All Articles Tagged "burt’s bees"

From Side Piece To Main Squeeze: Six Major Businesses That Were Once Side Gigs

April 16th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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From a NorthJersey.com interview.

From a NorthJersey.com interview.

It’s not often that a side dish becomes the main course. But when it does, it’s because the —  erm — hors d’oeuvres are a bit more satisfying, right? The same rings true for many successful entrepreneurs: their small gigs have blossomed into a full-time businesses due to lucrative gains from their side hustles!

Take Angela Logan for example, a 60-year-old New Jersey mom of three. She was on the verge of losing her home if she could not come up with $2,559.54, Gothamist reports. Logan baked 100 apple cakes in 10 days, sold them at $40-a-pop, paid the mortgage, and even had some cash left over! An actress for decades, desserts quickly became Logan’s main chomp — she partnered up with Bake Me a Wish, an internet bakery, and launched her business.

As you might have guessed, the pastries that saved her Teaneck home, now charmingly called Mortgage Apple Cakes, are flying off the shelves. Even a 90-minute film based on Logan’s drama, titled Apple Mortgage Cake, is slated to premiere on April 20 on the UP network. Talk about a turn around!

Let’s take a look at other major businesses that morphed into greatness from just a small side gig.

Happy Earth Day! Ten Eco-Friendly And Natural Products We Love

April 22nd, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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PETA activists in India dress up for Earth Day. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

PETA activists in India dress up for Earth Day. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Remember the time of old-fashioned home cleanings in bleach, slicking back our ponytails in Ampro Pro Style gel and cooking our grandma’s best recipes in Crisco? When Earth Day, recycling, or buying more eco-friendly products never crossed our minds (or our neighborhood stores)? In 2013, there are various ways to help out your environment with a plethora of products that could help the Earth and possibly your health.

In celebration of Earth Day (check out the special Google Doodle for today), MN Biz rounds up ten eco-friendly products we love on our heads, in our homes, and on our plates. Enjoy!

The Recipe for Healthy African-American Hair

January 19th, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
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We hear you talkin’. In the past two hair articles, How to Grow Long African American Hair and Biggest Myths about African American Hair, you asked us, or each other, for a list of products or ingredients that produce healthy hair. Well wait no more that list is here. Here are some ingredients you need to look for, ones you need to avoid, and which products may work for you.

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