Business Profiles Articles
on October 23, 2014
At age 27, Ashley Tyner was pregnant and living back at home with her mother after her marriage had fallen apart. “I ended up on government welfare and government insurance,” Tyner says of this low point in her life.
The future entrepreneur didn’t let…Read » Views: 272
on October 16, 2014
Most entrepreneurs want to see their small businesses grow, but expanding too quickly or in the wrong direction can be the death knell of an otherwise promising business. Glenda Barnhart and Clay Wagers (pictured), owners of Bay Area Bikes in Oakland, Californ…Read » Views: 396
on September 9, 2014
Uptima Business Bootcamp is a business accelerator with an unusual business structure: It’s a cooperative. Entrepreneurs who go through the training become members of the co-op and have a say in how the training program is run. They will also share in each oth…Read » Views: 715
four vines, cypher, business, growth, wine, winery, risk, budget, zinbitch, anarchy, heretic, naked chardonnayon September 5, 2014
When fellow motorcycle enthusiasts Christian Tietje and Susan “Sam” Mahler started their Paso Robles, Calif. winery in their bike/surf shed in 1996, they had big dreams. Tietje, a chef, and Mahler, a scientist, pilot, and avid skier, eschewed traditional wine …Read » Views: 615
on August 22, 2014
Sharon Schneider started the online children’s’ consignment shop Moxie Jean to create an alternative to the too-often dingy, time-consuming process of finding quality used togs for little ones.
To win the busy, well-heeled customers underserved by the c…Read » Views: 1,042
on August 20, 2014
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 T…Read » Views: 728
on August 19, 2014
Read all about it: America’s newsstands may be down for the count, but don’t count out Jim and Carol Sturges, owners of The City News in Wooster, Ohio.
According to the Alliance for Audited Media, single-copy sales of 386 U.S. magazine titles fell 11 pe…Read » Views: 829
on April 23, 2014
“As a policymaker, I spent a lot of time on economic development,” says Nancy Nadel, who served on the city council of Oakland, Calif., for 16 years before retiring in 2012. The former politician has since turned her attention to developing a small busines…Read » Views: 710