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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

'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 | 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


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

Career Path: 31 years of tinkering, work is still play for toy inventor

Morley has conceived an estimated 1,000 toys. | Photo courtesy Tony Morley

June 13, 2017 - 12:13pm

Career Path: Former computer store owner turns T-shirt giant

Josh Kent, founder and CEO of SunFrog, launched the T-shirt company three years ago with a design intended for social sharing to boost profits. | Photo courtesy of SunFrog

June 7, 2017 - 5:54pm