Why 2024 is ‘make or break’ year for businesses

Why 2024 is ‘make or break’ year for businesses

Four in 10 small business owners believe 2024 will be a “make or break” year for their business, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 small business owners — half of whom work in tech or retail — revealed that 40% think this next year will be pivotal for their business. Respondents listed the … Read more

Donna Kelce reveals her famous cookie recipe to help pay student lunch debt

Donna Kelce reveals her famous cookie recipe to help pay student lunch debt

Donna Kelce is known for supporting her sons, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce — but they’re not the only children she shows support to. Annie’s Barn, a small business in the Kansas City area, caught the 71-year-old’s attention with a coffee mug that said, “It’s Mama Kelce’s … Read more

NYC woman turns illness into opportunity, and her apartment into a bakery

NYC woman turns illness into opportunity, and her apartment into a bakery

She’s gonna cake it ‘til she makes it.   Every weekday, Oriana Molina Garcia rises at 5 a.m. to bake confectioneries, then spends the rest of the day peddling them from her Midtown apartment.  “Baking is amazing, I really love it – and it’s nice to hear the feedback that I get from people who really … Read more

Barbra Streisand’s film company pocketed $200K in small business pandemic cash — and paid gardener at her $20M mansion

Barbra Streisand’s film company pocketed 0K in small business pandemic cash — and paid gardener at her M mansion

Barbra Streisand’s film company, which pays the groundskeeper at her $20 million mansion, got $200,000 in PPP money intended to help small businesses make payroll written off, The Post has learned. The multimillionaire star’s Barwood Films Ltd. received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program in 2020 and 2021 — then had them written off by the … Read more

How sweet it is: Dentist’s side hustle is selling macarons

How sweet it is: Dentist’s side hustle is selling macarons

Stephanie Tran’s day job is keeping pearly whites squeaky clean — but her side hustle is for those with a sweet tooth. The New Jersey dentist began baking macarons at the start of the pandemic, and turned her hobby into a business. She launched her company, Steph’s Macarons, in July 2020, and peddles her creative … Read more

Businesswoman defends her $7K cheese board: ‘I’m very confident’

Businesswoman defends her K cheese board: ‘I’m very confident’

This is not a gouda look. A Los Angeles business owner has defended charging $7,000 for a fancy charcuterie board after she was called a “scam artist” for the costly creation. Emmy Rener, 22, opened Sophisticated Spreads in 2020, crafting aesthetically pleasing cheese platters and grazing tables for high-end clients. The self-described “cheese boss” boasts … Read more

Not wanting to wear my wedding ring has earned me an extra $4,500 a month

Not wanting to wear my wedding ring has earned me an extra ,500 a month

As a devoted husband, Aaron wanted to protect his handmade, bespoke wedding band at all costs – which meant not being able to wear it at his job.   “It could have been caught in a machine, or my hands could swell and the ring would have to be cut to save the finger,” the Perth … Read more

My divorce cost me $75K — how I used that bad experience to make money

My divorce cost me K — how I used that bad experience to make money

Talk about turning sour grapes into lemonade. Melanie Carson, 44, was horrified to shell out nearly $75,000 in legal fees during her bitter divorce — now she is trying to help other women avoid the same financial pitfalls she once faced. The self-professed “Erin Brockovich of divorces” has launched her own divorce strategy company, Dispartio, … Read more

Shark Tank bit us back: Deals we struck with our investor heroes fell apart off-air

Shark Tank bit us back: Deals we struck with our investor heroes fell apart off-air

If you swim with sharks, don’t expect a dip in the kiddy pool. Therein lies a lesson learned by some entrepreneurs who emerged from “Shark Tank” dispirited, broken and not only “dead” to the likes of Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary (whose standard send-off is, “You’re dead to me”) but deep-sixed in a business sense as … Read more

I’m selling my entire life so I can travel the world — you can have everything I own for $1.5M

I’m selling my entire life so I can travel the world — you can have everything I own for .5M

Imagine stepping into someone else’s shoes and having their entire life handed to you on a silver platter. That’s exactly what 61-year-old Steven Tol is offering to the lucky buyer who’s ready to embark on the transformation of a lifetime. Mr. Tol, a resident of Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast, has decided to sell … Read more

I own a legal brothel, you might find it scandalous but I’m mired in red tape like any other business

I own a legal brothel, you might find it scandalous but I’m mired in red tape like any other business

If you’ve only ever seen brothels in movies, the word might conjure up Nicole Kidman on a trapeze swing à la Moulin Rouge! or a scene out of Belle de Jour. Or maybe you’re picturing something closer to Underbelly that’s more seedy than glamorous. But according to industry figures, running a successful brothel isn’t the … Read more

My OnlyFans is a family business – I’m proud that my mom and brother help

My OnlyFans is a family business – I’m proud that my mom and brother help

It runs in the family. A 39-year-old model from Spain divulged that her platform on OnlyFans has turned into a full-fledged family business, with her mom and brother chipping in to help her – and even creating their own accounts. Yaela Vonk, a former ballerina, began the business in 2019 and now makes around $35,000 … Read more

My husband became paralyzed after blowing his nose — and he predicted it would happen

My husband became paralyzed after blowing his nose — and he predicted it would happen

An Australian mom revealed Saturday that her partner was paralyzed after blowing his nose and suffered a spinal injury. According to Kirsty Bronner, she and her family were at home on New Year’s day in 2022 when she heard a “loud bang coming from their bathroom,” reports The Daily Mail. “I rushed in and found … Read more

Female small business owners showed better work-life balance: poll

Female small business owners showed better work-life balance: poll

Six in 10 female small business owners who opened their business prior to 2022 said the past year has been the most challenging for their business (63%), according to new research. The survey of 1,000 female small business owners also found that one in six are stressed out every day. This may be because more … Read more

Most people prefer small businesses over large chains: poll

Most people prefer small businesses over large chains: poll

The average person “shops small” 213 times throughout the year. A recent survey of 2,000 U.S. adults revealed nine in 10 (93%) people rely on a small business for events in their lives.  A whopping 88% know someone who is employed at a small business in their community, with the average person knowing four names … Read more

Cafe owner says ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ makeover lost her thousands

Cafe owner says ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ makeover lost her thousands

The owner of a Sydney, Australia cafe has revealed her struggles after appearing on Channel 7’s Kitchen Nightmares Australia, saying she has lost thousands of dollars in business after the program rebranded and renovated her cafe. Virginia Cheong, the owner of Cafe de Vie in Homebush, recently appeared on the Channel 7 program hoping to get … Read more

I make $39K a month from my side hustle and work less than 20 hours

I make K a month from my side hustle and work less than 20 hours

All that glitters is gold, especially for this woman. Nicole Tocci’s lucrative jewelry side-hustle makes a mint, earning her $39,000 a month while only working 20 hours per week. The 45-year-old began turning her Chanel buttons into necklaces back in 2016 and since has soared in popularity. She opened her online store, One Vintage Button, … Read more

I was a mean girl who made people’s lives hell — now I run an anti-bullying business

I was a mean girl who made people’s lives hell — now I run an anti-bullying business

This ex-bully now has a booming business. A reformed mean girl says she has started her own “spiritual development and transformation” company to teach women how to be nicer to each other. Cally Stewart, 35, says she spent close to two decades terrorizing other women, making cruel comments about their weight and even gossiping behind … Read more

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back

NEW YORK (AP) — Inflation isn’t only costing small businesses money. It’s costing them customers as well. At the Bushwick Grind Cafe in Brooklyn, New York, Kymme Williams-Davis has raised prices and switched to different types of goods to keep up with the rising costs of milk, coffee, paper goods and plastic, as well as … Read more