Steve Miller launched TicketBust.com, a company that helps people fight their traffic tickets, in 2004, and passed the $1 million revenue mark last year. "There will always be traffic tickets. In this economy, our business has gone up because people do not want to pay their tickets," Miller said.
Cargill has appointed a team to create a sustainable chocolate and cocoa supply chain. The efforts will build on sustainability projects already under way, including farmer training and increasing the company's certified sustainable offerings.
If you pay for business expenses with an American Express card, you now have the option for using all those rewards points. The credit card giant will now allow small businesses to purchase Facebook ads using points, though it will take $6,750 in spending to earn a $50 advertising credit.
Shauna Mei says she believes most Internet shopping sites are designed for men, who simply want to search, buy and get it over with. Women, she says, view shopping "as a pastime," so she wanted her curated shopping site to make you feel "as if you'd stumbled upon something in a street fair or out-of-the-way place." With $3 million in backing, she launched AHAlife, a site where taste makers such as Tim Gunn and Tina Brown seek out obscure products for people "willing to pay full price for the coolest new thing."
Scott Eblin writes that yoga continues to teach him leadership lessons, including the value of creating the time and space to learn new skills -- such as doing a headstand. He also says he's learned that you're more likely to try when it's acceptable to fail. "If you make it safe to fail, failure ceases to be a big deal. It becomes a learning experience, not a consequence," he writes.