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Palantir offers to buy back $225M of employee stock

SILICON VALLEY—Palantir Technologies has reportedly offered to buy $225 million of its private shares back from its current and former employees in a move seen as underscoring that it doesn't plan to go public anytime soon. BuzzFeedShow More Summary

Airbnb and Uber are still niche businesses, report says

SAN FRANCISCO—Bay Area tech giants Uber and Airbnb are part of life for many in the region, but a study by the Pew Research Center shows that nationwide only 15 percent of Americans have used a ride-hailing service and only 11 percent...Show More Summary

Craft beer delivery service gets techie with connected growler

SAN FRANCISCO—If you’ve ever wanted to hit the taproom without leaving the living room, we’ve got some good news: Craft beer delivery service Hopsy is turning to technology to give beer-lovers a taste of the brewery from the comfortShow More Summary

'Visual shopping' software could help you shop better than with a human

BOSTON—Executives at a Wellesley, Massachusetts, retail technology startup say its software has the potential to help customers shop better than they would be able to with a live salesperson. That's part of the reason that prominentShow More Summary

Nonprofit Uber alternative springs from Austin tech minds

AUSTIN—A group of Austin entrepreneurs plans to launch a nonprofit ride-hailing service to help fill the gap created by the departure of Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from the city. Called RideAustin, the collaboration is ledShow More Summary

'Mentoring matchmaker' boosts young talent, women

SAN FRANCISCO—As tech companies wrestle with talent churn and diversity goals, Mike Bergelson, CEO of Everwise, believes the answer lies not in costly training programs or lavish benefits, but what he calls "relationship capital." "All of the research shows that people who participate in mentoring do better," he says. Show More Summary

United Auto Workers eyes possible union push at Tesla factory

SILICON VALLEY—The United Auto Workers union is targeting Tesla’s Fremont factory for unionization efforts now that the Palo Alto-based electric automaker is ramping up production. UAW President Dennis Williams told reporters that the...Show More Summary

Green Chef — which pre-chops the onions — goes vegan for latest meal kits

NEW YORK—Green Chef, which lays claim to being the only USDA-certified organic meal kit delivery service, has sliced and diced its way into the gluten-free, vegetarian, and Paleo meal categories. Vegan is up next, as the company expands...Show More Summary

The mindset this CEO uses to build business success

Within a company, unity is always best. It is an integral part of building a strong, long-lasting, successful company. Far too often, companies experience growth or a change in management that forces them to splinter and lose their identity. Show More Summary

4 to meet, including the serial entrepreneur who won’t retire

Meet 4 hotshots building businesses in new and interesting ways, from the latest pages of the Business Journals: August Graube, who turned a layoff into an entrepreneurial opportunity; Fred Eshelman, whois following up entrepreneurial...Show More Summary

Why Boxed Decided To Pay For Employee Weddings

Chieh Huang, CEO and cofounder of bulk item e-tailer Boxed, tells Inc. the story and reasoning behind his decision to foot the bill for employee weddings.

Study: Here's the Best Way for a Stay-at-Home Mom to Get Back in the Game

Many women with children who do not work outside the home eventually want to return to work. Here's what researchers found increases their chances of doing so.

Manage Payroll Effectively with Core Employee Solutions

Payroll may not be a central focus of your business. It doesn't directly focus on the creation of products or services that delight your customers. But it is of central importance to your employees. And that could directly impact how your business work.

Build A Tribe And Sales Will Follow. Learning From “Humans of New York” Photog

Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton is using his viral fundraising prowess to help pediatric cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, reports Crains NY. Sure, with 17.6 million Facebook users and 5.3 million Instagram followers it’s pretty “easy” to raise millions for a cause. Show More Summary

What Hedge Funds Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Chinedu Echeruo, founder of Gigameet and HopStop, explains why Internet entrepreneurs need to constantly think of ways to create value for their projects.

Hiring a College Grad? Three Steps To First-Job Success

College graduates can bring high energy, optimism, and fresh ideas to your company. Here's your playbook for long-term success.

Going Farther Is Not the Same as Getting Higher

There is a profound difference between the incremental changes you attempt every day and the true transformation that's needed to take your business to a higher place.

Biz2Credit Ranks Top Cities for Small Biz by Revenues, Credit Score

Biz2Credit has just issued its annual list of the top cities in the U.S. for small businesses. What locations are best for your small business and others like it?

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