The Huffington Post: Leslie Newton utilized her experience as a frustrated actor writing and performing sketch comedy and improv at the renowned Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles to help her through the challenge of entering the...
Arizona Daily Star: Tom Brown and his partner, Page Burr, really did start their company in Brown's 600-square-foot garage in 1956. It grew into a high-tech electronics firm that employed 1,200 people and sold its products...
Can a YouTube video get your business into Wal-Mart? If it goes viral, it just might. The NY Times has more: On Tuesday, Provo, Utah-based Orabrush Inc. announced its flagship product – a...
Green Bay Press Gazette: With 15 years of gymnastics experience, both as a participant and coach, Karas looked for a way that she could develop a business that helped her use her talents. Her first thought...
Singularity Hub: Philip M. Parker, Professor of Marketing at INSEAD Business School, has had a side project for over 10 years. He’s created a computer system that can write books about specific subjects in...
Little Mollie Price is a six year old candy entrepreneur, according to the Daily Mail. She is now celebrating the launch of her third shop called ‘Mollie’s’ in the Welsh market town of Welshpool. Sweet...
The next time you feel like running out to buy some ice cream, Fruitfull® might change your mind. A product that is offered by Happy and Healthy Products, Inc., this frozen fruit bar offers...
It doesn’t take much to completely revamp an entire industry if you have a new idea and a great execution. In 2006, roofing salesman David Carlson vented to his brother-in-law about his frustrations...
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise: When the decision is made to sell some gold jewelry, there’s no shortage of businesses willing to buy it. With the rise in the prices of precious metals in recent years, gold buyers have...

Niche Biz: DaddyScrubs

Robert Nickell's idea for DaddyScrubs came to him when his wife was busy picking out her hospital gown for the labor and delivery of their son. He wanted something special that set him apart from...
According to Orlando Sentinel, Jason Bailey plays a big part in the evolution of radio. At the very least, his company is finding creative ways to make some money through advertising. His company creates radio...
Tim Harris has Down syndrome, and also owns his own restaurant called Tim's Place. There, they serve breakfast, lunch and hugs. According to Tim, "The hugs are way more important than the food. The food...
When Lee Palleschi was a boy, his dad made wine in the basement. He loved to watch the stomping of the grapes and the sweet smell of the fermenting grapes. His father explained...
The Huffington Post: During World War II, wives of American military officers who lived at the Eagle Pass. Texas. base would often venture over the Rio Grande River to the nearby Mexican town of Piedras Negras....
Dennis Anderson never expected to be homeless. After all, he had a college degree. (Sarcasm) Unfortunately, that plus the money he earned at his retail jobs in Massachusetts, barely paid the bills. ...
A few years ago, Greg Hankerson was an investment banker in Phoenix with a problem. No, not a problem at work. A problem at home. His wife wanted a patio, and Hankerson was too cheap to...
Indianapolis Star: When Angela Abney of Bargersville made a few trips through area farmers markets, she noted that customers might appreciate something meatier than vegetables and plants. “A lot of people want to know where their food...

The Water Sommelier

When I hear the word sommelier, I think of a wine professional; someone who tastes wine for a living. It seems I was too narrow in my definition. In Germany, there’s a water sommelier who...
Worldcrunch: A cozy fire burns in the waiting room’s fireplace. There’s a cowhide rug on the floor and antlers on the wall, along with a photograph of an imposing mountain peak. A woman wearing...
The House of Air is an indoor trampoline park in a former aircraft hanger in San Francisco’s Crissy Fields. Unlike most trampoline parks, House of Air doesn’t just target kids for birthdays and play dates. ...