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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

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

TailGate Beer
TailGate Beer

TailGate Beer's Wesley Keegan: Brewing Up Success

6/17/11 at 6:00 PM

Wesley Keegan's father gave him the idea to start a brewery. His passing gave him the inspiration to make it succeed. Continue Reading

ManCans
ManCans

ManCans' Hart Main: A 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Invents Candles for Men

5/10/11 at 1:30 PM

Hart Main realized that most guys don't want to smell like lavender or fresh laundry. So he created ManCans, candles designed specifically for men, with scents like New York Style Pizza, Grandpa's Pipe and, of course, Bacon. Did we mention he's only 13? Continue Reading

AOL
AOL

You've Got... Tom Szaky, TerraCycle

4/22/11 at 2:30 PM

Tom Szaky, a member of the AOL Small Business Board of Directors, dropped out of Princeton to start TerraCycle, an eco-friendly company that literally turns trash into treasure. So how does he do it? Continue Reading

AOL
AOL

27 Million and Counting: George Powell, The Renewed Group

4/15/11 at 8:00 PM

Meet George Powell, the founder and CEO of The Renewed Group, a Dallas-based manufacturer of REUSE Jeans, which are made with 80 percent recycled materials. Continue Reading

Boogie Wipes
Boogie Wipes

Boogie Wipes: For These Moms, Necessity Really Is the Mother of Invention

4/14/11 at 8:30 PM

With six kids between them, Julie Pickens and Mindee Doney know a thing or two about runny noses. Together, they developed Boogie Wipes -- expected to bring in $10 million this year. Continue Reading

Getty
Getty

Going Green, Companies Eliminate 4 Billion Pounds of Packaging

3/22/11 at 5:30 PM

A new study finds that manufacturers of consumer products have eliminated 1.5 billion pounds of packaging waste since 2005 and plan to shed another 2.5 billion pounds by 2020 -- the equivalent of taking 815,000 cars off the road. Continue Reading

Adelaida Sofia Roa, Villy Customs
Adelaida Sofia Roa, Villy Customs

Villy Customs' Fleetwood Hicks: Cruising to Success, On Two Wheels

3/07/11 at 10:30 PM

With thousands of possible combinations, including add-ons like Swarovski crystals, Villy Customs lets bike enthusiasts design their own cruisers. Continue Reading

DNA11
DNA11

Made in the USA: The End of 'One Size Fits All'

2/17/11 at 1:00 PM

Thanks to the Web and manufacturing technology, consumers can now customize virtually anything -- from dress shirts to cereal. A look at the innovative startups that are quite literally giving the people what they want. Continue Reading

AOL
AOL

27 Million and Counting: Colin Hunter and Peyton Jenkins, Alton Lane

2/16/11 at 6:00 PM

Meet Colin Hunter and Peyton Jenkins, the co-founders of Alton Lane, a New York-based custom menswear brand. Continue Reading

Treesje
Treesje

Treesje's Laura Darrah and Sheila Nazarian: From Bridesmaids to Business Partners

2/15/11 at 5:00 PM

Laura Darrah and Sheila Nazarian met at a mutual friend's wedding and discovered a mutual love of fashion. Today, their line of handbags can be found on the arms of Heidi Klum, Lauren Conrad and other celebrities. Continue Reading

McArthur Towel & Sports
McArthur Towel & Sports

Gregg McArthur, Maker of the Steelers' Terrible Towel, Is a Packers Fan!

2/02/11 at 10:00 PM

Even worse, Steelers fans' good luck charms are made in enemy territory in Wisconsin. On Super Bowl Sunday, the head of McArthur Towel & Sports will be pulling for the Packers. Continue Reading

Foamation
Foamation

Meet Ralph Bruno, the Green Bay Packers Cheesehead Guy

2/01/11 at 2:00 PM

You'll be seeing plenty of his iconic Cheesehead hats at Super Bowl XLV. How a native Wisconsinite took taunts from rival fans and a piece of his mom's couch -- and built a million-dollar business. Continue Reading

Tommy John
Tommy John

Made in the USA: Briefs, Bras, Billions

1/13/11 at 7:00 PM

With high-end undershirts, "spare panties" that fold up to the size of a pack of gum and other specialty products, underwear entrepreneurs are cashing in on an estimated $30 billion industry. Continue Reading

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