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Cool Company of the Day: Turn Your Head

To coin a phrase, everything old is cool again, and it took a woodworker who thought just like that to come up with our cool company of the day. Tom Bashara started his Colorado Springs-based e-tail business, Turn Your Head, in 2004 after thinking up a unique way to preserve his little girls' faces as...
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Cool Company of the Day: VocationVacations.com

Alright, those of you who want to start up a business but have no experience doing the actual kind of work that that business entails... this one's for you: Vocation Vacations. They're based in Oregon but serve up job stints all across the country (and beyond) at the kinds of businesses people typically only dream...
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Cool Company of the Day: ManageYourCellar.com

We love red wine - a lot. It's partly the flavor, partly the infinite variety and nuances of taste, partly knowing the work and thinking that goes into that taste, partly the history and concept of it, and partly it's that it's supposedly healthy for you in good measure. But remembering your favorites, storing the...
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Cool Company of the day: Template Monster

Not quite sure how to design your web site? Want to avoid the expenses of working with designers to come up with and build out a design? We were turned on to a great solution by Brian, our web manager. And he's right - you need look no further than TemplateMonster.com, a site that has...
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Cool Company of the day: PODS

"Cool" comes in many forms. PODS hits the "Cool Company of the Day" list largely due to the sheer convenience of their innovative moving and storage service. (But it's cool also based on the growth potential.) You may have seen the PODS ads on TV or perhaps your neighbor has one of the crisp white...
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Cool Company of the day: Airforce Nutrisoda

Staying on the beverage theme..., I was passing through the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport Friday of last week and was thirsting for a soda. So, I walked into the magazine/snack store. My eyes were instantly drawn to a cool array of slender cans in the open cooler. They were cans of "Nutrisoda," sold by Air Force....
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Cool Company of the day: Tea Forte

We were let down when we went to TeaForte.com to research more about the product we'd recently been wowwed by - we thought we were on the cutting edge of discovering a hot new product. But at their site we learned that Oprah beat us to the punch when she announced in 2004, "if you...
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Cool Company of the day: Spot Runner

Ever wanted to do a TV ad campaign for your business? Not a problem. Even the thought of it sounds too pricey? Not a problem. Don't know how in the world you'd shoot and create the commercial itself? Not a problem. Enter Spot Runner, a new service that packages up your specific advertising message with...
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Cool Company of the day: Vital Choice Seafood

This one comes from community member Carolyn - one of StartupNation's biggest advocates and a huge healthnut! (We like that about Carolyn - we, too, try to live in a healthy and sustainable manner and she's very inspiring that way.) The Cool Company is Vital Choice Seafood, and as the letter from the founder, Randy...
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Cool Company of the day: Cocktails by Jenn

Picture this: You're in your hotel room in Vegas. You want to party BEFORE you even get down to the strip. You think, a Cosmo (=the popular martini beloved by women) would be great right now... You open your mini-bar and voila! There waiting to delight your thirst is a prepackaged collection of mixed drinks....
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Cool Company of the day: Old House Gardens

We look for cool companies all the time and want you to help us find them. So keep them coming our way! Email ideas to [email protected] Today's Cool Company is Old House Gardens, one of the leading heirloom seed catalog companies in the world. What makes the company cool--more than the fact that they run...
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Cool Company of the day: Foot Petals

This one was recommended by a StartupNation community member with sore feet apparently - a problem a lot of women (and men) deal with. The Cool Company of the day is Foot Petals, the brainchild of Tina Aldatz, who experienced the proverbial "necessity is the mother of invention" phenomenon. The product line is Tina's invention...