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The Transit Of Venus
I WOULD GUESS THAT MANY, IF NOT MOST, kids who eventually became entrepreneurs wanted to grow up to be sports or TV stars. When you’re a kid, that’s who your heroes are. So it’s a bit ironic how many sports and TV stars, having grown up, now want to
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Understanding One Simple Truth Helped This Founder Raise $23 Million
This entrepreneur turned an unsexy subject into a successful business.
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How Much Inventory Does Your Company Need?
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If You Build It, Will They Come?
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No.311 Isn’t It Romantic?
She had the contacts and the know-how. He had the perfect venue and the capital. Kim Hanks (then Gerlovich) tells how she pooled resources with Whit Hanks with the idea of becoming the top wedding-planning outfit in Dripping Springs—the “wedding capital” of Texas. One ceremony she hadn’t planned on: her own. Cue the chapel bells. The business partners became a couple and married in 2014.
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How This Fan Company Is Proving It Has More Than Just a Good Name
Big Ass Fans shows big-time growth.
- Feb 7 20176 minutes
Wall Street Diversifies Itself
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Welcome, Guesty: A Company That Helps Manage and Maintain Airbnb Properties
The company is a middle-man you never knew you needed.
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Hanging With The Cool Kids
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How Shyp Is Shaking Up the Process of Mailing Packages
The San Francisco-based startup picks up unpackaged items from customers, boxes them and ships them through major carriers and the USPS.
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How This Program Lets Etsy Businesses Grow Quickly
A new tool helps DIY-ers turn into full-fledged manufacturers.
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Why Are Banks Doing So Well Following Trump's Win?
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Tickets to the Unknown
EVERYBODY KNOWS that New York City is expensive, which is okay if you’re a tourist who has saved up for a blowout trip of high-end shopping, fancy dinners, and a swank hotel. But for us locals, the city’s pleasures are increasingly out of reach. Sure
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The co-founder and former CEO of Evernote, who’s now a venture capitalist, wants to see results—not hear you talk about innovation
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How This Startup Is Aiming to Make HR Easier
GuideSpark, a video platform for employees, has sparked investor interest.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Firm Founded by a Trump Nominee Violated Trading Rules
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- Oct 1 20152 minutes
These Small Cosmetics are Shaking Up the Beauty Industry in a Big Way
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Phyllis Borzi Got Us the Fiduciary Rule
After nearly a decade of trying, the U.S. Department of Labor finally got it done: a rule that will require financial advisers to act in their clients’ best interests when managing retirement assets—in other words, to act as fiduciaries. That rule w
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The Zen Approach To Growth
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How This Company Is Driving Down Energy Bills
An innovative analytics service promises to give you new power.
- Jan 1 20132 minutes
College Startup Re-Imagines Bike Sharing
ViaCycle set out to design a GPS-enabled, stationless bike-share system.
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Too Much Paperwork? Embrace the Build-It-Yourself Online Form.
Form builders can be powerful small-business tools.
- Apr 1 20132 minutes
How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing
Sales of a carbonation device go from flat to sparkling.
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How a Couple of College Kids Turned a Silly Sport into a Booming Business
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- Dec 19 20163 minutes
A Startup That Dare Not Speak Its Name
That’s Personal has a problem: Its adult products seem too racy | “Will this category do well? Sure! Is it investable? Difficult to say”
- Dec 30 20165 minutes
How to Stop Short-Term Thinking at America’s Companies
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- Jan 17 20173 minutes
Can Betsy DeVos Transform From Lobbyist to Policymaker?
Trump’s pick for education secretary will need to prove that she can apply her ideologies in a practical way.
- Jun 1 20132 minutes
The Ethics Coach on Conflicts of Interest and Personal Tasks
We tackle the ethical dilemmas of getting insider information, and asking your assistant to complete items on your personal to-do list.