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

Spike Gjerde

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Vineyards, breweries and food trucks make a profitable pairing

Two Smooth Dudes is among the food trucks that regularly frequent D.C.-area breweries and vineyards. The specialty pictured here is called "tot-chos." | Photo courtesy of Two Smooth Dudes

October 13, 2017 - 11:30am

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

Rob Andelman

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

Sam Lennon

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

Tammira Lucas and Jasmine Simms

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

Desiree Peterkin Bell

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

Danny Robinson

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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

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

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