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Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event.
Detroit startup Are You a Human hopes gamification will outsmart the spambots for good.
Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
A prepaid campus laundry service offers a lesson in entrepreneurship.
A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.
After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
Popular GoPro cameras offer a 'you're there' perspective on life.
Online fashion upstart Betabrand is on a mission to create the world's first truly social clothing company.
Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.
Coal Creek Company's Brent Galloway added a recreation and camping site on the mine's property.
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.
An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf.
The entrepreneur behind this unconventional attraction went all the way.
A couple's last-ditch entrepreneurial effort fends off bankruptcy in favor of a balmy future.
After a near-accident while training for a marathon, an entrepreneur develops a line of identification gear for outdoor athletes.
A boudoir photographer focuses on customers' private moments.
KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.
Mark Highland's Organic Mechanics is blooming.
A former Duke University All-American basketball player hit on a business idea for building and managing online photo stores for college athletic departments and sports teams.
He was definitely cut out for this business: Quintin Middleton shows off his chops with high-quality culinary cutware.
Two former baseball players throw a curve at the consumer quest for caffeine. From our Business Unusual file.
How the founders of the YOLO Board have glided to the front of the stand-up paddling crowd.
How one beer lover tanked his career in favor of teaching people about his beverage of choice
Paperfeet is building an eco-friendly business out of discarded billboard materials.
A Nashville school trains people to get behind the wheel and shuttle rock entertainers to their next gig.
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