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Learn how Moxie Jeans grew their sales by 50% per month by enabling parents to send in gently used items in exchange for cash or credit.
Sheila Cluff, founder of The Oaks at Ojai in California, is known not only for starting America’s first real spa in 1977, but also for helping to create the International Spa Association for spa owners. The 76-year-old — who says she now works 40 hours a week, down from 80 hours — published a memoir [...]
The Rubber Ducky is an American icon. As such, Craig Wolfe believes that its future descendants should be made in the United States. “The rubber duck was actually invented in the USA,” notes Wolfe, founder and president of CelebriDucks. His company designs and produces collectibles that celebrate some 200 film, music, sports, and historical personalities [...]
Moms who run small businesses often lead double lives, managing both a company and a household with kids. Although it can be tough to keep everyone — spouses, children, partners, vendors, customers, and themselves — happy, quite a few mompreneurs do just that. Here’s how a few of these busy parents make their small businesses [...]
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 feature spices said to be aphrodisiacs, will debut Feb. 4 on partner Co Co. Sala’s website. They’re priced at $30 a [...]
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 who knew of their outstanding accomplishments as an entrepreneur -- customers, colleagues, friends, [...]
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 amid the impending rain, winds, and floods. In Brooklyn, Freddy’s geared [...]
Learn how entrepreneur Eliza Kendall started a portable toilet company with amenities such as fresh flowers, wood floors, and air fresheners.