Startup Profiles The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Startup Profiles en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT Skincare Startup's Lesson for Online Brands: Looks Matter The owner of a skincare line wises up to a basic tenet of packaging and watches online sales take off. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT Jennifer Wang Want to Simplify Life? Dare to Think Tiny Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. founder Jay Shafer is an evangelist for the updated small-is-beautiful movement. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT Patrick J. Kiger Gemvara Mines Business Success With Customized Bling A look at the growth spurt of this design-your-own jewelry company, and how its focus on customization helps it stand out in a crowded market. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 07:08:00 GMT Lambeth Hochwald Building a Business on Regifting With Shift My Gift, recipients can donate the money Aunt Gladys wanted to spend on them instead of having to find space for yet another useless tchotchke. Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:02:00 GMT Gwen Moran How to Bootstrap Your Business Starting up a business is a full-time job. So how do you manage it when you already have a full-time job? Here's how a few entrepreneurs juggled both to payoff. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:20:00 GMT Michelle Goodman Snowboard Upstarts Break New Ground The snowboarding industry is on fire, as evidenced by these two newcomers proving it with their own spin. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 04:00:00 GMT Jennifer Wang Fab Forward: How Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub With their site stuck in neutral, two entrepreneurs changed gears and paved a new road to success. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 05:04:00 GMT Jason Ankeny How to Become Your Own Boss The creators of natural sleep aid Dream Water share how they ditched corporate life and gained national success. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 06:04:00 GMT Nancy Mann Jackson 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. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:05:00 GMT Margaret Littman How to Start a Business in a Recession Economic cycles come and go, but businesses must thrive in good times and bad. Fat Straws Bubble Tea's Terry Pham launched during a recession and survived two downturns. Learn how Pham and other entrepreneurs made a go of it in tough times. Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:04:00 GMT Rich Karpinski An Entrepreneur With a Cheeky Message and a Social Conscience Sir Richard's delivers free condoms to developing nations, trading on the buy one, give one away model made famous by TOMS shoes. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 00:05:00 GMT Steffie Nelson Building a (Nearly) Million-Dollar Brand on a Startup Budget How Perky Jerky has taken its caffeine-infused recipe to the masses. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 00:01:00 GMT Jason Fell