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What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Brian Wyrick of Robot Paper
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What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Brian Wyrick of Robot Paper

What goes into the creation of a comic book? And, how do you successfully start such a niche publishing business? To get an insider’s perspective, we sat down with Brian Wyrick, the editor and publisher for Robot Paper, a company that makes comics. Brian, who is also the COO of Raidious, a digital agency for content marketing, […]

This Week in Small Business: From Bank Lending to Product Pricing
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This Week in Small Business: From Bank Lending to Product Pricing

Are you curious why it’s so hard for small businesses to get a bank loan? Maybe you’re interested in bringing in extra income for your business, and have heard that the sharing economy is a good way to do that. We discuss these questions on Bplans, as well as the inspirational story of an entrepreneur […]

What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Jesse Thomas of Picky Bars
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What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Jesse Thomas of Picky Bars

Jesse Thomas and Lauren Fleshman are a married couple and the co-founders of Picky Bars, a business that makes and sells natural energy bars. Picky Bars was founded in 2010 based on the founders’ mutual interest in athletics and in creating the “perfect” energy bar for athletes like themselves. Since introducing the product, Picky Bars has […]

The Candy Queen Store: A Story of Struggle and Perseverance for Entrepreneurs
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The Candy Queen Store: A Story of Struggle and Perseverance for Entrepreneurs

Have you ever noticed that children have a universal desire to play dress up? Kids love to be creative with their sense of fashion: they cover themselves in stickers, wear tutus with rain boots, adorn their heads with flowers and princess crowns. Mel Buchanan, owner of the Candy Queen Store, took notice. With drive and […]