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Zrii: Finding the Right Balance

by Jennifer Workman Pitcock

August 02, 2010

Fruit of the Loom, Dingo boots, Gitano Jeans—these are just a few of the famous companies that entrepreneur Bill Farley has owned and run. Farley purchased his first company, Anaheim Citrus Products, in 1976. That purchase became the foundation for a series of acquisitions that grew into a multibillion-dollar group of businesses. At its height, Farley Industries was doing approximately $5 billion in sales annually and employed 65,000.


Discovery Toys: Re-Discovery of an Old Friend

by Lauri Dodd

July 02, 2010

Look again! Once floundering, Discovery Toys gets an infusion of fresh energy to usher in a new generation of parents and children playing together. Somewhere along the way, Discovery Toys lost their spark. Their flame is growing in intensity now, after many years of near-darkness. But there was a time when their candle was flickering, teetering on extinction. And yet, before it was completely snuffed out, a small band of renegades swooped in and fanned the flame. Now, what has emerged is tantamount to a young startup—but with the added benefits of being a seasoned pro. Today, Discovery Toys shines as a beacon to guide others who have lost their way.


The New ‘Freedom Fighters’

by Alan Van Zelfden

June 02, 2010

Travel is the world’s largest industry, bringing in more than $8 trillion annually. Fueled by baby boomers, the industry’s growth rate is expected to double within six years. One network marketing company is riding the trend to corporate success.


Flying. The ancient Greeks wrote myths about it, Leonardo da Vinci sketched machines to do it, and the Wright brothers finally made it a reality. Through the ages, people have dreamed of the freedom, the exhilaration, the personal power of flight.


Syntek Global: Driving Toward Green

by Jennifer Workman Pitcock

April 02, 2010

One hundred and forty billion gallons. According to the U.S. Energy Administration’s most recent numbers, that’s how much gasoline Americans use annually. Aside from the huge costs to consumers, this staggering number also affects the environment. As consumption continues to rise, more and more harmful chemicals are emitted into the atmosphere.


Mandura: A Royal Family

by Lauri Dodd

March 02, 2010

With its unique product and altruistic business concept, Mandura has people taking notice.


Rain Nutrition: Elemental Nutrition

by Lauri Dodd

February 01, 2010

It’s something unforgettable: the sound—the smell—and the way a gentle rainstorm makes you feel. It is at once peaceful and comforting, yet invigorating and refreshing. No matter where in the world people are, it is one of those rare things on which we can all agree. It just seems to be one of those shared experiences that bind us together.


Live Long… and Prosper

by Lauri Dodd

January 01, 2010

When you look into your children’s eyes, you want to be sure, with some degree of certainty, that you are doing everything you can to keep them healthy—and safe. And, yet, with the state of our health care today, that is becoming more and more difficult.


A picture says a thousand words, but what if you could say even more? Combined with a personal message, that picture becomes unforgettable. That combination is SendOutCards.


A Passion for Fashion

November 01, 2009

Vibrant, new jewelry company Stella & Dot is rocking the direct selling industry with its unique brand of business.


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