Business Profiles Articles
on April 23, 2014
“As a policymaker, I spent a lot of time on economic development,” says Nancy Nadel, who served on the city council of Oakland, Calif., for 16 years before retiring in 2012. The former politician has since turned her attention to developing a small busines…Read » Views: 3,404
on April 11, 2014
Douglas Scott thinks that analog treasures and digital media are a perfect match. Through his new venture, an online marketplace for antiques and fine arts called The HighBoy, he aims to redefine how relics are sold online and make them relevant to young colle…Read » Views: 3,931
on March 5, 2014
Fifty million dollars worth of pet food is a lot of kibble to deliver. But that’s what PetFlow, a New York City-based startup, expects to do this year.
Founded by veteran online marketing execs Joe Speiser and Alex Zhardanovsky, PetFlow brought in $1 millio…Read » Views: 4,347
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: 3,547
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: 2,638
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: 5,807
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: 3,924
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: 3,753