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Career Path: From country singer to cupcake powerhouse

Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi's Cupcakes, opened her first bakery in Nashville but now has nearly 100 franchises. (Courtesy of Gigi's Cupcakes) 

June 26, 2017 - 11:08am

Fourth-generation owner keeps La Jolla bookstore's story alive

Nancy Warwick is the fourth generation owner of the Warwick's bookstore, which began its story in 1896 in Minnesota and is now located in La Jolla. | Photo courtesy of Nancy Warwick

June 22, 2017 - 5:59pm

Q&A: Cannabis chain ShowGrow cultivates clientele

ShowGrow’s diverse product mix includes chocolate, biscuits and other snacks. | Photo Courtesy ShowGrow

June 20, 2017 - 4:42pm

Best friends put entrepreneurial muscle into Chuze Fitness

The Chuze Fitness leadership team includes, left to right, CEO Cory Brightwell, COO Nick Barshick, co-founder Ray Barshick, co-founder Charles Brightwell and CMO Kris Peterson. | Photo by Adam Larkey Photography via Chuze Fitness

June 19, 2017 - 7:03pm

Career Path: From the seas to the bees, Navy vet turns beekeeper

Nathan Sheets started with one beehive and now has a honey-making empire. Photo courtesy of Nature Nate's. 

June 19, 2017 - 5:35pm

Career Path: 31 years of tinkering, work is still play for toy inventor

Morley has conceived an estimated 1,000 toys. | Photo courtesy Tony Morley

June 13, 2017 - 12:13pm

Digging deep: City Farmers Nursery still growing after 4 decades in San Diego

Bill Tall (right) and his children Sam (left), Sara and Rebecca are leading City Farmers Nursery toward its fifth decade in business. | Photo by Janelle Doll courtesy of City Farmers Nursery
June 13, 2017 - 11:30am

Career Path: Former computer store owner turns T-shirt giant

Josh Kent, founder and CEO of SunFrog, launched the T-shirt company three years ago with a design intended for social sharing to boost profits. | Photo courtesy of SunFrog

June 7, 2017 - 5:54pm

Career Path: From grad school dropout to Hollywood acclaim

Photo courtesy of Eric Boulanger

June 6, 2017 - 1:27pm