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Jill Donenfeld: Success In The Personal Chef Business

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments
Jill Donenfeld: Success In The Personal Chef Business

For a growing number of families, the question, What’s for dinner? is best answered with a phone call to a personal chef. Personal chefs offer an affordable and great-tasting solution to families with little or no time to cook. Learn about Jill Donenfeld, who is making a name for herself in the personal chef business with her The Dish’s Dishes in Manhattan.

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Carol Perkins: How Sickness Helped Her Discover a Lucrative New Business

| September 3, 2009 | 0 Comments
Carol Perkins: How Sickness Helped Her Discover a Lucrative New Business

Carol Perkins was leading a glamorous life as a model, until she got sick. Now home-bound, she retreated from the world with dogs as her constant companion. She started to sew and create outfits for the dogs of her friends and neighbors, which launched her Harry Barker line of pet accessories and doggie beds.

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Business Idea: Taxi Service for Women, By Women

| July 29, 2009 | 6 Comments
Business Idea: Taxi Service for Women, By Women

Entrepreneurs across the globe have recognized the business potential in offering secure transportation options for women. Women-only transportation companies are gaining ground in countries such as the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, among others. Women are looking for a more secure and uneventful ride to their destinations, particularly taxis. There are many cases of women […]

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Candace Nelson: Sweet Success with Cupcakes

| April 15, 2009 | 13 Comments
Candace Nelson: Sweet Success with Cupcakes

Sometimes success can be found only after changing career directions.
Candace Nelson was a former investment banker who realized, after losing her job in the dot-com bust, that her life’s passion is baking. Candace then traded her suits to a baker’s uniform and found culinary success with her cupcakes.

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Lisa Rudes-Sandel: Success in Niche Jeans Market

| March 14, 2009 | 79 Comments
Lisa Rudes-Sandel: Success in Niche Jeans Market

Lisa Rudes Sandel had tried different types of diets and exercise, but she could not flatten her stomach. Hence, she was often pushed to buying jeans three sizes bigger to find one that fit her body. Instead of complaining, this daughter of the founder of a popular women’s denim and sportswear label (St. Germain) saw a busines opportunity. In 2003 with her sister Leslie, she started a company called Not Your Daughter’s Jeans creating jeans for women over 40 with womanly bodies. A name thought out by her father, Rudes-Sandel jeans line is for the often-ignored baby boomer women, not for the waif-thin young girls and perfect-bodied glamazons.

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Markus Frind: How to Succeed on the Web

| March 3, 2009 | 14 Comments
Markus Frind: How to Succeed on the Web

Markus Frind is the founder of the highly popular free dating website PlentyofFish.com , which Alexa ranks as #406 in terms of site popularity with more than a billion pageviews a month. Frind started his dating website about 5 years ago with no money, no plan and with scant knowledge of how to run a […]

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Catherine Patton: Business Ideas Come from Everyday Needs

| November 9, 2008 | 3 Comments
Catherine Patton: Business Ideas Come from Everyday Needs

Catherine Patton, founder of Patton Medical Devices, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2001. As a result, she is now faced with the daily struggle of effectively managing her disease. Using injection therapy, Ms. Patton quickly grew tired of giving herself an injection each time she needed insulin. The multiple daily injections often left […]

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Maxine Clark: How Personal Satisfaction and Passion Leads to Success (Build-a-Bear Workshop)

| November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment
Maxine Clark: How Personal Satisfaction and Passion Leads to Success (Build-a-Bear Workshop)

One of the most admirable women entrepreneur in recent years is Maxine Clark, founder of the highly successful Build-a-Bear Workshop. Her Build-a-Bear Workshop, first launched in St. Louis in 1997, has grown to a $474 million business 10 years later. Ms. Clark has an extensive experience in retailing, with 19 years experience in various divisions […]

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Sarah Beatty: At the Forefront of Green Living

| October 19, 2008 | 2 Comments
Sarah Beatty: At the Forefront of Green Living

Green living marketplace is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors today. The eco-friendly or green lifestyle is being embraced by more and more consumers, from personal care products to automobiles to home building and decor and other aspects of living. Sarah Beatty is one of the women at the forefront of the […]

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Design Toscano: Successful Niche Business with its Unique Product Line

| September 27, 2008 | 3 Comments
Design Toscano: Successful Niche Business with its Unique Product Line

One of my favorite online store is Design Toscano , a multichannel retailer of mostly European-inspired gifts, home furnishings and decor. I stumbled upon the store when I was looking for unique wall decors, and I have been extremely pleased with the quality and price of their products so much so that most of the […]

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