Business Profiles Articles
on March 4, 2014
Using a pop-up business model, the Depressed Cake Shop works to spread awareness of mental illnesses worldwide. Local bakers from London to Kuala Lumpur donate cookies and cakes — often frosted in somber tones — that sell for $3 to $5 each. The temporary s…Read » Views: 1,074
on March 3, 2014
It all started seven years ago with a chance meeting on Thanksgiving in an Oakland, Calif., kitchen. Yoko Kumano, who lived in Tokyo at the time, and Kayoko Akabori, who lived in New York City, decided to start a food blog together.
“I knew I wanted to uplo…Read » Views: 1,054
on February 21, 2014
Creative entrepreneurs Sarah Filley and Alfonso Dominguez (pictured) had known each other for many years before the day in 2011 when they hatched the idea that would transform a California neighborhood and spark national interest.
“We literally ran into ea…Read » Views: 2,656
on February 20, 2014
Cut flowers account for an estimated $7 billion to $8 billion in annual sales by florists nationwide. Despite the wealth of opportunity that figure seemingly represents for budding businesses, entrepreneurs have to compete with behemoth online retailers like F…Read » Views: 1,208
on February 19, 2014
Somewhere in Fiji, someone is devouring a meal made with Bone Suckin’ Sauce, a lip-smacking and award-winning product exported by Ford’s Gourmet Foods of Raleigh, N.C.
When former real estate appraiser Phil Ford re-created his mother’s recipe for bar…Read » Views: 1,214
on February 17, 2014
“You have to absolutely love what you’re doing,” says entrepreneur Terri Treat. The owner of Cotton Cloud Futons in Portland, Ore., is so passionate about her business, she bought the Seattle factory that made the batting for its mattresses, futons, and …Read » Views: 1,159
on February 13, 2014
Jose Li picked up a few things during the roughly six years he ran FedEx’s e-commerce division. One thing was that, although shipping giants do a fine job overall, they don’t deliver when promised as often as many people may think.
That got Li (pictured) …Read » Views: 1,071
on February 3, 2014
While Monday-morning quarterbacks recap and analyze yesterday’s big game, one thing is certain: A California small business scored in the third quarter when its first major-league TV commercial aired, thanks to Intuit and millions of voters.
As the grand-pr…Read » Views: 1,027