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Women’s Bean Project

The Women’s Bean Project is a transitional job training program for chronically unemployed and impoverished women. The organization provides jobs in gourmet food and handmade jewelry manufacturing as well as offers special programming and classes in interpersonal and life skills that are needed to move into career entry-level employment. By working in an active business and participating in the 6-9 month program, each woman earns a steady paycheck as well as receives support services to … CONTINUE READING

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Eddy Bowles

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Eddy Bowles knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a performer. He would lock himself in his parents’ basement to dance and choreograph moves without anyone knowing or seeing. But, by the time he was a senior in high school, he fully embraced his love for dance and outwardly proclaimed himself to be a dancer. Fast forward another 12 years to him making his Broadway debut at the age of 30 … CONTINUE READING

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Doug Reiser

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Doug Reiser is one of the three founders of Burial Beer Company in Asheville NC, which was launched from scratch in 2013 with his wife, Jess, and friend, Tim Gormley. All three had completely different jobs before making the decision to turn a love of all things beer into a full-fledged business. Jess worked in development for a non-profit, Tim was working in marketing and Doug was a lawyer – all in the Seattle area.… CONTINUE READING

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Denver Flea

The Denver Flea is a contemporary marketplace showcasing makers and retailers who cultivate the Colorado lifestyle. Their vision is to change the way people think of a flea market, and they are committed to elevating creative businesses in Denver. Their aim is to support locally-based companies as well as people who build upon Denver’s individual character no matter where they call home. There are four Flea markets a year: Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday…each held … CONTINUE READING

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Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI)

The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. RMMFI helps curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs through skill building, mentorship, and micro lending. RMMFI provides a simple and effective approach to business development built around the philosophy that poor planning equals poor results.  First step – does your idea make sense, next step – launch it, and finally – be really successful with it!

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BEgin Again

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BEgin Again by Lindsey Stone

We quit.
At the top of our game.
And it was the best change we could have made.

Clean Getaway Soap Company was our lives for seven years – sometimes it demanded more attention than others, and at the end my husband and I were each working 20-30 hours per week for the Soap Co, on top of bartending full time for me and grad-school for Mr. CleanGetaway.

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The Horseshoe Market
Part I

The Horseshoe Market seeks to cultivate a vital community of local artists, designers, handmakers, collectors and entrepreneurs. By offering vendors a supportive environment to sell their goods, the markets have become a venue where small businesses grow and the community has the opportunity to engage with the maker while also supporting our local economy. The BE Stories highlighted some of both the vendors’ and the market’s attendees’ stories – click on the link under each … CONTINUE READING

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