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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Michael Wagner

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Not all things are easy-sell during the holidays, but creativity helps

It’s not peak season for beer during the winter holidays, but crafters like Device Brewing Co. co-owner Ken Anthony have ways to cope with slower times. | Photo courtesy of Device Brewing Co.

December 19, 2017 - 6:20pm

Who knew? Swimming with sharks a boon to educational stuffed toy business

Slumberkins are a hybrid between a stuffed animal and a security blanket that incorporate skill-building routines using therapeutic techniques designed to promote positive attachments during the bedtime routine. | Photo courtesy of Slumberkins

December 18, 2017 - 1:01pm

New St. Louis craft brewer aims to elevate nonalcoholic beer industry

Wellbeing Brewing Co. is rolling out two nonalcoholic craft brews: a wheat beer called Heavenly Body and a dark amber called Hellraiser. | Photos courtesy of Wellbeing Brewing Co.

December 13, 2017 - 12:05am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Brandon Reed

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Career Path: From selling teak logs to managing peak data

Tarun Thakur, left, is a co-founder and the CEO of Datos IO, an application-centric data-management platform. | Photo courtesy of Datos IO

December 12, 2017 - 1:39pm

Canada’s craft brew market leads to new business models

Small-batch beers, which once were hard to find, have come to dominate among discriminating brew consumers across Canada – and the major players have responded in several ways including acquisitions. | Photo by Pixabay.

December 12, 2017 - 11:55am

New state laws change rules for Texas craft brewers

Patrons enjoy craft brews at the Texas Beer Co. in Taylor, Texas, owned by Ian Davis and JD Gins. | Photo courtesy of Texas Beer Co.

December 12, 2017 - 11:09am

Sacramento's craft breweries profitable, but market shows signs of a slowdown

Greater beer selection, such as this lineup of River City Brewing Co. brews, are a key reason customers are making their way to local craft breweries. | Photo courtesy of River City Brewing Co.

December 12, 2017 - 1:02am

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