Entrepreneurial Stories – Barnes Properties

Barb Getty is the sole owner of Barnes Properties in Indianapolis, IN. She’s a real estate investor, landlord/author (see attached cover art) but real estate investing wasn’t part of the plan … she was a stay at home mom of three teenagers when her 17-year-old son was killed in a car accident. Her daughters were […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Complete Computer Services

Izzy Goodman started Complete Computer Services almost ten years ago while working a full-time job at CBS Television. It was actually begun as a hobby: he built a website to discuss safety online. As the number of visitors increased, he offered some items to help defray his costs. Most of them were drop-shipped directly from […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – BottledUpDesigns.com

This week’s entrepreneurial story is about Laura Bergman, the creator of Bottled Up Designs. Tell us about your company I have lived all my live in the Pennsylvania Amish Country. A life-long passion of mine has been digging and collecting antique glass and bottles reclaimed from the beautiful wooded habitats and rural farmlands where I […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Fatpacking

Steve Silberberg is the founder of Fatpacking, a business that combines his passion of backpacking and fitness. Steve, tell us in your own words about Fatpacking and why you got started Backpacking is my passion. For years, my vacations consisted of backpacking and hiking. Whenever I’d return to my corporate job, I noticed that my […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – West Coast Aerial Photography

Mark Holtzman was in the sales industry for over 20 years and, in the late 90s, he began to realize he had reached a glass ceiling. In early 2000, Mark was sitting at the dinner table with his wife discussing his hobbies: photography and flying (general aviation). Mark started thinking “I wonder if I could […] ...

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Entrepreneur Stories – For Orchestra

Walt Ribeiro is a 27 year old composer who started For Orchestra, a company that arranges pop songs for orchestra. Walt started his company while on unemployment after he got laid off in 2009. His unemployment checks helped him survive while launching his business, and now he has arranged Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, and more. […] ...

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Entrepreneur Stories – GiveForward

Ethan Austin & Desiree Vargas Wrigley are the founders of GiveForward. GiveForward gives people personal fundraising pages to raise money for loved one’s medical expenses.  We’ve helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars for things like chemotherapy, organ transplants, travel, and living expenses while undergoing treatment. What were the obstacles to starting your business (educational requirements, […] ...

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Entrepreneur Stories – Zangaroo Designs

Reilly Newman was a sophomore in high school when he decided to start his graphic design firm. Zangaroo Designs has been serving local and international clients since 2008. Is it hard to run a business at such a young age? It hasn’t affected the way I run my business much.  Do you use word of […] ...

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Entrepreneur Stories – Bravo Productions

Bravo Productions is a Long Beach, California-based award-winning, full-service event planning, design and production company specializing in staging corporate, association, government and non-profit functions nationwide to support clients’ strategic marketing campaigns. More recently, Bravo Productions has penetrated the social market as well. Greg Jenkins and Thom Neighbors co-founded and launched Bravo Productions in 1987, whose […] ...

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Entrepreneur Stories – Haralee.com Sleepwear

Haralee Weintraub is the founder and CEO Haralee.com Sleepwear, a sleepwear company for women suffering night sweats due to menopause, cancer treatments, humid climates or just a high internal thermostat. What got you started? In my former career I had been traveling 30-40 weeks a year. I left working as an executive for a Fortune […] ...

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