Small Biz

The Dog Who Breathed A New Biz

The New York Times: Who would have thought that a middle-age couple who held government jobs and were a tad unsure what an entrepreneur was would make a small fortune from their beloved dog’s bad breath? Joe and Judy Roetheli (pronounced RATE-lee) of Kansas City, Mo., founders of S&M NuTec, maker of Greenies dog treats, […]

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Eggsellent Venture

Reporter-News: On a warm Wednesday morning, David Dantzler pulls out a couple of pages of meticulously written charts that detail just how many eggs his 36 chickens have produced. For about nine months now, David, 13, has commanded the clucking crowd, selling their eggs as part of his own in-home business. Later, as he reaches

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Small By Choice

Nick Lessins and Lydia Esparza pride themselves on meeting high standards for quality, but not necessarily for catering to the demands of their customers. They are co-owners of Great Lake, a small Chicago pizza shop that has seen the mixed blessing of great reviews, reports The New York Times. The couple wanted to start a

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The Future Of Small Biz Lending

Crain’s New York Business: At banks with more than $10 billion in assets, 10.2% of loan applications from small businesses were approved in May, down from 10.6% in April—and from 11.7% in January and February, according to surveys of small business customers of Biz2Credit, a Manhattan-based company that matches small businesses with lenders. Although regional

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Dressing For Success Is Real

USA Today: Clothes are an important part of your business image, even in a small business. If you’re too casual, you may not seem professional to your customers, employees, or even yourself. If you’re overdressed, you may seem to be “trying too hard” when you meet with a more casually dressed prospect, or you may

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