Business Profiles Articles
on March 26, 2013
Sheila Cluff, founder of The Oaks at Ojai in California, is known not only for starting America’s first real spa in 1977, but also for helping to create the International Spa Association for spa owners.
The 76-year-old — who says she now works 40 hours a …Read » Views: 888
on March 20, 2013
The Rubber Ducky is an American icon. As such, Craig Wolfe believes that its future descendants should be made in the United States.
“The rubber duck was actually invented in the USA,” notes Wolfe, founder and president of CelebriDucks. His company design…Read » Views: 2,382
on February 28, 2013
Moms who run small businesses often lead double lives, managing both a company and a household with kids. Although it can be tough to keep everyone — spouses, children, partners, vendors, customers, and themselves — happy, quite a few mompreneurs do just t…Read » Views: 914
on February 5, 2013
Just three years ago, Bryan Burkhart knew nothing about flowers. But now Burkhart (pictured) spends his days as CEO of H.Bloom, a floral service that sends fresh-cut bouquets to more than 500 corporate subscribers every week. The company, which employs 74 peop…Read » Views: 791
on February 4, 2013
Despite three cookbooks, an illustrious food-writing career, and being recognized for her social media savvy, engineer-turned-entrepreneur Monica Bhide was hungry for more. So she’s developed her own line of chocolate bars.
SpiceSutra Chocolates, which feat…Read » Views: 842
on January 21, 2013
Each year, Ernst & Young names a cadre of business owners as Entrepreneurs of the Year in various categories and then picks one overall winner. In 2012, the global accounting firm chose 10 innovators from more than 2,000 professionals nominated by somebody…Read » Views: 824
on November 30, 2012
During a hurricane — particularly one as dangerous as Sandy — most people have the no interest in venturing out. To encourage more of them to weather the storm inside their establishments, at least two intrepid New York City bar owners extended their hours…Read » Views: 741
on November 21, 2012
When Eliza Kendall was a child, people often asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She gave lots of replies over the years, but never once did she say that she wanted to own a portable toilet company, her current business.
Kendall (pictured) has a…Read » Views: 881