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)
 
The little neighborhood bookstore that a venture capitalist would love
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2017; 3:01 PM)
 
A how-to guide from the ultra-rich: What to tell your kids about money
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2017; 1:28 PM)
 
Cubs’ win is a stitch in time for Bethesda needlepoint products company
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2017; 2:03 PM)
 
This vet wants to put your dog’s health record online. And get paid millions for it.
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2017; 1:30 PM)
 
For this luggage maker, taxes are a ‘bloodsucking parasite’ on his business
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2017; 5:11 PM)
 
Can this contraption really help you sleep on a plane?
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2017; 10:59 AM)
 
The terrifying downside to a start-up: Being too broke to feed your family
(The Washington Post, May 5, 2017; 10:17 AM)
 
More than a million patients flock to this website. Drug companies are in hot pursuit.
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2017; 8:25 AM)
 
Here’s how rich you have to be to not worry about getting dragged off a plane
(The Washington Post, April 21, 2017; 8:45 AM)
 
A boring business that Warren Buffett would love
(The Washington Post, April 14, 2017; 11:12 AM)
 
The next phase of the on-demand economy: Haircuts by delivery
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2017; 5:48 PM)
 
The economic theory of Dylan Seng, 18
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2017; 8:36 AM)
 
The dentist who became one of the richest people in Washington
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2017; 2:07 PM)
 
How a thing for Skee-Ball started a $3.2 million business
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2017; 8:12 PM)
 
A robotics company awaited this Israeli soldier at the end of his tunnel
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2017; 6:13 PM)
 
Arthur Levitt’s life of reinvention
(The Washington Post, February 17, 2017; 12:57 PM)
 
How Bach figures into free enterprise
(The Washington Post, February 10, 2017; 10:23 AM)
 
Their business is more than a dating site for the math crowd
(The Washington Post, February 3, 2017; 5:01 PM)
 
Here’s your chance to complain about the hours-long wait in the emergency room
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2017; 2:58 PM)
 
Turning your business into an asset that funds your retirement
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2017; 2:25 PM)
 
Real estate broker stumbles upon profitable meetup model for D.C. toddlers
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2017; 4:25 PM)
 
D.C. area’s 2017 predictions center on tech, traffic, taxes — and, of course, Trump
(The Washington Post, January 1, 2017; 10:13 PM)
 
Smart marketing helps Maryland Smoothie King franchisee achieve success
(The Washington Post, December 25, 2016; 9:45 PM)
 
Talk about a turnaround. This landscaper started off selling pot on District streets.
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2016; 4:13 PM)
 
Winemaker’s day job is making sure VIPs can place secure phone calls
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2016; 12:41 PM)
 
Capitol Hill isn’t the only place sausage is made in Washington
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2016; 1:28 PM)
 
Mom’s kitchen table talks shaped a mission to make money while doing good
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2016; 12:37 PM)
 
Local orthopedist now helps command the biggest practice of its kind in the U.S.
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2016; 12:22 PM)
 
D.C. couple create a foodie’s oasis — and a handful of jobs — in Western Maryland
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2016; 9:46 PM)
 
Ex-NASA number-cruncher launches herself into a career in doggy day care
(The Washington Post, October 22, 2016; 8:10 PM)
 
Immigrant from China turns a stroll through Bloomingdale’s into a $60 million business
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2016; 12:01 PM)
 
After making millions off the granola crowd, he pivots to pinball and pizza
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2016; 7:07 PM)
 
Like father, like daughter: Leaving a business that carries on after an owner is gone
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2016; 9:44 PM)
 
Do grilled-cheese lovers have better sex? This wonk will tell you the answer.
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2016; 12:25 PM)
 
This doctor’s tool kit includes a remedy from the past: House calls
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2016; 2:18 PM)
 
Bernie Swain’s career speaks volumes about taking unusual business pivots
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2016; 12:38 PM)
 
This Herndon publisher’s business plan doesn’t go by the book
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2016; 12:13 PM)
 
United Bankshares’ expansion built on CEO’s ‘let’s make a deal’ approach
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2016; 12:19 PM)
 
Former nun sees life as a series of experiences, including lucrative ones
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2016; 12:10 PM)
 
He wants to eliminate your muffin waist, parachute back and pirate sleeves
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2016; 1:39 PM)
 
Peet’s Coffee finds ‘Peetniks’ in Washington’s upscale, educated crowd
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2016; 12:40 PM)
 
A millennial duo ditch a digital path for old-school success
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2016; 12:46 PM)
 
Great Falls teen builds bot heard round the world. Now it will become a start-up.
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2016; 12:48 PM)
 
Tysons ad firm a case study of how a family business survives crises
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2016; 1:47 PM)
 
Two LivingSocial alums cook up a fresh recipe in the foodie business space
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2016; 12:13 PM)
 
Down on his luck, he found financial security building his own security business
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2016; 10:40 PM)
 
Academic-turned-businesswoman says African advancement lies in capitalism
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2016; 1:00 PM)