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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

A home, office cleaning service is growing in Texas

Commercial cleaner Jan-Pro is also looking for new master franchises to open in the North Texas area.  | Photo courtesy of Jan-Pro and Maid Right.

August 3, 2017 - 5:28pm

Eatzi's CEO talks new locations, food delivery and competition

Eatzi's CEO Adam Romo takes a patient approach to opening new locations but jumps on one if the opportunity arises. (Photos courtesy of Eatzi's) 

July 12, 2017 - 11:41am

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

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

Career Path: From grad school dropout to Hollywood acclaim

Photo courtesy of Eric Boulanger

June 6, 2017 - 1:27pm

Tom Thumb fighting back on grocery delivery in Texas

Instacart is one many options available for on-demand grocery delivery in North Texas. ( Photo courtesy of Instacart) 

May 16, 2017 - 1:04pm

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

Jim Koch


In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm