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Going Green: 9 Successful Eco-Friendly Businesses
By Nicole Fallon | May 30, 2015

These nine businesses have found success in their sustainable, eco-friendly business models.

Selling Sexy: 7 Surprisingly Saucy Startups
By Elizabeth Peterson | May 13, 2015

You already know sex sells. But, did you know it sold these things? A list of some unusual and unexpected sexy businesses.

Carmen Electra on Doing What She Loves
By Jeanette Mulvey | May 13, 2015

Carmen Electra started her musical career with Prince. Now she's got a new single and is working on finishing an album. She tells us how she found a way to do what she loves. And how you can, too.

The 'Cake Boss' Talks Business
By Jeanette Mulvey | April 27, 2015

The Cake Boss gives us advice on how to build a business and reveals his secret ingredient for success. (Cameras off, please...)

6 Fashion Startups That Put Customers First
By Nicole Fallon | November 19, 2014

Big fashion companies are often focused on setting trends, but these six direct-to-consumer startups are using data and feedback to put customer experience first.

After 60 Years, Wiffle Ball Still Soars
By Business News Daily Editor | January 08, 2014

The Mullany family is responsible for producing one of the most famous toys in American history. Find out how they came up with Wiffle Ball and what you can learn from their story.

Raising BuzzFeed’s Jon Steinberg
By Jeanette Mulvey | October 22, 2013

We decided to ask the parents of kids who grew up to disrupt the tech world what it was like to raise their kids and what advice they’d give to today’s parents.

The Entrepreneurist: David Nilssen
By Business News Daily Editor | July 16, 2013

What can your business learn from David Nilssen, who started Guidant Financial?

A Dress and a Dream: Success Secrets of Designer Resale
By Nicole Fallon | July 03, 2013

What started with a tag sale has grown into a retail consignment empire.

America's Most Romantic Companies
By Chad Brooks | February 27, 2013

Still sticking with chocolate and flowers? Maybe it's time to branch out this year with some very romantic – and creative – companies that offer a unique take on romance.

New Orleans’ Café Du Monde Brewing Super Bowl Plans
By Business News Daily Editor | January 31, 2013

Find out the secrets to success from the world- famous coffee stand in New Orleans.

Behind the Business Plan: Pinot's Palette
By Business News Daily Editor | January 21, 2013

What can you learn from Charles Willis, president of national franchise, Pinot's Palette?

Mark Zuckerberg's 5 Secrets to Success
By Ned Smith | January 17, 2013

How did a nineteen-year-old Harvard student create a company that has revolutionized the Internet? Social media trailblazer Ekaterina Walter reveals the truth in her new book.

Do What You Love: The Celebrity Agent
By Jeanette Mulvey | November 26, 2012

Celebrity agent and life coach Ken Lindner’s clients, who include Matt Lauer and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, love what they do. And, so does Lindner. He tells you how he does it and how you can, too.

Do What You Love: Notre Dame's Top Computer Scientist
By Jeanette Mulvey | October 22, 2012

The head of Notre Dame's computer science and engineering department tells us why he loves his job.

Jersey Shore: One Family's Boardwalk Empire
By Business News Daily Editor | August 16, 2012

Chills, thrills and a few spills later, Morey's Piers is still going strong at the Jersey shore.

Ann Taylor Brand Recruits for Perfect 'Fit'
By Jeanette Mulvey | July 18, 2012

With a constant need for employees, Ann Inc. has to do more than brand its products. It has to brand its work environment, too.

American Made: Five Companies Bucking the Outsourcing Trend
By Jeanette Mulvey | June 26, 2012

Staying local isn’t easy, but it’s worth it, they say.

Zippo Success Still Burns Bright 80 Years Later
By Business News Daily Editor | June 24, 2012

More than eight decades after starting, Zippo has become one of the most iconic brands in the world. What can you learn from their story?

How Smashburger Built a Better Burger
By Business News Daily Editor | June 10, 2012

Smashburger was named the "Most Promising Company in America" earlier this year by Forbes Magazine. Find out what your business can learn from their story.

How Sizzler Got Its Sizzle Back
By Business News Daily Editor | May 12, 2012

In 15 years, Sizzler went from filing from bankruptcy protection to $300 million in sales. What can you learn from their turnaround?

The Customer is Always Right at Stew Leonard's
By Ned Smith | May 02, 2012

Customer service reigns supreme at Stew Leonard's, a micro-chain of fresh-food stores within a stone's throw of New York City in suburban and exurban New York and Connecticut.

Dylan Lauren Turns Her Love of Candy into a Sweet Success
By Business News Daily Editor | April 15, 2012

As the daughter of Ralph Lauren, Dylan Lauren had the pedigree for success, but it took much more than that to turn her own venture into a success.

Celebs Help Kids Product Company Beatrix Go Global
By Business News Daily Editor | March 02, 2012

What can you learn from New York based company?

Stuffed Cupcake Company Wows Oprah and Rachael Ray
By Business News Daily Editor | February 17, 2012

Just what is a stuffed cupcake and what can you learn from one?

Hometown Girl Turned Cupcake Diva
By Business News Daily Editor | January 15, 2012

At a most unlikely moment, a Pennsylvania mom transforms herself into a successful cupcake entrepreneur.

Need Privacy? Get a Temporary Phone Number
By Business News Daily Editor | December 16, 2011

Temporary phone numbers for privacy

Peanut Butter and Chocolate: A Match Made in Entrepreneur Heaven
By Ned Smith | December 16, 2011

What candy marriage is made in heaven?

From Colombia to Crepes: Q&A with BannaStrow's CEO
By Business News Daily Editor | December 16, 2011

Columbian kidnap victim starts successful U.S. crepe franchise

Big Dreams for a Small Business - Flower Shop
By Business News Daily Editor | December 16, 2011

You’ve always wanted to open a flower shop. We get advice from those who have.