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How this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online

When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered the brunt of the damage. But there’s a new wave of savvy entrepreneurs who still compete with the giants of retail — even in saturated markets. Jack...

  • Buy, buy love: Gifts to woo your Valentine

    Buy, buy love: Gifts to woo your Valentine

    Romance doesn't come with a price tag, but these gifts may help put you in good standing.

  • Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    Mom and son lighting up the fashion world

    What do you get when you combine a mom with a passion for fashion design with a son who’s a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at UC San Diego? In the case of family entrepreneurs Rachel Merrill and Devon Merrill of San Diego, you get Lighted Clothing, a new company that is pushing boundaries...

  • cOMfort + Joy: PIYOGA brings unique apparel from Bali stateside

    cOMfort + Joy: PIYOGA brings unique apparel from Bali stateside

    During a yearlong trip through Asia, San Diegan Larissa Miller was struck by the beautiful textiles in Bali. The inspiration turned into PIYOGA, a yoga and athleisure apparel company, which believes in comfort, as well as helping to save sea turtles through ocean conservation. Larissa Miller, founder...

  • Nixon opens first local retail shop

    Nixon opens first local retail shop

    In retailing, location is everything. So it’s hard to understand why the first Nixon Custom Shop in Southern California is nearly impossible to find. But the more you know about the action sports lifestyle brand Nixon, the more the 1-month-old hidden shop in Encinitas makes sense. Founded in Encinitas...

  • Young designer creates furniture line

    Young designer creates furniture line

    As a junior designer at Delawie architecture and interior design firm, Lauren Bencivengo has a chance to help on everything from construction plans to picking out wallpaper while also preparing to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. The 23-year-old, who hails...

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