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Sara Blakely: Success from an Ingenious Invention

| June 26, 2008 | 1 Comment
Sara Blakely: Success from an Ingenious Invention

Sara Blakely, creator of the footless hosiery company Spanx, is proof positive that successful business ideas can be found everywhere, even in personal vanities. Sara stumbled upon the idea for her insanely successful footless panty hose when she was frustrated with visible panty lines that shows under light colored pants and stockings that precluded her […]

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Maria de Lourdes Sobrino: Success with Gelatin Desserts

| June 23, 2008 | 2 Comments
Maria de Lourdes Sobrino: Success with Gelatin Desserts

Maria de Lourdes Sobrino stumbled upon the idea of selling ready-made gelatin products in cups after failing to find the products in the United States. A favorite dessert in her native Mexico, Maria felt that there’s a huge market, though untapped, in the United States for delicious gelatin, flan and rice pudding desserts. In 1982, […]

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Karen Belasco Staitman: Success with Custom Fortune Cookies

| June 21, 2008 | 6 Comments
Karen Belasco Staitman: Success with Custom Fortune Cookies

Some of the best ideas are created unexpectedly. Karen Belasco Straitman, a party planner, created giant fortune cookies for party invitations. While walking in a department store in 1995, she saw apples that have been decorated and thought about her giant fortune cookies. She had the idea of dipping the giant fortune cookies in chocolate, […]

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Catherine Keane: Tapping a Lucrative Ipod Niche

| June 13, 2008 | 12 Comments
Catherine Keane: Tapping a Lucrative Ipod Niche

Ipods are the hottest music accessories today, with the signature white earphones showing up everywhere from subways to streets to offices. In March 2008, about 170 million Ipods have been sold worldwide. Given the popularity of this product, it is no wonder that service industries revolving around Ipod would crop up. HungryPod.com, a business that […]

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Christy Webber: Success in the Landscaping Business

| June 10, 2008 | 0 Comments
Christy Webber: Success in the Landscaping Business

Christy Webber is one of the most succcessful landscape and lawncare business owners today. She is the founder of Christy Webber Landscapes , a full-service landscape provider, offering landscape design, construction, and landscape maintenance programs to residential, commercial and municipal properties throughout Chicago. Her company, which she built from the ground up in 1990, is […]

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A Mom’s Work is Never Done

| May 7, 2008 | 0 Comments
A Mom’s Work is Never Done

Here’s a nice chart from the Heritage Foundation providing a breakdown of a mother’s time — and the chart does not even include the time spent in running a business for the work at home moms out there!

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Kathy Gendel: Success in the Undergarment Business

| April 12, 2008 | 15 Comments
Kathy Gendel: Success in the Undergarment Business

Ever watched QVC? One of QVC’s best selling products is Breezies Intimates, a line of undergarments created by Kathy Gendel. Breezies Intimates is a wide range of undergarments sold exclusively by QVC. What sets the Breezies apart is the patented fabric used in panties and bra linings. More than underwear-as-sexy-objects pitch like Victoria Secret, Breezies […]

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PowerHomeBiz Small & Home Business Blog: Mom Entrepreneurs: 10 Rules for Doing Business

| April 12, 2008 | 3 Comments
PowerHomeBiz Small & Home Business Blog: Mom Entrepreneurs: 10 Rules for Doing Business

Mom Entrepreneurs: 10 Rules for Doing Business Very informative rules for doing business from Kim Levine, a successful woman entrepreneur and Wuvit’s inventor.

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Eureka Moment: Kim Levine, Creator of Wuvit

| April 1, 2008 | 1 Comment
Eureka Moment: Kim Levine, Creator of Wuvit

Great business ideas are everywhere — if you’re willing to look closely. Kim Levine, invented Wuvit, which are little bags that comes in various patterns and provides soothing penetrating moist heat. She describes her eureka moment in her book “Mommy Millionaire: How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea into a Million Dollars and How You […]

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Banu Ozden, Starting a Business After Cancer Diagnosis

| March 11, 2008 | 2 Comments
Banu Ozden, Starting a Business After Cancer Diagnosis

When people are diagnosed with cancer, some panic and wallow in fear; others pray; while many prepare themselves physically and emotionally for the battle ahead. Some will start doing the things they’ve always wanted to do but never did, like travel to some exotic land. But not Banu Ozden. When she heard that she had […]

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