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Juice Truck Presses Forward by Opening a Storefront

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After tooling around the Milwaukee area for a year in a trailer known as the Juiced! Mobile Juice Bar, pressing juices-to-order at events, Jason Lannoch is expanding his operation with a retail storefront. The fixed location of Juiced! opened on April 2. Juiced! offers a menu of seven 16-ounce “power juices” to go, in addition [...]
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Jeff Korhan on Humanizing Your Business Through Social Media

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Jeff Korhan (pictured) is on his third career — as a marketing speaker, trainer, and coach — after working for a petroleum company, then launching a small business (a landscape-services company) in 1988 and selling it 20 years later. Coaching small-business owners evolved out of his work in teaching meditation, a practice that helped him [...]
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Author Susan Baroncini-Moe on Adopting Your Own Business Style

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“My job is to look at what’s not working and make it better,” explains Susan Baroncini-Moe, the business and marketing strategist behind the firm Business in Blue Jeans in Indianapolis. “What roles are people playing in the business? Or is it the branding of the business?” Baroncini-Moe (pictured) specializes in working with small-business entrepreneurs. She’s [...]
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Bookstore Owner Turns a Page by Asking Customers to Spend More

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Arlene Lynes, owner of Read Between the Lynes in Woodstock, Ill., knew her independent bookstore was in trouble and needed to start a new chapter. It was the summer of 2011, and the store had just celebrated its sixth anniversary. “We were at a pretty critical point with cash flow,” says Lynes, who works at the [...]
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Spa Pioneer Sheila Cluff on Living Her Dream

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Sheila Cluff, founder of The Oaks at Ojai in California, is known not only for starting America’s first real spa in 1977, but also for helping to create the International Spa Association for spa owners. The 76-year-old — who says she now works 40 hours a week, down from 80 hours — published a memoir [...]
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Cookbook Author Turns a New Page with a Line of Chocolates

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Despite three cookbooks, an illustrious food-writing career, and being recognized for her social media savvy, engineer-turned-entrepreneur Monica Bhide was hungry for more. So she’s developed her own line of chocolate bars. SpiceSutra Chocolates, which feature spices said to be aphrodisiacs, will debut Feb. 4 on partner Co Co. Sala’s website. They’re priced at $30 a [...]
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Finance Expert Coaches Etsy Sellers in New Book

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When Etsy launched in 2005, the e-commerce site turned thousands of hobbyists into professional craftspeople. Woodworkers, knitters, seamstresses, and others suddenly had a virtual storefront through which they could sell their handmade wares for a profit. Their efforts thoroughly impressed Jason Malinak, a CPA who watched wife Katie’s crafting career blossom after she debuted on [...]
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Author Brad Feld on Building Sustainable Startup Communities

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Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley get ample credit for fostering startups. But they aren’t the only places conducive to business launches. In his new book, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, author Brad Feld (pictured) reveals other cities and regions that have nurtured sustainable startup environments. Since the late 1980s, Feld has [...]
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