Business Profiles Articles
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…Read » Views: 722
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…Read » Views: 647
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…Read » Views: 1,497
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…Read » Views: 778
on June 3, 2013
After tooling around the Milwaukee area for a year in a trailer known as the Juiced! Mobile Juice Bar, pressing juices-to-order at events, Jason Lannoch is expanding his operation with a retail storefront. The fixed location of Juiced! opened on April 2.
Juic…Read » Views: 722
on May 7, 2013
When Douglas Amport and John La Polla conceived the business now known as Bitter & Esters, they simply wanted to provide space where enthusiastic homebrewers like themselves could produce larger batches of beer than the average apartment in New York City (…Read » Views: 622
on May 7, 2013
The word “entrepreneur” typically conjures images of professionals in their 20s and 30s. But that stereotype often misses the mark, because baby boomers engage in more entrepreneurial activity than Millennials do.
Many older adults are starting businesses…Read » Views: 627
on April 23, 2013
The Ron Johnson era at J.C. Penney’s has ended, leaving behind an important lesson for retailers of all sizes: Customers love a sale.
Johnson took over as CEO of Penney’s in 2011 with a resume that included a stint as senior vice president of retail for A…Read » Views: 652