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Pot Party Planner Blazes New Career Path

Pot Party Planner Blazes New Career Path

One career door closed for Jane West, but another opened

Jane West's canna-friendly activities cost her a corporate job but the offers haven't stopped flowing in for her sophisticated event planning services. Read More »

A Teen's Tumblr Blog Helps Save Her Mom From Financial Ruin

A Teen's Tumblr Blog Helps Save Her Mom From Financial Ruin

Noelle Walters-Davis lost her job and was facing possible homelessness -- until her 14-year-old daughter had an idea.

Noelle Walters-Davis lost her job and was facing possible homelessness -- until her 14-year-old daughter had an idea. Read More »

Saudi Prince Passed Up A Life Of Luxury To Work At Start Ups

Saudi Prince Passed Up A Life Of Luxury To Work At Start Ups

Prince Fahad bin Faisal Al Saud explains why. Read More »

America's Most Secretive Billionaire?

America's Most Secretive Billionaire?

He's worth $11 billion and hauls his fortune in unmarked trucks. Read More »

7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

None of them require start up cash or investors, either. Read More »

How I Hit 'Restart' After Age 50 And Launched A $120 Million Business

How I Hit 'Restart' After Age 50 And Launched A $120 Million Business

By Diane Gilman You may not know me, but you might be familiar with my jeans. Not to brag, but they're the top-selling item on the Home Shopping Network, and I created them specifically for women over 40. To some people, the most fascinating aspect of my story is my dramatic success as a fashion designer. But... Read More »

College Dropout Turns eBay Page Into $100 Million Business

College Dropout Turns eBay Page Into $100 Million Business

As a 22-year-old community college dropout, Sophia Amoruso was living with her step-aunt and working a $13-an-hour job checking student IDs. She thought about photography school but blanched at the cost, so instead quit her dead-end job and started scouting out vintage clothes and selling them for profit on... Read More »

17-Year-Old Sells Mobile News App To Yahoo For $30 Million, Report Says

17-Year-Old Sells Mobile News App To Yahoo For $30 Million, Report Says

Two years ago, a 15-year-old Brit named Nick D'Aloisio built a mobile news app which he called Summly. Sorting news by topics, the iPhone app then aggregates (and sums up) in bits ideal for the cell phone. Is that app worth $30 million? Yahoo thought so, according to All Things D. On Monday, Yahoo announced... Read More »

Signs That It's Time To Start Your Own Business

Signs That It's Time To Start Your Own Business

Six signs that you should refocus your energies and start thinking about working for yourself. Read More »

Teen Chef Flynn McGarry Makes Debut at Beverly Hills Restaurant

Teen Chef Flynn McGarry Makes Debut at Beverly Hills Restaurant

By Lawrence DeChant He has cooked for more than 120 people at a time, worked in top restaurants across the country, and entertains 12 people at his home monthly for an 18-course meal. These accomplishments may seem like the work of a veteran chef, but this cook is only 14 years old. Flynn McGarry will be... Read More »

Entrepreneur Jia Jiang Tries 100 Days Of Rejection Therapy

Entrepreneur Jia Jiang Tries 100 Days Of Rejection Therapy

CAN Many tortured souls with crippling insecurities seek out therapists and life coaches, recite affirmations, and try to convince themselves that they're deserving of professional and personal success. Jia Jiang, on the other hand, tries to get painfully, awkwardly and cruelly rejected over and over... Read More »

FlexJobs: Yes, They Do Exist ... Thanks to This Woman

FlexJobs: Yes, They Do Exist ... Thanks to This Woman

By Cheryl Lock, LearnVest.com When Sara Sutton Fell began her search in 2006 for a flexible, professional job that would allow her to grow in her career and be a good mother, she came to a realization that would change her life: Flexible work was hard to come by. Read More »

Gilt Groupe's Alexis Maybank: The Woman Behind The $1 Billion Company

Gilt Groupe's Alexis Maybank: The Woman Behind The $1 Billion Company

Most people couldn't pull off the feat of leaving a stable career to pursue a passion and develop it into a $1 billion company. But that's the experience of Alexis Maybank, the founder and chief strategy officer of Gilt Groupe Inc., the members-only online shopping website. Read More »

Business Owner Cathy Berse-Hurley Fights To Keep 'Made In The USA' Label

Business Owner Cathy Berse-Hurley Fights To Keep 'Made In The USA' Label

By Liza Porteus Viana When Cathy Berse-Hurley started making her 4-year-old twin boys' handmade backpacks for school in 1996, other kids and parents took interest. She soon also began making lunch boxes, and selling her popular animal-themed wares at street and craft fairs, as well as big events like the New... Read More »

How To Thrive In An Era When All Jobs Are Temporary

How To Thrive In An Era When All Jobs Are Temporary

Temporary and contingent workers are on the rise. The independent workforce has grown to 16.9 million from 16 million in the past year, according to research by MBO Partners, which provides business services to consultants. As companies realize that they can hire contractors for certain services instead of... Read More »

Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

Clearing trees. Performing magic tricks. Pet sitting. Repairing other people's credit. These people are earning $100,000 or more. Read More »

Freelance, Part-Time Jobs: A Viable Option Or Last Resort?

Freelance, Part-Time Jobs: A Viable Option Or Last Resort?

By Heesun Wee With long-term unemployment near historic highs, it's no surprise many workers have transformed into free agents. But younger workers-particularly so-called millennials-are embracing freelance jobs more aggressively than older peers, according to recent data. Read More »

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Most eight-year-olds are focused on being kids. Every so often, one such as Breanna Wallis comes around and starts a business. Read More »

Is There Bias Against Young Workers?

Is There Bias Against Young Workers?

By Thursday Bram I get that look a lot when I go into a networking event: the one where someone is obviously wondering who brought their kid with them to a serious business event. I don't do anything to convince potential clients and contacts that I'm older. I routinely have funny-colored hair (this month,... Read More »

What Bosses Think About These 13 Common Hobbies

What Bosses Think About These 13 Common Hobbies

By Vivian Giang If you're able to do what you love doing -- the things you'd do without pay -- but actually get paid for it, then you'd have the best of both worlds. Read More »

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