September 2014 Issue
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With his startup SwiftKey, Jon Reynolds is breathing new life into the act of typing on a keyboard.
How Sweet It Is
Because grown-ups need the occasional sugar fix, too.
When Worlds Collide
A generation ago, video games heralded a new way to play, launching billion-dollar companies and driving rapid improvements in computing power, graphics and even broadband internet. Today, ambitious startups are bringing computer games out of the box and into actual objects. It's called mixed-reality gaming, and it's bridging the digital and real worlds to drive a new generation of trickle-down tech innovation that promises to change everything, again.
Virtue and Vice
For better returns, should you invest in businesses engaged in social responsibility, or those on the opposite end of the spectrum?
It's the scourge of the workplace. Chronic interruptions--of the digital and human variety--are assaulting our concentration. As thinking is diverted, the personal and financial consequences are immense: among them, possibility for error, increased stress and greatly diminished productivity. But there are ways to stem the tide.
Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz.
Turn, Turn, Turn
Times change, and so must franchises. When a system's products or services begin to show signs of age or irrelevance, a pivot may be in order. We took a look at some companies that successfully revamped their models while staying true to their core values and gained new generations of customers along the way.
With his startup Everlane, Michael Preysman is cutting out the middleman markups from high quality fashion.
With his startup Kiip, Brian Wong is connecting consumers with brands by rewarding engagement.
With her startup Getaround, Jessica Scorpio is connecting individual car owners with renters.
How they did it, and how you can, too.
In this issue, we celebrate our Young Millionaires. These are the faces and the inspiration of tomorrow.
Sustainability takes a refreshing turn
25 Bedford launches with high-quality separates
A Perfect Fit
ModCloth taps into an overlooked segment
Aloft leads the pack in the tech-savvy select-service hotel category.
A consultancy with a twist
All Fired Up
A grill-cleaning service is a grate opportunity
Ask the Money Guy
Peace of Mind
Q: What kind of insurance does my business need?
Are We There Yet?
Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
Take the Money and Run
To preserve equity, fight for a higher valuation rather than paring back much-needed cash.
Three Little Words
Seven steps to get you through the ordeal.
Q and A
The Search Is On
There are folks out there who want to buy your company with someone else's money
Traffic lights for toilet stalls cuts down on bathroom wait times at concerts, stadiums and other venues.
Who Has VC?
Welcome to the 'Hood
A social network that verifies local users' identities attracts $100 million in funding
Ask A Geek
The Name Game
.florist? .coffee? .technology? The options are vast, but are any of these new domain extensions worth the money?
The Samsung Chromebook 2 is light and built for conducting business on the fly.
I'm Going to Need a Bit More Time
Start by disclosing your failure as soon as you know you've failed.
It all comes back to communication.
Who's Who in Marketing
Think of it as a way to connect with your audience's audience.