24 March 2017
Getting to Know Marcus Lemonis, Also Known as "The Profit"

Do you ever wonder how millionaire entrepreneurs get to where they are? Click the link below to learn how Marcus Lemonis, better known as 'The Profit', went from starting a lawn mowing service at 12 years old to being one of the most notable investors, speakers and philanthropists today. Learn the criteria that Marcus feels are the most important elements in building a successful business.

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07 March 2017
Ryan Hubbard: Behind the Scenes

I grew up in a very small town and have a very large family that is continuously growing. I have two older sisters and one younger sister. 

My parents both worked hard to support us girls and both of my parents were very inspiring to me. My mother had created herself a full clientele as a cosmetologist and my father built her a beautiful salon to work out of – Lisa Marie’s Salon. I spent a lot of time at the salon and even made a couple bucks every once in a while shampooing hair! I actually followed my mom’s footsteps and later became a licensed cosmetologist. I worked in a couple of different salons and though I was great at my job, I realized my passion was not there. I did some research and started to knock out some of my general college courses, changed my major twenty times (exaggerating), and decided that I want to be a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ultrasound technician).

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21 February 2017
How Loving What You Do Can Help You Achieve Business Success

Through our experience filming Start Up and conducting in-depth interviews with over 120 small business owners from coast to coast, we have discovered a huge difference between those who are driven by passion versus those who are only in it to make money. There seems to be a deeper emotional investment and an unrelenting drive that pushes these business owners ahead of the pack.  Click the link below to learn more about how loving what you do can help you achieve business success. | Click here for full article.

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03 February 2017
DOGGIE WASHERETTE LLC - ETHEL TAYLOR (Season 1, Episode 8)

 (Season 1, Episode 8)

1. How did you end up being cast on Start Up?  Did you submit or were you contacted?

I was contacted for the show. I was told that the show was shooting somewhere else in Washington DC and asked was there another creative business they would recommend. I realized the person they asked I had only met once at a Small Business Administration (SBA), DC Women's Business Center sponsored event. I am so happy she remembered, not to mention recommended me! Thank you, Monique Greenwood!

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17 January 2017
National Mentoring Month

Over the past four seasons of producing Start Up, we've had the honor of spending time with some of the most successful men and women in business today.  From Angie Hicks, creator of Angieslist.com, to Daymond John, creator of FUBU and judge on Shark Tank. I think we all can agree that it's important to learn from the best, but finding a worthy mentor can be challenging. Since January is National Mentoring Month, here are five signs that you have found the perfect mentor. 

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