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Couple’s Passion for Colorado Inspires Apparel Company

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Lots of people love their hometowns -- or the cities or states they’ve adopted as their own. But not everyone channels that passion into a business the way Beth and John Kelly (pictured), founders of Big Colorado Love, an apparel and accessories company in Telluride, Colo., have. They convey their crush on Colorado through beverage [...]
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Cancer Survivor Opens Restaurant That Gives Back

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Snug in San Antonio’s ultrahip Pearl Brewery complex, a collection of shops, restaurants, and even a culinary institute housed in the now-defunct brewery buildings -- you'll find a gastropub-style restaurant with a creative bent called Cured. “It’s the kind of food I enjoy eating,” says chef-owner Steven McHugh (pictured) of such dishes as his “tripped-out [...]
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Entrepreneur Chris Brogan on Why You Shouldn’t Conform

Posted In PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS

Freaks, misfits and weirdos haven’t always been cool. Entrepreneur and author Chris Brogan, publisher of Owner magazine, turns these terms on their heads by reclassifying freaks as game changers. In his latest book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators, out this spring, Brogan (pictured) praises nonconformity in the [...]
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Author Jaime Tardy on How to Become a Millionaire

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Not too long ago, business coach Jaime Tardy set out to answer the million-dollar question: What does it take to become a millionaire? She polled 120 people who fit the bill and presented her findings in the book Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup, which was released in [...]
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Author Scott Leonard on Freeing Yourself From the Office

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In 2011, Scott Leonard began living what for many small-business owners is only a dream: He took a “working sabbatical,” managing his financial-services firm remotely for nearly three years while sailing around the world with his wife and young sons. “The boat is only moving about 10 percent of the time,” Leonard (pictured) explains. “The rest [...]
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A Pop-Up Bakery With a Social Mission

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Using a pop-up business model, the Depressed Cake Shop works to spread awareness of mental illnesses worldwide. Local bakers from London to Kuala Lumpur donate cookies and cakes — often frosted in somber tones — that sell for $3 to $5 each. The temporary shops operate out of art galleries or empty storefronts, preferably in [...]
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How Two Brothers Revived a Long-Defunct Family Business

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When Andy and Charlie Nelson opened a business together in Tennessee, they decided not to start from scratch. Instead, the brothers resurrected a family distillery that had been closed since the state enacted prohibition laws in 1909. Their great-great-great grandfather, Charles Nelson, ran one of the nation’s first major distilleries from the 1860s until his [...]
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“Zentrepreneur” John Murphy on Running a Peaceful, Meaningful Business

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“Not every entrepreneur is making good change, and not every entrepreneur is at peace — balanced, so to speak — and living in the now,” says John Murphy, a self-proclaimed “Zentrepreneur.” The founder of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Venture Management Consultants routinely merges his passions for entrepreneurship and Zen Buddhism. He even gives workshops nationwide on [...]
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