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Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.
Finances

Shoestring Budget? No Problem. Just Be Creative.

An arts entrepreneur shares four lessons in innovating -- in art form and business style. Marshal resources and build personal connections.
Emily Wozniak
Inventory Out of Control? Take Stock With These 3 iPad Apps.
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Inventory Out of Control? Take Stock With These 3 iPad Apps.

From what's selling to what's hidden in storage, these apps help put inventory control in the palm of your hand.
Cynthia Boris
This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)
Business Unusual

This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

These robotic, claw-tipped arms were actually designed for a reason that might surprise you.
Katherine Gray
3 Cool Ways to Print Your Instagram Photos
Business Unusual

3 Cool Ways to Print Your Instagram Photos

If you want your pictures in the physical world, these three businesses have you covered.
Adam Toren
New E-Reader App Hatches a Clever Plan to Get You to Actually Read
Entrepreneurs

New E-Reader App Hatches a Clever Plan to Get You to Actually Read

The just-launched Rooster app, inspired by episodic television, aims to boost fiction readership by parsing out books in convenient and immersive installments.
Geoff Weiss
Living Large in 117 Square Feet
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Living Large in 117 Square Feet

Forget the McMansion. Tumbleweed Tiny House Company offers 21 floor plans for houses starting at 117 square feet.
Jim Morrison
A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses
Business Unusual

A New Kind of Trailer Park: Entrepreneurs Create Community for Mobile Businesses

Food trucks and mobile businesses find their homes in parks and malls.
Kate Taylor
How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business
Drones

How Drones Are Changing the Way We Do Business

From filmmaking to sales, unmanned aerial vehicles are transforming how businesses operate and grow.
Nina Zipkin
Do You Text While Walking? This App Wants to Save Your Life.
Apps

Do You Text While Walking? This App Wants to Save Your Life.

This Android app has been designed to stop you from mindlessly strolling into oncoming traffic while walking like a zombie with a smartphone in your hand.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Site Says, 'Make Me a Match: I'll Pay You.'

Site Says, 'Make Me a Match: I'll Pay You.'

New site hopes paying amateur matchmakers will set it apart in a crowded market.
Laura Entis
Meet the Franchise Bringing Adult Products Out of the Shadows
Growth Strategies

Meet the Franchise Bringing Adult Products Out of the Shadows

Adam & Eve creates an atmosphere that is welcoming to both women and couples, with a focus on sexual health.
Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots
Technology

Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots

Underwater robots give scientists and budding explorers a way to dive in.
Jenna Schnuer
Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business
Starting a Business

Accidental Entrepreneurs Create a Thriving Textile Business

When it comes to theatrical materials, one company is center stage.
Margaret Littman
Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones
Starting a Business

Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones

Videography company Aerial Media Pros captures hard to get shots at a fraction of the traditional cost.
Jason Ankeny