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Father-Son Fight Over Halloween Candy Inspires Big Business

Father-Son Fight Over Halloween Candy Inspires Big Business

Janean Chun  10.31.2012
When 12-year-old Nicky Bronner awoke the day after Halloween 2009 to find his parents had confiscated the previous night's booty, he lost...
Entrepreneur Asks: What Would a Woman's Business Look Like?

Entrepreneur Asks: What Would a Woman's Business Look Like?

10. 8.2012
Jessica Herrin, founder of Stella & Dot, sells jewelry. In fact, she sells lots of it -- $100 million worth last year alone -- by combining...
Coolest Celebrity Business Ever?

Coolest Celebrity Business Ever?

Janean Chun  09.20.2012
On "Entourage," Adrian Grenier's character Vince Chase and his posse often reveled in the debauched, hedonistic side of Hollywood. But...
Wounded Veteran Serves Country By Creating Jobs

Wounded Veteran Serves Country By Creating Jobs

Janean Chun  09. 3.2012
As a military police captain, Dawn Halfaker felt she had found her ideal career. "It was an opportunity to be a part of something bigger...
This Guy Left Wall Street To Start A Marijuana Business

This Guy Left Wall Street To Start A Marijuana Business

Janean Chun  08.20.2012
As far as Derek Peterson sees it, Wall Street can't compete with the marijuana business. After a decade in investment banking, in late...
From Teen Mom To Media Mogul

From Teen Mom To Media Mogul

Janean Chun  08.17.2012
When Cathy Hughes got pregnant at age 16, her friends said her life was over. Her mother kicked her out of the house. Hughes said she "was...
Surprising Turnaround For Unemployed Vet Who Got Rejected For 100 Jobs

Surprising Turnaround For Unemployed Vet Who Got Rejected For 100 Jobs

Janean Chun  08.15.2012
Tom Perez didn't expect to have any problem finding a job. He spent a decade as a police officer in the Navy, serving in four tours in...
Salon Owner Gets Second Chance After Drug Addiction

Salon Owner Gets Second Chance After Drug Addiction

Janean Chun  08. 8.2012
Carrie White was one the most celebrated celebrity hair salon owners of the '60s and '70s, having styled the hair of Elvis Presley, David...
After Near-Death Experience, Health Care Exec Starts Business

After Near-Death Experience, Health Care Exec Starts Business

Janean Chun  08. 2.2012
Myrtle Potter was happy with her career as a health care corporate executive, having served as president and COO at Genentech, president...
Profiting From Poverty

Profiting From Poverty

Janean Chun  07.30.2012
Lots of rich men try to help the world's poor, but Paul Polak brings more than money to the table. The 78-year-old innovator fled his...
Death Becomes Them: Company Helps You Go Out In Style

Death Becomes Them: Company Helps You Go Out In Style

Janean Chun  07.19.2012
As Nancy Bush was helping her husband, John, through his 10-month battle with cancer, there was one topic that was off-limits. "I tried...
How Going Blind Helped Her Business

How Going Blind Helped Her Business

Janean Chun  07.18.2012
When Alex Elman was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 9, the doctors warned she might lose her eyesight. "Truth be told, it was something...
From CIA Agent To Video Game Entrepreneur

From CIA Agent To Video Game Entrepreneur

Janean Chun  07.10.2012
James Kosta woke up at 5 a.m. to the sound of someone pounding on his door. Groggy and naked, he opened the door and was tackled by members...
How Did This Startup Create 4,000 'Jobs' In 12 Months?

How Did This Startup Create 4,000 'Jobs' In 12 Months?

Janean Chun  07.10.2012
In February 2008, Leah Busque was headed out to dinner with her husband when she realized they were out of dog food. She had no idea that...