Business Profiles

Case Studies of Successful Small Businesses

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Finding Big-City Success in a Small Town

Something about the town of Southern Pines, N.C., inspires small-business owners to find niche markets there and distinctive ways to serve them. Hirease, an employment screening company, is an excellent …


How a Fiber Artist Keeps It Together with Weave

Jamie Chan may be the busiest person you don’t know. She and her husband, Blas Herrera, run several arts-and-crafts- related businesses in San Francisco. She makes her own line of …

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How Weave Helps One Artist Price Her Products

“I’m a better mom now. I’m less grumpy,” says Valerie Asbury, reflecting on her decision give up a career in graphic design to strike out on her own as a …


Thanks to GoPayment, Fashion Designer Earns More Design Time

Fashion designer Sheri Falk says she would rather direct her energy toward conceptualizing new designs and helping clients than handling the bookkeeping tasks required to run her small business. So …


Running a Charitable Business with GoPayment

When Sandy Pearson was searching for a name for her handmade-headbands company in 2010, she turned to the blogosphere for ideas. The result? B.I.C. Bands, short for Because I Can …

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How a Vintage Clothing Reseller Uses Weave as a “Tiny Personal Assistant”

Jillian Knox faced a big challenge: It was 2009. She was about to graduate from Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia, had no job, and needed money. …


How GoPayment Helps a Magnet Crafter Attract More Customers

Erinn Soule founded Heart & Soule Designs last year after her love for creating custom gifts, from clay caricatures to jewelry, helped her raise money for the American Cancer Society. …

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How a Hula-Hooping Entrepreneur Uses Intuit GoPayment to Boost Sales

Loving the entrepreneurial life is often a matter of making money from your passion. As owner of Rock-a-hoola Hoops, Angel Rutsch has done just that. The Intuit Small Business Blog …

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Artisan Chocolate Maker Sweetens Profits by Using QuickBooks

Running a chocolate company can be a truly sweet gig, but the competition is fierce. So when Sarah Endline launched Sweetriot in 2005, she decided to differentiate her business by making …

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Making a Business out of Dressing for Success

“Most people think personal styling is for celebrities and debutantes. Our mission is to provide affordable styling that helps clients improve their confidence with flattering new looks,” says Corinne Phipps, founder …

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Beauty Business Combines Fashion and Feminism

“Just because I like the latest nail polish or celebrity hairstyle, doesn’t mean I’m not smart,” says Alexis Wolfer (pictured), founder and editor-in-chief of the Beauty Bean, a hip, lively online magazine …

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Pizzeria Owner Turned Book Author Dishes on His Success

Nick’s Pizza & Pub is more than just a restaurant for owner Nick Sarillo (pictured), who started the small business in Crystal Lake, Ill., in 1995 and opened a second …

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efuneral’s Mike Belsito Breathes Life into the Business of Death

Sadly, tragedy was the mother of invention for Mike Belsito. After helping plan his cousin’s funeral, he came up with, a website that allows grieving families to comparison shop …

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Indiana Small-Business Owner Wins $5,000 Grant from Intuit

ClearStar Windshield Repair of Carmel, Ind., is the latest winner of a $5,000 grant in Intuit’s Love a Local Business Campaign. “This is so cool!” says owner Paul Lawrence, who …

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How Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant Attracts Sports Fans of All Stripes

If you walk into a New York City bar during baseball season, you shouldn’t be surprised to see Yankees or Mets fans watching a game. But what about a large …

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