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    Keeping It Spicy

    College Hot Sauce Experiment Becomes Small Business

    By Sherilyn Colleen

    How many people can turn a college hot sauce kit into a sustainable small business? It takes a rare type of person, but we know them as entrepreneurs.

    Luckily for all hot sauce lovers, RisingHy owner Mike Konefal never gave up on his dream.

    Go Small and Go Home

    Woman Trades Fashion Stylist Career to Become a Successful Home-Based Artisan Jam Purveyor

    Liz Cowan had worked for 15 years as a sought-after fashion stylist in Los Angeles and in New York for the country’s top fashion publications such as Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and GQ, and for celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Ryan Gosling, and Christina Aguilera.

    Her latest enterprise is a wildly successful home-based empire of small-batch artisan jam at Three Little Figs in her return to Portland, Oregon. 

    Success While Staying Fit and Healthy

    Author Leads a Grassroots Movement to Promote Abundant, Healthy Living 

    By Home Business Magazine

    "The life of a business owner is fast-paced and stressful," said Lynn Ahbonbon, a University of Southern California MBA and business coach. As a result, Ahbonbon claims entrepreneurs end up eating the foods that are fastest and most convenient. 

    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.

    Dad-Preneur Develops and Markets Durable and Eco-Friendly Kids Pajamas

    Dad Changes the Face of Kids’ Pajamas with Little Twig & Sparrow Product Line

    As a father-of-three, entrepreneur Avi Newhouse was tired of all of the same-old cartoon, princess, and hero print kids’ pajamas that wore out after only a few washings. He set out and created Little Twig & Sparrow: exceptionally durable kids’ pajamas that exude modern style and extraordinary quality.

    Revolutionizing the Travel Industry

    Mom Invents the BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat

    Mompreneur Grainne Kelly invented BubbleBum, the first inflatable car booster seat, as a way for travelers to safely transport their kids. She came up with the idea while traveling back and forth between her native Ireland and England to visit a sick relative. “I always had to carry cumbersome, rigid car seats on the flights due to the lack of car booster seats available from car rental desks,” she shares. “I knew this was a challenge faced by many on-the-go parents, so I invented BubbleBum as THE lightweight, portable, and inflatable solution!”
     

    Helping Others Work from Home

    Renae Christine built a six-figure stationery company for herself from her own home and is now teaching others on how to do the same. She currently helps thousands of other business owners build their businesses through analysis and training via the Rich Mom University and free training webinars on http://RichMomBusiness.com.
     

    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?"

    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?"

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