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VerTerra Turns Fallen Leaves Into Growing Business

Posted In BUSINESS PROFILES

While traveling through a remote area of India, Michael Dwork’s mind was taken aback by the sight of women on the roadsides of villages that appeared to be baking palm leaves in waffle irons. In reality, they were actually creating crude yet durable, makeshift plates using only leaves, water, and heat. Realizing the potential of [...]
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Champion Kayaker "EJ" Jackson on Personal And Professional Success

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Jackson Kayak is an internationally-known manufacturer of whitewater kayaks that was started in 2003 in Rock Island, Tenn. by co-founders Tony Lunt and Eric "EJ" Jackson, a world champion freestyle kayaker and Olympian. Recently, Jackson shared some insight with the Intuit Small Business Blog on building a priority list for personal and professional happiness, dealing [...]
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Tech Review: Iosafe Rugged Portable Hard Drive Can Take the Pain

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Have you ever been so frustrated with a tech gadget that the only solution to restore order to your universe would most likely violate the rules of conduct under the Geneva Convention? Unfortunately, the high cost of consumer electronics tend to prevent most people from unleashing their pent-up anger upon their gadgets. Now, however, there's [...]
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10 Musicians That Rock At Doing Business

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Rock and roll musicians widely have reputations for being loud, rowdy, carefree party animals that love to destroy hotel furniture and spend the occasional night or two in jail. But many of the biggest rockers have also been able to party hard and run a successful business at the same time. Here's our top 10 [...]
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Del Conner Revisits American and Family History With Country's First Soda Pop

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In 1807, Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the "Father of American Surgery," began prescribing artificially carbonated water to his Philadelphia patients as a remedy for upset stomachs. Physick later suggested to local pharmacist Townsend Speakman that he add fruit syrup to the remedy to make it more palate friendly. And the first American soda was born. [...]
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To Megan Hargroder, Social Media Is All About Conversations

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The recession hit many young college graduates especially hard as they were left wondering how and why their anticipated careers and dreams could have vanished so prematurely. Yet, there are also shining examples of how today's graduates are adapting to this new digitally-driven landscape and laying out the foundation for the future of business. Before [...]
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Boston Beer Company Offering $1 Million in Loans to Small Biz

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Small businesses and entrepreneurs in the northeast are finding financial assistance from one of the last places one would expect: big business. Picking up the slack of the banking industry, the Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams, is offering up to $1 million in micro-loans to small businesses and entrepreneurs within the food, beverage, [...]
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Could Your Small Business Benefit From Marketing Automation?

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One of the great things about technology is that it gives small businesses a wealth of marketing tools which can be easily combined with traditional outreach practices. However, with numerous high-tech marketing tools out there, small business marketing campaigns can become stretched thin from a lack of financial, technological, or human resources. Luckily, the relatively [...]
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