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Ankit grows rapidly -- from headphones to home goods

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Mon, 2014-12-15 15:16

The 31-year-old entrepreneur, for example, created products such as noise-isolating earphones shaped like ice cream sundaes or pink cupcakes.

And after succeeding with ear budgets, headphones and phone cases, his Boca Raton company -- named after himself, Ankit -- is expanding into home goods. His company is creating wall canvases, pillows and throws, from blue floral ones to those with gold geometric designs.

Marlene's Music: When a passion pays off

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Mon, 2014-12-15 15:10

Marlene Hutchinson has always been interested in music. As a child, she played piano and clarinet. Twelve years ago, the Laguna Hills mom decided to learn guitar as a New Year’s resolution.

Shortly after that resolution, Hutchinson “fell in love with the guitar.” Friends started asking her to show them a few things and eventually she started giving guitar lessens. Her passion quickly turned into a business, Marlene’s Music.

Bad Girl Ventures graduates new class as growth continues

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Thu, 2014-12-18 15:07

Cincinnati's business accelerator boosting women-owned companies has crowned its final winners for 2014 in a program that has doubled in size since its inception in 2010.

Two Franchises Help Revitalize Strip Mall in Lakewood – Dunkin’Donuts and Jimmy John’s

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Thu, 2014-12-18 12:26

Two of Lakewood Township’s newest businesses held their grand openings recently – a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owned by Ram Hegde and his family, and a Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches franchise, the first in Ocean County, owned by Garrett and Courtney Hogan.

TC brothers grow sporting equipment lights business

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Thu, 2014-12-18 12:22

Late nights sometimes turn into early mornings when the Porter brothers work in the shop set up in their grandmother's garage.

Family and friends help assemble packages of sticky LED lights made for sporting equipment, trying to build up an inventory before the holidays hit.

Does traditional small business mentoring fit into today’s entrepreneurship equation?

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Mon, 2014-12-08 11:40

In an era when traditional business plans seem passé and specialized financial advice is only as far away as your smartphone, where do tried-and-true business counseling programs fit into the entrepreneurship equation?

It’s a tough question, and it’s David R. Bobbitt’s to answer.

The Conversation: Barbara Coffin

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Mon, 2014-12-08 11:36

Bend video-production company rebounds

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Mon, 2014-12-08 11:33

Visual Thinking Northwest scraped by during the recent recession, relying on a handful of loyal clients, freelance work by co-founder Kevin Raichl and outside income generated by his wife and business partner, Natalie Raichl, to stay afloat, he said recently.

Owner hopes support for new JP bookshop speaks volumes

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Mon, 2014-12-01 11:03

A new bookstore is opening in Jamaica Plain today, determined to survive — even thrive — at a time when e-books and Amazon are pushing independent booksellers ever closer to extinction.

Papercuts, JP, at 5 Green St., has been a dream of Kate Layte, who’s lived in the neighborhood for nearly five years, and yearned for a place where people could lose themselves in an eclectic collection of books.

100 Business Sites You Should Be Following

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Mon, 2014-12-01 10:57

Where do you get news and information for running your small business? If one of the places is on the Internet, you’re certainly not alone.

Journalist Jerry Cox compiled this list of top small business sites based on factors like Alexa rank, Facebook friends and Twitter followers.

Here at Small Business Trends, we’re honored to be in such distinguished company.

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