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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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    Juice Truck Presses Forward by Opening a Storefront

    by 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…

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    A Brooklyn Homebrew Shop's Innovative Recipe for Business

    by 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 (…

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