Michael Essany is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on December 27, 2012
“Auto repair is second nature to me,” admits Jerry Mallard, owner of American Automotive Repair. “My daddy had me under a car at seven years old … I’ve been in cars ever since.”
Working beneath the hood is Jerry’s greatest hobby and professional p…Read » Views: 2,192
on December 26, 2012
In 1981, Linda and Dennis Ronberg formed what would soon become known throughout Los Altos, California as Linden Tree Books. Originally specializing in children’s recordings, the establishment would richly evolve over the next three decades into a community …Read » Views: 2,073
on December 21, 2012
For Anna Fouts, the thought of becoming a locksmith never entered her mind — at least not until she was offered an opportunity to become one.
Having developed an unfortunate habit of locking herself out of her home and office, Anna became well acquainted ove…Read » Views: 1,356
on December 20, 2012
If there’s anything hotter than the weather in Phoenix, it’s one of the hottest new group fitness studios in the West. But for Serina Kappes, co-founder of In the RA Fitness, the process of turning a negative relationship with fitness into a positive one began…Read » Views: 1,935
on December 19, 2012
For a little more than three years now, Shantal Derboghosian has led a double life. By day, she is an accomplished chemist who holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from UCLA. But by night, she is the maven behind some of most exquisite design…Read » Views: 2,065
on December 14, 2012
While a majority of his peers were toiling with video games and other common childhood pursuits, eight-year-old Ryan Stadel was becoming the youngest businessman on his block.
“When I was a kid,” Stadel, now 22, recalls, “my neighbor asked me if I could mow h…Read » Views: 1,955
on December 13, 2012
In 2003, the movie The School of Rock was a hit with music and movie lovers everywhere. But Jack Black and the theatrical fusion of school and rock ‘n’ roll have nothing on what Jason Gittinger and his Detroit School of Rock and Pop are doing today in real lif…Read » Views: 1,662
on December 12, 2012
Helping a small business to grow can be challenging, especially when growing is the business itself.
No one understands the challenges of urban agriculture better than Mary Phillips, a woman who went into business to make some serious green — in the agricult…Read » Views: 1,602