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From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward

The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward

A bill which would end tax-free online shopping moves on to the House of Representatives, where it is likely to be met with resistance from anti-tax Republicans.
Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.
The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The 'Etsy Economy' and Changing the Way We Shop

The online handmade marketplace is seeking to reimagine retail.
Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.
Millennials and Money: A Look at How Young People Shop and Spend in America (Infographic)

Millennials and Money: A Look at How Young People Shop and Spend in America (Infographic)

Young people tend to shop more than their older counterparts, and they use technology as they shop in greater numbers too. Here, check out other striking stats on millennials' shopping habits.
Pinterest Launches Web Analytics to Help You Pin Down Traffic

Pinterest Launches Web Analytics to Help You Pin Down Traffic

With its new dashboard, the photo-sharing platform allows business owners to better understand what's working with their audience.
What Steps to Take After Crowdfunding Success

What Steps to Take After Crowdfunding Success

When Tigere Chiriga's crowdfunding campaign for his floating mug worked, he turned to CrowdHut for assistance.
The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website

The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website

From assessing your customer's needs to registering a domain, here's what you need to consider before you start selling online.
A Look Inside NYC's Entrepreneurial Landscape

A Look Inside NYC's Entrepreneurial Landscape

A new exhibit at New York's Tenement Museum explores a century of the city's immigrant small-business owners, while the city government champions its growing tech startup community.
The Future of the Subscription Economy

The Future of the Subscription Economy

Last year may have given rise to a surge in startup-subscription services, but will larger competitors joining in this year spoil the mood?
E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

Jewelry buyers get the best of both worlds: The price and flexibility of designing a engagement ring online and the in-store experience before they commit.
Online Microlenders Offer Capital to Young Businesses

Online Microlenders Offer Capital to Young Businesses

An eBay merchant quadruples his revenue with help from an online microlender.
Innovative Event Aims to Merge the Worlds of Fashion and Technology

Innovative Event Aims to Merge the Worlds of Fashion and Technology

Decoded Fashion's hackathon builds technology to change the way designers create clothes and consumers purchase them.
Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line

Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line

Online fashion upstart Betabrand is on a mission to create the world's first truly social clothing company.
How to Beat the Shipping Price Hikes (Infographic)

How to Beat the Shipping Price Hikes (Infographic)

The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx have all raised their shipping rates. This handy reference can help you find the best deal.
How a Trio of Apps Helped a Custom Menswear Shop Thrive

How a Trio of Apps Helped a Custom Menswear Shop Thrive

San Franciso clothier Taylor Stitch employs multiple apps for a custom commerce solution.
4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy

4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy

For many ecommerce companies, customer-return policies can be just as important as the price or the product.
Eventbrite: $1 Billion in Tickets and Counting

Eventbrite: $1 Billion in Tickets and Counting

The event organization platform tickets everything from local cooking classes to stops on the Vans Warped Tour. The secret to its success? Tapping into the zeitgeist.
How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

How Silicon Valley's Glow Shines Beyond Its Borders

To highlight Global Entrepreneurship Week, we took a look at how international entrepreneurs are starting to reel in Silicon-Valley-sized investments.
Are You Ready for the Digital Holiday Shopping Rush? (Infographic)

Are You Ready for the Digital Holiday Shopping Rush? (Infographic)

Most small businesses aren't equipped to handle the demand online or over mobile, a new report says.

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