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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

Anti-gentrification movements signify deeper issues for cities

Downtown, Austin TX | Photo via flickr

August 28, 2017 - 7:11pm

L.A. life coach gets crafty with beer

 Lilit at her mobile beer bar. | Photo Courtesy of Draft in Style.

August 14, 2017 - 5:39pm

'Ugly' produce delivery service comes to Portland

Imperfect Prdouce launches home delivery of "ugly" fruit and vegetables in Portland and several other West Coast markets. | Photo courtesy of Imperfect Produce.  

August 10, 2017 - 11:21am

Marijuana industry cultivates women business leaders in San Diego

Vanessa Corrales is the founder of B Edibles, a San Diego-based manufacturer of medical marijuana cotton candy. | Photo courtesy of Vanessa Corrales 

August 7, 2017 - 6:41pm

Medical marijuana scene in L.A. anticipates, preps for change

Pamela Hadfield, co-founder of HelloMD.com | Photo courtesy of Story Hadfield. 

August 7, 2017 - 6:11pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Desiree Peterkin Bell

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Career Path: From country singer to cupcake powerhouse

Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi's Cupcakes, opened her first bakery in Nashville but now has nearly 100 franchises. (Courtesy of Gigi's Cupcakes) 

June 26, 2017 - 11:08am

Q&A: Cannabis chain ShowGrow cultivates clientele

ShowGrow’s diverse product mix includes chocolate, biscuits and other snacks. | Photo Courtesy ShowGrow

June 20, 2017 - 4:42pm

Best friends put entrepreneurial muscle into Chuze Fitness

The Chuze Fitness leadership team includes, left to right, CEO Cory Brightwell, COO Nick Barshick, co-founder Ray Barshick, co-founder Charles Brightwell and CMO Kris Peterson. | Photo by Adam Larkey Photography via Chuze Fitness

June 19, 2017 - 7:03pm

Career Path: From the seas to the bees, Navy vet turns beekeeper

Nathan Sheets started with one beehive and now has a honey-making empire. Photo courtesy of Nature Nate's. 

June 19, 2017 - 5:35pm

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