Startup Story: Helping Youngsters Make the Perfect Throw


In baseball, pitching has always been an art form. From hurlers like Sandy Koufax, to Randy Johnson, to Clayton Kershaw, all famous mound dwellers know exactly how to throw the perfect pitch, regardless of who’s at the plate. But every great pitcher started by learning sound throwing mechanics. Entrepreneur John Schiller has always had a […]

Startup Story: How This Entrepreneur Keeps Her Clients Fit Over 50


Kym Peck loves working out. So, in her mind, she thought that there would be no better way to share this passion with others than to start a fitness business for a population that is in dire need of physical activity. Peck established Live 2 B Healthy, a formal franchise venture in Pleasanton, California that […]

Going for a Ride with Serene Transportation


Michael Kincannon loves driving. While working as an Uber driver for over 3 years,Kincannon discovered that life on the road was therapeutic for him. So he decided to take it to the next level and start his own transportation company with his wife, Crystal. Serene Transportation, LLC was born in December 2015. Although the couple operates out of […]

Startup Story: Lighting Up the World One Candle at a Time


Entrepreneur Anton Karbanovich knows all about web development and Internet marketing. He also knows that there are lots of children in need around the world. So, he decided to combine these two factors by taking the leap of faith to start his own small business. Officially called Melt Candle Company, LLC, Karbanovich launched the home-based […]

Startup Story: Fire Pit Designers Help Customers Make Memories

A fire pit made by Colorado Custom Fire Pits

Since high school, Keith D’Angelo has always enjoyed creating things through welding and sculpting. So, when he saw people having a good time around the fire pits in their backyards, he jumped on an opportunity to create a unique version of these neat devices. In November 2016, he and his father, Terry, formally launched Colorado […]

7 Types of Deductible Items You Can Donate to Charity

There are many types of items you can donate to charity and claim as a tax deduction on your return to help you save money.

With the holidays come many opportunities to make contributions to various charitable organizations. Millions of individuals are often left without the comforts that many of us enjoy, and the holidays can be a particularly trying time for those in need. So, open up your dresser drawers, closets, garage, and storage unit. Dust off some items […]

Riding To Startup Success: How A Bike Trip Led To a Small Business

The Choquequirao Trek in the Peruvian Andes

Four years ago, Antonio Cala and Amanda Zeisset quit their day jobs, bought two bicycles, and took a cycling trip from Southern California all the way to Patagonia, Argentina. Little did they know this unique – and risky – adventure would one day lead them to starting a business in the travel industry. Today the […]