Margaret Littman

Margaret Littman

Margaret Littman is a journalist who covers small businesses, travel and all manner of other topics, with a sweet spot for anything relating to stand-up paddling or Music City. She is the author of the Nashville Essential Guide iPhone and Android app and many travel guidebooks. Her work has appeared in many national magazines, and she is the editor of Entrepreneur magazine’s Start It Up section.

Pulled Super-Bowl Ad Creates Super Buzz for Soda Upstart
Marketing

Pulled Super-Bowl Ad Creates Super Buzz for Soda Upstart

SodaStream pokes at Coke and Pepsi and sees its ad declined by CBS.
College Entrepreneur of 2012: Bryan Silverman
Entrepreneurs

College Entrepreneur of 2012: Bryan Silverman

An enterprising young trep capitalizes on a captive audience with toilet paper you can read.
A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business
Growth Strategies

A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.
Mining Company Branches Out into Recreation
Growth Strategies

Mining Company Branches Out into Recreation

Coal Creek Company's Brent Galloway added a recreation and camping site on the mine's property.
3 Creative Business Ideas That Were Before Their Time
Growth Strategies

3 Creative Business Ideas That Were Before Their Time

Some visionary ideas came before the world was ready for them.
4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything
Growth Strategies

4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything

These innovative ideas set new standards, and they all stated with someone who noticed a problem that needed solving.
A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars
Growth Strategies

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

A CEO's knack for buying low and selling high combined with his love of vintage musical instruments led him to revive Chicago Music Exchange.
How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear
Starting a Business

How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf.
Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success
Starting a Business

Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success

A couple's last-ditch entrepreneurial effort fends off bankruptcy in favor of a balmy future.
A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea
Starting a Business

A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea

Justin Gold put the squeeze on his product and found success in natural foods.
A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business
Starting a Business

A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business

After a near-accident while training for a marathon, an entrepreneur develops a line of identification gear for outdoor athletes.
Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff
Starting a Business

Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.
Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt
Starting a Business

Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt

Mark Highland's Organic Mechanics is blooming.
Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga
Starting a Business

Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga

Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor.
A Focus on Sustainable Building in Providence, R.I.
Growth Strategies

A Focus on Sustainable Building in Providence, R.I.

Two architects in Providence, R.I., contained their plans and found new reasons to recommit themselves to their city along the way.