New Biz: Smog Inspection Delivery

photo credit: 29856334@N00 There is one tiny upside to the onerous amounts of regulation that governments continue to generate: they occasionally allow smart entrepreneurs to create businesses that help people navigate through them. Here’s one such story: As Memphis city leaders try to find ways to lessen car inspection wait times like waiving emissions testing […]

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The Women In The Body Shop

The Tennessean: You might not expect a 71 year-old widow and her daughter to be at the helm of one of the oldest and most successful body shops in Hendersonville, but that’s all in a day’s work at Rivergate Body Shop. Ruth Gann and daughter Pam Barrett operate the local business, along with Barrett’s husband,

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Drive-Up Grocery Takes Off

On a recent evening in this southern French city, Maurice Berrayah parked his black Renault sedan outside a gray warehouse, and a Chronodrive supermarket employee packed his trunk with a week’s worth of milk, wine, eggs and other foodstuffs his wife had ordered online earlier in the day. “We don’t have to go grocery shopping

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Taking Sweets To The Streets

Listen up, buttercream lovers, a cupcake truck is making its first San Francisco appearance dispensing deliciousness in varieties that include Red Velvet, Twinkie, and S’more. Called Cupkates, the truck rolled out last week at Caltopia, Berkeley’s annual campus welcome fest. Owner Kate McEachern — a former managing editor at Dwell magazine — told SFoodie the

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Wrap Your Car For Cash

cashURwheels is an Australian firm that serves as an online marketplace connecting drivers directly with companies interested in vehicle-based ads reports trendspotter Springwise. Whereas carvertising agencies ask drivers to register their vehicles in the hopes of eventually being one of the few selected to be part of a large campaign, cashURwheels connects drivers directly with

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