Business Profiles Articles
on November 10, 2014
Sometimes, the quirkiest things can spark a novel business idea. Like a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a now-classic holiday film.
That lamp, along with an ill-fated turkey and other rib-tickling reminders of A Christmas Story, beckons tens of thousands…Read » Views: 4,129
on October 30, 2014
When “Farmer Gene” Mealhow became a soils consultant after the farm crisis of the1980s hit his family farm hard, one of his first clients was Richard Kelty, whose family had been growing an unusual, heirloom popping corn for over 100 years. In 1999, Mealhow (p…Read » Views: 2,369
on October 23, 2014
At age 27, Ashley Tyrner was pregnant and living back at home with her mother after her marriage had fallen apart. “I ended up on government welfare and government insurance,” Tyrner says of this low point in her life.
The future entrepreneur didn’t l…Read » Views: 1,391
on October 16, 2014
Most entrepreneurs want to see their small businesses grow, but expanding too quickly or in the wrong direction can be the death knell of an otherwise promising business. Glenda Barnhart and Clay Wagers (pictured), owners of Bay Area Bikes in Oakland, Californ…Read » Views: 2,713
on September 9, 2014
Uptima Business Bootcamp is a business accelerator with an unusual business structure: It’s a cooperative. Entrepreneurs who go through the training become members of the co-op and have a say in how the training program is run. They will also share in each oth…Read » Views: 1,743
four vines, cypher, business, growth, wine, winery, risk, budget, zinbitch, anarchy, heretic, naked chardonnayon September 5, 2014
When fellow motorcycle enthusiasts Christian Tietje and Susan “Sam” Mahler started their Paso Robles, Calif. winery in their bike/surf shed in 1996, they had big dreams. Tietje, a chef, and Mahler, a scientist, pilot, and avid skier, eschewed traditional wine …Read » Views: 1,883
on August 22, 2014
Sharon Schneider started the online children’s’ consignment shop Moxie Jean to create an alternative to the too-often dingy, time-consuming process of finding quality used togs for little ones.
To win the busy, well-heeled customers underserved by the c…Read » Views: 2,297
on August 20, 2014
Lots of people love their hometowns — or the cities or states they’ve adopted as their own. But not everyone channels that passion into a business the way Beth and John Kelly (pictured), founders of Big Colorado Love, an apparel and accessories company in T…Read » Views: 1,657