Matt Villano

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.

16 Recent Stories

A Mobile Compression App for Data Misers
Mobile

A Mobile Compression App for Data Misers

Avoid busting your wireless allowance with a new compression service.
Reinventing the Fast-Casual Dining Scene with Technology
Profiles

Reinventing the Fast-Casual Dining Scene with Technology

How popular sandwich chain At the Melt is using smartphones, QR codes and kiosks to build a brand.
Step-by-Step Through a Website Makeover
Websites

Step-by-Step Through a Website Makeover

A winery moves into the 21st century with a website redesign.
Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend
Forward Thinkers

Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

A boudoir photographer focuses on customers' private moments.
How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business
Success Stories

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.
Five-Step Guide to Marketing a Business As Green
Going 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.
Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew
Success Stories

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.
From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
Knowledge on Tap: The Business of a Beer Sommelier
Restaurant Center

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
The Best Bar to. . . Get the Business Scoop From a Bartender: Elixir
Work/Life Balance

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.
Venture Capital

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.
The Best Bar to . . . Celebrate a Big Win: The Chandelier
Work/Life Balance

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.
The Social Media Challenge: The Results
Online Marketing

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.
The Secret Sauce Project
Magazine

The Secret Sauce Project

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

A Whale of an Idea

How one mammal spawned an entire industry
Business Travel

A Concierge in the Palm of Your Hand

New mobile applications can help business travelers with everything from tippling to traffic.
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