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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

‘CNN hero’ from Nashville takes on global human trafficking

Becca Stevens founded Thistle Farms in 2001 to provide jobs to survivors of human trafficking. | Photo courtesy of Hunter Armistead

November 28, 2016 - 11:09am

Women-owned businesses are growing, but still face challenges

Teresa Meares, chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners, is also president of DGG Uniform and Work Apparel in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo courtesy of NAWBO.

November 22, 2016 - 5:04pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ken Liberatore

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Michael Mabry

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‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Nancy Schultz

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Florida Georgia Line mixes it up in Tennesee’s whiskey world

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line are taking on the whiskey establishment with the recent launch of Old Camp. | Photo courtesy of Justin Mrusek

November 10, 2016 - 12:02pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Bert Lyles

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Through thick and thin: Nashville firms take on hair loss

Kimberly Vaughn, the owner of Nashville’s HPI Hair Partners, said she found her calling in the hair replacement and restoration business after seeing it change the lives of people who were facing significant trauma. | Photo courtesy of HPI
November 7, 2016 - 12:17pm

Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

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