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Smokin’ Hot

Some products come along at just the right time, when societal trends and technological advances merge to create new markets for savvy entrepreneurs. Elicko Taieb an... »

Wind Power: Making Sales a Breeze

When artist Ron Spinks started dabbling in metalwork at his home studio in Denton, TX several years ago, the idea that by 2008 he would have one of the hottest cart ... »

Micabella’s Mineral Magic

Eli Frenkel knew he was looking at a winner when he and his partners, Roni Paz and Jovany Mamo, spotted a fresh new mineral makeup line at a tradeshow a few years ag... »

Seacret Spa’s Secret to Success

When Robert Meirovich started selling Dead Sea skincare products in 2002, they were just starting to capture the attention of consumers, mostly women but some men. T... »

Flying High at UJ Trading

Ayhan Yuce is a driven entrepreneur: Even before he's reached one goal, he's got another bigger goal in his sights. Although sales for his Houston, TX-based UJ Tradi... »

There’s No Business Like Snow Business!

In 2003, Joseph and Sigal Sherman needed "an in" to the world of specialty retail. They knew they wanted to launch a cart business, but they needed a fresh new produ... »

Fanmats: They’ve Got Game

There is no such thing as sitting still at Suwanee, GA-based FANMATS—the leader in officially licensed sports merchandise sold through carts and kiosks. At any... »

Curl Crazy

Hair-styling appliances—curling irons in particular—are "one of the hottest product categories we're seeing right now," says Marc Birenbaum, executive ed... »

Selling in 3-D

Wooden puzzles spark the imagination of children and adults—and more than 2,400 retailers who not only like the puzzles but the sales they bring in. AGA Wholes... »

Giant Steps Forward

Ten years ago, shoppers slipped on their first Happy Feet oversized plush slippers, purchased from a cart in Louisville, KY. Now NJD Specialty Retail, Inc., creator ... »

Solar Flair

When they were growing up in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Michael Mahoney and John Norris, now 30, couldn't have imagined that they would be partners ... »

Good Heavens!

If you could bottle entrepreneurial spirit, the label would read "Frank Friedland." Listen to the owner of Heavens Therapy list the companies he's started and manage... »

Heeding the Call

In 2002, Dean Kretschmar wanted to buy a company. Wireless Dimensions, Inc., operating out of one kiosk in one mall, wanted to be bought. At the time, Kretschmar was... »

Game On!

Hardcore season-ticket holders with painted faces. Couch potatoes planted three feet from the TV screen. Boisterous fans gathered at the local sports pub. They know ... »

Sailing the Dead Sea

He speaks clearly and with authority, not unlike the captain of a ship. He's focused, determined, rarely without a plan. Ronen Tregerman, CEO of RST, Inc.—bett... »
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