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Trapeze school a Small Business Successupdated Tue Jan 10 2012 11:04:26

Instead of running away with the circus, one man turned his passion for the trapeze into a profitable business.

The alpaca ranchersupdated Mon Dec 05 2011 11:34:44

After hearing about raising alpacas, Thomas and Connie Betts decided to give the business a try. Christi Paul reports.

Shakespeare finds success in a tavernupdated Mon Dec 05 2011 11:10:41

The American Shakespeare Tavern performs a business success. Christi Paul reports in this week's Small Business Success.

Sailing academy survives droughtupdated Tue Sep 13 2011 15:13:26

A business that counts on the water is quick to adapt to a drought and become a "Small Business Success."

Furniture fit for a kingupdated Tue Jul 26 2011 16:48:13

Stephanie Elam takes us behind the scenes in the work shop of a modern day master craftsman.

Combining food and artupdated Fri Jul 15 2011 16:14:01

A business owner combines an art degree with her culinary skills to run successful restaurants. Christi Paul explains.

A gingersnap comebackupdated Mon Jul 11 2011 10:58:20

A mother and daughter team built a successful cookie shop one sheet at a time. HLN's Christi Paul has the story.

Hitting the 'app' jackpotupdated Tue Jul 05 2011 10:38:42

Joe Carter introduces us to a pair of tech-savvy internet entrepreneurs who hit it big in this Small Business Success.

A gourmet chef whips up successupdated Mon Jun 27 2011 10:21:26

Selling by day and teaching by night is a successful business recipe for an Atlanta chef.

Sailing for a successful businessupdated Fri Jun 17 2011 13:24:22

Matt Fleming finds that a happy crew leads to a successful business.

Burgers with a flairupdated Mon Jun 13 2011 10:23:14

Burgers have personality in this New England restaurant. Joe Carter has the story in this "Small Business Success."

Take a ride down Memphis' musical laneupdated Fri Jun 03 2011 16:01:20

This husband and wife team keeps Memphis' music and history alive. Ryan Smith has the story.

Tapping into passion brews successupdated Mon May 30 2011 10:33:49

Joe Carter shows us how one man turned his love for home brewing craft beers into a Small Business Success story.

'Mama' makes bath and body productsupdated Fri May 20 2011 10:22:53

A woman turns to mother earth to launch a successful bath and body business. HLN's Christi Paul reports.

Winery stays small to be successfulupdated Fri May 13 2011 16:04:08

Family-owned Charter Oak Winery remains small to be successful. HLN's Joe Carter has their small business success story.

Sweet times for Atlanta breweryupdated Tue May 03 2011 20:31:13

HLN's Joe Carter looks at how an Atlanta brewery's good times have led to a successful business.

Making 'honey money' with beesupdated Mon Apr 25 2011 10:39:02

A beekeeper in Georgia is creating a buzz with his specialty honey. Christi Paul has the story.

Eatery, laundromat and car wash in oneupdated Fri Apr 15 2011 14:25:30

Stephanie Elam takes us to The Cove where you can eat, do laundry and wash your car in this Small Business Success.

'Scream' face of Halloweenupdated Fri Apr 08 2011 12:07:49

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to the entrepreneurs who invented a scary movie icon.

Key ingredients: Chocolate, sugar, loveupdated Mon Apr 04 2011 10:17:46

An Atlanta woman whips up a delicious recipe for success. Jennifer Westhoven reports.

Old world craftsmanship in the big cityupdated Fri Mar 25 2011 14:00:26

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a family committed to tradition in this Small Business Success.

What success 'smells' likeupdated Tue Mar 22 2011 21:54:33

Jennifer Westhoven tells how one woman grew a company out of her love of fragrances in this "Small Business Success."

Importer spices up grocery aislesupdated Tue Mar 15 2011 15:19:40

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to the "Indiana Jones of Spices" in this Small Business Success.

A gourmet chef whips up successupdated Fri Feb 18 2011 19:45:38

Selling by day and teaching by night -- that's the successful business recipe for an Atlanta Chef.

An apple a day adds up to successupdated Fri Feb 11 2011 16:43:30

Stephanie Elam shows us a candy kitchen where ordinary apples become decadent desserts in this "Small Business Success."

Hitting the app jackpotupdated Thu Feb 10 2011 09:12:26

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a pair of internet entrepreneurs who hit it big in this "Small Business Success."

Vintage success that never gets oldupdated Fri Jan 28 2011 17:48:59

In this vintage wear business, success never gets old. Stephanie Elam has the story in this "Small Business Success."

Sleigh ride biz lets customers get cozyupdated Fri Jan 21 2011 17:01:16

CNN's Stephanie Elam shows us a sleigh ride adventure company that's driving its owners to Small Business Success.

Natural products for your bodyupdated Fri Jan 14 2011 15:49:20

A couple who want their body products to be healthy enough to eat are featured in this "Small Business Success."

Burgers with personalityupdated Fri Jan 07 2011 16:32:14

In this Small Business Success, CNN's Stephanie Elam reports on a New England restaurant serving up burgers with flair.

Tapping into passion brews successupdated Mon Jan 03 2011 13:49:39

CNN's Stephanie Elam shows how one man turned a love for home brewing craft beers into a "Small Business Success" story.

Culture & Jewelryupdated Tue Dec 21 2010 19:24:02

In this Small Business Success, CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a woman who went from lawyer to jewelry designer.

Careers: From lawyer to jewelry designerupdated Fri Dec 17 2010 19:04:22

Stephanie Elam introduces us to a woman who went from being a lawyer to a jewelry designer for "Small Business Success."

Breakfast and success in bedupdated Fri Dec 10 2010 16:12:20

This "Small Business Success" features a magazine editor who became an established innkeeper.

Behind the scenes at Carlo's Bakeryupdated Fri Dec 03 2010 18:23:59

Stephanie Elam takes us behind the scenes at a TV bakery in this "Small Business Success."

Small Business Success: Cacao Atlantaupdated Fri Nov 26 2010 21:01:11

An Atlanta woman whips up a delicious recipe for success.

Business: Recipe for successupdated Fri Nov 19 2010 17:27:05

Stephanie Elam tells us about a woman whose business started with an easy bake oven on this Small Business Success.

Winery remains small to be successfulupdated Fri Nov 12 2010 16:16:14

Family-owned Charter Oak Winery stays small to be successful. CNN's Stephanie Elam has this small business success story.

High fashion for lessupdated Fri Nov 05 2010 18:14:15

A New York fashion designer is making high fashion "for less." Christi Paul reports on this small business success story.

From party DJ to entertainment CEOupdated Fri Oct 29 2010 22:47:00

Stephanie Elam shows us a DJ company that offers a lot more than dance beats in this Small Business Success.

From bumps in the night to ka-ching!updated Fri Oct 22 2010 22:04:02

The owner of a haunted shop turns a profit on the paranormal.

Glassblowing business thrivesupdated Fri Oct 15 2010 16:47:09

In this Small Business Success, a husband and wife rely on each other and their ability to adapt. Stephanie Elam reports.

Homemade food on the farmupdated Fri Oct 01 2010 21:50:26

A country getaway serves up an old-fashioned twist in this "Small Business Success."

Roll out the yoga matupdated Fri Sep 17 2010 17:16:23

Flexibility brings success to a yoga business. CNN's Stephanie Elam has more.

New York water taxi business successupdated Fri Sep 03 2010 22:33:42

HLN's Christi Paul reports on an environmentalist who created a business that's captalizing on nature.

Skin care healthy enough to eatupdated Mon Aug 30 2010 06:42:29

The couple behind Hugo Naturals says if you put it on your skin, it should be healthy enough to put in your mouth.

Homes made from recycled materialupdated Fri Aug 13 2010 17:11:52

Small Business Success: A couple is building and designing homes from things you might normally toss in the garbage.

Cookie company ships anywhere in worldupdated Fri Aug 06 2010 15:49:29

Two women are cooking up sweets for their city. HLN's Christi Paul has their story in this "Small Business Success."

Getting girls to rock and rollupdated Fri Jul 30 2010 18:42:02

A California woman hopes to level the playing field in the male-dominated rock world. HLN's Christi Paul reports.

Man transforms yard into farmupdated Sun Jul 25 2010 18:49:25

A country getaway serves up an old-fashioned twist in this "Small Business Success."

Dining out at a gas stationupdated Fri Jul 09 2010 17:19:14

See how one Texas couple has combined their dream of owning a restaurant with pumping gas.

New York's water taxiupdated Fri Jul 02 2010 11:06:56

An environmentalist creates a business that's capitalizing on nature. HLN's Christi Paul has more.

High fashion for lessupdated Fri Jun 25 2010 16:31:14

A New York fashion designer is making high fashion for less. HLN's Christi Paul reports.

Shop has flower powerupdated Mon Jun 21 2010 13:10:20

Unique employees are helping a flower shop blossom in this week's "Small Business Success."

Bubbling bath businessupdated Mon Jun 14 2010 17:24:14

A designer creates children's bath products inspired by her sons in this week's "Small Business Success" report.

Diner sits in the middle of desertupdated Fri Jun 04 2010 23:21:24

Owning a successful diner in the middle of the nowhere requires savvy business sense. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

Fudge Factory: 80 kinds of candy & fudgeupdated Fri May 21 2010 17:53:06

In this week's "Small Business Success," a son who took over his parents' business sweetened the pot of success.

Business designs posters for musiciansupdated Mon May 17 2010 15:14:58

Two rockers at heart paint a unique picture of success. HLN's Stephanie Elam reports.

Designing clothes that fitupdated Fri May 07 2010 15:33:44

This week's "Small Business Success" profile a woman who found a stylish solution to her fashion problem.

LottaFrutta, an Atlanta restaurantupdated Mon May 03 2010 19:33:27

A tasty piece of Mexican culture lands in Atlanta, Georgia, in this week's "Small Business Success."

Mail-order pizza to anywhere in the U.S.updated Sat Apr 24 2010 12:57:49

One small town pizza place is giving delivery a new sizzle. HLN's Stephanie Elam has this Small Business Success.

Clothing made from recycled materialupdated Fri Apr 16 2010 15:42:51

CNN's Stephanie Elam shows us a young designer who turns old duds into eco-friendly fashion.

Business relocates senior citizensupdated Fri Apr 09 2010 15:39:39

CNN's Stephanie Elam tells us about a company that takes the hassle out of moving for senior citizens.

Getting clean with the Wild Soap Barupdated Tue Apr 06 2010 11:07:27

CNN's Stephanie Elam tells us about a business that's cleaning up on this week's Small Business Success.

Biz helps parents find sittersupdated Fri Mar 26 2010 16:05:35

CNN's Stephanie Elam reports on "Seeking Sitters," a business that helps parents in a pinch.

Chicken and waffles successupdated Fri Mar 19 2010 22:07:08

One restaurant owner is hitting the right notes on this "Small Business Success." CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

Man starts tutoring businessupdated Wed Mar 17 2010 15:30:50

In this week's Small Business Success, CNN's Stephanie Elam highlights a company using students as educators.

Military-style fitnessupdated Tue Mar 09 2010 14:34:31

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a woman whose small business is taking civilians to the front lines of fitness.

'Flip Happy Crepes'updated Fri Feb 26 2010 19:46:15

Stephanie Elam introduces us to a duo who have cooked up success in a trailer.

Salon for curly hairupdated Fri Feb 19 2010 16:30:58

A woman who blazed a trail in the curly hair industry. Here's Stephanie Elam with the story that's a cut above the rest.

Detroit Bros. builds motorcyclesupdated Fri Feb 12 2010 20:09:36

CNN's Stephanie Elam tells us about a custom motorcycle shop run by two brothers.

A bakery's plan for successupdated Fri Feb 05 2010 17:10:55

Stephanie Elam tells us about a woman whose business started with an easy bake oven in this "Small Business Success".

Art for ashesupdated Fri Jan 22 2010 18:15:14

Stephanie Elam introduces us to a woman whose successful business is all about ashes and art.

Coffee shop sponsors cyclistsupdated Fri Jan 15 2010 19:20:50

This Small Business Success looks at an Athens, Georgia-based coffee company that's found a unique vehicle for advertising.

The business of danceupdated Wed Jan 06 2010 11:23:29

Stephanie Elam tells us about a woman who risked it all to open a dance studio in her forties.

A leg up in businessupdated Fri Dec 25 2009 16:42:04

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a woman whose business deals with a bunch of stiffs and dummies.

Life after 'The Apprentice'updated Fri Dec 18 2009 16:00:30

Stephanie Elam reports on former "Apprentice" contestant Kwame Jackson's latest venture -- men's fashion.

Shoemaker's booming businessupdated Wed Dec 16 2009 13:44:08

CNN's Stephanie Elam reports on small business 'Simply Soles,' a multi-million dollar company.

Business all about the hatsupdated Fri Dec 04 2009 21:17:34

A Michigan hat designer answers the call of duty and gains national acclaim on this week's Small Business Success.

Wine on the webupdated Mon Nov 30 2009 16:26:46

Stephanie Elam introduces us to a father and son mixing wine with technology in this Small Business Success.

An artful businessupdated Fri Nov 20 2009 15:53:53

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a man whose business is a work of art.

Wong Fu filmingupdated Fri Nov 13 2009 15:36:28

Stephanie Elam introduces us to a group of filmmakers who are building their business by targeting Asian-Americans.

Helping parents in a pinchupdated Fri Nov 06 2009 15:45:17

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a small business that's changing the way parents find a sitter.

Revved upupdated Fri Oct 30 2009 17:46:10

Stephanie Elam tells us about a custom motorcycle shop that is in high gear.

Tasty texas tacosupdated Fri Oct 23 2009 17:28:44

Melissa Long takes us to a Texas taqueria that has become a Houston tradition.

Military style fitnessupdated Fri Oct 16 2009 22:00:35

Stephanie Elam introduces us to a woman who is taking civilians to the front lines of fitness.

Just between friendsupdated Mon Oct 12 2009 20:06:16

Two Tulsa moms go from shopping second hand to a million dollar brand. Stephanie Elam explains in "Small Business Success"

Coffee company giving backupdated Mon Oct 05 2009 14:30:40

An Atlanta coffee company is making money and a difference providing jobs and micro-loans for genocide survivors.

Business success in veggiesupdated Mon Sep 28 2009 06:51:24

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a woman who turned vegetables into a viable business.

Mad about meadupdated Mon Sep 21 2009 09:23:18

CNN's Stephanie Elam takes us to a Colorado meadery for a taste of an unusual beverage.

Finger footballupdated Thu Sep 17 2009 11:26:41

CNN's Stephanie Elam introduces us to a company that put a twist on the classic game of paper football.

Success in the windupdated Mon Sep 07 2009 11:08:54

Stephanie Elam introduces us to a man whose business was formed by a hurricane.

A blooming businessupdated Fri Aug 28 2009 16:29:29

CNN's Stephanie Elam has the dirt on a blooming business.

Fashion chemistryupdated Tue Aug 25 2009 11:08:34

CNN's Stephanie Elam shows us a young designer who turns old duds into eco-friendly fashion.

Trash is kingupdated Fri Aug 14 2009 15:22:30

Stephanie Elam introduces us to a man who's in the business of turning waste into wealth.

Small biz successupdated Mon Aug 10 2009 12:06:36

CNN Personal Finance Editor Gerri Willis talks Dani Babb and John Rutledge about how to open a successful small business.

Success easy as pieupdated Fri Aug 07 2009 15:54:06

CNN's Stephanie Elam has the story of a bakery with the recipe for success.

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