Magazine

Finding Customers Ahead of a Startup Launch

Lining up buyers in advance of launch can be challenging for a new company. But finding the right ones--and capitalizing on them--can go a long way toward ensuring early success.

Franchises Hop on the Food-Truck Trend

Cooked up by epicurious entrepreneurs, the mobile food business is starting to whet the appetites of established companies.

Taking Care: Franchise Success Stories from the World of Child and Senior Care

The caring business is booming. Here's a look at two franchisees in the niche.

How Charley's Grilled Subs Sandwiched Its Way to Franchise Success

The backstory on Charley Shin's remake of a Philly tradition.

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Project Grow

Co-creation: How to Harness It For Your Business

Co-creation is turning consumerism into teamwork, enabling buyers to be part of a company's innovation.

Meet the Inventors and Influencers of Quirky

The crowdsourced consumer-product company relies on a host of active community participants. Here are a few standouts.
Project Grow

Ways Inventors Can Get Stuff Made

Maybe you don't want to give up the rights to your brilliant idea. We understand. Here are some options for inventors.

Need to Rent Stuff or Have Stuff You Want to Rent? SnapGoods May Be for You

This rental site thrives on the philosophy 'Why buy when you can borrow?'

Roost: A One-Stop Social Media Shop

This new social media tool can help businesses create time-saving online marketing campaigns

Why and How to Build Customer Relationships with Website Comments

Tap into the social nature of your website's visitors to boost relationships with customers and your company's reach.

Jargon: Debtcade

The period directly following the noughties, it refers to 2010 to 2019, a decade of extreme consumer and governmental debt. Coined by Adam Roberts, an editor for The Economist.

How to Get Better Hosted VoIP Services

Many small-business owners want the flexibility of hosted voice-over-IP but not the lack of reliability and call quality. We asked a tech geek: Is there a way to get both?
Shopify

How Angry Birds Set Up Its Online Store with Shopify

How digital commerce platform Shopify helped Angry Birds creator Rovio Mobile spread its wings into licensed merchandise sales.