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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 started -- on a kitchen table. After a divorce, teacher and newly single mom, Cerbone [...]
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 founded Krochet Kids Intl., merging their design and business acumen with their desire to do [...]
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 of visitors a year to A Christmas Story House, tucked away on a side [...]