Business Profiles Articles
on November 6, 2012
For Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring, starting a chocolate-making business hasn’t differed too much from launching a technology startup.
The Stanford University friends co-founded Plaxo, an online address book, almost a decade ago and sold it to Comcast for ov…Read » Views: 2,015
on October 31, 2012
Renting a retail storefront requires a lot of overhead, which can cause small-business owners to struggle to stay afloat, particularly in a sluggish economy. Debbie Dejesus found a solution: Close up shop and go mobile instead.
In May, Dejesus closed La Te Da…Read » Views: 3,725
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: 3,794
on October 18, 2012
Something about the town of Southern Pines, N.C., inspires small-business owners to find niche markets there and distinctive ways to serve them. Hirease, an employment screening company, is an excellent example.
Hirease founders Heidi and Paul Dent used to l…Read » Views: 3,527
on October 2, 2012
Nick’s Pizza & Pub is more than just a restaurant for owner Nick Sarillo (pictured), who started the small business in Crystal Lake, Ill., in 1995 and opened a second location in Elgin a decade later. Beyond making delicious pizzas, his goal has been to …Read » Views: 3,430
on September 27, 2012
Sadly, tragedy was the mother of invention for Mike Belsito. After helping plan his cousin’s funeral, he came up with eFuneral.com, a website that allows grieving families to comparison shop for funeral services. With co-founder Bryan Chaikin, Belsito recent…Read » Views: 3,531
on September 24, 2012
ClearStar Windshield Repair of Carmel, Ind., is the latest winner of a $5,000 grant in Intuit’s Love a Local Business Campaign.
“This is so cool!” says owner Paul Lawrence, who decided to begin working for himself nearly four years ago. “I had gotten …Read » Views: 3,403
on September 24, 2012
If you walk into a New York City bar during baseball season, you shouldn’t be surprised to see Yankees or Mets fans watching a game. But what about a large group cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals? Or, heaven forbid, a bunch of folks decked out in Boston R…Read » Views: 3,547