to the public, even years after they have been dismissed as untrue. I have experienced this firsthand due to the recent reappearance of old rumors by extremist bloggers regarding charitable contributions made through our non-profit [...]

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Entrepreneurship

Your chance to show the world that You Can Do It, Too!

Posted  October 28th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

Are you between the ages of 18-35 with a great idea for a business but not sure how to get it off the ground? Do you know someone who is? This week the International Franchise Association (IFA) Education Fund launched a new program called NextGen – A New Generation in Franchising. As someone who became [...]

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Entrepreneurship

At Edible Arrangements, dreams do come true

Posted  October 22nd, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

Darlene Deberry always wanted to own her own business. She often dreamed of it, but was never sure how to make her dream a reality. Working as a portfolio manager for a micro loan enterprise program in North Carolina, Darlene remembers that as she would visit new businesses she found herself wanting to start her [...]

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Philanthropy

Seizing a chance to Pay It Forward

Posted  October 20th, 2014  by  Tariq Farid

There is nothing more devastating than learning that a family member has cancer; especially if that family member is a small child. I know this first-hand because it happened to my family shortly after we had moved to the United States. At the age of four, my youngest brother was diagnosed with leukemia. The entire [...]

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