A divorce can be among the most stressful experiences a person can endure. But Traci Whitney likes to “make lemons out of lemonade,” as she says. More »Copacetic co-parenting: A divorce spawns a small business idea
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Bareburger is winning awards and packing in diners with organic burgers and craft beer. The New York Post recently named the $8.45 Beef Bareburger the city’s best, and dished on all the celebrities who are fans of the chain’s menu that features organic milkshakes and patties made from sustainably sourced elk, ostrich, bison, wild boar, and black beans. More »The burger king from Queens
Holiday For Strings: Online store puts customer service and entrepreneurial spirit together to play a sweet tu …Yahoo! Small Business Advisor - Wed, Sep 4, 2013 6:19 PM EDT
If you play a string instrument, just think of yourself as a kid and Strings and Beyond as a candy shop. Need a set of J86 Phospor Bronze D’Addario strings for your bajo sexto? (That's a huge Mexican 12-string guitar so hefty that traditionally the guy who makes it jumps up and down on it a few times to make sure it's strong enough before putting it up for sale. Great in a bar fight!) More »Holiday For Strings: Online store puts customer service and entrepreneurial spirit together to play a sweet tune.
Wondering how to spot a future entrepreneur? Look for the smart teenager who keeps getting into trouble with the law. A new study of successful self-employed people finds that “a mixture of learning aptitude and ‘break-the-rules’ behavior is tightly linked with entrepreneurship.” More »Bad teenagers make good entrepreneurs, study says
Clay Mathile, author of Run Your Business, Don’t Let it Run You, says changing his behavior as a manager helped him take the IAMS company from $1 million to $1 billion in revenues before he sold it to Procter & Gamble. Yahoo! Small Business’s Adrienne Burke interviewed Mathile at the Aileron campus in Ohio recently. More »Interview: Clay Mathile, author of Run Your Business, Don’t Let it Run You
Paint Nite: Startup gives masterclass in using social media and a smart online presence to grow very fastYahoo! Small Business Advisor - Thu, Aug 15, 2013 3:27 PM EDT
The idea is beautifully simple. A Paint Nite event is scheduled at a bar or restaurant, usually on an “off” night, when the place will welcome a take-over by a large, organized crowd. Each participant is given a paint-proof apron and seated before a stretched canvas propped up on a table easel, alongside a collection of paints and brushes. More »Paint Nite: Startup gives masterclass in using social media and a smart online presence to grow very fast
Despite the fact that medical marijuana has been approved for sale in California and 17 other states – two of which, Washington and Colorado, have also legalized adult use starting next year – it remains a shadowy industry whose members tend to avoid the spotlight. More »The Hempire Strikes Back: The financial ups and downs of setting up in the marijuana business
The “Made in America” Story takes shoppers on a cross-country journey to meet artisans and makers. Co-curators who helped her select the store’s featured items are themselves American brands More »Made In America: How an Innovative NYC Store Celebrates U.S. Manufacturers
For six years, Butler struggled to build his curtain business into a lucrative sideline to his brick-and-mortar appliance stores. And then something shifted for him. More »Raising the Curtain: The Custom Curtain Company uses online success to help children in need
Two-man startup offers 'bucket-list' rides aboard a tiny refurbished yellow submarine. Future plans include treasure hunts in the Florida Keys. More »Going for green with a yellow submarine: Two-man startup to offer bucket list rides
No one should be surprised that Michael Inwald has sold $5 million worth of grilled cheese sandwiches by age 32. His path to becoming founder and president of Cheeseboy, the country’s first quick-service grilled cheese franchise chain, was short and direct. More »The King of Grilled Cheese: $5 Million of Sandwiches Sold in Four Years
The four-man Brooklyn start-up has only been around for a few months—its web site went live in June, 2013—but the impact of its philanthropic mission has been evolving at a dazzling rate. The web site declares that 25 percent of the company's profits (mostly derived from selling handsome, limited-edition notebooks) will be donated to needy creative arts projects in New York's cash-starved public school system. But that goal is already history. As of this writing Public Supply is donating a cool 100 percent of its profits. More »The Arts of Business: Brooklyn Start-Up Sells Notebooks, Donates Profits to Arts Classrooms
This set of resources is intended to accompany our articles on Customer and Market Research and pricing your products and services effectively. These links and articles all provide sound and solid information on doing your research effectively or provide great information on what you should be looking for. More »Resources for market research, customer research and competitive research
This is the seventh part of our Smart and Simple Guide to starting a business. We've already covered ideas, business concept, funding, family, naming, branding and competitive research. And now we come to a topic that is at least as important as all of those and one that can prevent you from making critical mistakes that will doom your business. Market Research. More »Customer and Market Research – Necessary but Overlooked steps for the Entrepreneur
If you fail to pinpoint your target customer properly, you are likely to throw away money on the wrong advertising campaign. It’s important to confirm that the clients you will appeal to are the folks you have in mind. More »Find Profit in Pricing Your Product Or Service For Your Target Market
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