Category: Entreprenuers

Walt Disney – The Man Behind the Mouse

Disney is one of the most recognized brands in the world, but few know as much about the man behind the Magic Kingdom, not to mention the hundreds of animated cartoons, countless feature films and endless toys that bear his name. An…Read More »

The pizza power – Frank & Dan Carney

While college students in Wichita, Kansas, Frank and Dan Carney were approached by a family friend with the idea of opening a pizza parlor. Inspired, the brothers borrowed $600 from their mother, purchased secondhand equipment, and rented a small building on a…Read More »

Mary Kay Ash

Most Outstanding Woman in Business in the 20th Century Upset with the way she had been treated in the male-dominated business world, Mary Kay Ash began to make a list of all the negative and positive things she’d seen working for previous employers.…Read More »

Kid Entrepreneurs Build iPhone App

Two young brothers turn their school math lessons into an iPhone app.Owen Voorhees may seem like an unlikely tech entrepreneur because he’s just 11-years old. But for the last nine months he climbed a mountain of doubt, overcame unfamiliar programming languages and…Read More »

Richard Branson

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand, was born on July 18, 1950, to his lawyer father and stewardess mother. He attended Stowe Public school in England. Being dyslexic His first business venture was a newspaper aimed at the students and teenagers…Read More »

Bombay bakery

In the midst of military installations and Air Force recruitment center in Hyderabad’s cantonment area stands an elegant one-century-old building. The building, which itself speaks of the heritage of this historical city hosts the region’s ever popular The Bombay Bakery. “If you…Read More »

Starbucks Corporation

Entrepreneur: Howard SchultzCompany: Starbucks Corporation Year Started: 1987 Description of Business: The Starbucks Corporation sells coffee drinks from over 3,300 stores around the world.  The company has entered into agreements with bookstores, airlines, and hotels.

George Cloutier

Love Your Business More Than Your Family Centuries ago when I attended Harvard Business School, I took a course on entrepreneurship. The professor was a brilliant contrarian whose ideas have guided the creation of hundreds of successful and innovative businesses. He said…Read More »

Fortune 100 Companies

The Fortune 100 list represents the first 100 companies in Fortune magazine’s annual Fortune 500 list.  The Fortune 500 list ranks United States companies that are publicly traded by revenue, with the company having the largest revenue at the top of the…Read More »

Candace Nelson

Sweet Success with Cupcakes: Candace Nelson was a former investment banker who realized, after losing her job in the dot-com bust, that her life’s passion is baking. Candace then traded her suits to a baker’s uniform and found culinary success with her…Read More »