Jane Porter

Jane Porter

Writer and editor

Jane Porter is a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. You can find more of her work at Janeroseporter.com

7 Effective Ways to Promote Free Shipping
Marketing

7 Effective Ways to Promote Free Shipping

Free shipping can help get customers to buy and boost the size of their orders. Here's how to make sure they're aware of your offer.
10 Ways to Trim Shipping Costs
Growth Strategies

10 Ways to Trim Shipping Costs

Small businesses can benefit from discount offers, regional carriers and hybrid delivery service.
Five Retail Design Myths Debunked
Growth Strategies

Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Be creative in your store design and take a skeptical view of the conventional wisdom.
Spotlight: Justin's Nut Butter's Justin Gold, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist
Entrepreneurs

Spotlight: Justin's Nut Butter's Justin Gold, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Justin Gold founded his organic nut butter company after his roommates couldn't stop eating his homemade creations. His commitment to healthy foods makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
Spotlight: Acucela's Ryo Kubota, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist
Entrepreneurs

Spotlight: Acucela's Ryo Kubota, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Ryo Kubora performed nearly a thousand eye surgeries and discovered the gene that causes glaucoma, before starting his biotech company, Acucela. His innovation in the field of eye diseases makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
Spotlight: Sentek Global's Eric Basu, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist
Entrepreneurs

Spotlight: Sentek Global's Eric Basu, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Former Navy Seal Eric Basu founded his cybersecurity company Sentek Global in 2001 while working from his living room. His determination makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
Entrepreneurs Who Turned Hobbies into Million-Dollar Businesses
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Who Turned Hobbies into Million-Dollar Businesses

These business owners started with an enjoyable pastime and learned marketing, finance and other business skills to find success doing what they love.
Spotlight: Adafruit Industries' Limor Fried, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist
Entrepreneurs

Spotlight: Adafruit Industries' Limor Fried, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Limor Fried created her open-source hardware and electronics company, Adafruit Industries, in her MIT dorm room. The story of how she grew her business makes her a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
5 Ways to Rekindle the Passion for Your Business
Entrepreneurs

5 Ways to Rekindle the Passion for Your Business

If you see signs of burnout, you can take steps to reinvigorate your business -- and yourself.
7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces
Growth Strategies

7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.
7 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Now
Entrepreneurs

7 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Now

Try these instant stress-busters to help take on even the toughest daily challenges with a clear, calm mindset.
Creating Shops from Shipping Containers
Starting a Business

Creating Shops from Shipping Containers

How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.
7 Ways You're Wasting Time and Don't Even Know It
Entrepreneurs

7 Ways You're Wasting Time and Don't Even Know It

If you're working 24/7 and not getting much done, it may be time to work smarter instead of harder. Here's how.
5 Ways Store Colors Can Influence Shoppers
Marketing

5 Ways Store Colors Can Influence Shoppers

A look at how color matters in your retail space. It can either help to sell your products -- or irritate customers. Choose wisely.
9 Routine Tasks You Should Eliminate From Your Workday
Entrepreneurs

9 Routine Tasks You Should Eliminate From Your Workday

Entrepreneurs always seems to have more to do than time to do it. Something's got to give. Here's how to get rid of what's weighing your business down.