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She left Iran at 14 and now runs a multimillion-dollar firm

Anoosheh Oskouian, founder and CEO of Ship & Shore Environmental. Anoosheh Oskouian has been a dreamer for as long as she can remember. It was a childhood trait that her parents encouraged when she was growing up in Iran. It eventually brought her to America and inspired her to be an entrepreneur. Oskouian, 52, was born in Iran, where it was customary for well-off families to send their children abroad fo...

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She's only 33 and has 9 successful restaurants

In a city of 14,000 restaurants, how do you make yours stand out? Just ask Yenn Wong, a vibrant 33-year-old restaurateur with her finger on the city's pulse. Wong is already a veteran of Hong Kong's dining scene. She runs nine diverse establishments, from a two-Michelin-star Cantonese restaurant to a rustic Italian eatery. "I always feel like running a restaurant is a bit like running a show, so if...

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49 schools are getting this 3D carving machine for free

John Daugherty with his school's old equipment. He'll now use Inventables' 3D carving machine in his STEM class. John Daugherty has been teaching science for 23 years, and he says this year is going to be the best yet. In the fall, Daugherty's Tennessee high school introduced a STEM course for the very first time. "Most of our students have no clue how things are manufactured. I'm going to have so much fun te...

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She left Iran at 14. Now she runs a multimillion-dollar U.S. firm

Anoosheh Oskouian, founder and CEO of Ship & Shore Environmental. Anoosheh Oskouian has been a dreamer for as long as she can remember. It was a childhood trait that her parents encouraged when she was growing up in Iran. It eventually brought her to America and inspired her to be an entrepreneur. Oskouian, 52, was born in Iran, where it was customary for well-off families to send their children abroad fo...

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She left Iran at 14. Now runs a multimillion-dollar U.S. firm

Anoosheh Oskouian, founder and CEO of Ship & Shore Environmental. Anoosheh Oskouian has been a dreamer for as long as she can remember. It was a childhood trait that her parents encouraged when she was growing up in Iran. It eventually brought her to America and inspired her to be an entrepreneur. Oskouian, 52, was born in Iran, where it was customary for well-off families to send their children abroad fo...

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A man's world? Not to these women

Karralea List, founder and CEO of The Decor Group NKY.. What do aircraft manufacturing, disaster cleanup and landscaping have in common? They are industries dominated by men in both their workforce and executive ranks. But despite the gender imbalance, these four women spotted an opportunity and went after it. Aircraft manufacturing: From accountant to COO in eight months Heather Montgomery (center), COO, ...

08 Jan 12:36 AM 0 Read More...

Subscription boxes: Gifts that mail themselves

Show someone you care with a random box of stuff this holiday season. Birchbox was the startup that launched the trend. The company, which ships customers a box every month filled with beauty and makeup products, delivers a surprise every time. In 2014, it raised $60 million in funding and was valued at $485 million. Now there are tons of other "Birchbox for ____" companies that have followed suit, so there'...

23 Dec 8:08 AM 0 Read More...

The entrepreneur inspiring 7 million DIYers

Nothing is more special than a handmade gift -- think a DIY tutu for your daughter, or a knitted Despicable Me Minion. Nicole Farb cofounded Darby Smart to make it easy for people to buy and sell kits like these. There are more than 7 million aspiring DIYers on the platform today. Farb, 34, left her high-paying job at Goldman Sachs to launch the company in 2013 after her own DIY mishaps. And so far, it’s gett...

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Razor CEO: Our hoverboard won't explode

Razor Hovertrax (left, with LED lights) Razor USA, the company behind the wildly popular scooters, has high hopes for its version of the hoverboard. Its Hovertrax board started selling earlier this month and is more than doubling its sales daily, according to founder and CEO Carlton Calvin, who declined to disclose exact sales figures. That's welcome news to Calvin and his team, especially given the recent co...

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Laser Christmas lights are this year's frenzy

Forget Xbox and Star Wars toys. This year's hottest holiday seller could be the Star Shower. It's a small laser device you insert into your front yard and it projects thousands of tiny stars on your house. They look like Christmas lights. The gizmo, which costs $39.99, was invented by A.J. Khubani, founder and CEO of TeleBrands, which also created As Seen on TV infomercials. The Star Shower debuted as an A...

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