Michael Essany is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on March 19, 2014
Being in the toy business is rewarding, but it isn’t all fun and games, says Emily Finegold, owner of Emkin Toys in Hatboro, Pa.
Despite her creative genius and nearly a decade of experience as a toy designer, she’s found promoting a startup toy company t…Read » Views: 396
on March 18, 2014
Beer is more than a beverage. It’s an experience. Or at least it should be, says Adam Romanow, founder of Castle Island Brewing Co.
Romanow has a bold vision for his startup brewery in the nation’s beer mecca. “We’re on a mission to craft world-class be…Read » Views: 378
on March 17, 2014
In 2013, ShopMieux opened its physical and digital doors as a consignment shop that caters to women seeking secondhand clothing worldwide. The Dallas-based small business has done well to date, and when you consider that its owner is only 23 years old, its rap…Read » Views: 361
on March 14, 2014
Stacy McKay Benander believes that a more educated world is a more peaceful world.
To help cultivate greater awareness of and appreciation for the world’s many diverse cultures, Benander started a small business that provides students with authentic, immers…Read » Views: 342
on March 13, 2014
When it comes to pizza, Chicago is not a town to be trifled with. Chicagoans take pizza as seriously as they take sports. And they’re the ultimate judges of a quality pie. So when Giuseppe Badalamenti and his wife, Antonella, contemplated going into the pizz…Read » Views: 347
on March 12, 2014
Charmingly tucked away on a commercial block of Union Street, just west of the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a small business inspired a decade ago by the needs of a new mom.
Back then, recalls owner Catherine Clark, “I…Read » Views: 322
on March 11, 2014
Although one of the biggest food trends of 2014 is eating locally sourced, organic, and seasonal fruits and vegetables, personal chef Patricia Mulvey says many buyers of fresh produce aren’t sure how best to prepare it.
Consumers’ confusion is what inspir…Read » Views: 369
on March 10, 2014
While entrepreneur Justin Scott was studying accounting in college, he dreamed of one day opening a small business in his hometown of Bend, Ore.
“My mom, she grew up on a farm,” Scott says. “It was a small family farm. They had cows, chickens, goats, pi…Read » Views: 282