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Hawaiian Hops: How This Entrepreneurial Maui Couple Brewed Success in the Craft Beer Business

Garrett and Melanie launched their dream business in 2005 as a seven-barrel brewpub in Hawaii, using their own savings and sweat equity, and with support from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Hawaiian Hops: How This Entrepreneurial Maui Couple Brewed Success in the Craft Beer Business

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Why This Veteran Real Estate Entrepreneur Prides Himself on Hiring Other Veterans

In addition to hiring veterans himself, John Warren also works to help other founders understand the value that veterans can bring to their businesses.

Why This Veteran Real Estate Entrepreneur Prides Himself on Hiring Other Veterans

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How This Enterprising Mother-Daughter Duo Empower Women Entrepreneurs Across the Globe

Through their coaching venture, Stacia and Ariana Pierce help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses, increase revenues and achieve their dreams.

How This Enterprising Mother-Daughter Duo Empower Women Entrepreneurs Across the Globe

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Shark Tank’s Daymond John: How Coworking Spaces Can Supercharge Your Startup

Here are the Shark Tank star investor's top tips for taking your business to the next level through coworking and collaborating.

Shark Tank’s Daymond John: How Coworking Spaces Can Supercharge Your Startup

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A Business Built by Black Belts: One Couple’s Entrepreneurial Karate Journey

Tara and Colin Van Deusen opened a California karate studio together after falling head over heels for martial arts — and for each other.

A Business Built by Black Belts: One Couple’s Entrepreneurial Karate Journey

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How This Entrepreneur Stretched Her Mobile Yoga Startup Across Los Angeles

McKenna Rowe stretched her startup from a one-woman venture into a thriving mobile yoga business that serves dozens of corporate clients across Los Angeles.

How This Entrepreneur Stretched Her Mobile Yoga Startup Across Los Angeles

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Her Startup’s Goal: Breaking Down the Biggest Barrier to Playing Lacrosse

Welcome to Becoming the Boss, our series celebrating small business owners who have made the transition from solo-entrepreneur to employer. Check back periodically for new installments. Lacrosse has been surging in popularity over the past decade, joining gymnastics as the only two team sports to see participation grow among children age 6 to 17 since 2015. However, there is an important obstacle standing in the way of the continued growth of the sport: High-quality lacrosse gear is so expensive that many families would struggle to afford it. Where others might have seen a hurdle, 15-year-old lacrosse player and former “Shark Tank” contestant Rachel Zietz saw an opportunity to make the game more accessible. “I’ve learned from many leaders that when you see a problem, you can translate it into an opportunity,” Zieitz said in a recent interview, sounding every bit the seasoned entrepreneur. Gladiator Lacrosse, the sports equipment business Zietz […]

Her Startup’s Goal: Breaking Down the Biggest Barrier to Playing Lacrosse

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Three Entrepreneurs. Two Countries. One Life-Changing Collision Over Coffee

Welcome to Becoming the Boss, our series celebrating small business owners who have made the transition from solo-entrepreneur to employer. Check back periodically for new installments. Tucked between the mountains of central Pennsylvania is the town of State College, home of Penn State University. Nicknamed “Happy Valley,” much of the town’s activity revolves around student life and university events, such as Nittany Lion football games, homecoming, and graduation. Loaded with term papers, research projects and exams, quality coffee is a necessity for the 46,000 undergraduates that call Happy Valley home. Several local and regional shops compete to keep students caffeinated, but none are more unique than Barranquero Café, which has been making a splash with students since it opened in April. Barranquero Café is the brainchild of State College native Susan Jermusyk and her uncle, Gerry Kistler, the latter of whom was inspired to open his own coffee shop after […]

Three Entrepreneurs. Two Countries. One Life-Changing Collision Over Coffee

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Beyoncé & Bill Gates: A Match Made in Pop Music Heaven?

Pop singers and rappers love to brag about their footwear (from their Ugg boots to their Louboutins), million-dollar homes and expensive bling. These days tech entrepreneurs are surprisingly becoming the go-to people to name-drop in songs, with Bill Gates being the mogul of choice to reference. Here are some of the best pop songs to reference Silicon Valley and its high-powered entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur: Bill Gates, Microsoft Song: “Formation” by Beyoncé I might get your song played on the radio station, cause I slay You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, cause I slay I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making When Beyoncé dropped her newest single, “Formation,” right before the 2016 Super Bowl, her die-hard fan base – known as the Beyhive – was ecstatic. And one of the crowd’s favorite lines was when Queen Bey compared herself to Microsoft co-founder Bill […]

Beyoncé & Bill Gates: A Match Made in Pop Music Heaven?

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In Detroit, a Green Garage is a Metaphor for Urban Reinvention

Detroit is a tale of two cities. The question is which narrative about Detroit do you believe? Green Garage proves that the smart money is on both.

In Detroit, a Green Garage is a Metaphor for Urban Reinvention

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