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Small Business Grant Interview Series: VinniBag

March 5, 2013

Elizabeth Scarbrough recently won a Chase & Living Social Mission: Small Business grant, giving her $250,000 with which to expand her environmentally-conscious travel accessory business, VinniBag.  She shares with us how she won this extremely [...]

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Small Business Grant Interview Series: Used Cardboard Boxes

February 15, 2013

Marty Metro, CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com, shares with us how he obtained the competitive Chase & Living Social Mission: Small Business Grant for his environmentally-conscious cardboard box reuse and recycling company.  Read on for his story [...]

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Saturday Small Business Spotlight: Sokanu Helps People Find Their Career

February 9, 2013

NerdWallet interviewed Spencer Thompson of Sokanu, an innovative social platform that matches people to their perfect career using technology similar to that of a dating site.  Read on for his thoughts on entrepreneurship and how [...]

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Small Business Grant Interview Series: Women Are Gamechangers

February 5, 2013

Just a few months ago, Vernetta R. Freeney won a PeopleFund grant, allowing her to expand her business increase her impact.  PeopleFund is a non-profit that supports female, veteran and minority-owned businesses in Texas. In [...]

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Saturday Small Business Spotlight: Jobkaster makes job-hunting easy

January 25, 2013

In the third installment of our Small Business Saturday Spotlight series, we interviewed Paul Chittenden of Jobkaster, a map-based job search site.  The beta version is up right now, but Paul plans on officially launching [...]

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Small Business Grant Interview Series: RonWear Port-able Clothing

January 22, 2013

Looking for a grant for your small business?  NerdWallet is introducing its small business grant interview series.  We will be featuring interviews with small business owners who successfully won a competitive grant.  Learn from their [...]

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Saturday Small Business Spotlight: CarLahLah Involves the Whole Family

January 18, 2013

In the second of our Saturday Small Business Spotlight series, NerdWallet talked to Dr. Beth Ricanati, owner of CarLahLah.  Beth’s unique business plan involves the entire family—her eight, ten and twelve year-old children serve as [...]

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Saturday Small Business Spotlight: Budge App Encourages Charitable Giving

January 11, 2013

For the first in our small business spotlight series, NerdWallet sat down with Hillan Klein, CEO of Budge, an app that allows users to issue challenges and bets to their friends and make small charitable [...]

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Five Innovative Veteran-Owned Businesses

November 6, 2012

In honor of Veterans Day, NerdWallet is highlighting five innovative veteran-owned businesses across diverse fields. From publishing books to getting kids to college to helping plan the perfect marriage proposal, these veterans are helping Americans [...]

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