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10 Things You Didn’t Know About These Famous Entrepreneurs Who Got Their Start as Students (Quiz)

Take this fun fact-filled quiz to see how much you know about these famous student entrepreneurs.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About These Famous Entrepreneurs Who Got Their Start as Students (Quiz)

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This Boston University Student Funded Her College Dreams by Starting a Jewelry Company

What began as a side project suddenly snowballed when businesses began to contact Emma Johnson about selling her products in their stores.

This Boston University Student Funded Her College Dreams by Starting a Jewelry Company

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Meet the New York City Christmas Tree Entrepreneur Who Sells Spiffed-Up Spruces to the Stars

Scott Lechner and his team of Santa’s helpers don’t just sell fresh-cut spruces from their busy curbside tree lots, they also fully decorate and deliver them, too.

Meet the New York City Christmas Tree Entrepreneur Who Sells Spiffed-Up Spruces to the Stars

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How Startup Optoro Helps Groupon Keep Returns Out of the Trash

When Groupon doubled-down on slashing its product waste and carbon emissions, the ecommerce giant turned to a startup called Optoro.

How Startup Optoro Helps Groupon Keep Returns Out of the Trash

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Here’s Where Your Christmas Tree Comes From

Ever asked where do Christmas trees come from? We spoke with a Christmas tree farmer to learn everything we could about the mysterious—and ubiquitous—tree.

Here’s Where Your Christmas Tree Comes From

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Seneca Falls, Depicted In ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ Is Still A Tourist Hot Spot

The movie "It’s a Wonderful Life" continues to be a major economic driver in Seneca Falls, New York, the town that Bedford Falls is based on.

Seneca Falls, Depicted In ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ Is Still A Tourist Hot Spot

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These Sisters Transform Discarded Military Gear Into High Fashion – And Support Veterans in the Process

Sword & Plough transforms thousands of pounds of military surplus materials into stylish yet sturdy clothes, totes, and accessories.

These Sisters Transform Discarded Military Gear Into High Fashion – And Support Veterans in the Process

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‘Turkeys Can Be Aggressive!’ Q&A With Koch Turkey Farms

When it comes to turkeys, there are two distinct kinds, explains Brock Stein. “I would also say that they can really have one of two personalities: They can be really nonchalant, or they can be kind of aggressive,” says Stein, the vice president of strategic development at Koch Farms. “I would say that groupthink would be the psychological term for them. They travel in packs, so when one gobbles, the whole place gobbles—that’s how I think of it!” Stein knows a lot about turkeys. He is now the fourth-generation of family members to work at Koch’s Turkey, a farm his great-grandfather started in 1939. Though he’s worked at the farm in varying capacities his whole life, Stein has assumed a full-time role since April, when he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. This being Thanksgiving week, we spoke with Stein about the family business, and we traveled to Koch’s Turkey farm […]

‘Turkeys Can Be Aggressive!’ Q&A With Koch Turkey Farms

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Main Street, International: Small Business Goes Global Through Trade

Once upon a time, small business expansion meant opening a new location in the next town over or pushing your sales force across state lines. That’s all changed, and today, America’s small business owners are increasingly looking to international trade to help them reach new customers in markets abroad. We took stock of the value that selling globally brings to U.S. small businesses and how – for a sector that supports 41 million U.S. jobs – trade continues to be a major opportunity for growth on Main Street. Check out the numbers below. For more information on the economic impact of trade, visit our sister site, Above the Fold.

Main Street, International: Small Business Goes Global Through Trade

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A KISS and a Rockin’ Salute to America’s Veterans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) program this past summer partnered with legendary rock band KISS to give veterans a chance to work directly with the band – and during one concert in Pennsylvania, the crew and their honorary roadie invited us to come along. Check out the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at Army Master Sgt. Greg Newton’s once-in-a-lifetime experience. As part of the partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, KISS hired veterans to work as roadies for a day at each of their more than 30 stops on the “Freedom to Rock Tour.” As you can see above, those selected worked side-by-side with KISS staff to set up and break down the set, received backstage access to shows, and enjoyed intimate pre-show performances with members of the band. Related: 5 COMPANIES THAT MAKE HIRING VETERANS A PRIORITY “Our military heroes are called upon sometimes […]

A KISS and a Rockin’ Salute to America’s Veterans

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