Family Finds Niche Selling Scrubs

Chicago Tribune: 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. Combining the convenience of Internet shopping, an ever-expanding medical field and competitive prices, James Bell saw a market […]

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Biz Idea: Johnny Cupcakes

BusinessWeek: In 2001, Johnny Earle dropped out of music college after just two weeks. On a lark, he made a T-shirt with an image of a cupcake atop a pair of cross bones. The trenchantly iconic design got noticed and people started asking to buy his tees. Earle began selling them out of the trunk

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Purses from Old Boots

Seems that today, you almost resell anything if you turn something old into something chic: Three retired sisters have found a way to give old boots new life by turning them into stylish purses of all shapes and sizes. Gayle Maloney, Debra Fink and Vicki Mabery say they’ve been avid readers of a national magazine

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The Female Willy Wonka

If I was the beautiful child of a famous fashion designer, I’d imagine that I’d go into some kind of fashion related business. Not so with the daughter of Ralph Lauren. Dylan Lauren saw Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at her 5th birthday and from that moment on she knew the direction her life

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Niche: Online Tie Rental

Tie Society is an online rental service (like Netflix) that rents designer ties. Membership plans start at $10.95 for one item and go up $49.95 per month for 10 items. If you really like a tie, you can buy it at a discount instead of sending it back. Tie Society allows you to build an

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Mobile Fashion Trucks

Fashion trucks are on the road, and are growing in popularity with each mile they log. The trend got the attention of CNN last week, when they published an article about Abigail Franklin, a mobile fashion entrepreneur in Tennessee. After spending about $25,000 on startup fees, Franklin began selling jewelry and menswear around Nashville. From

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