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Jenna Schnuer

Jenna Schnuer writes (mostly) about business and travel. A contributing editor for Entrepreneur, she also writes for publications including National Geographic Traveler and BonAppetit.com. In 2012, she spent seven months driving from New Jersey to Alaska and back again. She now lives in Anchorage, Alaska--but continues to travel for both work and pleasure

28 Recent Stories

Do You Have What It Takes to Make It as an Entrepreneur?

Do You Have What It Takes to Make It as an Entrepreneur?

Everyone has ideas, but it takes a certain personality to successfully leave behind the security of a day job.
March 30, 2014 in Lifestyle
Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots

Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots

Underwater robots give scientists and budding explorers a way to dive in.
February 3, 2014 in News and Trends
We Test It: The Portable LED Monitor

We Test It: The Portable LED Monitor

Our product tester explains why she'll be buying this gadget once her review is completed.
January 10, 2014 in Business Travel
Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

From thousands of entries we selected 15 finalists. then readers voted on their favorites. We hope you're as inspired by them as we are!
December 24, 2013 in Profiles
We Test It: Evernote Smart Notebooks by Moleskine

We Test It: Evernote Smart Notebooks by Moleskine

Evernote and Moleskine joined forces on searchable smart notebooks, but our writer is sticking with her old-school paper versions for now.
December 13, 2013 in Business Travel
The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

Alaskan entrepreneur Rick Stafford's latest invention are a lifesaving idea.
November 17, 2013 in Innovation
We Test It: Scribd's All-You-Can Read Digital Buffet

We Test It: Scribd's All-You-Can Read Digital Buffet

Is a Netflix for books worth it yet? We put it through the bibliophile's test.
November 8, 2013 in Business Travel
We Test it: The Travel Humidifier

We Test it: The Travel Humidifier

Getting misty on the road is made easier with this gadget, though as our writer finds, not exactly perfect.
September 20, 2013 in Business Travel
4 Headphones, 4 Ways to Shut Out the World

4 Headphones, 4 Ways to Shut Out the World

We chose our favorites after testing different headphones for silence and portability.
August 10, 2013 in Business Travel
Staying Charged With Mobile Phone Battery Boosters

Staying Charged With Mobile Phone Battery Boosters

We tested three smartphone battery boosters but only one stood up to the rigors of a travel writer's lifestyle.
July 5, 2013 in Business Travel
Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

A tech startup helps burgeoning designers connect with U.S. manufacturers -- and paves the way for a small-business boom that's made in the USA.
June 17, 2013 in Business Ideas
Keep Calm With This Travel Carry-on

Keep Calm With This Travel Carry-on

The rugged Red Oxx CPA Briefcase stood tall after three airports and one packrat travel writer.
June 7, 2013 in Business Travel

Brooklyn Flea's Innovative Take on an Old Idea

A flea market as restaurant incubator, hipster destination and, yes, great place to find a lamp.
May 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
Wrangle Your Travel Receipts on the Go? Maybe.

Wrangle Your Travel Receipts on the Go? Maybe.

We try Neat's app and digital filing system and explain why you might want to wait until you try it, too.
May 3, 2013 in Business Travel
Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012: Jason Lucash

Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012: Jason Lucash

OrigAudio, the maker of innovative folding speakers, has doubled its sales every year since 2009.
December 18, 2012 in Success Stories
Luckyrice Taps Into a Ready Market

Luckyrice Taps Into a Ready Market

An Asian-focused food festival marketing company waited for the right moment to open.
October 20, 2012 in Marketing Ideas
Why Some Entrepreneurs Are Turning Pricing Power Over to the Public

Why Some Entrepreneurs Are Turning Pricing Power Over to the Public

While a pay-what-you-want strategy may draw customers, will it help you make money? For these business, placing their trust in consumers led to a boost in their bottom lines.
August 23, 2012 in Pricing
How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business

How to Survive the Peaks and Valleys of a Seasonal Business

Think launching a startup is challenging? Consider the life of the seasonal business owner: It's all start, restart, rinse and repeat.
November 28, 2011 in Management & Operations
Retail Rebuild: A New App Offers Real-Time Marketing Analysis and Advice

Retail Rebuild: A New App Offers Real-Time Marketing Analysis and Advice

A new retailer gets a makeover while helping develop a web app for small-business owners.
September 15, 2011 in Apps & Software
A New Breed of Antiques Dealers Specializes in Retro-Chic

A New Breed of Antiques Dealers Specializes in Retro-Chic

Philadelphia's Three Potato Four keeps things personal while staying ahead of vintage industry trends.
August 31, 2011 in Profiles
The Best Bar to. . . Get Green Inspiration: Brooklyn Bowl

The Best Bar to. . . Get Green Inspiration: Brooklyn Bowl

This LEED-certified converted warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., just might inspire your own eco-business idea.
June 21, 2011 in Going Green
The Best Bar to . . . Find a Behind-the-Bar Mentor: Marquee Grill & Bar

The Best Bar to . . . Find a Behind-the-Bar Mentor: Marquee Grill & Bar

The serial entrepreneur and mixologist serves up solid business advice at his Dallas establishment.
June 21, 2011 in Work/Life Balance
How to Map Out an M&A Brand Strategy

How to Map Out an M&A Brand Strategy

Here's a three-step approach to keeping your brand story straight and your customers in your camp through a roll up.
May 24, 2011 in Branding
How Zite's iPad Magazine Is Bringing Browsing Back

How Zite's iPad Magazine Is Bringing Browsing Back

A hit from the start, this Vancouver, B.C.-based company delivers an (increasingly) personal reading experience for tablet-toters. Plus, a look at other ground-breaking businesses in the media space.
May 24, 2011 in Business Ideas
How Yellow+Blue Is Making a Difference in the Wine Business

How Yellow+Blue Is Making a Difference in the Wine Business

The Chester, Penn.-based wine company's early success shatters long-held industry standards. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the beverages industry.
May 24, 2011 in Business Ideas
How Hipmunk Gained Traction As the Go-To Flight-Search Site

How Hipmunk Gained Traction As the Go-To Flight-Search Site

The San Francisco-based service puts a more streamlined spin on the age-old agony of booking passage. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the travel space.
May 24, 2011 in Business Travel
How Business Buyers Can Plan for a Successful Transition

How Business Buyers Can Plan for a Successful Transition

Is a smooth transition possible when acquiring a business?
April 26, 2011 in Growing Your Business
How to Blend Company Cultures in a Merger

How to Blend Company Cultures in a Merger

Considering an acquisition? Learn to minimize a potential blow to employees and maximize the value of existing talent.
March 22, 2011 in Managing Employees