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    Entrepreneurship Is Icing on the Cake for This Retiree

    by on October 2, 2013

    Just because frosting isn’t “good for you,” doesn’t mean it should be full of chemicals and hydrogenated oils. Or at least that was Gerhard Keuck’s thinking.

    Upon retiring from his 48-year career as a confectioner and professional chef, Keuck (pictu…

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    How My Pet Chicken Reaches Its Flock

    by on September 26, 2013

    When Derek Sasaki and Traci Torres (pictured) started keeping a flock of chickens in their backyard nearly a decade ago, they never imagined that they’d end up running a popular one-stop shop for like-minded hobbyists.

    My Pet Chicken, the web-based business…

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    Coffee Shop Fueled by Budget-Conscious Pricing

    by on September 23, 2013

    When Adam Banks opened a coffee shop in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood in July, he was determined not to gouge customers with $5 to $7 espresso drinks. Coffee, he believes, should be accessible to everyone, including people on a tight budget. Beve…

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    StartX Founder on the Benefits of Joining a Startup Accelerator

    by on August 8, 2013

    From Dropbox to Airbnb, some of the latest tech startups to hit it big have one thing in common: They all came out of incubators and accelerators.
    Why? One of the most important benefits of incubators and accelerators, says Cameron Teitelman, founder of the no…

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    CoachUp Scores With a Small-Business Slam Dunk

    by on August 7, 2013

    Entrepreneur Jordan Fliegel says coaching makes all the difference to many aspiring athletes.

    “I wasn’t very good at basketball, but I loved it,” Fliegel says. “I found a private coach working at a summer camp I went to, and through his coaching I got…

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    Holly Green on Her Unique Business Niche

    by on July 30, 2013

    Seasoned esthetician Holly Green, owner of Norabloom Botanicals & Beauty Lounge in Ithaca, N.Y., wanted people to see facials as more than merely cosmetic. So she pursued a certification in oncology esthetics and expanded her services to include specialty…

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    How to Make Your E-Commerce Website Social

    by on July 17, 2013

    Back in 2005, former caterers Ron Berrett and his wife, Maggie, started Royal Palm Event Supply to sell hard-to-find event supplies and table linens. Their profits turned out to be in tablecloths, so in 2007 the couple renamed the company LinenTablecloth, star…

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    How O2 Fitness Started Its Customer Loyalty Program

    by on June 20, 2013

    Can exercise be fun and games? O2 Fitness thinks so. The North Carolina-based health club chain in January introduced a loyalty program that encourages members to visit the gym regularly to score points for rewards.

    Since then, more than 16,000 of the chai…

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