Michelle Juergen

Michelle Juergen

A Hot Business Idea -- Between the Sheets
Starting a Business

A Hot Business Idea -- Between the Sheets

Inspired by athletic wear, two former coaches develop high-performance bedsheets.
Trend Watch: You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
Entrepreneurs

Trend Watch: You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

As women continue to launch companies at a rate exceeding the national average, here's a look into the growth trends of their enterprises.

Anatomy of the Entrepreneur

What makes entrepreneurs tick?
CEO Case Studies: A Role Model and a Cautionary Tale
Growth Strategies

CEO Case Studies: A Role Model and a Cautionary Tale

One to study if you want to lead well. Another if you want to fail miserably.
A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores
Starting a Business

A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

With Urban Cultivator appliances, foodies can grow fresh herbs and greens in their kitchens year-round.
How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Growth Strategies

How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement

Selling your business? You may have to sign a noncompete. Here's how to negotiate the best terms.
Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft
Entrepreneurs

Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft

An aviation enthusiast's invention leaps from the road to the wild blue yonder.
Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women
Entrepreneurs

Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women

Day2Night's convertible shoes offer women a fashionable heel height for any occasion.
What's Hot (or Not) for Franchises in 2012
Franchises

What's Hot (or Not) for Franchises in 2012

Burgers, hotels, frozen treats -- it's all looking (and tasting) great. Fancy hams and tanning salons? Outlook not so good.
Business Trends From 2011 We're Sick Of
Starting a Business

Business Trends From 2011 We're Sick Of

From daily deals to Ashton Kutcher, some of the trends not #winning this past year.
Get Out of Town With Wanderfly
Starting a Business

Get Out of Town With Wanderfly

This New York-based travel inspiration service offers recommendations that can send users packing.
Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports
Growth Strategies

Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports

These small businesses are keeping the powder (and the industry) fresh.
Hitchswitch Simplifies Newlywed Name Changes
Starting a Business

Hitchswitch Simplifies Newlywed Name Changes

First comes love, then comes marriage... then comes the agonizing process of changing your name. The latest from our wacky business idea files.
Wine Lovers Design a Lid to Keep Out Bugs
Starting a Business

Wine Lovers Design a Lid to Keep Out Bugs

Hats off to Greg and Renee Plumlee, the creators of BevHat, a mesh cover designed to keep insects out of drinks. From our Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly file.
Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink
Starting a Business

Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink

A girls' night out inspires a new business for two 30-something moms.