Women’s sports stars are looking beyond playing time to build business empires

Many of the fiercest competitors in women's sports are finding success beyond the playing field. (Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports_
Many of the fiercest competitors in women’s sports are finding success beyond the playing field. (Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports_

Twelve-time Olympic swimming medalist Natalie Coughlin knew she “didn’t have the personality” to go into coaching when her competitive career eventually came to an end. Although her career isn’t officially over yet — Coughlin raced as recently as last fall — her focus has shifted to areas outside the pool.

Among them, motherhood (her daughter Zennie was born in 2018) and the culinary arts — particularly, the business of wine. She picked up a love of food while traveling to compete — Coughlin distinctly remembers the ceviche-like dish Poisson Cru in French Polynesia — and was always a fan of wine, so when her winemaker friend of 15 years pitched her on starting a label, Coughlin’s answer was an immediate yes.

“The idea of owning my own winery is it was something

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Boeing Business Jet 747-8i world’s largest private jet: photos, interior

  • Cabinet Alberto Pinto is the design firm behind the interior of one of the world’s largest private jets, a Boeing Business Jet 747-8i.
  • Owned by a Middle Eastern businessman, this jet is one of the few privately owned 747-8i aircraft, a plane primarily used by airlines, cargo carriers, and national governments.
  • Designing and implementing the interior of the ultra-luxurious jet took the firm four years and features understated luxury throughout. 
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The 747-8i Boeing Business Jet is the world’s largest private jet currently in active operation.

The dual-level jumbo jet takes private flying to the next level as a flying palace capable of traversing timezones in the absolute pinnacle of luxury air travel.

Based on Boeing’s commercial passenger aircraft, the Boeing Business Jet product line consists of VIP-configured variants of existing aircraft. Each Boeing aircraft currently in production has its own BBJ variant

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What Is Essential Business, Nonessential

This article originally appeared on the Baltimore Patch

MARYLAND — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all nonessential businesses to close at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23. But what exactly is an essential business?

“In a continuing effort to protect the health and safety of all Marylanders, this morning I have enacted an executive order which closes all nonessential businesses, organizations, establishments and facilities in Maryland,” Hogan said Monday. “Unless you have an essential reason to leave your house, stay in your home.”

Liquor stores, cannabis distilleries, bail bondsmen, physical therapists, veterinary clinics, package delivery companies and grocery stores are among those deemed essential. A more detailed list is below.

These businesses are closed:

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What A Small Business Owner Wants You To Know About The Decision To Close Up Shop Indefinitely

The economic downturn resulting from the coronavirus pandemic has already been disastrous for many small businesses, especially those that rely on a physical store for a large chunk of their sales. Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of advice about what we can do to help small business owners — we’re told to buy gift cards, order takeout, and show our favorite spots love on social media. But is there more we should be doing? What do small business owners wish the world knew about their current situation, and what do they need to ensure they emerge whole from this difficult time?

We talked to Kay Kim, co-founder of Rooted, a New York City-based plant store that made the difficult decision about two weeks ago to indefinitely close the Chinatown space it’s been occupying for over six months. He says that while online sales

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