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Indie Filmmakers Build Business to Finally Disrupt the Industry

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

The job of most indie filmmakers is truly a labor of love, devoted to creating and producing films that very few people ever see. But the industry is finally seeing some push back from indie filmmakers Emily Best and Erica Anderson.

JP Labrosse: Former iPod Engineer's Newest Innovation & Future Vision

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

From his earliest days, JP Labrosse says, "I've been interested in doing work that has the potential for positive impact." Labrosse was the engineering team lead for two of the early Apple iPod products.

Have You Taken Control of Your Online Reputation?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Online reputation management isn't just for big companies any longer. For many years, the cost was prohibitive unless you had the deep pockets of a corporation. Today, in our social media driven world, we all need to know what an online search of our name brings up.

How a Shark Turned Lobster into Big Money

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.08.2015 | Small Business
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Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis turned their fond childhood memories into a business called Cousins Maine Lobster. It started with a simple conversation, reminiscing about idyllic afternoons spent in their backyards boiling lobster and enjoying the local delicacy surrounded by family.

Reality TV Can Be Secret Ingredient for Chef's Success

Sandy Abrams | Posted 04.10.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Start with a food competition show, add a talented cook, stir in some drama and charm and you've cooked up a new celebrity chef. Is that enough for success in the highly competitive restaurant business?

Today's Business Power Couple: Social Good and Social Media

Sandy Abrams | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

The best way for a business to stand out in a crowded space is to be seen as a valuable part of the community. In Newport Beach, California where there are many health and fitness options, one business doing it right with both social good and social media is GRIT Cycle.

Yeardley Smith Launches Shoe Line

Sandy Abrams | Posted 03.01.2015 | Small Business
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Yeardley is proud about the progress of the brand in just four years. She's thrilled that she took the leap of faith, created her own company and landed with her feet firmly planted on a solid business foundation... in beautiful shoes.

The Journey of a Juicing Entrepreneur

Sandy Abrams | Posted 01.24.2015 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

People are making their post school drop off, post exercise, late afternoon energy stop at the local juice bar instead of the usual coffee spot. Going 'green' doesn't just mean being eco-friendly anymore, it's all about the juice.

How Entrepreneurship Made Me a Better Parent

Sandy Abrams | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Sandy Abrams

The business has taught me so much about life and parenting and it was always a step ahead of my kids so I could apply these business lessons to parenting.

Scoring Big With High End Sports Travel Niche

Sandy Abrams | Posted 11.01.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Beck & Score is a new high end sports travel business that offers "tailor made travel experiences to the world's premier ticketed events." It launch...

Why I'm Proud of My Son's Low GPA

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sandy Abrams

Success to us meant that he would be a good person living a meaningful life, earning a living following his passion.

Are Trade Shows Too 'Old School'?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.27.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Trade shows are an investment but the expense beyond the booth can be used for marketing materials that will be used long term and in a variety of different ways.

Are You Ready for Some 'Athleisure' Wear?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.11.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

It's time for men to join in with an "athleisure" brand of pants that may do for sweatpants what Lululemon has done for the legging.

Are the Real Housewives Turning Into Real Entrepreneurs?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Some of the Housewives' businesses were underway before they became Housewives, but the show's exposure took them into another stratosphere once they became household names.

A Start Up Was Her Best Medicine

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
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Even in the midst of an extremely stressful time dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, Audrey Darrow, CEO and Founder of Righteously Raw decided it was the right time to start a business.

This Entrepreneur Is Betting on Chia Seeds

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.09.2014 | Small Business
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'Our 100-calorie bars feature chia seeds as the number one ingredient. Chia seeds are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth and they have an epic, Indiana Jones-esque adventure story behind them.'

Blending Up Friendship and Smoothies Into a Business

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Luciana Brafman and business partner Julia Tai joined the juice and smoothie craze in 2013, by starting their own line called omgblends. Luciana k...

#Mompreneurs: Why This Woman Loves Lice

Sandy Abrams | Posted 02.09.2014 | Small Business
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Risa Barash Sometimes it's the ugly problems that make for a beautiful business. Lice are pesky critters, but Risa Barash, co-founder of Fairy Tale...

#Mompreneurs: From Dentistry to Diaper Changing

Sandy Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
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Dana Fort's idea for the Poopoose diaper changing table could very well be the "crowning" achievement of her dental career. She has new clients and opportunities that she's sifting through as she continues to work on both careers.

The Journey From Middle School Annoyance to Creating Charter Schools 

Sandy Abrams | Posted 11.24.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

You do not "get rich" in education or in the non profit sector. It's not about the money. It's about the mission, vision and goals of the organization.

Mompreneurs: Launching Small Biz With $500 and a Baby on the Way

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.19.2013 | Small Business
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Entrepreneurs are known to be risk takers, but in Kendra Scott's case, there seemed to be more risk in not starting her business after her husband was out of work while she was pregnant.

#Mompreneurs: Branding Yourself for Business

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
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Rene Syler is the perfect example of someone who had success on national television and was fired, hit rock bottom trying to stay in an industry that just didn't fit anymore and then created her own career built around her own unique brand online.

Crowdsourcing: Online Dating for Business?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.16.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Entrepreneurs are known for figuring out solutions to every problem or obstacle in their way, however the one major issue that still holds most entrepreneurs back is money.

One Mom's Mission for Healthy Dessert

Sandy Abrams | Posted 05.20.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Many moms would consider the words "healthy dessert" to be an oxymoron. The healthy options usually taste "healthy" and garner complaints from our kids. But leave it to a mom of three girls to create an option that is healthy, delicious and what people want in a dessert.

From Farm to Closet: Made in USA Jeans

Sandy Abrams | Posted 04.30.2013 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

The father and son team of Lawson and BJ Nickol are on a mission to help consumers understand the value of quality products that are Made in USA. They are the founders of All American Clothing.