Business Profiles Articles
on November 26, 2014
Steven and Natalie Judelson (pictured) turned their passion for making sea salt at their home on Long Island into a business, Amagansett Sea Salt, focused on distilling the essence of the seaside.
The pair, both former lawyers, found healthy demand for t…Read » Views: 94
on November 25, 2014
Executives used to scoff at the notion that good design is good business.
Now, Mark Dwight, founder and CEO of Rickshaw Bagworks, argues that good design represents the most innovative type of business thinking. “Form versus function&…Read » Views: 125
on November 20, 2014
In the presence of the executive, jet-setting whirlwind of energy that is Derri Cerbone, founder of the Tasty Image Chocolate franchise, it’s hard to imagine her as a single mom working from home. But that’s exactly how this growing franchise start…Read » Views: 212
on November 18, 2014
Kohl Crecilius, Travis Hartanov, and Stewart Ramsey learned how to crochet in high school and started a business making and selling beanies in their Spokane, Wash., hometown. This was the first incarnation of Krochet Kids. In 2007, the young entrepreneurs foun…Read » Views: 282
on November 10, 2014
Sometimes, the quirkiest things can spark a novel business idea. Like a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a now-classic holiday film.
That lamp, along with an ill-fated turkey and other rib-tickling reminders of A Christmas Story, beckons tens of thousands…Read » Views: 1,466
on October 30, 2014
When “Farmer Gene” Mealhow became a soils consultant after the farm crisis of the1980s hit his family farm hard, one of his first clients was Richard Kelty, whose family had been growing an unusual, heirloom popping corn for over 100 years. In 1999, Mealhow (p…Read » Views: 1,753
on October 23, 2014
At age 27, Ashley Tyrner 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,” Tyrner says of this low point in her life.
The future entrepreneur didn’t l…Read » Views: 776
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: 1,362