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Jennifer Wang

Jennifer Wang is a staff writer at Entrepreneur magazine in Southern California. She’s been writing about business for newspapers and magazines since 2004, beginning with a stint in the publications department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where she realized that economics could, in fact, be cool.

30 Recent Stories

Three Ways Entrepreneurs Are Using Mobile Commerce to Grow

Three Ways Entrepreneurs Are Using Mobile Commerce to Grow

Mobile payment systems such as Swipe, Pay Anywhere and Square offer merchants free readers, apps, activation and cancellation.
December 21, 2011 in Mobile
Transforming Business with Mobile Payments

Transforming Business with Mobile Payments

Small businesses are embracing new mobile payment systems, allowing them to make sales without the high fees and long-term contracts associated with traditional credit card processing.
December 21, 2011 in Mobile
How an Ex-Ballet Dancer Succeeded by Thinking Outside the Barre

How an Ex-Ballet Dancer Succeeded by Thinking Outside the Barre

When Hollywood called, a former New York City Ballet dancer turned to the web to keep her back-home fitness clients on track.
December 6, 2011 in Success Stories
On Zaarly, You Can (Usually) Get What You Want

On Zaarly, You Can (Usually) Get What You Want

This San Francisco startup is a matchmaker for renters and owners.
November 29, 2011 in Profiles
Happiness Pays Off With Kiip

Happiness Pays Off With Kiip

Kiip relies on the games we play to connect marketers with potential customers.
November 29, 2011 in Success Stories
How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

The 15-year-old company was chugging along before its founders chucked long-held conventions and completely reconceived the design of the snowboard.
November 22, 2011 in Profiles
Snowboard Upstarts Break New Ground

Snowboard Upstarts Break New Ground

The snowboarding industry is on fire, as evidenced by these two newcomers proving it with their own spin.
November 22, 2011 in Success Stories
Web-Hosting Troubles? How One Company Found a Solution By Building Their Own

Web-Hosting Troubles? How One Company Found a Solution By Building Their Own

When their hosting provider fell flat--and customer files disappeared--Fileblaze decided to go it on their own.
November 18, 2011 in Building a Website
Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy

Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy

Eric Ries talks about the ideas behind his new book 'The Lean Startup.'
October 20, 2011 in Startup Basics
How Tagged Made a Turnaround for Growth

How Tagged Made a Turnaround for Growth

A look at how the third-largest social network built a following, plus hiring tips for expanding businesses.
October 20, 2011 in Success Stories
How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

A stationery boutique owner had to do some serious bargain-hunting when she needed a web designer to add a 'shop online' element to her company's website.
October 11, 2011 in Your Website
What You Can Learn About Business from Farmville

What You Can Learn About Business from Farmville

Savvy business owners are figuring out ways to use game platforms and social media tools to generate longstanding customer loyalty, engagement and, ultimately, revenue.
September 23, 2011 in Marketing Ideas
Four Tools for Scouting Social Media Leaders in Your Network

Four Tools for Scouting Social Media Leaders in Your Network

Social analytics companies serve up ways for businesses to be influential. Here's how these rankers compare.
September 14, 2011 in Social Media
How Tech-Shy Sectors Are Shedding Their Luddite Ways

How Tech-Shy Sectors Are Shedding Their Luddite Ways

A quick look at a handful of tech-related innovations in building, education and animal farming.
September 10, 2011 in Apps & Software
How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup

How to Build a Stellar Team at a High-Potential Startup

Ready to add an employee or 12 to your roster? Put these recruiting and hiring strategies to work for your growing company.
September 9, 2011 in Human Resources
Peter Thiel on What You Can't Learn in College

Peter Thiel on What You Can't Learn in College

The venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal answers questions about his initiative to back the business dreams of select teen entrepreneurs willing to put their educations on hold.
September 7, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
Khu.sh's Prerna Gupta Pioneers High-Tech Music for the Masses

Khu.sh's Prerna Gupta Pioneers High-Tech Music for the Masses

This 29-year-old CEO has her sights set on expansion with her apps LaDiDa and Songify and seed funding from angel investors. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
September 5, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
GumGum's Ophir Tanz Spins Gold from Ads on Images Online

GumGum's Ophir Tanz Spins Gold from Ads on Images Online

This twentysomething innovator created a successful digital ad network for Web images. Learn how he did it. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
September 5, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months

From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months

How Zaarly quickly brought its concept to market, complete with celebrity investment and lots of buzz.
July 26, 2011 in The 'Treps
Ways Inventors Can Get Stuff Made

Ways Inventors Can Get Stuff Made

Maybe you don't want to give up the rights to your brilliant idea. We understand. Here are some options for inventors.
July 26, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

Quirky: The Solution to the Innovator's Dilemma

At the age of 24, Ben Kaufman already has a successful startup track record. With Quirky, he's tapped into the power of open innovation and created a place where anyone can become an inventor.
July 26, 2011 in Inventing

Six Tips for Breaking Bad News

Everyone has to deliver unwelcome information at some point. Here's one expert's take on a better way to do it.
June 21, 2011 in Leadership
The Best Bar to . . . Network Without Spending Big Bucks: Copa D'Oro

The Best Bar to . . . Network Without Spending Big Bucks: Copa D'Oro

This Santa Monica, Calif., hangout offers the kind of soft lighting and easy-on-the-wallet happy hour that can appeal to Gen-X startup founders.
June 21, 2011 in Networking
Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

Stumptown's Duane Sorenson, the Coffee Connoisseur

This innovator elevated coffee to a level of appreciation on par with gourmet food and fine wine. An inside look at how the company helped launch a culture of coffee aficionados.
June 21, 2011 in Profiles
How to Open a Coffee Bar

How to Open a Coffee Bar

Consider these essentials to help make your caffeinated dreams come true. Plus, a list of the leading coffee franchises.
June 21, 2011 in Magazine
A San Francisco Incubator Blends Foodie and Startup Culture

A San Francisco Incubator Blends Foodie and Startup Culture

The Summit SF is helping entrepreneurs brew the next big idea.
June 21, 2011 in Starting a Business
Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

Five Steps for Finding an Ideal Mentor

Here's how to nab the right mentor and get the most out of the relationship. Plus, five resources to help you start your search.
June 7, 2011 in Startup Basics
How to Be a Gaming Entrepreneur

How to Be a Gaming Entrepreneur

So you want to launch the next Farmville? Here's how, as told through a game-design document.
May 24, 2011 in Success Stories
Meet the Entrepreneurs Behind the Booming Business of Games

Meet the Entrepreneurs Behind the Booming Business of Games

These guys aren't playing around. And social-gaming incubator chief Peter Relan is the game master.
May 24, 2011 in Profiles

Anatomy of the Game

The global gaming industry is expected to reach $40 billion in revenue by 2012.1 Here are some cheat codes to help you win a piece of it.
May 24, 2011 in Magazine

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