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Hayley Barna Steps Down as Co-CEO of Birchbox
Leadership

Hayley Barna Steps Down as Co-CEO of Birchbox

She will no longer have a day-to-day role, but will continue on as an advisor and member of the board of directors.
Laura Entis
Conceived Online, Birchbox Embraces the Beauty of Brick and Mortar
Retail Businesses

Conceived Online, Birchbox Embraces the Beauty of Brick and Mortar

With dreams of becoming the next Sephora, the online subscription beauty service is expanding its physical footprint.
Laura Entis
While Subscription Services Are on Fire, Flash Sales Are Fizzling (Infographic)
Subscription Businesses

While Subscription Services Are on Fire, Flash Sales Are Fizzling (Infographic)

The trajectories of the two business models diverged sharply over the past couple years, although both continue to struggle with customer retention.
Laura Entis
How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)
Infographics

How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)

A quick and dirty roadmap to launching a curated subscription box service in seven steps.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How Ipsy, Michelle Phan's Million-Member Sampling Service, Is Giving Birchbox a Run for Its Money
Beauty Businesses

How Ipsy, Michelle Phan's Million-Member Sampling Service, Is Giving Birchbox a Run for Its Money

Ipsy, which charges users $10 per month for a 'Glam Bag' full of five sample-sized beauty products, just crossed the 1 million subscriber milestone.
Geoff Weiss
The Marriage of Clicks and Bricks
Retail Businesses

The Marriage of Clicks and Bricks

Ecommerce retailers have realized that shoppers find value in being able to see and inspect items in real life.
Jerry Jao
Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores
Ecommerce

Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores

Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once.
Catherine Clifford
Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial
Advertising

Like Airbnb, Birchbox Jumps to TV with First Commercial

Digitally-minded startups are taking to TV to raise their profiles and reach new users.
Nina Zipkin
So Google's Hiring a Pokémon Master, Eh? The Best April Fools' Day Pranks of 2014
April Fools Day

So Google's Hiring a Pokémon Master, Eh? The Best April Fools' Day Pranks of 2014

From Google's 'Pokémon Masters' to Virgin's 'Cancun Afternoon,' a look at the most outrageous pranks we've seen so far.
Jason Fell
Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC
Bricks and Clicks

Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

The e-commerce company, which sends beauty samples to subscribers' doorsteps, plans to open a retail store in May.
Nina Zipkin
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success
Growth Strategies

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
Nina Zipkin
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?
Starting a Business

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
David Rekuc