Scott Moloney spent 18 years as a private banker but decided to pursue his dream career, making ice cream in Detroit.
When her job was eliminated in a corporate shuffle, weekend chef Jill Foucré decided to open a cooking school.
Operation Prom collects new and barely used dresses to give away to low-income families that are squeezed during prom season.
Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch visits the NYSE to discuss 'Brewing the American Dream,' a program that provides loans and coaching for small businesses.
Okabashi Brands was founded in the 1980s when U.S. manufacturing was shrinking. But thanks to automation, a U.S. workforce, and recycling methods, Okabashi is a success story.
Larry DelGrego and his family have been fixing and refurbishing Parker shotguns for four generations.
89-year old Pearl Malkin launches a business making her own line of decorated "Happy Canes" and uses Kickstarter to raise $3,500.
When things go wrong in Europe, American companies feel the pain. Here's how it affects Paul Reed Smith guitars.
The Strand Bookstore in New York has held on for over 80 years despite the changing city around it.
Owners of a limousine company and a jewelry business weigh in on what the fiscal cliff means for their bottom lines.
Lady Gaga launches new perfume called Fame, which is black in the bottle but goes on clear.
Record hauls in the Gulf of Maine have flooded the lobster market, driving the price of soft shell lobster to its lowest level in three decades.
U.S. Olympian John Orozco trained as a kid at World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua, N.Y., and the buzz has attracted new faces.
Four Seasons Fashion Manufacturing has seen its profit drop and struggles to find skilled workers as it competes with competitive pricing in China.
The7line.com replaces the Mets logo with cheeky sayings, skirting trademarks and building a following with fans and players.
Borro allows clients to get loans by putting up collateral like fine art, yachts and cars in return for 6 month low interest loans.
Doomsday preppers boost the sales of the freeze-dried food that can be stored with no refrigeration for over 25 years.
Illinois-based Elastec/American Marine has seen demand for their oil cleanup products grow since they helped cleanup the Deepwater Horizon spill in the gulf.
For some small business owners in Sayville, New York, Main Street feels like a "ghost town."
Maribel Lieberman, the founder of Mariebelle Chocolates, says that immigrant entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to start a business in the U.S.
Brooklyn Brewery has grown from a small brewery to a craft beer powerhouse. Launching it to No. 67 on the Inner City 100.
20th Century Castles has sold more than 50 decommissioned missile sites over the last 18 years to buyers across the country who see value in these hardened underground structures.
Jack Czarnecki hunts rare black and white truffles in Oregon to use for his restaurant and truffle oil business.
Zombie Survival Course in southern New Jersey shows campers how to hotwire a car, suture wounds, and ward off the undead with specially designed combat tactics.
DNA11 creates portraits made from an image of your genetic code that you can hang in your living room.
From Wall St. to gourmet meats; Terry Walsh left a lucrative banking job to pursue his dream of opening a Chicago butcher shop.
When the financial crisis hit Dubai, one stockbroker decided to trade stocks for sandwiches and open his own restaurant.
Makers of Havaianas flip-flops are riding the 'made in Brazil' tide and hoping to double sales.
Veterans Farm in Jacksonville, Fla., helps rehabilitate soldiers who suffer from PSTD and depression while building their business skills in horticulture.
A New York Mountain Scout school teaches wilderness survival classes to folks who want to be prepared in case of a disaster.
As the Summer Games approach, business picks up for a California leotard maker that outfits aspiring Olympians.
Amy Bouchard of Garinder, Maine, started a stay-at-home busines by turning her knack for whoopie pies into a profit.
One Cleveland lawyer helps boost small business by getting people to show up and shop at local small businesses.
The Gelato Fiasco got a loan funded by money from Starbucks' campaign for American jobs to open up shop down the block.
Koppers Chocolate factory is the oldest and largest factory left in New York City.
Kids Only is bringing the popular '70s tricycle back to the market and they are manufacturing the racers in the U.S.
Stella + Dot, a direct sales jewelry company, uses social media to help increase sales.
Despite Kodak's bankruptcy, the photography company has influenced many small to midsized companies in Rochester, N.Y.
After the New England Shirt Company shut down in 2009, Robert Kidder, a former worker, reopened it as a bespoke shirt manufacturer.
One couple in Massachusetts started a whoopie pie bakery after losing their jobs in the financial industry.
Georgia Chopsticks is the only U.S. manufacturer that exports the ubiquitous utensil to China.
Chef Homaro Cantu serves innovative dishes using molecular gastronomy at his restaurants and runs his business through cloud computing technology.
Inventors get five minutes to pitch their products to Telebrands, a major 'As Seen on TV' marketer.
Meet Maniac Pumpkin Carvers - two Brooklyn artists who spend 2 months carving intricate jack-o-lanterns.
Mack Companies buys and redevelops bank-owned homes and then rents them to many families who have lost their homes to foreclosure.
Rope Partner trains and hires climbers to assess damage and perform maintenance on wind turbines.
The recession led jewelry designer Scott Kay to use cobalt, an affordable metal popular with the space industry.
High-end interior designer says that the way to survive a challenging economy is to diversify.
Custom flavors and corporate clients help one small ice cream shop sell cold treats in the colder months.
Mi Kitchen es su Kitchen in Long Island City, N.Y. hosts more than 100 entrepreneurs looking to get lucky in the food industry.