Laura Tiffany

Starting a Business

A Marketplace with a Mission

Etsy.com founder Rob Kalin hasn't just created an online marketplace for crafts; he's built a site that creates entrepreneurs and strives for a sustainable future.

Got Skills?

Jim Mousner has a photo of himself at age 5 donning a fedora and carrying a briefcase, playing secret agent. He went so far as to interview with the Secret Service but chose to pursue a different career. His interest in espionage, however, never waned.
Growth Strategies

Small Business, Big Clients

Don't fear taking on giant corporations as clients and business partners. Everyone benefits when Goliath hires David.
Growth Strategies

More Than Moonlighting

These entrepreneurs reveal what it takes to run two completely different businesses.

10 Search Engines You Don't Know About

Go beyond Google and get vertical. These specialized search sites will help you find the business information you need--fast.
Technology

10 Search Engines You Don't Know About

Go beyond Google and get vertical. These specialized search sites will help you find the business information you need--fast.

A New Direction

Life may be different, but your friends still matter.

Eat and Be Merry

Eatertainment venues combine fun, food and games.
Starting a Business

Solid-Gold Music Businesses

You don't have to be a rock star to make a living from music. Find out how four entrepreneurs have turned their love of music into thriving enterprises.
Growth Strategies

D'oh! Business Blunders from <i>The Simpsons</i>

For the past 18 years, the fictional town of Springfield has been rife with entrepreneurs, from Ned Flanders to Krusty. Here's what you can learn from their 'f-diddly-failures' and successes.
Starting a Business

Pirate Sales Catch Wind

Avast, ye mateys! These entrepreneurs have turned their pirate dreams into treasure.
Leadership

Great Entrepreneurs in the Movies

Break out the popcorn for our picks of the best portrayals of entrepreneurs on the silver screen.
Starting a Business

Starting a Second Life Business

Find out what entrepreneurial opportunities the virtual world of Second Life has to offer.
Franchises

Open for Business: 9 Retail Franchise Ideas

In the retail realm, there's something for everyone--you've just got to find your niche. To help you wade through the choices, we've selected 9 ideas as a sample of what retail franchises can offer.
Franchises

Spotlight On...Top Maintenance Franchises

There's a never-ending need for businesses that offer cleaning and fix-it services. Buying a maintenance franchise will help you clean up the profits.