When I Grow Up…

How many people have finished that sentence with doctor, lawyer, fireman, or police officer? A new title is making its mark among today’s youth, though. That title is: entrepreneur. A recent released Gallup poll shows that 77% want to be their own boss. Forty-five percent plan to start their own business and 42% said they

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Shoe Biz Finds Its Footing

Toledo Blade: So far, Stikii Shoes — the name refers to colorful patches and emblems that children can stick on the shoes — is in its infancy. Mr. Chew leased a generic vending cart at Westfield Franklin Park during December to unveil his product and test its potential. But in an effort to prevent people

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Catering To Kids Birthday Parties

It all started just over a year ago when Mia Mothershed couldn’t find the right place for her daughter’s birthday party. Now she is the proud owner of Carter Symone Premier Parties for Girls, reports Montgomery Advertiser. Mia Mothershed now conducts at least three parties a week that feature more than a dozen themes including

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Niche Biz: Bouncin’ Bus

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 was to open a gymnastic club, but a competitive analysis showed that this market was already saturated. “So, I

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