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Niche Biz: Funny Employee Awards

Know a person at work that would be perfect for The Heinz Ketchup Award for always making others wait?


Music Lessons From Afar

The first note of Ray Foulkes’ weekly piano lesson is the staccato double ring of his telephone.


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Why I Didn’t Think Of That

Unique products to inspire and amuse.


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100-Proof Turkey

That’s because the nation’s first 100-proof vodka-infused turkey has arrived, and just in time, right?


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Zoo To Sell ‘Reindeer Gem’ Necklaces

The enterprising “gem”ologists at Miller Park Zoo now are offering necklace pendants from dried reindeer droppings, joining the explosively popular ornaments that debuted last year.


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Short On Cash?

There’s no recession in barter,” said Debbie Lombardi as she navigated the crowd at the Barter Business Unlimited’s Annual Business & Holiday Barter Show, in Bristol, Conn.


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Find Ten People Who’ll Buy

I recently reviewed hundreds of startup pitches at Capital Factory, an early stage accelerator program for tech startups.



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Who Was Frank Sprague?

Two of his key inventions — the first electric motor that ran at a constant speed under various loads and the self-propelled train car–led to the trolleys and later, to commuter trains.


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The Biz Of BBQ

As Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of the summer grill season, looms, the industry remains red hot.


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