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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.

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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

Would love some marijuana but can't leave home? Delivery is now doable

La Cannaisseur is a family-run, community-driven dispensary that now delivers. | Photo courtesy of La Cannaisseur.

May 27, 2017 - 8:43pm

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

Diane de Mere

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

Steve Dearborn

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