In this July 28, 2007 photo, Chef Jim Hollywood works in the kitchen at Sweetie Pie's, a soul food restaurant owned by Robbie Montgomery, in St. Louis. Turning small business owners into stars has become a winning formula for television producers, but some businesses featured in them are cashing in, too. Sales explode after just a few episodes air, transforming these nearly unknown small businesses into household names. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Copyright 2007, The Associated Press
Reality TV's new stars: Small businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no business like small business.
Mix the high stakes of running a small business with a dash of family drama and throw in a camera crew and you get hit reality television shows such as "Pawn Stars," ''Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" and "Duck Dynasty."
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