John Patrick Pullen

John Patrick Pullen

Based in Portland, Ore., John Patrick Pullen covers travel, business and tech for Men's Journal, Fortune and others.

A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales
Starting a Business

A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.
15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season
Technology

15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

With throwback know-how as well as some of the newest technologies, these gadgets have something for everyone, from tinkerers to tipplers.
3 Alarm Clock Alternatives
Technology

3 Alarm Clock Alternatives

Whether you're a dead-to-the-world sleeper or just prefer to start your mornings with an innovative twist, these third-party smartphone alarm apps will get you going.
Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site
Growth Strategies

Overwhelmed by Applicants, a Restaurant Turns to a Niche Job Site

After a mediocre experience with Craiglist, a French-Californian restaurant posts an ad on PoachedJobs (a job site for food and beverage industries) and achieves stellar results.
Growth Strategies

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.
Bike Company Takes Customization to a New Level
Marketing

Bike Company Takes Customization to a New Level

Big Shot Bike company allows customers to design their dream ride on an iPad-friendly interface.
7 Mobile Apps to Upgrade Your iOS 7 Experience
Technology

7 Mobile Apps to Upgrade Your iOS 7 Experience

Stuff the stock apps in a folder, and supercharge your iPhone with these more useful replacements.
4 Mini-Tablets That Make a Big Impact
Technology

4 Mini-Tablets That Make a Big Impact

Who says bigger is better? These mini versions of tablets cost less and can fit in one hand.
The Best States for Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

The Best States for Entrepreneurs

We checked out the data and talked to the experts to find the best states that best cater to small business. Here, our look at the places that are going the distance for 'treps.
The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

The Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

We looked at the data and talked to the experts to find the best cities for small business. Here are five emerging entrepreneurial hubs.
Best Under the Radar Business Incubators
Starting a Business

Best Under the Radar Business Incubators

There are more than 1,250 incubators in the U.S. With help from the National Business Incubation Association, we picked four for their ability to stand out in states that aren't always regarded as small business friendly.
Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age
Entrepreneurs

Inside Nerdist's Media Empire for the Internet Age

Geek rebels Chris Hardwick and Peter Levin parlayed their passion for sci-fi, video games and superheroes into a new media empire for the Internet Age. All hail the Nerdist.
8 Lessons From Nerd Culture
Growth Strategies

8 Lessons From Nerd Culture

Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick shares his business lessons from the best of nerd culture.
5 Simple Tips for Marketing to Nerds
Marketing

5 Simple Tips for Marketing to Nerds

Nerds, geeks, eggheads and wonks are an influential audience -- Nerdist's Chris Hardwick offers tips to reach them.
How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future
Technology

How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

A look at three new companies that are pushing their ways to the forefront of 3-D printing.