November 27, 2013
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November 13, 2013
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Comedian, best selling author and technology expert Baratunde Thurston travels to California to visit Alison Bailey Vercruysse, a San Francisco local who turned her love of granola into the successful small business 18 Rabbits through a new crowd funding platform called CircleUp.
October 20, 2013
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They may be beautiful. They may be dark. But the fact that someone was twisted enough to pay $93,000 for them — that’s not a fantasy.
You guessed it, we’re talking about a pair of Nike Air Yeezy II sneakers designed by rapper Kanye West that, yes, fetched almost $100,000 on eBay Wednesday, according to USA Today (h/t Bloomberg). Set for “limited” release to the public Saturday, the shoes, similar to those already worn by West collaborator Jay-Z and Miami Heat sensation Lebron James, are highly anticipated. Yet it’s hard to ignore the fact that bids for other pairs of the same shoes aren’t exceeding $3,000.
Still, basketball shoes selling in the five-figure range isn’t unheard of. A pair of limited edition silver Air Jordans sold for $60,000 at an eBay auction in June 2011, according to BornRich. Likewise, diamond studded Nike Air Force 1s reportedly went for $50,000, while purchasing one of 12 pairs of signed Air Jordan I shoes will set you back $25,000.
October 3, 2013
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Faced with employees upset by its decision to drop health insurance for part-timers, grocer Trader Joe’s has invited workers who may face higher premiums on the Obamacare insurance exchanges to apply for additional subsidies from the company, according to a memo obtained by HuffPost.
Late last month, Trader Joe’s informed part-time employees that as of next year, they would no longer be eligible for company-sponsored health plans. Although employees averaging 18 hours a week had traditionally qualified for the plan, workers with less than 30 hours a week learned they would be given a check for $500 and nudged into state-run insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act.
The health care reform law mandates that companies with 50 or more full-time employees offer coverage to workers logging at least 30 hours a week or face penalties, though the Obama administration has chosen to delay that rule for a year.
Colorado Marijuana Industry Gets $1 Million From Investor Group: It’s ‘The Next Great American Industry’
September 29, 2013
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Investors looking for high returns took to Colorado this week and poured more than $1 million into the burgeoning legalized recreational marijuana industry in the state.
In Denver, more than 60 investors from The ArcView Group met with 22 startup marijuana companies — including several directly involved in marijuana sales or cultivation, which was a first for the investment group — seeking capital. By the end of the meetings, the investors committed “well over $1 million” to Colorado marijuana companies, ArcView CEO Troy Dayton told The Denver Post.
And it may have been even more, however, due to Colorado’s marijuana laws which requires investors to qualify as state residents for three years before making equity investments in a marijuana business, some investors had to cap their deal pens.
ArcView president Steve DeAngelo told Bloomberg Businessweek that more than 90 percent of ArcView’s investors at the meeting came from out of state — meaning the overwhelming majority of them could not invest.
September 28, 2013
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Rappahannock River Oysters owners Travis and Ryan Croxton used to know absolutely nothing about oyster farming, but they did know a lot about family history.
A Chesapeake oyster company based out of Topping, Va., Rappahannock River Oysters began in 1899 when Travis and Ryan’s great-grandfather bought just five acres of leased river bed bottom in the nearby Rappahannock River. He passed that business over to his son — Travis and Ryan’s grandfather — who would grow that initial investment into 100-plus acres of leased oyster ground, earning himself the nickname of “white-collar oysterman” for his habit of shucking oysters in his suit.
After his passing, however, the business was nearly abandoned. But in 2012, with the leases on their family’s oyster ground about to run out, brothers Travis and Ryan decided to revive the century-old family tradition of oyster farming.
September 22, 2013
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September 21, 2013
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What were you doing at thirteen years old? Probably nothing, maybe some sports.
But not Nicholas Pinto. The 13-year-old from Cranford, N.J., last year turned his own desire for a better scooter wheel into a booming international entity, according to the Cranford Patch.
Frustrated by how the wheels of his scooter were always breaking, Pinto one day decided to create his own design. After receiving a $2,000 loan from his parents, he sent his designs to a California manufacturer, who helped him start producing his LB Scoots (“Little Boy” Scoots).
Then people started buying the wheels, and in just his first year, the eighth grader has already made $100,000 in sales, according to nj.com.
Pinto eventually built his own website and showed off his new wheels at skate parks and via advertising at competitions, according to Fox News. It wasn’t long until scooter enthusiasts around the world were trying to get their hands on Pinto’s durable wheels. He even received orders from Australia, Pinto told Fox.
September 21, 2013
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After learning that a summer intern within its investment banking unit had been found dead at his London student housing complex last week, Bank of America offered the other interns in his program the opportunity to call it quits.
They all had just one week left on their contract, but, according to London’s Financial Times, no one went home.
Such devotion is part of a hard-charging, competitive culture that some blamed for the death of 21-year-old intern, Moritz Erhardt. Since he was found dead by flatmates in his London apartment, talk spiraled online suggesting long hours were at least partly to blame. On Friday, John McIvor, the London spokesman for Bank of America, told The Huffington Post the bank will convene a formal working group to look into Erhardt’s death, as well as to consider how to improve the work-life balance of the institution’s junior staffers.
September 4, 2013
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Few entrepreneurs can say they’ve grown their business into multi-million dollar enterprises in just a couple years. Far fewer can say they’ve done so all before even graduating high school.
Jaylen Bledsoe, 15, of Hazelwood, Mo., however, is just that rare breed of high school sophomore. He started his own tech company that specializes in web design and other IT services, Bledsoe Technologies, when he was just 13 years old and worked to expand it into a global enterprise now worth around $3.5 million, Fox 2 in St. Louis reports. The local news station followed up with Bledsoe on Monday after first interviewing the teen back in March 2012. Since that first interview, Bledsoe has grown his company from two workers to about 150 contracted employees in order to meet demand.