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Michelle Juergen

Michelle Juergen

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A Hot Business Idea -- Between the Sheets

Inspired by athletic wear, two former coaches develop high-performance bedsheets.
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.
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.
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A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

With Urban Cultivator appliances, foodies can grow fresh herbs and greens in their kitchens year-round.
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.
Entrepreneurs

Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft

An aviation enthusiast's invention leaps from the road to the wild blue yonder.
Entrepreneurs

Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women

Day2Night's convertible shoes offer women a fashionable heel height for any occasion.
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.
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.
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Get Out of Town With Wanderfly

This New York-based travel inspiration service offers recommendations that can send users packing.
Growth Strategies

Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports

These small businesses are keeping the powder (and the industry) fresh.
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.
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.
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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.