People’s Choice Beef Jerky: The Original Artisanal Food Company

People’s Choice Beef Jerky, a fourth-generation family business in L.A., switched in the 1990s from purveyor of meats and sausages to an artisanal snack brand. Today, the company turns 20,000 pounds of beef each week into the cowboy campfire snack, with flavors ranging from Classic to Sriracha and Carne Seca.

People’s Choice Beef Jerky: The Original Artisanal Food Company

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The 10 Best Fictional Businesses

Though they might not have to have file taxes or register with their local governments, these 10 fictional businesses are pretty iconic institutions—depending, of course, on your level of television show fandom.

The 10 Best Fictional Businesses

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Innovation that matters

 

How One Man Helps Vets Sharpen Their Culinary Skills

Chef David James Robinson founded Culinary Command in 2010 to help train veterans as well as active military members for careers in the culinary arts—without charging them a penny.

How One Man Helps Vets Sharpen Their Culinary Skills

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4 Companies Helping You Help Others

Chances are you’ve donated money before to a friend or family member who’s trying to raise money for a cause. But have you ever thought about what makes that transaction possible? There is, it turns out, an entire industry that has cropped up over the past few years, making charitable giving as simple as buying something from Amazon. Since December is synonymous with the holiday season, we thought it was fitting to profile a handful of the companies that enable individuals and nonprofits to raise money. ‘Tis the season to give thanks, as the saying goes, so thanks we shall give. FirstGiving Among the earliest entrants into the sector, FirstGiving partners with both nonprofits and individuals seeking to raise money for any manner of causes. The company, which is headquartered in Boston and was acquired by payment processing firm FrontStream, lets users build donor pages that are easily shareable across […]

4 Companies Helping You Help Others

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Put Your Money Where Your Draft Is

–This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup News at the 1776 site– Finding cash on the street was just the affirmation that Andy Frank needed to assure him that his energy-efficiency-related startup idea was a good one. From there, Frank launched Sealed, which guarantees energy savings for homeowners who might otherwise be skeptical that they could legitimately save.  With Frank, the startup’s founder and CEO, pitching, Sealed won the energy category in New York’s Challenge Cup competition last week and will advance to the Challenge Festival in May. Just after his victory, Frank explained which kind of homeowners he’s trying to help first and how Sealed’s savings guarantee works. What problem is Sealed specifically trying to tackle within the energy efficiency space? Energy efficiency is a huge opportunity. It’s basically off the charts. But the single biggest thing, by a long shot, that’s preventing the scaling of energy efficiency is confidence […]

Put Your Money Where Your Draft Is

Challenge Cup | Creating opportunity

Philly Fashion Goes Mobile With The Smak Parlour Fashion Truck

When two Philadelphia entrepreneurs needed to expand their business, they decided to think outside of the box. The result? Smak Parlour, their fashion boutique, went, well, mobile.

Philly Fashion Goes Mobile With The Smak Parlour Fashion Truck

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From FedEx to Airbnb: How E-Commerce Drives Growth (INFOGRAPHIC)

This infographic explores the evolution of e-commerce and its effect on business and the innovation economy.

From FedEx to Airbnb: How E-Commerce Drives Growth (INFOGRAPHIC)

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10 Popular Entrepreneurial Television Characters

Here's a list of 10 popular entrepreneurial television characters. Before you read on, however, be warned: There are some spoilers ahead.

10 Popular Entrepreneurial Television Characters

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