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What It’s Really Like to Own a McDonald’s Franchise

From about the age of 19 I worked at McDonald’s, worked my way up from the bottom, and eventually became a Shift Manager.


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Men in Kilts

Men In Kilts, a window and exterior building cleaning company, has taken their kilted lads down south.


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Wine Making From Outer Space

Ian Hutcheon is a 40 year old British astronomer living in Chile that has has combined his two great loves, astronomy and wine making.



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Cold-Buster: From Disaster To Success

Initially designed as a fast and efficient way for Canadian soldiers to fight off hypothermia, the Cold-Buster – the culmination of 18 years of research using more than $1 million in funding – was promising to become a success with athletes and backcountry enthusiasts.


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Cork N Canvas: The Accidental Franchise

Like many new small-business owners, Cathy Deano knew nothing about franchising when she and a partner launched a series of bring-your-own-wine painting classes in Mandeville, La., four years ago.


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Ecoscraps Makes Compost from Food Waste

Did you know that each year Americans throw away more than 30 million tons of food waste and that this waste accounts for nearly a quarter of all landfill waste?


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Niche Biz: Bacon Freak

BaconFreak.com actually has roots in the wine business.


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Inventor’s Greatest Creation: The Flak Jacket

In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers’ prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game.


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Inventor Creates New Drywall Cutting Tool

Adam Pauze is one of those people.