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
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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
Statistics wizard Nate Silver made news recently by deciding to move his FiveThirtyEight blog from The New York Times to ESPN and ABC News. But it also shows the power of inbound marketing. More »Nate Silver and the Rise of the Free Agent Journalist
At first glance it sounds like the coolest thing ever -- you’re going to work for a company that offers an unlimited vacation policy. That’s right, *unlimited* More »Unlimited Vacations. Too much of a good thing?
In order to survive as a freelancer you have to find clients. Council was broke, but he knew he needed a web presence to establish himself—so he got a small business loan and used that money to build his first web site. More »Famous For a Few Minutes: Photographer Scott Council Captures the Hero Portrait on his Website
Like a LinkedIn for the military, RallyPoint was built by two enterprising Iraq War veterans exclusively for members and ex-members of the U.S. Armed Forces. RallyPoint founders Yinon Weiss and Aaron Kletzing first met in Baghdad in 2008 and crossed paths again at Harvard Business School in 2011. More »RallyPoint: Building a Social Network to get 2 million veterans back to work.
The year was 1999. “I knew nothing of starting a business,” says Walsh, “never mind an online business! I started reading all I could online to get some direction.” More »Social Media, Bootstrapping, Doing Well—and Doing Good: The Doll Clothes Superstore
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