Business Profiles Articles
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: 2,910
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: 2,839
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: 2,919
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: 2,814
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: 2,938
on September 13, 2012
If you have a list of email contacts or are in the process of gathering one, sending out a regular e-newsletter may be just what you need to increase interest from current and prospective clients.
When used correctly, “newsletters can be a great way to get …Read » Views: 3,593
on September 5, 2012
Making light-up holiday sweatshirts with her family sparked a business idea for 10-year-old Aria Eppinger. After it took her dad “forever” to finish soldering her creation, the pint-size entrepreneur from Pittsburgh wanted a quick, easy way to put an illu…Read » Views: 2,839
on August 27, 2012
Sales were swimming along at a fast clip, but in order to keep growing their business, Tom Losee and Jeff Archer knew they needed to pick up the pace. So, the founders of YOLO Board, among the first stand-up paddleboard companies in Florida, launched 15 new bo…Read » Views: 2,882