Michelle Juergen

Michelle Juergen

Franchise Matrix
Franchises

Franchise Matrix

Our look at the trends on fire, the ones that have cooled -- and everything in between.
How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost
Starting a Business

How TechStars Gave an iPhone Relocation App a Boost

An app that eases the packing-up process gets some help from the New York City incubator of startup accelerator TechStars.
The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
Legal Center

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

Messy legal issues can derail a new business. It's best to keep it clean from the start.
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Smile Squared Donates Toothbrushes to Children in Need
Entrepreneurs

Smile Squared Donates Toothbrushes to Children in Need

A buy-one-give-one program brightens the smiles of kids in living in poverty around the world.
Count Me In Helps Women Entrepreneurs Increase Their Revenue
Finance

Count Me In Helps Women Entrepreneurs Increase Their Revenue

The nonprofit provides resources, business education and a supportive community to help women turn their ventures into serious moneymakers.
Language-Learning App Can Open Opportunities for International Business
Technology

Language-Learning App Can Open Opportunities for International Business

PlaySay allows users to collaborate with native speakers to master a new language.
Storm Chaser Turns Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

Storm Chaser Turns Entrepreneur

Weather buff Martin Lisius founded Tempest Tours after years of chasing storms himself.
Sealing the Deal
Starting a Business

Sealing the Deal

Dotloop eliminates the briefcase of paperwork in favor of a virtual workspace.
Building a Business on Backyard Camping
Entrepreneurs

Building a Business on Backyard Camping

A look at how one entrepreneurial couple is finding success with its suburban version of the great outdoors.
Startup Allows Customers to Design Their Own Soft-Drinks
Entrepreneurs

Startup Allows Customers to Design Their Own Soft-Drinks

uFlavor is banking on personalization as the next big thing in the beverage industry.
PooPooPaper's Inspired Recycling
Growth Strategies

PooPooPaper's Inspired Recycling

An eco-minded entrepreneur finds inspiration for his paper products from an unlikely source.
An Indie Publisher Brings a Creative Comic Spin to Business Books
Entrepreneurs

An Indie Publisher Brings a Creative Comic Spin to Business Books

How SmarterComics is graphically translating non-fiction books for byte-size appeal.
How Two Friends Turned a Crafty Hobby into a Business
Starting a Business

How Two Friends Turned a Crafty Hobby into a Business

In a business that's not only fun but therapeutic, these two childhood friends have been lucky with word-of-mouth and press coverage.
Paper Shower Looks to Clean Up
Starting a Business

Paper Shower Looks to Clean Up

This new company puts the standard hand wipe to shame.
Texas: The Big Mama of Brands
Marketing

Texas: The Big Mama of Brands

We would be remiss to close our big, bad branding package without a nod to a brand that needs no introduction: Texas.