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When Arielle Martin is not selling a home, she is selling products that will make your home leave a lasting impression on whoever enters it. The 23-year-old real estate agent is also the creator and owner of Front and Scenter luxury candles and handmade fragrances, which specializes in coconut-soy wax candles and room/linen sprays. Martin started her candle business in December 2017 and the flame has been burning hot ever since.

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Fourteen years ago, Dawn Hendricks, 45, was ready to carve out her own path, take control of her destiny and earn a salary that mirrored her responsibilities. So she co-founded FM Talent Source, a professional services firm headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., where she now serves as president and CEO.

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Tech entrepreneurs Jamie and Jilea Hemmings have launched a mobile platform called Best Tyme, helping physicians and medical sales reps coordinate meetings. The app allows clinicians to set preferences for when and how sales reps meet with them, and sales reps to structure their day by zip-code with an automatic calendar, meals and even routing function!

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In a year that has seen more jolts around gender issues than any in recent history, a wave of women’s empowerment products have flooded the market. From “shattered glass ceiling” necklaces to entire wardrobes worth of #TimesUp T-shirts, “Nasty Woman” leggings, and controversial pussyhats (sooo 2017!), today’s women’s movement has triggered a booming industry of femme-boosting swag.

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Alizabeth Jetter describes herself as an inventor who has always known she was destined to start her own business. And that’s exactly what she has done. Jetter, a South Side native, is the owner of the only Black owned distillery in that country that is run by a female. The distillery and her product is […]...

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After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in 2000, Lashonda Jefferson went to work in the corporate sector, earning a salary that enabled her to pay off student loans. But after several years, Jefferson couldn’t give up the entrepreneurial itch. Since her days as a high school student at West Roxbury High School, she h...

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If you still haven’t heard of billionaire Robert F. Smith, it’s time to start paying attention.   The Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners has lived his life mostly under the radar, granting limited interviews about how he’s built a …...

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Inside a tiny storefront on Jamaica Plain’s South Street, the light-filled interior of Faith’s Naturals feels surprisingly spacious. White walls, a high white tin-paneled ceiling and light-toned wood shelves, coupled with a few deep-pink accents, create an inviting look to the narrow space. Neatly arranged on the shelves are jars and bottles of fac...

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The first business incubator is coming to the southside of Atlanta...

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Making it through the first year of a start-up business is never a sure thing, but by September 1, 2008 Kamaul Reid knew he was on his way to success. That’s when his aunt, sitting in the living room of his Dorchester home, was fielding calls from customers on what typically is the busiest day for movers. The scene outside provided confirmation t...

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