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    Turning Challenges Into a New Product Line

    Engineer Turned Entrepreneur Takes His Idea Of Building A Better Nasal Aspirator And Makes It A Reality

    Each year the market is flooded with new products, few of which are fortunate enough to make it onto the shelves of national chains. But one entrepreneur was able to do just that, getting his baby health and wellness products into Walgreens, a company with more than 8,200 stores. Baby Comfy Nose, a unique, self-suctioning nasal aspirator, is the product now available online and at all Walgreens retail locations.

    Fitness That Fits Your Life

    Celebrity personal trainer and Pilates instructor Estelle Shaw founded Fitness Flower after having her first child. During this hectic period, she was having trouble finding the time to fit in a trip to the gym or a regular Pilates class for herself, and she knew that she needed a new regimen. It was during the 10 minutes she spent in the bathroom each night brushing her teeth and getting ready for bed, “the most peaceful time of the day,” that she had an epiphany: Why not pair this 10-minute bedtime routine with some effective exercises?

    Functional and Fashionable

    Trendy Headband Line "Accidentally" Takes Off

    Jen Joas, the self-named “accidental entrepreneur,” started her business to fulfill her own need for a headband that was cute enough to take her from the gym to preschool pick-up, yet also functional enough to stay in place without causing a headache.

     

    Celebrating Fatherhood in This Home Business

    Bobby Barzi (pictured with his two children) is the founder of Fodada .

    Man Creates a Clothing Line for Dads and Brings Awareness to Family Issues

    Fodada, a California cause-based apparel brand, began with one father’s dream of leaving a legacy for his sons. Bobby Barzi created Fodada to celebrate the importance of fatherhood while bringing awareness to issues that directly affect families.

     

    The Cemetery Detective Highlights Unusual Home-Based Business Success

    Man’s Love of Cemeteries Evolved into a Rewarding Grave Care Business

    Faced with her husband’s overgrown gravesite, an elderly lady asked a lawn care company to mow the grass on her husband’s grave plot. The lucky lawn care company, owned by Keith Harper, pocketed a handful of money for only a few minutes work and came away with a great business idea.

    Sporty yet Chic Motivates Founder of Madcapz

    Carrie Bell founded Madcapz — baseball caps designed just for women.

    Woman’s Creation Puts a Stylish Twist on the Classic Baseball Cap

    Carrie Bell founded Madcapz seven years ago when she became sick with Graves’s Disease — and began losing her hair. She wanted a cap to cover her head when she went for walks but was tired of wearing her husband’s sports/corporate logo’d baseball caps. Carrie craved a fun colorful cap to wear that was stylish, comfortable, didn’t scream “sick,” and made her look good.

     

    Not Just for the Hotel Industry

    Woman’s Business Promotes Hyper-Individualized Concierge Services Across Numerous Industries

    Kathryn Collett developed a turnkey concierge business solution.

    Catering to the cash-rich and time-poor, the personal concierge industry is booming and valued at an estimated $1 billion worldwide, according to industry watchdog the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association (ICLMA). However, entrepreneurs looking to start a concierge service and break into the industry have largely had to go it alone — no tested, proven personal concierge business plan was on the market... until now.

    Mompreneur Goes Full Throttle

    Using Her Entrepreneurial Drive to Help Others Reach their Potential
     

    Meg Schmitz started a home-based consulting business to spend more time with her son and to help people with franchising.

    A single mother who stands a nose hair over 5-feet tall and as slender as a woman could be, you'd never know what a bulldog Meg Schmitz is in the business world just by looking at her...but you may get a good sense of it out on the car race course. 
     

    It Is a Wrap for the Founders of Wrapped

    A Picture Paints a Thousand Things for Two Home Business Owners

    Ryland Arnoldi & Sam Seidman are home-based entrepreneurs and founders of the company, Wrapped.

    Ryland Arnoldi & Sam Seidman are two Venice, California locals who set out to do what they love most: translate their passion for art and nature into a gift-able resource. They both turned down futures in high finance to pursue their idea to launch the company, WRAPPED. Furthermore, they did it in the middle of a recession.

     

    Hollywood Icons Revealed

    Man’s Home-Based Business is Inspired by His Love of Storytelling

    By Home Business Magazine

    Stephen Schochet was inspired to start his unique home-based business by with the simple idea that his love of storytelling didn’t have to be confined to a tour bus. Stephen was, and still is a Hollywood tour guide, who, years ago started collecting fun anecdotes about Hollywood and some of its most famous residents to tell to the paying customers.

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