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Estes Park, Colo.
Revenue: Less than $1 million
Employees: 3 full-time; 2 part-time
Susan and Steve Swickard originally founded The Talking Teddy, a specialty toy bear shop, in 1984. They built Estes Ark, a 100-foot-long boat-shaped store in the Rocky Mountain town of Estes Park, Colo., 10 years later. The main floor of the three-story ark still focuses on teddy bears, but the ship makes room for thousands of other stuffed animals and Noah's Ark-related goods on its 5,000-square-foot retail floor.