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Niche Biz: Heirloom Food

Her three-year-old company, The Scrumptious Pantry, has seen sales increase fourfold in 2011.


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Business Idea: Cupcake Liner Website

Even in a bad economy, the profits are sweet for a specialized business that caters to kids of all ages.


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Niche Biz: MtEverClimb

MtEverClimb is a revolutionary, continuous rope-climbing machine that simulates actual rope climbing, one of the oldest forms of successful physical training.


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Making Snow: Even in the Summer

SnowMagic is a company that makes snow… in any season, even in the dog days of summer.


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Niche Biz: Pay-As-You-Go Office Space

Oficio, which opened last month, caters to start-up entrepreneurs who don’t necessarily have the means to commit to a long-term lease.


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Family Finds Niche Selling Scrubs

Creating a thriving business in this sour economy is a tall order, but one local man has combined technology and ambition into a business plan that is showing promise after only a matter of months.


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Niche Biz: Bacon Freak

BaconFreak.com actually has roots in the wine business.


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Selling Quirky Products To Retailers

Laura Silverthorn is the founder of Mother Ink, they make temporary tattoos for expectant mothers.


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The Ultimate Wheelchair

In the six years since that first garage tinkering, Lasher has built Lasher Sport, crafting custom wheelchairs and handcycles that can roll on sandy beaches, ski on snowy mountaintops and careen terrifyingly fast down the slopes of the Swiss Alps.