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Matt Villano

Matt Villano is a freelance writer and editor in Healdsburg, Calif. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur, and has covered startups and entrepreneurship for The New York Times, TIME and CIO. He also covers a variety of other topics, including travel, parenting, education and -- seriously -- gambling. He can be found on his personal website, Whalehead.com.

14 Recent Stories

Step-by-Step Through a Website Makeover

Step-by-Step Through a Website Makeover

A winery moves into the 21st century with a website redesign.
February 21, 2012 in Your Website
Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

A boudoir photographer focuses on customers' private moments.
February 14, 2012 in Forward Thinkers
How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

A former Duke University All-American basketball player hit on a business idea for building and managing online photo stores for college athletic departments and sports teams.
November 9, 2011 in Success Stories
Five-Step Guide to Marketing a Business As Green

Five-Step Guide to Marketing a Business As Green

Use these tips to avoid common pitfalls and strike the right balance for eco-conscious marketing.
October 31, 2011 in Going Green
Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

Two former baseball players throw a curve at the consumer quest for caffeine. From our Business Unusual file.
September 16, 2011 in Success Stories
From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire

From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire

How twentysomething Shama Kabani of Marketing Zen Group wrote a master's thesis on Twitter and then went on to build a leading-edge marketing firm. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
September 5, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
Knowledge on Tap: The Business of a Beer Sommelier

Knowledge on Tap: The Business of a Beer Sommelier

How one beer lover tanked his career in favor of teaching people about his beverage of choice
June 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
The Best Bar to. . . Get the Business Scoop From a Bartender: Elixir

The Best Bar to. . . Get the Business Scoop From a Bartender: Elixir

The owner and bartender has an M.B.A. and intel on business locals in San Francisco. Try his award-winning Bloody Mary.
June 21, 2011 in Work/Life Balance

The Best Bar to . . . Rub Elbows With a VC: Tom & Jerry's

This popular dive bar in Manhattan attracts its share of venture investors scouting startup talent.
June 21, 2011 in Venture Capital
The Best Bar to . . . Celebrate a Big Win: The Chandelier

The Best Bar to . . . Celebrate a Big Win: The Chandelier

This Las Vegas venue is one of the more glitzy places in Tinsel Town to toast a business victory.
June 21, 2011 in Work/Life Balance
The Social Media Challenge: The Results

The Social Media Challenge: The Results

We blended a team of digital marketing experts with an old-school rib joint to see if social media can really work.
March 22, 2011 in Online Marketing
The Secret Sauce Project

The Secret Sauce Project

What can social media do for an old-school business? Follow Big Papa and find out.
January 25, 2011 in Magazine
A Whale of an Idea

A Whale of an Idea

How one mammal spawned an entire industry
November 23, 2010 in Magazine

A Concierge in the Palm of Your Hand

New mobile applications can help business travelers with everything from tippling to traffic.
November 3, 2008 in Business Travel
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