Michelle Juergen

Michelle Juergen

30 Recent Stories

Trend Watch: You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
Women's Center

Trend Watch: You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

As women continue to launch companies at a rate exceeding the national average, here's a look into the growth trends of their enterprises.
Magazine

Anatomy of the Entrepreneur

What makes entrepreneurs tick?
CEO Case Studies: A Role Model and a Cautionary Tale
Growing Your Business

CEO Case Studies: A Role Model and a Cautionary Tale

One to study if you want to lead well. Another if you want to fail miserably.
A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores
Success Stories

A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

With Urban Cultivator appliances, foodies can grow fresh herbs and greens in their kitchens year-round.
How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Selling Your Biz

How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement

Selling your business? You may have to sign a noncompete. Here's how to negotiate the best terms.
Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft
Profiles

Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft

An aviation enthusiast's invention leaps from the road to the wild blue yonder.
Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women
Profiles

Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women

Day2Night's convertible shoes offer women a fashionable heel height for any occasion.
What's Hot (or Not) for Franchises in 2012
Franchise 500

What's Hot (or Not) for Franchises in 2012

Burgers, hotels, frozen treats -- it's all looking (and tasting) great. Fancy hams and tanning salons? Outlook not so good.
Business Trends From 2011 We're Sick Of
Business Ideas

Business Trends From 2011 We're Sick Of

From daily deals to Ashton Kutcher, some of the trends not #winning this past year.
Get Out of Town With Wanderfly
Success Stories

Get Out of Town With Wanderfly

This New York-based travel inspiration service offers recommendations that can send users packing.
Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports
Innovation

Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports

These small businesses are keeping the powder (and the industry) fresh.
Hitchswitch Simplifies Newlywed Name Changes
Business Ideas

Hitchswitch Simplifies Newlywed Name Changes

First comes love, then comes marriage... then comes the agonizing process of changing your name. The latest from our wacky business idea files.
Wine Lovers Design a Lid to Keep Out Bugs
Business Ideas

Wine Lovers Design a Lid to Keep Out Bugs

Hats off to Greg and Renee Plumlee, the creators of BevHat, a mesh cover designed to keep insects out of drinks. From our Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly file.
Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink
Success Stories

Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink

A girls' night out inspires a new business for two 30-something moms.
Teenager Finds a Niche in Man-Scented Candles
Young Entrepreneurs

Teenager Finds a Niche in Man-Scented Candles

Would you like your house to smell like bacon? Or perhaps a new mitt? A young entrepreneur creates his own masculine take on the scented-candle business.
The Top 50 Entrepreneurship Programs
Business Management

The Top 50 Entrepreneurship Programs

The Princeton Review surveys more than 2,000 schools each year to rank the 50 best entrepreneurship programs. Here's our 2011 list, plus a look behind the numbers.
Building a Home Decor Business on Recycled Bicycle Parts
Women's Center

Building a Home Decor Business on Recycled Bicycle Parts

A Texas designer uses her passion for sustainable living to strike out on her own.
Co-creation: How to Harness It For Your Business
Grow Your Business

Co-creation: How to Harness It For Your Business

Co-creation is turning consumerism into teamwork, enabling buyers to be part of a company's innovation.
Gourmet Coffee Bars: A Caffeine-Fueled Comparison
Restaurant Center

Gourmet Coffee Bars: A Caffeine-Fueled Comparison

We look at some of the more notable coffee shops around the U.S.
This Robot Will Do Your Business Traveling for You
Leadership

This Robot Will Do Your Business Traveling for You

Fed up with traveling for business? Anybot's 'personal avatar' can help.
Here Comes the (Stress-Free) Bride
Online Marketing

Here Comes the (Stress-Free) Bride

My Wedding Concierge makes planning for the big day easy with a curated wedding search engine
Aging Boomers Become a Business Idea Goldmine
Hot Trends

Aging Boomers Become a Business Idea Goldmine

The active aging population holds numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs who can fill a niche.
A Mom Sees and Fills a Need in the Marketplace: Personal Hygiene Products for Boys
Success Stories

A Mom Sees and Fills a Need in the Marketplace: Personal Hygiene Products for Boys

How an Atlanta entrepreneur launched Stinky Boyz, a line of sports-themed natural shampoos and body washes.
For This Entrepreneur, Velvet Elvis Paintings Were Just the Start
Success Stories

For This Entrepreneur, Velvet Elvis Paintings Were Just the Start

A Portland painter finds her niche with customized paintings on the 1970s' favorite fuzzy fabric.
An Entrepreneur Helps Turn Unmentionable Business into a Fancy Affair
Success Stories

An Entrepreneur Helps Turn Unmentionable Business into a Fancy Affair

An Atlanta entrepreneur helps turn unmentionable business into a fancy affair.
Venture Capital Investor Brad Feld on What It Takes to Succeed As an Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

Venture Capital Investor Brad Feld on What It Takes to Succeed As an Entrepreneur

Brad Feld dives into the trenches of entrepreneurship to learn what makes some businesses successful
How Goodreads Got Started
Success Stories

How Goodreads Got Started

By tapping into the collective popularity of books, Goodreads quickly built a devoted following in the multiple millions.
Billionaire Tycoon Gives Monopoly a Run for Its Money
Lifestyle

Billionaire Tycoon Gives Monopoly a Run for Its Money

Forget Monopoly. A new board game trades Marvin Gardens for Saudi cattle farms.
Success Stories

A Green Lifestyle Turned Money Making Enterprise

The Beekman Boys find the simple life ain't so simple when you're trying to make a living at it.
How to Win Hearts--and Sales
Success Stories

How to Win Hearts--and Sales

WarmlyYours reached its peak--and weathered the recession--by putting staff and customers first.

Most Shared Stories

1
The Two Words Steve Jobs Hated Most
2
The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not
3
How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30
4
Want Media Attention? Target Trades First
5
10 Things That Set Entrepreneurs Apart From the 9-to-5 Crowd