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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...
What Drug Dealers Can Teach You About Running A Business

What Drug Dealers Can Teach You About Running A Business

Janean Chun  07. 6.2012
Jeff Henderson wasn't just a crack cocaine dealer, he was the best crack cocaine dealer of his era. In 1980s San Diego, Henderson was known...
Why I Left Wall Street To Start A Harlem Wine Business

Why I Left Wall Street To Start A Harlem Wine Business

Janean Chun  07. 2.2012
Working as a trader at JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs from 1992 to 2003, Eric Woods enjoyed the expensive vacations, dinners and possessions...
PHOTOS: An End To LA Unemployment?

PHOTOS: An End To LA Unemployment?

Kathleen Miles  07. 2.2012
A small-loans nonprofit that lifted thousands out of poverty in Tanzania, Bolivia and Uganda has now set its sights on reducing record-high...
Can A Mompreneur's Tablet Business Create Baby Geniuses?

Can A Mompreneur's Tablet Business Create Baby Geniuses?

Julia L. Rogers  06.30.2012
Dan Yang had already started several successful, cutting-edge technology companies and products as an optical engineer when she began to...
Former Undocumented Immigrant Starts $18 Million Business

Former Undocumented Immigrant Starts $18 Million Business

Janean Chun  06.27.2012
Carlos Castro thought coming to America would free him from life in war-torn El Salvador. But after paying someone $800 to help him cross...
Running a Fifth Generation Steak Business

Running a Fifth Generation Steak Business

Janean Chun  06.21.2012
Todd Simon started humbly at Omaha Steaks, folding boxes for 2 cents each. He was 10, and although this was his first job at the business...
Starting A $6 Million App Business From A Hospital Bed

Starting A $6 Million App Business From A Hospital Bed

Janean Chun  06.20.2012
Chad Mureta took a much-needed night off from his demanding real estate business in 2009 to attend an NBA game in Charlotte, N.C. He had...
Former Housekeeper Starts $12 Million Design Empire

Former Housekeeper Starts $12 Million Design Empire

Janean Chun  06.19.2012
Jennifer Adams grew up so poor, she had to help her mom make furniture for their small Oregon home. "My mom got some two-by-fours, foam...
Former Housekeeper Starts $12 Million Design Empire

Former Housekeeper Starts $12 Million Design Empire

Janean Chun  06.19.2012
Jennifer Adams grew up so poor, she had to help her mom make furniture for their small Oregon home. "My mom got some two-by-fours, foam...
Father Starts Business After Death Of His Baby

Father Starts Business After Death Of His Baby

Janean Chun  06.15.2012
Bill Schmid was out for the evening with his wife, Cathy, when she suddenly had the feeling she should call home to check on their 8-week-old...