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Grower Finds Tasty Niche

Jimmy Berke checks on trays of bright red tomatoes drying in a specially equipped 90-degree solar room that includes dehumidifiers and fans, reports The Palm Beach Post. He’s pleased to see they’re coming along, soon to be on their way to customers who love the sun-dried products his business Leechango Plantation at Turtle Creek produces.

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Teen Entrepreneur Scares Up Biz

Jordan Renda has always loved Halloween, not so much for the trick-or-treating, but for the opportunity to scare family, friends and now, complete strangers. The Jacksonville Business Journal reports the 16-year-old Creekside High School junior and now Haunted Productions LLC president is experiencing his first year in the professional haunted house industry as the creator

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Starting a Business in 3 Steps

Starting a business doesn’t have to be hard. Business Insider offers these three simple steps: Keep it service-based and simplistic. When starting a business, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You must make it as simplistic as possible. Find a niche area. Keep your new business niche. Keep it as niche as possible. Think

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Why Young Entrepreneurs Fail

Are you young and enterprising? Get ready to crash and burn. Every entrepreneur will fail at some point, says start-up investor Alex Taussig. But those under 30 tend to fail in ways that are “wholly unnecessary,” he writes in Fortune, ratting off a list of “15 mistakes young entrepreneurs make but don’t have to.” Among

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Will Crowdfunding Survive?

As we’ve seen, using crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter can be a great way to cobble together some cash in a down economy. They allow customers, friends, and strangers to invest in businesses in exchange for a small revenue share later on. But The Wall Street Journal reveals they also have their drawbacks. Most sites,

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