Tag: Startup Stories

Chanell Scott: Providing Good Stuff for Good Living

| September 29, 2009 | 2 Comments
Chanell Scott: Providing Good Stuff for Good Living

The growing number of eco-consumers is slowly shifting how companies are doing business today. More and more consumers understand that they have a big impact on the health of our planet. As such, they are looking for products that functional and stylish, yet earth-friendly. To address this consumer trend, Chanell R. Scott started Guffly.com offering eco friendly products and fair trade lifestyle goods like home, pet, clothing, office and personal accessories.

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Jen Husted: Success in the Graphic Design Business

| September 17, 2009 | 7 Comments
Jen Husted: Success in the Graphic Design Business

Jen Husted has always loved the creative process. After years of freelancing as a graphic designer, she started her own graphic design studio in Chicago called JIH Designs. Learn how Jen started her graphic design business and the challenges she faces.

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Jessica Singer: Success One Deal at a Time with MamaBargains.com

| July 18, 2008 | 2 Comments
Jessica Singer: Success One Deal at a Time with MamaBargains.com

With the economy in the doldrums, everyone needs a little bargain nowadays, especially for families raising little kids. MamaBargains.com is a new online store that offers baby products at least 50% off its retail value (or even up to 80% off in some cases). Read the interview with Jessica Singer, founder of MamaBargains.com

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Kobold Toys: How a Brick and Mortar Toy Store is Moving to the Web

| March 18, 2008 | 2 Comments
Kobold Toys: How a Brick and Mortar Toy Store is Moving to the Web

The specialty toy store Kobold Toys has been in existence in Panama for the last four years, and is now venturing in the US via the Web. We interviewed Anna Eiras, co-founder of Kobold Toys Online to share her experiences in bringing a new business to the Web.

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Kimberly Mann: How to be a Virtual Assistant

| January 19, 2006 | 19 Comments
Kimberly Mann: How to be a Virtual Assistant

Kimberly Mann of Hatfield, PA, a founding member of Women’s Business Forum, is one of those who saw the growth potential of the virtual assistance business.

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Amilya Antonetti: How a Family Need Spurred a Profitable Business

| September 15, 2005 | 19 Comments
Amilya Antonetti: How a Family Need Spurred a Profitable Business

Amilya Antonetti struggled to find a cure for her son’s ailments, and found with it a successful business. Learn how Amilya started her business manufacturing hypoallergenic cleaning products and then turning it into a $10 million business.

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Chilly-Dawg: Tapping the Growing Gourmet Pet Food Market 2

| April 18, 2005 | 1 Comment
Chilly-Dawg: Tapping the Growing Gourmet Pet Food Market 2

People enjoy eating ice cream, so why shouldn’t dogs enjoy ice cream, too? Sounds preposterous for some but the lack of frozen delights specifically made for pet dogs gave Becky Marshall of Chicago, Illinois this bright and unique idea to start a business offering all natural frozen treats for canine pets.

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Chilly-Dawg: Tapping the Growing Gourmet Pet Food Market

| April 18, 2005 | 3 Comments
Chilly-Dawg: Tapping the Growing Gourmet Pet Food Market

People enjoy eating ice cream, so why shouldn’t dogs enjoy ice cream, too? Sounds preposterous for some but the lack of frozen delights specifically made for pet dogs gave Becky Marshall of Chicago, Illinois this bright and unique idea to start a business offering all natural frozen treats for canine pets.

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CurlieGirl: Knitting their Way to Success in the Fashion Business

| March 17, 2005 | 1 Comment
CurlieGirl: Knitting their Way to Success in the Fashion Business

With so much competition nowadays, a small business needs to create buzz and excitement to survive. That’s exactly what Vicky Prazdnik and Lori Mozzone did in their startup fashion business Curliegirl

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