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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

Anti-gentrification movements signify deeper issues for cities

Downtown, Austin TX | Photo via flickr

August 28, 2017 - 7:11pm

Lights, camera, emotion: Video firm deals in storytelling

Video producer Jeff Brandt specializes in creating promotional films with an emotional edge. | Photo by Scott Cohen

July 18, 2017 - 11:34am

Love frozen treats but not the guilt? So do the Luv Ice Cream founders

Luv Ice Cream founder Susanna Gorodisher and her husband, Ilya, specialize in making organic sugar- and/or dairy-free candies and frozen confections.

July 18, 2017 - 11:32am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jim Link

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Flower power: Marine farmer nurtures blooms by the hundreds

Renee Arcand in one of her gardens in Marine on St. Croix. | Photo courtesy Renee Arcand.

June 27, 2017 - 11:33am

Career Path: From country singer to cupcake powerhouse

Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi's Cupcakes, opened her first bakery in Nashville but now has nearly 100 franchises. (Courtesy of Gigi's Cupcakes) 

June 26, 2017 - 11:08am

Career Path: From the seas to the bees, Navy vet turns beekeeper

Nathan Sheets started with one beehive and now has a honey-making empire. Photo courtesy of Nature Nate's. 

June 19, 2017 - 5:35pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Bill Foussard

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Career Path: 31 years of tinkering, work is still play for toy inventor

Morley has conceived an estimated 1,000 toys. | Photo courtesy Tony Morley

June 13, 2017 - 12:13pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Randy Johnson

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