Business Profiles Articles
on December 10, 2013
When Justen Garrity (pictured) returned home in 2009, after serving five years in the U.S. Army, including assignments in Iraq and South Korea, he found himself unemployed in one of the worst job markets in decades. He quickly realized that he would have to…Read » Views: 1,332
on November 15, 2013
Thuy Nguyen and her husband, Shawn Connolly (both pictured), started San Francisco Skate Club in 2007 to nurture children’s creativity and confidence through skateboarding. The company’s summer and after-school programs encourage kids ages 8 to 13 to forge…Read » Views: 1,387
on November 14, 2013
Decades of Fashion is the latest in a long line of business ventures for serial entrepreneur Cicely Hansen. Fascinated by vintage clothing and accessories since she was five years old, Hansen has been involved in fashion shows and expos, garment repair, and m…Read » Views: 1,460
on November 7, 2013
When Scott McKenzie (pictured) of Seaview Cranberries learned that the co-founder of Genki-Su Japanese Drinking Vinegars was looking for fruit purveyors near her home in Oregon, he thought his locally grown cranberries might interest her.
Takako Shinjo’s m…Read » Views: 1,368
on October 29, 2013
Energy costs are a constant headache for many small-business owners. Even after cutting any wasteful usage, your monthly bill may keep rising with the prices of gas and electricity.
But there are ways out of the quagmire. Here’s how one U.S.-based small bu…Read » Views: 1,318
on October 28, 2013
Male shoppers are notorious for waiting until the last minute to buy holiday gifts. Savvy jewelers and other retailers can turn this habit into sales — and help men choose the perfect gift for their spouses or partners — by hosting a men’s panic party.
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on October 25, 2013
Katerina Georgallas founded Baklava Couture in Washington, D.C., to make her Greek pastry the way she felt it ought to be: bursting with rich, often unexpected flavors, like rosemary dark chocolate and fig and candied garlic.
Georgallas started the company in…Read » Views: 1,085
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…Read » Views: 1,002