Artists

Small Business Heroes

Kickstarter Wants to Be More Than a Crowdfunding Platform

'Our mission statement does not contain the word crowdfunding,' says Yancey Strickler, a co-founder and CEO of the company.
Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Not Rob Us of Our Humanity. They Will Make Us More Profoundly Human.

The futurist sat down with Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss what it means to think and create in a near-future where knowledge and expertise are downloadable.
Artists

How This Man Made the Leap From Artist to Entrepreneur

'The entrepreneurial spirit of defining, of iterating on a vision is what artists are fundamentally all about,' says Monegraph founder Kevin McCoy.
Artists

Your Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success: Creativity, Beliefs and Purpose

Artists Taylor Hanson and Kevin McCoy talk about artistry and entrepreneurship.
Artists

Hanson Could Have Disappeared. Here's Why They Didn't.

The blond-haired music makers have some serious business skills in their repertoire.
Project Grow

Embrace the Imperfect Picture Beneath Your Masterpiece

There is a secret picture underneath Mona Lisa's smile. There's one under yours, too.
Wisdom

What a Famous Artist Taught Me About Business

Here's how I applied the wisdom of Giovanni DeCunto to grow as an entrepreneur.
Artists

Painting By Alibaba's Unconventional Chairman Jack Ma Fetches $5.4 Million at Auction

Proceeds are going to an environmental non-profit founded by Ma and fellow Chinese philanthropists.
Incubators

Art and Design Get a New Launchpad Opportunity with New Inc Incubator

Technology incubators have traditionally underserved artists and designers, but New Inc is changing that, 100 members at a time.
Apps

This New App Lets Everybody Edit Photos Like the Pros

Astropad Mini turns your iPhone into a professional-grade graphics tablet.
Franchises

Yes, You Can Be Creative in Franchising

A Detroit couple decided to take a different approach when they opened their art-instruction franchise. Last year, they were the chain's highest-grossing franchisees.
Copyrights

Artist Sues Starbucks for $750,000 for Allegedly Stealing Her Designs

The muralist says that after a potential deal with the coffee giant fell through, Starbucks designed cups inspired by her art anyway.
Obituaries

Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies

Don Featherstone was 79. His kitschy lawn ornament is still standing.
Artists

Art-Tech Startup Makes the Digital Picture Frame Super Classy

Meural's matte LCD display screen is set into a handcrafted maple wooden frame.
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.