Business Profiles Articles
on December 12, 2014
Bath in Wood of Maine makes exquisite luxury wooden bathtubs using boat-building techniques. Founders Steve and Miranda Batiste offer the ultimate in hand-craftsmanship: Each mahogany bathtub is custom made and finished with a 14-coat process that requires rub…Read » Views: 1,469
on December 4, 2014
In 2011, when Chris Kese and Chio Burga decided to open a Peruvian food business in San Francisco, their first instinct was to go the traditional route with a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Instead — “thankfully,” they say — they started small with…Read » Views: 3,564
on November 26, 2014
Steven and Natalie Judelson (pictured) turned their passion for making sea salt at their home on Long Island into a business, Amagansett Sea Salt, focused on distilling the essence of the seaside.
The pair, both former lawyers, found healthy demand for t…Read » Views: 1,481
on November 25, 2014
Executives used to scoff at the notion that good design is good business.
Now, Mark Dwight, founder and CEO of Rickshaw Bagworks, argues that good design represents the most innovative type of business thinking. “Form versus function&…Read » Views: 1,873
on November 20, 2014
In the presence of the executive, jet-setting whirlwind of energy that is Derri Cerbone, founder of the Tasty Image Chocolate franchise, it’s hard to imagine her as a single mom working from home. But that’s exactly how this growing franchise start…Read » Views: 1,548
on November 18, 2014
Kohl Crecilius, Travis Hartanov, and Stewart Ramsey learned how to crochet in high school and started a business making and selling beanies in their Spokane, Wash., hometown. This was the first incarnation of Krochet Kids. In 2007, the young entrepreneurs foun…Read » Views: 1,505
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: 4,841
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: 3,003