Jennifer Wang is a staff writer at Entrepreneur magazine in Southern California.
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Mobile payment systems such as Swipe, Pay Anywhere and Square offer merchants free readers, apps, activation and cancellation.
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.
When Hollywood called, a former New York City Ballet dancer turned to the web to keep her back-home fitness clients on track.
This San Francisco startup is a matchmaker for renters and owners.
Kiip relies on the games we play to connect marketers with potential customers.
The 15-year-old company was chugging along before its founders chucked long-held conventions and completely reconceived the design of the snowboard.
The snowboarding industry is on fire, as evidenced by these two newcomers proving it with their own spin.
Building a Website
When their hosting provider fell flat--and customer files disappeared--Fileblaze decided to go it on their own.
Eric Ries talks about the ideas behind his new book 'The Lean Startup.'
A look at how the third-largest social network built a following, plus hiring tips for expanding businesses.
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.
Savvy business owners are figuring out ways to use game platforms and social media tools to generate longstanding customer loyalty, engagement and, ultimately, revenue.
Social analytics companies serve up ways for businesses to be influential. Here's how these rankers compare.
Apps & Software
A quick look at a handful of tech-related innovations in building, education and animal farming.
Ready to add an employee or 12 to your roster? Put these recruiting and hiring strategies to work for your growing company.
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.
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.
This twentysomething innovator created a successful digital ad network for Web images. Learn how he did it. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
How Zaarly quickly brought its concept to market, complete with celebrity investment and lots of buzz.
Grow Your Business
Maybe you don't want to give up the rights to your brilliant idea. We understand. Here are some options for inventors.
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.
Everyone has to deliver unwelcome information at some point. Here's one expert's take on a better way to do it.
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.
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.
Consider these essentials to help make your caffeinated dreams come true. Plus, a list of the leading coffee franchises.
Starting a Business
The Summit SF is helping entrepreneurs brew the next big idea.
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.
So you want to launch the next Farmville? Here's how, as told through a game-design document.
These guys aren't playing around. And social-gaming incubator chief Peter Relan is the game master.
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.