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Career Path: CEO talks the 1990s gig economy

Kim Houlne, CEO of Working Solutions, started the original gig economy in 1996 so people could work from home. | Photo courtesy of Working Solutions.

September 15, 2017 - 3:35pm

Dallas hotel operator burst onto the scene with 14 properties

Perch Nelson, president of Phoenix American Hospitality, has been on a hotel buying spree in the last 12 months. | Photo courtesy of Phoenix American Hospitality.

August 14, 2017 - 5:25pm

A home, office cleaning service is growing in Texas

Commercial cleaner Jan-Pro is also looking for new master franchises to open in the North Texas area.  | Photo courtesy of Jan-Pro and Maid Right.

August 3, 2017 - 5:28pm

Four Day Weekend tells all in new "Happy Accidents" book

The founders of Four Day Weekend detail their favorite stories with some business sense in the new "Happy Accidents: The Transformative Power of "Yes, And" at Work and in Life." (Photo submitted by Four Day Weekend) 

July 25, 2017 - 3:43pm

Eatzi's CEO talks new locations, food delivery and competition

Eatzi's CEO Adam Romo takes a patient approach to opening new locations but jumps on one if the opportunity arises. (Photos courtesy of Eatzi's) 

July 12, 2017 - 11:41am

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

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

Fossil founder returns to Dallas with new Shinola store

Shinola opened its second North Texas location at NorthPark Center in Dallas June 9. | Photo courtesy of Shinola

June 13, 2017 - 10:52am

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