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Meerkat Was Just a Side Project. Here's How it Became a Viral Sensation.
Pivots

Meerkat Was Just a Side Project. Here's How it Became a Viral Sensation.

Meerkat, which enables users to stream live videos over Twitter, is one of the most buzzed-about apps on the market today.
Geoff Weiss
Fab Sells to PCH for a Tiny Fraction of Its Former $1 Billion Valuation
Fab

Fab Sells to PCH for a Tiny Fraction of Its Former $1 Billion Valuation

Fab CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg will no longer be involved with the company.
Laura Entis
Israeli Startup SodaStream Looks to Flavored Waters as Consumers Shun Sugary Drinks
Sodastream

Israeli Startup SodaStream Looks to Flavored Waters as Consumers Shun Sugary Drinks

'U.S. consumers don't want better Coke, they want more interesting water.'
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Robert Reffkin.
Ask the Expert

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Robert Reffkin.

For this month entrepreneur Robert Reffkin is looking to answer your questions about starting a business, leading teams and the challenges that come with running a company.
Andrea Huspeni
How (and Why) to Pivot From Services to Products
Service Business

How (and Why) to Pivot From Services to Products

Service businesses have an inherent flaw: they're hard to scale. It's far easier to build and grow a sustainable product business.
Steve Tobak
How to Prepare for a Pivot
Pivots

How to Prepare for a Pivot

When changing course, the last thing you want to do is set the team off on a wild goose chase or take a situation from bad to worse.
Paul Mandell
How One Grocery Store Is Modernizing the Honor System
Pivots

How One Grocery Store Is Modernizing the Honor System

MBAs Across America helped a Kansas City, Missouri food market find identify technologies to help it graduate from an old-school paper system to boost efficiency.
Kelly K. Spors
What These MBA Students Did on Their Summer Vacation
Pivots

What These MBA Students Did on Their Summer Vacation

MBAs Across America sends teams from top U.S. business schools across the country to consult with small high-impact companies.
Kelly K. Spors
One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It
If I Knew Then

One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It

As the co-founder of Cisco and Urban Decay, Sandy Lerner has made an impact in the worlds of technology and cosmetics, and now she is working to change the country's food production infrastructure through organic and sustainable farming.
Nina Zipkin
How I Grew My Wheelchair Ramp Company Into a Franchise
Franchisors

How I Grew My Wheelchair Ramp Company Into a Franchise

Julian Gordon left the construction industry to start Amramp, a successful franchise aimed to help the elderly and disabled.
Can Subway Ads Bring Mainstream Users to Foursquare?
Foursquare

Can Subway Ads Bring Mainstream Users to Foursquare?

Reviving a once-hot app is tricky. Foursquare, the darling of mobile check-ins, is hoping to lure new users in the old-fashioned way: with ads.
Erin Griffith
The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education
Business Unusual

The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education

This pioneer in adult web content has idea to revolutionize education through virtual reality. And he might be on to something. Maybe.
Laura Entis
Hack the Formula for Success With Better Decision Making
Decision Making

Hack the Formula for Success With Better Decision Making

Paying dues doesn't always lead to career success, according to Shane Snow's new book.
Brian Honigman
5 Reasons Why Pivots Are Crucial to Today's Businesses
Pivots

5 Reasons Why Pivots Are Crucial to Today's Businesses

A change in focus can lead to great things by bringing in new customers or providing a much need kick in the pants.
Zach Cutler