You'd think the winner of Arkansas' SBA Small BusinessPerson of the Year award would have nothing but business on hermind. But ask Margaret McClain McEntire about her Little Rock-basedfranchise, Candy Bouquet International, and she'll discuss notjust facts and figures but perseverance and philanthropy.
A full-scale gourmet candy store and floral shop rolled intoone, Candy Bouquet has 280 franchises on every continent exceptAustralia. Since late 1997, in addition to its custom-made candyarrangements, the 8-year-old company has been selling $5 pieces ofhandmade Brazilian pottery and donating the proceeds to theRainforest Preservation Foundation.
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