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Sandy Abrams is a self-taught entrepreneur. She enjoys the daily juggle of trying to balance biz & two teenage boys. She is the Founder & CEO of Moisture Jamzz, Inc. and the author of Your Idea, Inc.

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Tech 101: Interview With 'Tech Catalyst' Lori H. Schwartz

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 3:59 PM

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Lori Schwartz has carved out a niche as a self proclaimed 'Tech Catalyst' or what I would say is a 'tech translator' for people who are outside the tech world but want to learn how to integrate tech in a manageable way into...

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Calling All First Time Entrepreneurs! The Time Is Now

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 5:35 PM

The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) niche used to refer mainly to home renovations or arts and crafts projects. Today, it applies to creating and building your own career as well. Thanks to technology, 'CYO' (Creating Your Opportunities) is the new DIY. It's the name of the game in today's economy. We live...

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Indie Filmmakers Build Business to Finally Disrupt the Industry

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2015 | 8:19 PM

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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...

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

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2015 | 9:05 PM

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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. He recalls, "Working at Apple was a highlight in...

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Have You Taken Control of Your Online Reputation?

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 12:50 PM

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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...

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How a Shark Turned Lobster into Big Money

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2015 | 7:02 PM

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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....

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Reality TV Can Be Secret Ingredient for Chef's Success

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 6:25 PM

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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? Chef Antonia Lofaso is proof that it can...

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

(2) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 12:59 PM

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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...

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Yeardley Smith Launches Shoe Line

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 10:01 PM

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Yeardley Smith hit the Hollywood jackpot with her role as the voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons, the longest-running American animated sitcom. As the show celebrates it's 25th year running, many actors in her position would have already gone to a private...

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The Journey of a Juicing Entrepreneur

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:24 PM

There's been a steady shift for a couple of years now, I can see it in my own neighborhood as three juice bars have opened in the same square block. People are making their post school drop off, post exercise, late afternoon energy stop at the local juice bar instead...

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How Entrepreneurship Made Me a Better Parent

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 11:42 AM

I became an entrepreneur in 1993, launching a business when I had no reason to believe I could do such a thing. I had absolutely no experience in the wholesale/retail/manufacturing world but lack of experience doesn't stop determined entrepreneurs. We takes risks and have an unusual sense of confidence or...

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Scoring Big With High End Sports Travel Niche

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 3:13 PM

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Beck & Score is a new high end sports travel business that offers "tailor made travel experiences to the world's premier ticketed events." It launched eighteen months ago and the timing is right for this type of venture as high net...

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

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 10:29 AM

As high school graduation nears this month, I'm probably the only parent you know to utter those words.

What I really mean is that I'm proud of my son and I don't care that his GPA is low. He's still graduating with the same degree/diploma as the valedictorian. What...

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Are Trade Shows Too 'Old School'?

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Technology has changed so many aspects of marketing and sales but one "old school" tool that still remains intact is the industry trade show. In this case, old school is a good thing. Face to face contact is still critical and simply cannot be replaced with technology. As the summer...

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Are You Ready for Some 'Athleisure' Wear?

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 11:02 PM

If it were socially acceptable, I bet most men would wear sweatpants more often than not. Women have been given creative license to do this over the past several years with the emergence of Lululemon, the brand that has made it perfectly acceptable for women to go from yoga class...

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Are the Real Housewives Turning Into Real Entrepreneurs?

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 4:17 PM

Reality television has provided a virtual storefront for many of it's stars. In between all the fighting and drama, Bravo channel's Real Housewives are launching businesses, and some of them are generating real money.

Some of the Real Housewives are welcoming this opportunity with open arms and launching websites...

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A Startup Was Her Best Medicine

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 2:18 PM

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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.

It turned out to be a life changing experience...

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This Entrepreneur Is Betting on Chia Seeds

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:53 AM

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The health food industry is exploding at the seams. From acai to coconut and kale, everyone wants to know what the next new "ingredient" will be to help us in our quest for good health.

Shane Emmett, CEO and Co-founder...

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Blending Up Friendship and Smoothies Into a Business

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 12:48 PM

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

Luciana knew this journey might be daunting, but says "All journeys begin with that first step but like many...

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From Employee to Owner in Five Years

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 10:45 AM

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Elisabeth Swardstrom began working at PixelFish in 2008 with a background in production for both television and film before transitioning to advertising. Working as part of the management team at PixelFish was going well for a few years and then...

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