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    Attorney Adopts Unusual Practice Model to Serve Elderly Clients

    by on April 28, 2015

    “When I first started my elder law practice in 2000, I was emulating others and doing what they did,” says Jerold E. Rothkoff, managing attorney of the Rothkoff Law Group in New Jersey. By 2005, he was ready for a change, so he adopted an emerging practice…

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    What Western Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Bangkok Cabbies

    by on April 23, 2015

    After nearly two decades of working hard on three different small businesses, I had a chance to spend not just one night but the better part of a week in Bangkok. Though the United States and China may be the biggest boys in the capitalism pool, the underappre…

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    One Man’s Journey from Garage Inventor to “Dadpreneur”

    by on April 23, 2015

    “I’m a serial inventor,” says Martin Hill. “I’ve got a garage full of stuff I’ve made over the years just to make my life better.” When his second child was born, he created a baby bottle holder he could wear over his shoulder for hands-free feed…

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    Food Entrepreneur Sells Her Startup to Grow Her Brand

    by on April 21, 2015

    “I’m a teacher by heart, an entrepreneur by circumstance,” says Natalie Susi, founder of Bare Organic Cocktail Mixers. She transformed a side business making Italian ices into a startup selling natural, low-calorie cocktail mixers during the recession. T…

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    How Loyal Customers Saved a Beloved San Francisco Bookstore

    by on April 10, 2015

    Borderlands, a science fiction and horror specialty bookstore that became a San Francisco landmark after 18 years of business, shocked its loyal customer base in February when it announced that it would shutter its store the following month. Voters approved a …

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    Bread Company Bakes in Second Chances for Former Inmates

    by on April 10, 2015

    Brothers Dave and Glenn Dahl and Glenn’s son Shobi introduced Dave’s Killer Bread to Portland, Ore. farmer’s markets in 2005. “It was an instant success,” says company CEO John Tucker. The bread, which Tucker describes as having “killer taste and …

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    Emazing Lights: Life Before and After “Shark Tank”

    by on April 6, 2015

    A growth rate of 2,281 percent over just three years is an achievement most business owners can only dream of. But that’s exactly the level of success California company Emazing Lights has experienced since CEO Brian Lim was inspired to create light-up gloves …

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    Former Refugee Uses Startup to Fund Foundation

    by on March 23, 2015

    Sunchea Phou was born in Cambodia in 1977, during that country’s civil war. “At the age of one, I lost my father and one of my brothers,” she recalls. Her first memory is the death of another brother and “seeing [my mother] crying out her heart.” She s…

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