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A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea

A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea

Justin Gold put the squeeze on his product and found success in natural foods.
For Business Travelers, Big Chains Often Offer Familiar Comforts

For Business Travelers, Big Chains Often Offer Familiar Comforts

Though he usually goes local, our business-travel columnist can find reasons to visit some uberbrands.
There's No Business Like the Chocolate Business

There's No Business Like the Chocolate Business

A truck dealer, an engineer and a mapmaker left their professions to work with their one true love -- chocolate.
A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

With Urban Cultivator appliances, foodies can grow fresh herbs and greens in their kitchens year-round.
10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

From 'Top Chef Masters' to food trucks, this restaurateur continues to reinvent herself.
How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

Getting turned down by the 'Sharks' was the best thing to happen to one contestant.
A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding

A Bakery Makes a Sweet Comeback With Crowdfunding

After investors backed out, pastry chef Jessie Isaacs turned to her customers to raise money to open her storefront. In this video, she provides tips on how to crowdfund.
Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee.
10 Industry Trends for Franchises in 2012

10 Industry Trends for Franchises in 2012

From burgers to child care to staying fit, our annual list of trends in the franchise world shows where to consider putting your money to make money.
How to Grow Beyond the Food Truck

How to Grow Beyond the Food Truck

For a food truck, factors like finding a clutch parking spot and the weather can make or break your business. Here's how the co-owners of the wildly popular Mexicue food trucks are growing their business by diversifying their offerings.
Artisan Cheesemaker's Whey of the Future

Artisan Cheesemaker's Whey of the Future

In a surprisingly competitive world of artisanal cheesemaking, one Wisconsin producer has a taste for helping others.
20-Something Entrepreneur Multiplies Success in a Salad Franchise

20-Something Entrepreneur Multiplies Success in a Salad Franchise

A former mall rat serves up fresh ideas with Saladworks franchises in three states.
How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods

How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods

Here are seven concrete suggestions on getting your products onto the shelves of major grocers.
Editor's Note: The New Food Chain

Editor's Note: The New Food Chain

A head of lettuce from the farmers market isn't going to cut it anymore. Locally-sourced food is becoming a sustainable business.
How to Start a Business in a Recession

How to Start a Business in a Recession

Economic cycles come and go, but businesses must thrive in good times and bad. Fat Straws Bubble Tea's Terry Pham launched during a recession and survived two downturns. Learn how Pham and other entrepreneurs made a go of it in tough times.
Beyond the Food Truck: Six Ideas for Mobile Food Businesses

Beyond the Food Truck: Six Ideas for Mobile Food Businesses

If you want to start a food business, but don't have the dough for a full restaurant, check out these mobile options.
The Economist at the Forefront of the Farm-to-Table Movement

The Economist at the Forefront of the Farm-to-Table Movement

This business analyst is an unlikely leader in the economics of food localization.
How a Personal Health Crisis Led to Small-Business Success

How a Personal Health Crisis Led to Small-Business Success

A homegrown company called Two Moms in the Raw carved its own health-food niche.
Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods

Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods

This Web hub helps companies communicate their uniqueness and sell their goods.
Business Incubators for a Variety of Niches

Business Incubators for a Variety of Niches

A growing number of specialized, market-specific business accelerators are helping entrepreneurs around the country get their businesses off the ground
Nine Notable Pizza Entrepreneurs

Nine Notable Pizza Entrepreneurs

Here's proof that not all pizza is created equal.
The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises

The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises

From Philly cheese steaks to stuffed pitas, meet the companies devouring the competition.
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