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Why a Billion Dollar Startup Just Sold for $15 Million (& What Founders Can Learn From It)'s spectacular fall from grace highlights critical lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs and founders.

Should You Start Your Next Business With a Friend?

At first, it seems like a great idea, going into business with people you already consider friends. But, is it really?

How Handmade eCommerce Sites Gain From Etsy’s Growth

Etsy went public recently. The popular website for buying and selling arts and crafts has made a huge impact on the market. Still, the IPO met with some skepticism when first announced, with key concerns stemming from Etsy’s unprofitable growth. The forecast for Etsy’s longterm profitability is hazy as well. That’s partly due to a percentage...

4 Ways to Add Feast To Your Famine

Raise your hand if you’ve ever said the following: “I just want to get out of the feast and famine cycle, you know?” Business owners who make this lament are referring to periods of time with strong sales, followed by periods with few to none. Feasts, followed by famines. Let’s look at that. Feast and […]

How This Arkansas Native Turned $100 Into a Million-Dollar Business

From refurbishing furniture to running a thriving small clothing business, here's how Kirsten Stuckey beat the recession.

How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Quitting

Leila Janah, founder of Sama Group, says that every entrepreneur has moments of doubt, but if you stick with it, there are always ways to pivot and succeed.

Improving Filtering Options Can Boost Ecommerce Sales

How to help customers find the items they need online when retailers have large inventories.

5 Things Your Information Technology Staff Won't Tell You

You may think of your company's IT gurus as a bunch of technology wizards. But, you'd be surprised to learn what goes on behind the curtain.

Shark Tank Recap: Welcome to Daymond John’s Land of the Clueless

Entrepreneurs with bad ideas, no sales and no track record jumped in the tank Friday. Amazingly, most of them got deals.

How a Bad Approach to Discounting Lost a 40-Year Customer

Today I am departing from my usual pattern of writing about data to tell you about a personal experience. The story illustrates how a big company’s promotional strategy can backfire and drive a long-term customer to a small business competitor. Ever since my father took me to Brooks Brothers on Madison Avenue in Manhattan to...

Starbucks glitch reveals how modern cash registers can fail

A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.

21 Ways To Get A Second Chance

Sooner or later, we all need a second chance. Here's how to give yourself room to succeed when things haven't gone well so far.

Sitting OR Standing at Work: Why a Good Chair Matters Either Way

Herman Miller is working on ways to naturally encourage and remind you to get up out of your chair and move around throughout the office. It turns out that being fidgety at work has some important health benefits.

Here's What Will Replace 'Spray and Pray' Mass Emailing

Spray and pray works in some fields, like farming. It doesn't work that well for a startup.

How This Founder's Love of Doodling Sparked a $15 Million Business

A chance meeting between two travelers sparked a global shoe brand that gives artists a voice. And that's not all.

Meet The Company That Put Mad Men's Set Designer on the Payroll

With Shoes of Prey, co-founder Jodie Fox wants to reinvent your shopping experience. So, she brought in a pro.

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