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Entries by Drew Guarini from 05/2012

Entrepreneurial Studies Taking Root At Historically Black Colleges

Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business

Howard University's School of Business has long offered courses in starting, running and managing a company. Many of its students have taken advantage...

Small-Business Owners' Outlook Highest Since July 2008

Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business

Although hiring among small businesses dropped from 75,000 to 40,000 new jobs in April, a new survey shows that optimism on Main Street is still risin...

Kickstarter Turns 3: 'We're Still Learning How To Use It'

Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Three years into the web's most popular crowdfunding experiment, Kickstarter is still learning the ropes. The Lower East Side-based sta...

'Made In America' Skillets: State-Shaped Cookware

Posted 05.01.2012 | Small Business

Have you ever wanted sunny-side up eggs shaped like Florida? How about a California shaped cake? Combining America’s enduring patriotism and endless...

Instant, Stylish Backyard Offices

Posted 05.02.2012 | Small Business

It's the instant office — or as close to one as you might get. Single-room structures made by a growing number of companies can be delivered to the ...

Greek Yogurt Maker Chobani Takes Home 2012 SBA Entrepreneurship Award

Posted 05.02.2012 | Small Business

Chobani has come a long way since the days of one buyer, five employees and the remains of a shuttered yogurt plant in New York. The Small Business...

You've Got... Kathleen King

Posted 05.02.2012 | Small Business

Kathleen King, owner of Tate's Bake Shop, explains what it was like having her chocolate chip cookie deemed the best in America by Consumer Reports. K...

RGFT Noteboard: The Dry Erase Board That Fits In Your Pocket

Posted 05.02.2012 | Small Business

In March 2011, you could say that Robin Thomas was in a bit of a strange place. Little did he know that an unfortunate turn of events would lead to a ...

Parking Panda: Make Money Renting Out Your Garage or Driveway

Posted 05.03.2012 | Small Business

While some high-tech companies got their start in garages, a new crop of business founders, including Nick Miller of Baltimore, is giving fresh meanin...

13 Year Old Creates Hiccupop, Lollipops To Stop Hiccups

Posted 05.03.2012 | Small Business

To silence her stubborn hiccups during the summer of 2010, Mallory Kievman tried swallowing saltwater, making herself gag, eating a spoonful of sugar,...

Growing Up With Your Parents Owning A Small Business

Posted 05.03.2012 | Small Business

There we were, my brother and our parents and I, laying waste to an Everest-sized pile of carefully wrapped presents one Christmas morning in the earl...

The Spray That Gets You Instantly Drunk.. For A Few Seconds

Posted 05.03.2012 | Small Business

For some libation lovers, the worst part about getting tipsy may be the effort it takes to get there. French American scientist David Edwards and desi...

NBA Star Brandon Jennings Gets Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles Tattoo

Posted 05.04.2012 | Small Business

Professional athletes, and particularly NBA players with their skin-emphasizing uniforms, know a thing or two about tattoos -- even with so many of th...

Loans Needed For Manufacturers From Banks To Expand And Hire

Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- American manufacturers say business is booming again, but many are complaining that banks aren't lending them money to ramp up ...

Could These Start-Ups Become The Next Big Thing?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business

When Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion last month, it raised a lot of questions about which buzzed-about start-ups might be on track for simila...

Cardboard Comfort?: New Recyclable Paperpedic Bed

Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business

It seems that the initiative for green products is all over these days -- everywhere from our water bottles to our thermostats. Now there’s even a g...

Could 7-Eleven Put The Bodega Out Of Business?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business

Midday on a Wednesday, Norman Jemal and his 7-Eleven field consultant, Kunta Natapraya, huddle around a computer in the back storeroom-office of Jemal...

Business Owners Try To Make Sense Of Health Care

Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business

As if managing health care insurance isn't complicated enough already, the Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the constitutionality of the part...

LaserSaber: The Real-Life Lightsaber

Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business

The force is strong with this entrepreneur. Wicked Lasers CEO Steve Liu and his team have created the LaserSaber, a real-life lightsaber that echoes t...

Inheriting The Start-Up Gene

Posted 05.09.2012 | Small Business

It's been shown that children of entrepreneurs are more likely to start businesses themselves, but there may be more to the equation. A new study sugg...

Struggling City's Coffee Shop Serves It All

Posted 05.09.2012 | Small Business

CAMDEN, N.J. -- At a bustling coffee shop near the municipal buildings here, the menu runs well past lattes ($2.35) and muffins ($1.95) to paternity t...

'Fashion Like': Business Applies Real-Time Facebook Likes To Clothing Items

Posted 05.09.2012 | Small Business

When shopping for clothing, people often find themselves in the throes of indecisiveness, debating the right color or style for any given item. Now Eu...

Fohawx, Making Bicycle Helmets Cool

Posted 05.09.2012 | Small Business

It’s a battle that has been waged between countless parents and children for years: The child wants to ride his or her bike, skateboard or scooter, ...

Four Things To Get Right When Starting A Company

Posted 05.10.2012 | Small Business

Most VCs and entrepreneurs believe start-ups are inherently iterative, that a string of mistakes doesn't prevent success, but may even be the path to ...

Hempcrete, Made From Hemp, Used To Build Houses

Posted 05.10.2012 | Small Business

Imagine you had a building material that was energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher ...