M. Sharon Baker
on April 15, 2013
Two college buddies in high-tech Seattle are striking it rich in the very low-tech industry of socks.
Yes, socks. Jake Director and Riley Goodman (pictured) make crew socks with stripes that feature the skylines of U.S. cities. They run their company, Stridel…Read » Views: 2,835
on October 24, 2012
When Tina Montgomery’s husband began working for a seafood distribution company, T.H. Seafood, the family was suddenly awash in high-quality, fresh fish, a bounty they shared freely with their friends.
One day in 2004, Montgomery was chatting with one of t…Read » Views: 797
on October 5, 2012
Despite a national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent and some 12.5 million people [PDF] looking for work, attracting and finding top-notch job candidates can be tough. You’ve likely been overwhelmed by the sheer number of applicants and underwhelmed by their …Read » Views: 484
on August 6, 2012
It’s no secret that small businesses were hit hard during the recession, as consumers put off buying nonessential goods and services. But many sectors are now seeing a rebound in overall revenue.
Yoga centers, for instance, have sprung up nationwide, as man…Read » Views: 621
on July 30, 2012
From Seattle to Kansas City to New York, temporary restaurants are popping up all over the U.S., and the trend — unlike the eateries — appears to be here to stay.
Although the proliferation of pop-up restaurants is relatively new, the concept is not: Chef…Read » Views: 815
on May 2, 2012
Susan Zimmerman operates a retail store on Cape Cod and a small tech-consulting business in Wellesley, Mass. Lori Richardson does sales consulting from her Boston office and started a successful Seattle networking event. Melody Biringer organizes networking ev…Read » Views: 528
on March 23, 2012
Dr. Tetsuo Nakatsu has been inventing products for years, first as a scientist for a large research firm that created flavors and fragrances for companies like P&G, Unilever, and L’Oreal, and now on his own as a consultant. In his spare time, he’s also…Read » Views: 832
on January 25, 2012
“Twitter is a waste of time.”
It’s a common assertion, but one that just isn’t true, argues social media addict David Kaufer (pictured). In his free e-book Behind the Tweets: 25 Unique Twitter Users & How They Use Social Media in Work, Love, and L…Read » Views: 454