Bird Carving Niche

Bangor Daily News: You’d be forgiven for assuming that Sue Talbot is a taxidermist. With the intricate detail, realistic colors, perfect anatomy and lifelike posing of her bird carvings, it’s hard to tell they’re carved from...
Terra.com: Jessica Mindell, founder of Jessica's Natural Foods, used to hand-deliver her gluten-free granola. Now it's sold in Whole Foods and other grocery chains.Photo courtesy of the company. In May 2009, Jessica Mindell was all set to...

Eco Ink To Your Door

What do schools, homes and offices have in common? Printers. Almost everywhere you look there are printers of varying sizes and brands being used. The cost of keeping them supplied with ink...

Drop Offs Turned Into Money

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: When Zachary Romano graduated from the College at Brockport two years ago he was looking for something he could really enjoy. “There was a few jobs out there, but nothing I really liked...

Yoga Niche

niagarafallsreview.ca: Audra Reid will bend over backwards to get you relaxed and healthy. Cheesy cliches aside, Reid believes yoga is the answer to a less stressful lifestyle, and she has turned what was once a hobby into...
Inquirer.net: Ingenuity and hard work, coupled with sheer luck, have spelled success for this man who has carved his niche in the electrical industry and helped aspiring entrepreneurs turn their business dreams into reality. As a boy,...
Columbus Dispatch: Two area dealers of antique and vintage good say business is good these days despite the nation’s sluggish economy and jitters about jobs. Janet Phillips opened Feathers, an antique store in the Oregon District, in...

Niche Biz: Restoring Cars

HudsonStarObserver.com: You need to find your niche in life, It doesn’t matter what it is and it doesn’t matter how much money you make,” said St. Joseph resident Doug DeRosier. DeRosier has definitely found his niche. He...
Scott Hamlin can rattle off environmental data with a professor's familiarity. It takes at least 400 gallons of water to make a T-shirt. Textile waste makes up at least 5 percent of U.S. landfills. As much...

Niche Biz: Hobby-Shop

Manila Standard Today: For Natalie Kaw, the hobby of scale modeling is an art that needs to be preserved and promoted among today’s youth. She remembers that as a teenager, scale modeling gave her so...
Falkirk Herald: A talented group of crafty people gathered in a local hall recently to prove hobbies can turn into businesses that can help beat the credit crunch. Times are tough for everyone at the moment,...

Niche Biz: Bilingual Attorneys

The National Law Journal: Attorney Americo S. Ventura had a client facing a driving while intoxicated charge in Danbury, Conn. Because the man was from Brazil and spoke only Portuguese, the state Judicial Branch was required...

Niche In Cuban Tradition

New York Times: Ana Pérez reached into a pile of Connecticut shade tobacco leaves and placed one on the small table in front of her. She began spraying the leaf with water and carving it up...
Pueblo Chieftain: Lobsters, tractor restoration and decoy duck painting are among the newest jobs for Colorado’s prison inmates. The program is managed by Colorado Correctional Industries. “We have a staff of 200 and employ 2,000 inmates,” said Steve...
? STLtoday.com: Suppose you can’t pay your mortgage, and you can’t sell your house because you owe more than it’s worth. You’re in quite a pickle. You can stay until the sheriff shows up with the move-out order....
Premiumbeautynews.com: The men’s cosmetics market continues to grow at rapid pace but a brand’s success depends on its ability to adapt to this new customers, which are still reluctant to enter in outlets perceived as a...

Low-Cost Biz To Start

Business Insider: Auction Lister If you have a camera, reasonable photography skills and an Internet connection, you could make money listing items on online auction sites for other people. It is estimated that 30 percent of all...
South Bend Tribune: Heartland Environmental Associates Inc., started in 1990 with a focus on removing underground storage tanks, has established a niche as a comprehensive cleanup firm from building demolition to brownfield redevelopment. The company has handled...
Sydney Morning Herald: Amid the gloom of Melbourne's retailing winter, a handful of shops are savouring the sweet taste of success. Narrow windows displaying row upon row of plump sugary treats are suddenly everywhere. They're selling decadence...
Boston Globe: It was New Year’s Eve, and she had been drinking. It was late. And that was the moment the world chose to welcome Sarah LaRose to the not-so-exclusive club of people who...