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Beyond Burial Basics

An unusual franchise is looking to be a popular concept in shopping centers. A custom casket franchise at a mall might sound unusual, but for Nathan Smith and Trac... »

(Not so) Rocky Road

A new franchise operation in Brookfield Square Mall, Brookfield, Wisconsin, is sweet switch for former furniture salesman. 1. The Problem. The Solution. Though he ... »

Pop-ups: A New Domain for Online Retailers

Cyber retailers test the waters of brick-and-mortar retail through pop-up stores. Online retailers ranging from small independents to giants such as eBay and Google... »

Arkansas On Their Mind

Two entrepreneurs, who love their state but like to joke about it, build a following through Facebook. And expand the concept of personalization to an entire state. ... »

Letting Their Hair Down

An entrepreneur takes off with an extension of her former business. Kellie Smith worked in full-service salons for 16 years and always found the process of fitting ... »

Kiosks Land at Denver Airport

New RMU program is now one of the largest in the airport industry. Kiosks and RMUs have been cleared for take-off at Denver International Airport. The airport unveil... »

Personalized Profits

Personalized prints deliver impressive profit margins. When Tom Meyers personalized direct mail for customers, he wondered if the same software system could be put ... »

Slap Happy

A new twist on watches revives an almost forgotten fashion trend. When Jim Howard and Lori Montag of Big Time Brands were trying to develop a new style of watches l... »

New Program Has Mile-High Expectations

An improved specialty leasing program is looking to revitalize downtown Denver. The "Mile-High City" has launched a new and improved downtown specialty leasing pro... »

Having Her Cake—and Eating It Too!

A Canadian entrepreneur won the chance to offer her cupcake alternative in a mall—rent-free. Celeste Bodnaryk, owner of Sphere-Licious, got to sell her product fo... »

All That Glitters

Glimmer Body Art, the temporary tattoo company, has its eyes set on the specialty retail market and is hoping for sales to sparkle. Temporary tattoos aren't just for... »

Nailing a New Idea

At Fancy Nail's Bar, customers can choose from 7,000 designs or create their own on a computer screen, and voila, the machine prints the ready-to-apply design. With ... »

Cool Business Opportunity

Tropical Sno is banking on the fact that simple shaved ice treats make for sizzling hot sales everywhere. Tropical Sno's shaved ice is a hot-weather treat that sells... »

Cute and Creepy

A plush series of baby vampires just might have customers dying for more. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. Just as Gayle Middleton approached entrepreneu... »

To Infinity… and Beyond!

RobotGalaxy launches a national kiosk program that promises to be out of this world. New York-based RobotGalaxy is preparing to make a major Earth landing as it rol... »
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