Michelle Goodman

Michelle Goodman

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

Presentations Made Easy With Slide Tool App
Technology

Presentations Made Easy With Slide Tool App

Adam Tatt and Kevin Leneway wanted to put together a slick presentation without a design staff, so they invented an iPad app to do it for them.
Real World Work-Life Balance: How to Find Your Entrepreneurial Zen
Entrepreneurs

Real World Work-Life Balance: How to Find Your Entrepreneurial Zen

Think entrepreneurship requires putting your personal life on hold and working 100 hours a week? Think again. We spoke to successful 'treps who've learned to prioritize life outside of work. Follow their strategies to find your own blissful balance.
5 Ways to Avoid Burnout
Entrepreneurs

5 Ways to Avoid Burnout

Don't want your business to wreak havoc on your health and well-being? By planning ahead and working smarter, you can avoid short-circuiting.
Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out
Finance

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose.
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.