This 10-Year-Old’s $2 Million Amazon Business Is Leaving Competitors In The Dust

| September 13, 2017

In fourth grade, Henry Burner came up with a terrific idea. His class had a trading-post unit–focusing on “whatever the frontier happened to be at the time we had a frontier,” he says–in which students would use beads to buy goods made by their classmates. Henry’s mother, Darcy, had some hand-operated button-making equipment, the result […]

Starting A Home Business? Know The Rules.

| August 2, 2010

We’ve talked many times about starting a home business, and various aspects of doing your own business.  Today I want to mention a few “rules” that may or may not affect you in trying to start your own home business. ** Regulations.  If you live in a subdivision that has homeowner policies and regulations, you […]

Downsizing Inspires Siblings To Launch Eco-Friendly Clothing Line

| September 5, 2008

When one door closes, as the old optimistic saying goes, another one opens. At least, so one hopes. But sometimes it just doesn’t happen that way. And if another door doesn’t appear on the horizon, you might have to take a page from Christine Marchuska’s notepad and build one yourself. When the economy took a […]