Still In Biz: Barber Poles

The red-and-white poles that adorn barber shops may be iconic, but they’re fast fading into a nostalgic relic according to a story at CNNMoney. William Marvy Company, the last known manufacturer in North America of the poles, typically sells 500 of them each year, down from 5,100 in the company’s late-1960s heyday. Bob Marvy, a

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Sweet-Talk Your Way To A Sale

The business card creativity stream keeps on flowing…. On the heels of the business card catapult and business card penny cannon – and not to mention the resignation letter cake – there’s now the locally baked business card cookie! The Boston Herald says Danvers pastry chef Kelly Delaney, owner of the Cakes for Occasions bakery,

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Niche Biz: SpareFoot Storeage

NicheGeek: Chuck Gordon, then an art student at UCLA, balked at the thousands of dollars he would have to pay to store his belongings while spending a semester in Singapore two years ago. He ended up stowing his stuff in friends’ homes and garages. Gordon thought plenty of people with extra space would rent it

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Niche Biz: Dating for Gardeners (Cultivate a Date) is a dating website for people with a shared interest in gardening, horticulture, botany, and the environment. From the site: The newest and freshest way of finding people with a common interest in the world of flowers — in its widest connotation, anything botanical whether it be as basic as having

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Niche Biz: Turbie Twist

In 2005, new college graduate Angela Carr and her slightly younger sister Christina Cummings found themselves buying the rights for a small, super-absorbent hair towel from Pittsburgh Plastics, a company that the sisters felt was vastly underutilizing the product, according to a story at The women renamed the hair towel the Turbie Twist and

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