Starting Up

Innovation Now

Beyond Meat's CEO Thinks Chicken Can Come From Plants

'You can get hung-up on meat's origin – it comes from a chicken, cow or pig – but the other way to think about meat is its composition.'
Startups

How to Weather the Storms of a Startup

Running a successful startup means more rainy days than bright, clear skies. Here's how to not end up all wet.
Wacky Business Ideas

This Shaving Strop Makes Razors Last Longer

A part-time singer's company provides a stylish way to save money
Funding Secrets

What the Founders of Job Platform WayUp Learned About Venture Funding

Having just raised $7.8 million in a Series A round, founder Liz Wessel shares what she learned from the experience.
Entrepreneurs

Want a Piece of the Fall Foliage Action? This Company Will Send You 3 Leaves for $19.99.

How one enterprising young man is attempting to commercialize autumn.
Innovation Now

This High-Tech Startup Is Using Science to Hack the Dress Shirt

Ministry of Supply is reengineering fabric to create higher performance clothing for the workplace.
Family Businesses

All in the Family: How This Father-Son Team Built a $3.5 Billion Cybersecurity Business

For many, mixing family and work is a fraught exercise. For David and Orion Hindawi, it's just smart business.
Pitching

The Do's and Don'ts of Acing a Pitch Competition

These simple but important pointers will help you shine as you present your business to the judges.
Starting a Business

5 Ways to Make Time for Your Side Hustle

Here are some time-management tricks you can use to get everything done, while working a 9-to-5 job.
Entrepreneurs

It's Never Too Late: At 78, This Former Physicist Is Starting a Hedge Fund

Another compelling argument that age is but a number.
Entrepreneurs

The Founders of These 6 Startups Just Won a Trip to Hang With Richard Branson on His Private Island

The winners of Shopify's Build a Business contest will also be joined by Shark Tank's Daymond John, Seth Godin and Tim Ferris.
Entrepreneurs

5 Facts About Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's Often Controversial Co-Founder

Insights into the life and style of the ephemeral messaging app's controversial co-founder and CEO.
Starting Up

Will Work for Praise! How Waiving Your Fee Will Grow Your Business.

The willingness to be paid in testimonials and referrals is good strategy when casting about for your first customers.
Starting Up

How BentoBox Is Ending the Era of Badly Designed Restaurant Websites

The company, which has built a platform for restaurants to create and manage their websites, recently graduated from Techstars New York City and is in the process of raising its seed round.
Shark Tank

With More Than $3 Million in Annual Sales, Why ZinePak Decided to Go on 'Shark Tank'

For years, co-founders Brittany Hodak and Kim Kaupe shunned outside investment. But when they were approached by the show's producers, the timing was finally right.