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Julie Burleson had pursued several culinary entrepreneurial ventures, but it wasn't until she founded Young Chefs Academy that she was able to marry her passions of family and cooking.
After managing a $15M art fund, Nahema Mehta noticed a gap in the art buying market. She co-founded Absolut Art as a sustainable, price-conscious, seamless way to buy contemporary art.
Candymaker Jami Curl started her company, QUIN, as a way to make real candies from fresh, natural ingredients. Here's her story.
A certified registered nurse anesthetist aligned his entrepreneurial dreams with his passion to help people.
Joshua Liang has learned a lot on his entrepreneurial journey of running the Ono Hawaiian BBQ concept. Here's what he's learned about bouncing back from mistakes.
Eloise Bune left a seven-year career in interior design to create her own handwriting API. Here's how she pivoted her professional life to become a successful tech entrepreneur.
Edwin Broni-Mensah wanted to make free tap water more accessible to consumers, while doing something to help provide clean water in developing countries. Here's how GiveMeTap's reusable bottles are...
Keeon Rudder built a fitness subscription site that wasn't gaining traction. He then spotted a market gap and launched a fitness apparel brand that brought his company back from the brink of failure.
Omer Molad learned that performance had little to do with status. His time spent in the military led him to starting Vervoe, a platform that helps companies hire based on merit, not background.
Former finance rep Russ Jundt has always had a passion for water conservation. Here's how he launched his lucrative national irrigation franchise, Conserva Irrigation.
Scott Griffiths watched a new CEO drive his microbrewery into bankruptcy. After earning an MBA, he was armed with the skills and drive to pursue his current successful business, 18|8 Fine Men's...
Patricia Dao has always believed that every experience has a meaningful place in a person's story, including opportunities to give. She started dailyKARMA to make giving part of everyday life.
Bo Lais has always been inspired by the strength and determination of his nephew Hudson, who was born with cerebral palsy. He channeled this strength into leaving a six-figure job to start his...
Lynn Sharp has always had two passions – racing and entrepreneurship. Here's how her experience with racecars has helped her run her Chem-Dry franchise.
Social responsibility is an increasingly important factor in which companies consumers choose to support. Here are 15 businesses doing good with their dollars.
Sophie Knowles taught herself web development when she was a teenager. Eventually, she turned this passion into a side project, which later blossomed into a full-time business.
Athina Wang and Florence Shin couldn't find sunglasses that fit their face comfortably, so they put their fashion backgrounds to use and created their own. Here's their story.
Fred Vicario's relationship with his brother Steve growing up prepared them well to become business partners. Here's what he's learned operating 11 Cherry Blow Dry Bar locations with his brother.
Peter Boylan began his career in the military, which prepared him to climb the ladder at several prominent companies he worked for afterwards. Today, he is the president of multiple franchise...
Luke Peters and his wife first started NewAir in their condo as a side gig. Fifteen years later, they've grown to more than 60 employees with a brand new distribution center. Here's his story.
Military veteran David Legacki learned a lot about running a business during his time as a Navy SEAL. Here's how he used those lessons in his startup, SameSide.
Lorena Garcia left a law career to pursue her culinary passion. Here's how she worked her way up in the industry to become the Vegas Strip's first Latina executive chef.
Scott Petinga's battle with testicular cancer drove him to launch The Scott Petinga Group, a company that helps develop businesses with a social impact. Here's his story.
Kate Karcher-Clark put her entire life's savings on the line to start her own toy company. Here's how she broke into the industry and achieved her dream.
Teenage sisters Caroline and Isabel Bercaw turned a fun side project into a lucrative business. Here's how these incredible young entrepreneurs launched their bath bomb company.
Franchisee Al Silva's Play It Again Sports location was under construction for two years. He managed to keep the business booming during that time, despite appearances. Here's how he did it.
When Beau Mann was in a recovery program, he realized how hard it was to connect with people who wanted to stay sober. He founded sobriety-based social network Sober Grid to help others like himself.
Heather Monahan battled intimidation, harassment and self-doubt in her career before finding the courage and confidence to believe in herself. Here's how she became the "Boss In Heels."
David Reid, CEO of EaseCentral, shares the lessons he's learned about efficient, effective business practices through his entrepreneurial journey in the employee benefits industry.
Angela Mader overcame her battle with eating disorders through journaling. She founded fitlosophy and its fitness/nutrition journal, fitbook, to help others integrate wellness into their lives.