Value Added by Thomas Heath
Ex-NFL player Leigh Bodden finds a new career in fitness franchise
District native Leigh Bodden’s strategy of deferred gratification pays off with a productive post-career.
 
Value Added: Who said English teachers can’t get rich?
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2012; 6:07 PM)
 
Creating a buzz with winning and bold-faced names
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2012; 12:00 AM)
 
Havana family lost condo to communism;
(The Washington Post, January 25, 2015; 12:19 PM)
 
Headaches selling luggage are nothing compared to dodging bullets in Beirut
(The Washington Post, January 18, 2015; 2:59 PM)
 
Eyewitness Surveillance helps secure car lots, but finds that next Chevy buyer, too
(The Washington Post, January 11, 2015; 2:47 PM)
 
From White House to Hilton Worldwide, business success is grit and not a little luck
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2015; 8:49 PM)
 
Former ‘America’s Most Wanted’ producer finds career fulfillment in the lowly pirogi
(The Washington Post, December 28, 2014; 4:25 PM)
 
Pakistan native tries to demystify his native country with software start-up
(The Washington Post, December 21, 2014; 12:56 PM)
 
Time Inc.’s Norman Pearlstine, an old-media lion, drives magazines into the digital age
(The Washington Post, December 14, 2014; 2:57 PM)
 
As investments roll in, Vox Media’s Bankoff tries to keep creativity alive
(The Washington Post, December 7, 2014; 2:47 PM)
 
Chevy Chase entrepreneur dispenses advice through Her Corner peer group
(The Washington Post, November 30, 2014; 12:54 PM)
 
The real dividends from Doggett Enterprises are paid with the charity it built
(The Washington Post, November 23, 2014; 3:02 PM)
 
Domain-name mogul Mike Mann will sell you happybirthday.com — for $2 million
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2014; 12:45 PM)
 
Smithsonian saves the day for entrepreneur’s blueprint business
(The Washington Post, November 9, 2014; 2:27 PM)
 
‘The Yelp of business software’ springs out of ping-pong culture at Virginia company
(The Washington Post, November 2, 2014; 5:42 PM)
 
Tessemae’s salad dressing hits Whole Foods, Safeway after humble start at family parties
(The Washington Post, October 26, 2014; 6:00 PM)
 
Fred Malek’s pursuit of success includes stops at West Point, White House, Marriott
(The Washington Post, October 5, 2014; 4:29 PM)
 
The Still Point founder, opening third spa in Columbia, turns acupuncture into profits
(The Washington Post, September 14, 2014; 2:22 PM)
 
Washington Nationals woo season-ticket fans with photos, autographs, discounts
(The Washington Post, September 28, 2014; 3:29 PM)
 
Mark Cuban, Jerry Yang among investors in Potomac wunderkind’s technology
(The Washington Post, September 21, 2014; 2:25 PM)
 
Thompson Creek carves niche as Washington home town window-maker
(The Washington Post, September 7, 2014; 12:42 PM)
 
Everything’s bright for Bethesda apps firm; clients include ESPN, Bacardi, Coast Guard
(The Washington Post, August 31, 2014; 3:58 PM)
 
Marine bankruptcy was business bootcamp; now runs profitable Alexandria moving firm
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2014; 9:04 PM)
 
Home security leads to retirement security for Vietnam vet, former Treasury employee
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2014; 1:28 PM)
 
Pottery Barn, Passon Fish and penthouses move Bethesda Row a step closer to Aspen
(The Washington Post, August 3, 2014; 6:16 PM)
 
His climb from Anacostia leads to Carlyle and Kilimanjaro — and a life-changing view
(The Washington Post, July 27, 2014; 4:59 PM)
 
From modest beginnings, Herndon ‘mompreneur’ types way to success
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2014; 12:29 PM)
 
Bethesda’s Brain Sentry helps Arena Football League tackle head injuries
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2014; 8:31 PM)
 
Former Marriott architect finds relaxation, and a living, in backyard bird feeding
(The Washington Post, July 6, 2014; 7:41 PM)
 
Even after sale to Coca-Cola, Bethesda-based Honest Tea ‘work in progress’
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2014; 12:44 PM)
 
From Supreme Court to Reagan National, Kevco polishes glass and soaks up profits
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2014; 11:57 AM)
 
MissNowMrs sells itself to brides and grooms as road map through red tape of name change
(The Washington Post, June 15, 2014; 6:32 PM)
 
Bethesda pizzeria rebranding itself as artisanal restaurant, bakery, breakfast place
(The Washington Post, June 8, 2014; 3:53 PM)
 
From car wraps to construction sites to hospitals, this company is after eyeballs
(The Washington Post, June 1, 2014; 10:02 PM)
 
Dominion Resources CEO pens, funds, produces Civil War film about VMI cadets
(The Washington Post, May 18, 2014; 4:10 PM)
 
Bethesda Blues & Jazz makes music — and money — playing to private party crowd
(The Washington Post, May 9, 2014; 10:20 PM)
 
Pepco’s sale to Exelon began in December with a few words at an industry meeting
(The Washington Post, May 4, 2014; 2:30 PM)
 
Former Congressman Bonior, longtime liberal on Capitol Hill, discovers the profit motive
(The Washington Post, April 27, 2014; 5:24 PM)
 
From vacations to computer puzzles, young entrepreneur helps clients organize their lives
(The Washington Post, April 20, 2014; 2:49 PM)
 
Hair Cuttery backs indoor cycling chain preparing to take on SoulCycle
(The Washington Post, April 13, 2014; 2:01 PM)
 
Wright lawn mowers survive Great Recession and cut a path to commercial success
(The Washington Post, April 6, 2014; 2:39 PM)
 
Value Added: iCore hopes to score Silicon Valley investment on founder’s persistance
(The Washington Post, March 30, 2014; 11:35 PM)
 
Value Added: Tenleytown Trash’s sweet spot is the four-unit building
(The Washington Post, March 23, 2014; 3:08 PM)
 
Value Added: Marriott deal strategist shapes second career in a blow-dry salon
(The Washington Post, March 16, 2014; 2:51 PM)
 
Value Added: Geothermal systems heat up profits for Harvey Hottel Inc. of Gaithersburg
(The Washington Post, March 9, 2014; 3:20 PM)
 
Value Added: Acme puts pop in the paper supply business
(The Washington Post, March 2, 2014; 6:05 PM)
 
Value Added: They help out-of-work professionals suit up again
(The Washington Post, February 22, 2014; 11:10 PM)
 
Value Added: Potomac’s wealthy crowd losing Toys Unique, a beloved toy store
(The Washington Post, February 9, 2014; 11:41 AM)
 
Value Added: Disney junkie borrows tricks from Mickey’s playbook
(The Washington Post, January 26, 2014; 4:44 PM)