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    Flower Service Cultivates Managers and Revenue Growth with SEED

    by on February 5, 2013

    Just three years ago, Bryan Burkhart knew nothing about flowers. But now Burkhart (pictured) spends his days as CEO of H.Bloom, a floral service that sends fresh-cut bouquets to more than 500 corporate subscribers every week. The company, which employs 74 peop…

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    Cookbook Author Turns a New Page with a Line of Chocolates

    by on February 4, 2013

    Despite three cookbooks, an illustrious food-writing career, and being recognized for her social media savvy, engineer-turned-entrepreneur Monica Bhide was hungry for more. So she’s developed her own line of chocolate bars.

    SpiceSutra Chocolates, which feat…

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    5 Lessons from Ernst & Young's 2012 Entrepreneurs of the Year

    by on January 21, 2013

    Each year, Ernst & Young names a cadre of business owners as Entrepreneurs of the Year in various categories and then picks one overall winner. In 2012, the global accounting firm chose 10 innovators from more than 2,000 professionals nominated by somebody…

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    How Hurricane Sandy Brought Big Business to New York Bars

    by on November 30, 2012

    During a hurricane — particularly one as dangerous as Sandy — most people have the no interest in venturing out. To encourage more of them to weather the storm inside their establishments, at least two intrepid New York City bar owners extended their hours…

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    Entrepreneur Cleans Up in a Dirty Business

    by on November 21, 2012

    When Eliza Kendall was a child, people often asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She gave lots of replies over the years, but never once did she say that she wanted to own a portable toilet company, her current business.

    Kendall (pictured) has a…

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    Facebook Fuels Sales for Small Businesses

    by on November 12, 2012

    With less than two months on Facebook, toy company CharlieDog and Friends is typically selling $500 to $1,000 in product per day — the bulk of its online sales — thanks to traffic on the social media site. These are significant numbers for the year-old sta…

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    What Do Technology and Chocolate Have in Common?

    by 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…

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    Retailer Closes Her Store to Go Mobile Instead

    by 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…

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