Business Profiles Articles
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: 1,521
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: 1,413
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: 1,376
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: 1,275
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: 1,219
on January 28, 2014
The debate lingers over whether Instagram Video or Vine is a better platform for brand marketing. But one thing is certain: Vine offers a unique and effective means to deliver quick presentations. Perhaps that’s because Vine is owned by Twitter, and its cli…Read » Views: 1,326
on January 23, 2014
When Andy and Charlie Nelson opened a business together in Tennessee, they decided not to start from scratch. Instead, the brothers resurrected a family distillery that had been closed since the state enacted prohibition laws in 1909.
Their great-great-great …Read » Views: 1,032
on January 21, 2014
“I love the food truck, the concept of street food,” says Akash Kapoor, CEO and co-founder, with his wife, Rana, of Curry Up Now food trucks and restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. “I grew up in India, and I grew up eating street food.”
The fo…Read » Views: 1,455