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How to Brand and Advertise Your Craft Beverage Startup
Starting a Business

How to Brand and Advertise Your Craft Beverage Startup

Set yourself apart from the craft crowd by determining exactly who you are and how you'll market your business.
Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.
Starting a Business

Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through before starting a craft brewing business.
Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner
Success Strategies

Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner

A lifelong inventor found the secrets of success after failing to hock goods at a street fair.
Stephen Key
Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter
IPOs

Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter

The rumored IPO would be one of the largest for a New York-based tech company since 1999.
Geoff Weiss
Entrepreneurs Are Making Detroit a Hot Spot for Craft Retail
Detroit

Entrepreneurs Are Making Detroit a Hot Spot for Craft Retail

The upside of the Motor City's epic struggle with abandonment is a vast supply of materials for high-end goods made by ambitious startups.
Amanda Lewan
Craftsy, a Startup Synthesis of YouTube and Etsy, Cinches $50 Million in New Funding
MOOC

Craftsy, a Startup Synthesis of YouTube and Etsy, Cinches $50 Million in New Funding

The Denver-based company, which vends hundreds of video tutorials in various crafting fields, now counts $106 million in venture capital.
Geoff Weiss
To Grow, This Distillery Learned How to Tell Its State-of-the-Art Story
Driving Business - Driving Success

To Grow, This Distillery Learned How to Tell Its State-of-the-Art Story

MBAs Across America helped one Butte, Montana distillery understand and educate its market to expand to online sales.
Kelly K. Spors
4 Kickstarter Campaigns You Won't Believe Actually Succeeded
Kickstarter

4 Kickstarter Campaigns You Won't Believe Actually Succeeded

Zack Danger Brown's ludicrous $72,000 potato salad isn't the weirdest and wackiest dud in the crowdfunding bunch to strike gold.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers
Wholesale Business

Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers

Etsy Wholesale, which debuts in August, will enable makers to sell their creations directly to major retailers -- including Nordstrom and West Elm.
Geoff Weiss
Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?
Coffee

Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?

The coffee company that positions itself as the anti-chain is poised for an ambitious expansion.
Laura Entis
An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet
Marketing

An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet

On CustomMade.com, buyers post a photo or a description of what they want and craftspeople bid on the project.
Matt Villano
Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself
Starting a Business

Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself

There's a lot more to DIY than that wobbly table you built (and your spouse hates). A Maker Movement leader weighs in on the growth of the DIY community.
Gwen Moran
How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media
Starting a Business

How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.
How a Craftsman Turned His Handiwork into a Cutting-Edge Business
Starting a Business

How a Craftsman Turned His Handiwork into a Cutting-Edge Business

He was definitely cut out for this business: Quintin Middleton shows off his chops with high-quality culinary cutware.
Margaret Littman