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Rico Elmore, Fatheadz: When Regular Glasses Just Won't Fit

7/29/11 at 1:00 PM

At 6-foot-3, 300 pounds, Rico Elmore always had trouble finding a pair of sunglasses. Turns out, he wasn't alone. Continue Reading

Telebrands
Telebrands

My First Million: A.J. Khubani, TeleBrands

7/26/11 at 6:00 PM

How a part-time pizza-delivery guy took $7,000 and turned it into a $1 billion "As Seen on TV" infomercial empire. Continue Reading

AOL
AOL

Loyal Pennings: Life of the Party

7/18/11 at 9:30 PM

During his two decades in the Los Angeles nightclub business, Loyal Pennings has hosted just about every A-lister in Hollywood. But all that partying can be a lot of hard work. Continue Reading

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Getty Images

Groupon Fail? Site's First Big-Ticket Promotion Attracts Only Four Buyers

7/18/11 at 6:30 PM

In its first push into big retail, Groupon only sold four $199 vouchers for $500 toward the purchase of a car at a Michigan dealership. Continue Reading

MTV
MTV

Chris 'Drama' Pfaff: Taking a 'Young & Reckless' Approach to Business

7/14/11 at 6:30 PM

A lucky break and a famous cousin helped make Chris "Drama" Pfaff a reality TV star. A tireless work ethic and knack for marketing made him a successful CEO. All before his 25th birthday. Continue Reading

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AP

Netflix Raises Prices by 60 Percent, Sparks Social Media Outrage

7/13/11 at 9:30 AM

Customers take to Twitter and Facebook to vent their anger, while tech bloggers and competitors react to Netflix's controversial move. Continue Reading

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Getty Images

Survey Says: Could Your Business Suffer an Anthony Weiner Moment?

7/12/11 at 5:00 PM

A new survey reveals that the vast majority of businesses do not have formal policies regarding social-media activity. Continue Reading

Corbis
Corbis

Restaurant Bans Young Children

7/12/11 at 1:30 PM

McDain's in Monroeville, Pa., plans to close its doors to children younger than 6 years old, due to overwhelming customer complaints about unruly youngsters. Continue Reading

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AFP/Getty Images

Is 7-Eleven's Free Slurpee Day Good for Business?

7/11/11 at 2:30 PM

Last year, 7-Eleven reported a 38 percent increase in Slurpee sales on Free Slurpee Day, but some franchisees don't see the sales jump. Continue Reading

Pump Wear
Pump Wear

Pump Wear's Julie DeFruscio: Helping Kids Battle Diabetes in Style

7/07/11 at 12:30 PM

Like the millions of people with Type 1 diabetes, Julie DeFruscio's three kids are forced to wear insulin pumps 24 hours a day. So she set out to design a line of clothing and accessories that make the task a little more fashionable. Continue Reading

Tombolo
Tombolo

Made in the USA: When the Beach Beckons

7/01/11 at 1:30 PM

For generations, entrepreneurs have found inspiration at the beach. A look at how today's business beach bums are putting their own spin on products designed to improve our annual summer exodus. Continue Reading

AOL
AOL

27 Million and Counting: Tom Cannon, BungoBox

6/30/11 at 4:30 PM

Meet Tom Cannon, co-founder of BungoBox, an Orlando-based maker of stackable, reusable plastic moving containers. Continue Reading

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Getty

Can You Afford to Run a Cash-Only Business?

6/29/11 at 12:30 PM

High credit-card fees and other hassles make it tempting to pocket all your company's money, but there are also a number of downsides to only accepting cash. A look at the pros and cons. Continue Reading

Bee's Knees
Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees' Tammany Atkinson: Protecting Babies on Their Very First Journey

6/27/11 at 6:00 PM

When Tammany Atkinson's first son started to crawl, she noticed all that stumbling around was taking a toll on his little knees. That spawned the idea for Bee's Knees, infant pants with built-in knee pads, now sold around the world. Continue Reading

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Getty

Managing Online Customer Feedback: 5 Things You Need to Know

6/24/11 at 2:00 PM

Getting slammed on Twitter, Yelp or even your own website? How to use online customer feedback -- good or bad -- to help benefit your business. Continue Reading

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