A2: Business

The Detroit News profiles Bearclaw Coffee Co., focusing on the local firm’s strategy of recruiting investors from the Middle East to open franchises in the U.S. From the report: “Bearclaw began advertising its investment opportunities in a TV commercial in Dubai last year and quickly attracted interest. [Owner Debi] Scroggins visited Dubai last month to meet with potential investors, train new franchisees and make contacts in the U.S. consulate. The franchise owners will open mobile shops in Florida, Virginia, California, Illinois, Maryland and Texas. Most speak English and have studied business, but many will hire managers to run daily operations.” [Source]