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Fatheadz
Fatheadz

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

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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AFP/Getty Images

Victoria Beckham Launches New, Cheaper Dress Line

7/05/11 at 12:00 PM

The former Spice Girl turned designer is working on a new line of '60s-inspired dresses, priced between $550 and $900. 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

Getty
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

Getty
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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Getty Images

Name-Your-Own-Deal App Launches with Virgin America, Sells Out Within Hour

6/23/11 at 12:30 PM

Loopt flips the script on Groupon, allowing customers to create their own deals and approach local businesses to make it happen. Continue Reading

Oxman Surplus
Oxman Surplus

Meet the World's Oldest Entrepreneur!

6/23/11 at 10:00 AM

Or so we think. At 96, Oxman's Surplus founder Jerome Oxman still clocks a full workday and even began an expansion of his business recently. "I just can't retire," he says. "I'd go crazy." Continue Reading

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Getty Images

Snooki's Latest Business Venture? A Line of Flip-Flops

6/20/11 at 12:30 PM

The Jersey Shore favorite expands her entrepreneurial empire with flip-flops sporting pickle and leopard print designs. 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

AP
AP

Walmart, Target 'Small Box' Stores to Compete with Small Businesses

6/16/11 at 3:30 PM

Big box retailers are opening smaller stores to reach rural and urban markets, posing direct competition to local businesses. Continue Reading

AOL
AOL

27 Million and Counting: Rich Amundson, Dicks Cottons

6/15/11 at 2:00 PM

Meet Rich Amundson, the founder of Dicks Cottons, a New York-based lifestyle brand that makes sunglasses and other accessories sold around the world. His motto? "Be happy, live comfortably." Continue Reading

AP
AP

Company Looks to Cash in with Anthony Weiner Doll

6/14/11 at 6:00 PM

HeroBuilders.com, a Connecticut toy maker, says it expects to sell thousands of miniature Weiners by week's end. Continue Reading

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