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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
From Chickens to Caskets -- 8 Unique Rental Businesses
Starting a Business

From Chickens to Caskets -- 8 Unique Rental Businesses

People have been renting movies and cars for years, but what about borrowing a wedding dress? Here's a look at the innovative and bizarre things that can be yours for a short time.
Kathleen Davis
Starting a Business

How Keeping Wine Cold Became a Hot Business

Ben Hewitt created the Corkcicle to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time."
Katherine Duncan
College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business
Starting a Business

College Entrepreneur Creates Digital Care Package Business

Regaalo, a web service that allows parents to send gifts to students, applies modern technology to an old-fashioned concept.
Jodi Helmer
TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age
Franchises

TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

Photo booths are making a comeback, and the founder of the DVDNow Kiosks franchise, has created a touchscreen, open-air 'booth' that's connected to social media.