Monthly Archives: September 2011

What Barbie, Bifocals and Barbed Wire Have in Common

We hear a lot about inventors in the technology area who have had phenomenal success at a very young age.  But that doesn’t mean inventors with more mileage under their belts can’t be ultra successful as well.  Some of the most revolutionary or popular … Continue reading

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Words of Thanks to Some Fellow Bloggers

Last week wasn’t easy.  A case of writer’s block kept me from getting much done on a key project.  Plus the family pet was sick and it rained every day. So it was a nice, and well-timed, surprise to learn that georgettesullins has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am … Continue reading

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Obama Signs Bill to Help Entrepreneurs, Inventors

President Obama today signed the America Invents Act during a visit to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia.   According to a White House news release, the legislation “will speed up the patent process so that innovators and … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Moves From Camcorders to Grilled Cheese

Can a big-time tech entrepreneur make it in the restaurant business?  Jonathan Kaplan thinks so.  The founder of Pure Digital, which created the Flip Video camcorder, has a new startup:  The Melt, a chain of quick-serve grilled cheese restaurants that … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Goes Nuts with Snack Startup

Howie Sher, a 43-year-old former grocer, has a new product with a memorable name:  “What-A-Ya-Nuts?!”  After a soft launch last month, Sher’s snack – which has clusters of almonds, pecans and sunflower seeds and comes in four flavors – is now in about 100 locations, with … Continue reading

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How Mistakes Helped One Business Owner

All too often, you only hear about what went right when you hear about successful entrepreneurs, writes Jeanette Mulvey in a recent post appearing on BusinessNewsDaily.  Yet Frank Farwell, founder of the apparel catalog WinterSilks, is candid about his mistakes.  “There were plenty of painful setbacks along … Continue reading

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