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To Build a Subscription Startup, Streamline Your Service
Subscription Businesses

To Build a Subscription Startup, Streamline Your Service

The founder of a startup offering jet-setters unlimited flights says simplifying customer service is the best luxury for his target market.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The Year Netflix Almost Died
Subscription Businesses

The Year Netflix Almost Died

By listening to its customers, Netflix has bounced back from a disastrous business move in 2011.
Tien Tzuo
JustFab: Silicon Valley Sees a Unicorn, Customers See a Trojan Horse
Legal Issues

JustFab: Silicon Valley Sees a Unicorn, Customers See a Trojan Horse

The company's founders have a history of being associated with dubious practices.
Carly Okyle
Ebook Susbscription Service Oyster Is Closing Up Shop
Competition

Ebook Susbscription Service Oyster Is Closing Up Shop

The company's co-founders are reportedly joining Google.
Nina Zipkin
What the 'Netflix for Private Aviation' Will Need to Succeed
You've Arrived

What the 'Netflix for Private Aviation' Will Need to Succeed

The founder of Beacon, a flight startup that launches today, explains how he plans to change how we fly private.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Meet Cups, the ClassPass of Coffee Shops
Business Model

Meet Cups, the ClassPass of Coffee Shops

Unlimited coffee for a monthly fee sounds great to customers' ears, but will the service benefit independent businesses in the long run?
Laura Entis
Hatchery, a Subscription Service for Foodies, Adds a Marketplace to Its Model
Ecommerce

Hatchery, a Subscription Service for Foodies, Adds a Marketplace to Its Model

Merchants selling on the ecommerce platform get national exposure for their local, artisanal food products, like Dark Chocolate Malted Fudge and Chile Red Pepper Tapenade.
Catherine Clifford
Hayley Barna Steps Down as Co-CEO of Birchbox
Leadership

Hayley Barna Steps Down as Co-CEO of Birchbox

She will no longer have a day-to-day role, but will continue on as an advisor and member of the board of directors.
Laura Entis
5 Essentials for Building a Subscription Business Customers Won't Quit
Subscription Businesses

5 Essentials for Building a Subscription Business Customers Won't Quit

Subscription businesses are as old as newspapers and as new as the latest startup drawn by the prospect of recurring revenues.
Tien Tzuo
Lessons on Overcoming Obstacles From a Pair of Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Immigrants

Lessons on Overcoming Obstacles From a Pair of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The success of new Americans confirms our faith in what can be achieved with a clear vision and hard work.
Daphne Mallory
Reading Rainbow's New Website Launched Today (And It's Totally Adorable)
Crowdfunding

Reading Rainbow's New Website Launched Today (And It's Totally Adorable)

LeVar Burton raised $6.4 million in a Kickstarter campaign and set a record for the most number of campaign backers to create a new, digital version of the beloved children's brand.
Catherine Clifford
While Subscription Services Are on Fire, Flash Sales Are Fizzling (Infographic)
Subscription Businesses

While Subscription Services Are on Fire, Flash Sales Are Fizzling (Infographic)

The trajectories of the two business models diverged sharply over the past couple years, although both continue to struggle with customer retention.
Laura Entis
Get Your Brand Noticed With Subscription Boxes
Subscription Services

Get Your Brand Noticed With Subscription Boxes

They're an easy way to delight consumers but they also work to reach a national audience as new-age marketing platforms.
Aihui Ong
6 Easy Ways to Grow Your Subscription-Based Startup
Subscription Businesses

6 Easy Ways to Grow Your Subscription-Based Startup

Even the smallest improvements can lead to serious compounding growth over time.
Sujan Patel