Business Unusual - Page: 11

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

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.

Margaret Littman

· 3 min read

How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf.

Margaret Littman

· 3 min read

How the Museum of Sex Turned a Nonprofit Snub into an Asset

The entrepreneur behind this unconventional attraction went all the way.

Caroline Tiger

· 4 min read

Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success

A couple's last-ditch entrepreneurial effort fends off bankruptcy in favor of a balmy future.

Margaret Littman

· 3 min read

A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business

After a near-accident while training for a marathon, an entrepreneur develops a line of identification gear for outdoor athletes.

Margaret Littman

· 4 min read

Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

A boudoir photographer focuses on customers' private moments.

Matt Villano

· 4 min read

Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.

Margaret Littman

· 3 min read

Margaret Littman

· 3 min read

How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

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.

Matt Villano

· 4 min read

How a Craftsman Turned His Handiwork into a Cutting-Edge Business

He was definitely cut out for this business: Quintin Middleton shows off his chops with high-quality culinary cutware.

Margaret Littman

· 3 min read

Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

Two former baseball players throw a curve at the consumer quest for caffeine. From our Business Unusual file.

Matt Villano

· 3 min read

Savvy Marketing Turns a Hobby into a Successful Business

How the founders of the YOLO Board have glided to the front of the stand-up paddling crowd.

Margaret Littman

· 4 min read