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Living Large in 117 Square Feet
Business Unusual

Living Large in 117 Square Feet

Forget the McMansion. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company offers 21 floor plans for houses starting at 117 square feet.
Jim Morrison
A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses
Business Unusual

A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses

Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.
Kate Taylor
How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business
Drones

How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business

From filmmaking to sales, unmanned aerial vehicles are transforming how businesses operate and grow.
Nina Zipkin
Do You Text While Walking? This App Wants to Save Your Life.
Apps

Do You Text While Walking? This App Wants to Save Your Life.

This Android app has been designed to stop you from mindlessly strolling into oncoming traffic while walking like a zombie with a smartphone in your hand.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Site Says, 'Make Me a Match: I'll Pay You.'

Site Says, 'Make Me a Match: I'll Pay You.'

New site hopes paying amateur matchmakers will set it apart in a crowded market.
Laura Entis
Meet the Franchise Bringing Adult Products Out of the Shadows
Growth Strategies

Meet the Franchise Bringing Adult Products Out of the Shadows

Adam & Eve creates an atmosphere that is welcoming to both women and couples, with a focus on sexual health.
Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots
Technology

Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots

Underwater robots give scientists and budding explorers a way to dive in.
Jenna Schnuer
Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business
Starting a Business

Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business

When it comes to theatrical materials, one company is center stage.
Margaret Littman
Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones
Starting a Business

Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones

Videography company Aerial Media Pros captures hard to get shots at a fraction of the traditional cost.
Jason Ankeny
The Startup Disrupting the Auto Collision Industry

The Startup Disrupting the Auto Collision Industry

Estify brings body-shop paperwork to the digital age
Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities
Starting a Business

Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

These four companies are giving new life to damaged, flawed or incomplete products and services.
Neil Parmar
A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales
Starting a Business

A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.
John Patrick Pullen
The Boom Market for Niche Fitness Events
Entrepreneurs

The Boom Market for Niche Fitness Events

Founded by former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chris McIntosh, Dirty Girl obstacle-course events are running up big bucks.
Margaret Littman
Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk
Marketing

Father and Son Team Create Candy Without the Extra Junk

Unreal Candy's natural treats are a fast-growing success.
Jennifer Wang