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    Home-Based Business Inspires Kids

    With today’s economy requiring more stringent control of one’s financial income, many Americans are electing to start a new business from home —for many good reasons. For Cindy Venckus, of Chicago, IL, the concept worked. Her motive to create a home-based kindergarten education program transformed into Early Education Enrichment, LLC.

    Creating and Enhancing Beauty

    Woman’s Affinity for Makeup Results in the Creation of a New Cosmetic Line

    In 2004, Marci Star — a fresh out of college business major — moved to Los Angeles, California for a music career, but had an affinity for makeup. Broke, hungry, and touring with her band, she did makeup applications on the side for cash to survive. Marci began professional makeup applications on stars in the music industry. As the clients walked away with beautifully finished faces, they requested touch-up items to-go. Marci thought, "I could keep giving away these other brands, but what if I had my own to sell?"

    Perseverance and Hard Work

    In 2004, Marci Star— a fresh out of college business major — moved to Los Angeles for a music career, but had an affinity for makeup. Broke, hungry, and touring with her band, she did makeup applications on the side for cash to survive. Marci began professional makeup applications on stars in the music industry. As the clients walked away with beautifully finished faces, they requested touch-up items to-go. Marci thought, "I could keep giving away these other brands, but what if I had my own to sell?"

    Hobby Turned Home Business

    Man Profits from His Love for Photography and Video

    Dan Weiniger isn't afraid of heights. He has worked in high finance at the American Stock Exchange in Manhattan, in high calories as the owner of two ice cream shops in Florida, in high selling of life insurance, and now in high tech as the owner/operator of Home Video Studio in Westfield, NJ. For nearly three years now, Weiniger has been building his home-based business skyward by providing video services — from simple tape/DVD transfers to complex editing — to a host of clients, both personal and corporate.

    Achieving the American Dream

    Former Math Teacher Builds a Direct Sales Company with 50,000 Independent Distributors

    By Home Business Magazine

    Every Friday, It Works! Global founder Mark B. Pentecost swaps his city-office setting for the tranquility of his cattle ranch in Myakka City, Fla. The 340-acre spread has no Internet or cellphone service — which means no text messages, emails, or other interruptions. It’s the ideal place to reflect, rejuvenate, and generate bold new ideas — ideas like the one that gave birth to his direct sales company in 2001.

    Home-Based Mompreneur Develops Product that Comforts and Protects Babies and Toddlers

    Mompreneur’s Ear Flap Hats Protect Against Bad Weather, Noise, and Infections

    A mother of two from New York, Olivia Entin stumbled upon what would become the inspiration behind her flourishing home-based business when she was searching and unsuccessfully finding clothing for her children that would provide safety and optimal comfort as well as a fashion-forward appearance.

    iPhone Repair Opens Up a Nationwide Opportunity


    Entrepreneur Builds iPhone Repair Empire from His Dining Room

    Daniel Vitiello got his first taste of the entrepreneurial life when he was sixteen years old, starting and operating a lawn and landscaping company. After selling his landscape business when he went to college, Vitiello found himself without a job when he returned home the following summer. “I have never been one to work a “real” job,” he says.

    A Real David vs. Goliath Story

    Co-Owners’ Start-Up Takes on Facebook Co-Founder & Industry Leader Asana

    Kevin Withnall had previously worked with MSN in Australia, and is the founder and CEO of a 12-person development firm. Jason Weaver was formerly a Project Manager at ING. Together, they did not found a typical Silicon Valley startup — they are not 22 years old, they have been hardened by the business world, and they started off building a product for themselves 2 years ago for internal purposes for Kevin’s 12-person development firm.

    Heirlooms Business Name Art Up Spreads Rapidly Through World of Mouth Advertising

    Entrepreneur Creates Personalized Gifts that are Cherished for Generations

    Mike Vail designs adorable name art illustrations for children.

    Mike Vail, founder of Name Art Up, creates lifetime memories. It all started when Mike Vail was looking for a birthday gift for his niece. With no luck at the local mall, and becoming very frustrated, Mike decided to put his creative and artistic talents to use.

     

    More than a Quick Buck

    Entrepreneur Successfully Created and Sold a Home-Based Business By Age 19

    By Home Business Magazine

    Jeet Banerjee created his first home-based business at the age of 17. Growing up, Jeet never received any hand-outs from his parents. Thus, he took his first job as a receptionist/project manager at the age of 15 and hated every minute of it. He finally couldn't stand his job any longer and decided to quit and look for opportunities elsewhere.

     

    Jeet Banerjee created a multimedia company which offered web design, web development, and online marketing.

     

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