Ray Zinn, author of Tough Things First

| 01.25.2016 |

Last year, Ray Zinn retired as CEO of the microchip comany Micrel after 37 years on the job. Zinn recalls his career in his new book Tough Things First: Leadership Lessons from Silicon Valley's Longest Serving CEO.

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Todd Heyboer, CEO of Closet Barcode, Grand Rapids, Mich.

| 01.19.2016 |

Todd Heyboer runs Closet Barcode, an ultimate online boutique for female fashions from independent designers. We spoke with him about his entrepreneurial experiences.

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Joshua Javaheri, founder and CEO, Lucky Day, Los Angeles

| 01.11.2016 |

Lucky Day is a new gaming app that allows users to play simple games and win real money, with no scams or gimmicks involved. It was created by Joshua Javaheri, a 20-year-old who is currently a junior at USC.

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Dr. Jeanette Kersten, co-author of The Human Factor To Profitability

| 01.04.2016 |

Welcome back to another year at Business-Superstar.com! Our first Superstar of 2016 is Dr. Jeanette Kersten, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and co-author (with Dr. Kelly La Venture) of the new book The Human Factor to Profitability.

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Dave Ratner, owner of Dave's Soda & Pet City, Agawam, Mass.

| 12.14.2015 |

With seven Dave's Soda and Pet City retail outlets and a nationally marketed line of high-quality pet food for dogs and cats, Dave Ratner is a successful entrepreneur, author and sought-after speaker about business, leadership and creating customer loyalty.

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Mike Gehl, president and CEO, iMoneza, Brookfield, Wis.

| 12.07.2015 |

iMoneza bills itself as the first intelligent, secure micropayment gateway for digital media. This cloud-based solution is designed to help publishers enhance their digital business models by charging consumers a small fee (approximately $0.10 - $0.25) to read the premium content they desire. We spoke with the company's leader, Mike Gehl, about his business plan.

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Tony Leonardini, co-founder, BNA Wine Group, Nashville

| 11.30.2015 |

BNA Wine Group is headquartered in Nashville, but its vineyards are located in California's Napa Valley. Tony Leonardini co-founded the company with John Hooper and Gary Carr, and he recently spoke with us about the challenges in running a wine business.

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Thomas Cridland, founder and director, Tom Cridland, London

| 11.17.2015 |

Thomas Cridland began designing clothing at the age of 18. In January 2014, when he was 23, he founded Tom Cridland, a menswear brand specializing solely in creating the perfect pair of pants. He quickly gained a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic, attracting prominent customers from the entertainment world and praise from CNBC for a business model that valued "quality over quantity retail." Tom believes that retail markups are inefficient and unfair on the customer, who ends up paying higher prices for no reason.

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Brian Robson, president of FD Johnson, North Twinsburg, Ohio

| 11.09.2015 |

Brian Robson is president of FD Johnson, one of the nation's top providers of and experts concerning the proper installation, maintenance and performance of lubrication pumps, valves and systems. Today, he offers his insight on running your own business.

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Terry White, founder and CEO, WOLACO, New York City

| 11.02.2015 |

Two year ago, Terry White was running through the streets of Manhattan with his key tucked into a sock and his phone bouncing in his pocket - and he realized there had to be a better way for a guy to get around town with his belongings. From that bumpy run came WOLACO, a new line of activewear designed to address the deficiencies in fitness apparel for urban-dwelling athletes.

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