Small Business Profiles

Friday, April 6, 2018

If not for his love of music, Lloyd Smith wouldn’t have a successful business selling neuroscience research equipment.

Lloyd, who originally had an interest in engineering, dropped out of his undergrad program after just one semester to pursue a career in music. Fortuitously, however, his then-bandmate worked in a neuroscience lab, sparking Lloyd’s interest in brain research, motivating him to return to school for neuroscience and eventually helping him find his new career path.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Candace Combs is a spa owner on a mission, working to heal her customers and make massage more accessible to her community.

“What we do isn’t designed just to relax you, but to physically help you,” Candace said. “People need massage in their lives.”

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Miami-based entrepreneur Vivian Machado is blowing by the competition with her popular performance modification services for Ford, Chevy and Dodge trucks.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Small business owners Todd and Michelle Trotter are cleaning up Milwaukee’s buildings—and in the process extending a helping hand to its people.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Small business owner Christin Evans is writing the next chapter for two historic bookstores.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

David Arena is a small business owner who proves the road less traveled may sometimes be the road to success.

“I am not the most talented business owner out there, but I worked hard to get where I am,” said David.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Small business owner Lynn Meyers is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure critical packages are delivered on time.

“In this business, it’s important to be able to sleep standing up,” said Lynn.

Lynn is the owner of Cincinnati, Ohio-based United Courier Inc.—a delivery service that attends to the time-sensitive needs of its clients. A self-proclaimed “chronic entrepreneur,” Lynn has been in the business of creating small firms since 1986 and settled into her current role in 2006.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Most 25 year olds are more worried about paying off their student loans than launching a business to help their neighborhood. Not Kateri Gutierrez.

“Being involved in the community and teaching people about civic engagement is a labor of love for me,” said Kateri.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Jeff Rose and Rosina Rubin’s limo company keeps New York’s rich and famous from being late and angry. 

“We are the limo service you can swear by, not at,” said Rosina.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Entrepreneur Clifton Broumand has an advanced degree in trial and error, and if you ask him he’ll tell you his studies were not cheap.

“I had a very expensive education – instead of getting an MBA at a university, I got a Ph.D. in making mistakes and learning from them,” said Clifton.

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