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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Erik Olson

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Melynda Retallack

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Career Path: From country singer to cupcake powerhouse

Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi's Cupcakes, opened her first bakery in Nashville but now has nearly 100 franchises. (Courtesy of Gigi's Cupcakes) 

June 26, 2017 - 11:08am

Career Path: From the seas to the bees, Navy vet turns beekeeper

Nathan Sheets started with one beehive and now has a honey-making empire. Photo courtesy of Nature Nate's. 

June 19, 2017 - 5:35pm

IdeaSuite blends VR capabilities with real-world research

IdeaSuite's large research space allows for testing full room-scale VR or a seated VR experience.  Photo courtesy of Guido Van Nispen/Flickr
 

June 15, 2017 - 9:36am

Career Path: 31 years of tinkering, work is still play for toy inventor

Morley has conceived an estimated 1,000 toys. | Photo courtesy Tony Morley

June 13, 2017 - 12:13pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Joy Rubey

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Career Path: Former computer store owner turns T-shirt giant

Josh Kent, founder and CEO of SunFrog, launched the T-shirt company three years ago with a design intended for social sharing to boost profits. | Photo courtesy of SunFrog

June 7, 2017 - 5:54pm

Career Path: From grad school dropout to Hollywood acclaim

Photo courtesy of Eric Boulanger

June 6, 2017 - 1:27pm

Portland Thorns tap Tobin Heath to help shape future of soccer

A little fan is riveted by the play of the Portland Thorns. | Photo by Roscoe Myrick (www.Shotboxer.com)

May 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

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