Michelle Goodman

Michelle Goodman

Michelle Goodman is a Seattle-based freelance journalist and author of The Anti 9-to-5 Guide.

How Dwolla Disrupted the Digital Payment Industry
Marketing

How Dwolla Disrupted the Digital Payment Industry

About 250,000 people use Dwolla, a payment network that charges just 25 cents for transactions of $10 or more. Dwolla's transactions on pace to total $1 billion in 2013.
New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings
Finance

New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings

A new financing platform lets aspiring 'treps sell equity in themselves.
College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms
Starting a Business

College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms.
An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing
Finance

An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open.
Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification
Growth Strategies

Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit.
An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations
Starting a Business

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.
The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash
Starting a Business

The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash

A web personality takes six budding startups under his wing and gives them each $37 in financing.
Green Pharma
Starting a Business

Green Pharma

Medical marijuana is legal in 18 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. But entering the business can be tricky, since it's still a federal crime to grow, sell or possess marijuana.
A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It
Growth Strategies

A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It

Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won.
Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders
Finance

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice
Starting a Business

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.
How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully
Starting a Business

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

Here's what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss.
A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending
Finance

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.
'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness
Starting a Business

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.
Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders
Finance

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.