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When Kickstarter Hit Its Tipping Point
Kickstarter

When Kickstarter Hit Its Tipping Point

Co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler can pinpoint, to the day, exactly when things blew up for the company.
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Wants to Be More Than a Crowdfunding Platform
Kickstarter

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.
Catherine Clifford
How the First Artist Bank Is Catering to Creatives
Ready To Launch

How the First Artist Bank Is Catering to Creatives

The new bank and app are proving that artistry and finance are not mutually exclusive.
It's Time to Diversify Your Online Sales Strategy
Marketing Bootcamp

It's Time to Diversify Your Online Sales Strategy

Do some creative marketing. The number of places your product can be showcased is expanding.
Derek Newton
How Being an Outlier Set Me on My Entrepreneurial Path
Radicals & Visionaries

How Being an Outlier Set Me on My Entrepreneurial Path

An entrepreneur born in a small Indian village explains that thinking outside the box comes naturally when you're born to see things from the outside looking in.
Krish Ramakrishnan
The 3 Elements Needed to Build Creative Genius in the Workplace
Radicals & Visionaries

The 3 Elements Needed to Build Creative Genius in the Workplace

Getting employees' creative juices flowing not only can provide for a happier workplace but also a more productive one.
Stephan Wiedner
5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch
Starting a Business

5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch

Operating a business where your intellectual capital is your golden ticket requires a calculated approach.
Anna James
Vimeo Wants to License and Fund Your Movie
Ready To Launch

Vimeo Wants to License and Fund Your Movie

Video-sharing website Vimeo has launched a $500,000 project to license and distribute crowdfunded films.
Nina Zipkin
SnagFilms Lands Another $7 Million in VC for Indie Flicks
Entrepreneurs

SnagFilms Lands Another $7 Million in VC for Indie Flicks

A look at how the startup is using technology to draw attention to independent films -- and who is funding the concept.
Gwen Moran
Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help
Ready To Launch

Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help

Many nonprofits can't afford the help of designers and copywriters. CrowdSpring's volunteer program offers a solution.
Gwen Moran
Artopolis: The State of the Creative Nation
Starting a Business

Artopolis: The State of the Creative Nation

Arts entrepreneurs won't save the day for every city, but in some spots, they're the new oil (paint) barons.
New York Startup Brings Art to the Online Masses
Entrepreneurs

New York Startup Brings Art to the Online Masses

Entrepreneur Jen Bekman envisions--and is creating--a world that puts art in reach of the masses.
Caroline Tiger
Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself
Starting a Business

Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself

There's a lot more to DIY than that wobbly table you built (and your spouse hates). A Maker Movement leader weighs in on the growth of the DIY community.
Gwen Moran
Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga
Starting a Business

Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga

Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor.
Margaret Littman