Kelly K. Spors

Kelly K. Spors

Kelly K. Spors is a freelance writer in St. Louis Park, Minn.

To Grow, This Distillery Learned How to Tell Its State-of-the-Art Story
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To Grow, This Distillery Learned How to Tell Its State-of-the-Art Story

MBAs Across America helped one Butte, Montana distillery understand and educate its market to expand to online sales.
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7 Reasons '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' Lives on 25 Years Later
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7 Reasons '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' Lives on 25 Years Later

Today is the book's 25th anniversary. We look at the secrets from this thought leadership empire.
100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom
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100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom

Fourth-generation owners Garry and Carlton Smith share how their family-owned business has stayed fresh for a century.
What You Can Learn From Nintendo's Weird and Wonderful 125 Years
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What You Can Learn From Nintendo's Weird and Wonderful 125 Years

From playing cards, to taxis to love hotels, it's been a long road to producing iconic gaming systems. We explain what entrepreneurs can learn from this long-running company.
Century-Old Businesses: Their Secrets to Success
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Century-Old Businesses: Their Secrets to Success

It's getting harder to reach 100. We explain what's worked.
Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead
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Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead

Bitstrips' CEO Jacob Blackstock talks about the company's soaring growth and plans for 2014.
What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014
Entrepreneurs

What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014

2013 was a big year for CEO Matt Brezina whose company Sincerely got acquired. He tells us what he's learned and how this former startup will grow in the new year.
A College 'Trep's Plans for 2014
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A College 'Trep's Plans for 2014

Entrepreneur caught up with College Entrepreneur of 2012 Bryan Silverman and talked about the upcoming year and his plans after graduation.
Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time
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Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

HAVEN founder Kayce White explains what she's gleaned from the rapid growth of her all-natural cleaning products business.
Why This 'Trep Will Start School in 2014
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Why This 'Trep Will Start School in 2014

Entrepreneur caught up with its past 'Treps of the Year, Emerging Entrepreneur Jason Lucash, about how the year has changed him and how it's prepared him for 2014.
Manufacturer Thinks 'Lean' to Cut Waste, Boost Efficiency
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Manufacturer Thinks 'Lean' to Cut Waste, Boost Efficiency

This printing company used methods from Toyota to reduce errors and inefficiencies.
How Online Direct Sales Saved This Luxury Business
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How Online Direct Sales Saved This Luxury Business

The financial crisis forced Vero Linens to find a new target market.
For Agility, A Shift to Freelancers
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For Agility, A Shift to Freelancers

Shedding overhead helped this North Carolina marketing agency refocus and become profitable after a merger.
More Reasons to Rethink Paper Records
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More Reasons to Rethink Paper Records

In this case study, RM Foods deployed an ERP system that helps it keep better track of inventory and financials than spreadsheets and handwritten paperwork.
When Manufacturing in China, Face Time Can Be Critical
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When Manufacturing in China, Face Time Can Be Critical

In this case study, costume company Revolution Dancewear put in the miles to improve its relationship with its Chinese manufacturers.