Katherine Gustafson is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, who loves writing about small business and entrepreneurship. Her first book, Change Comes to Dinner, explores the way entrepreneurs and other visionaries—from greenhouse innovators to no-till wheat farmers—are changing the business of food.
on August 22, 2014
Sharon Schneider started the online children’s’ consignment shop Moxie Jean to create an alternative to the too-often dingy, time-consuming process of finding quality used togs for little ones.
To win the busy, well-heeled customers underserved by the c…Read » Views: 2,325
on August 6, 2014
It is becoming increasingly important to attract and retain young talent. Millennials — people who are 30 years old and younger — already make up 36 percent of the U.S. workforce, and their ranks are only expected to swell. As baby boomers retire and Gener…Read » Views: 3,928
on August 6, 2014
What better way to sell recreational gear to parents than to get their kids to play with it? Play N’ Learn (pictured), which offers residential and commercial playground equipment in Maryland and Virginia, in 2012 began putting that marketing strategy to th…Read » Views: 1,340
on June 16, 2014
Popcorn is all the rage across the pond, and Greg Taylor’s unusual popcorn company, Retrocorn, based in Essex, England, is putting a new spin on the U.K.’s latest snacking obsession. Taylor’s strategy: Infusing the snack with nostalgic candy flavors to hel…Read » Views: 2,796
on May 8, 2014
When Petros and George Georgopoulos finally perfected an algorithm that could engineer the trading of possessions among multiple participants, they knew they were on to something big.
The brothers, who are engineers and mathematicians, had struggled with thi…Read » Views: 2,105
on April 16, 2014
Crane Stookey brings a unique perspective to coaching business leaders and organizations through individual and systemic change. As a former tall-ship officer and founder of the Nova Scotia Sea School, Stookey draws from the lessons he learned while at sea, su…Read » Views: 1,832
on April 11, 2014
Douglas Scott thinks that analog treasures and digital media are a perfect match. Through his new venture, an online marketplace for antiques and fine arts called The HighBoy, he aims to redefine how relics are sold online and make them relevant to young colle…Read » Views: 2,187
on March 11, 2014
Tim Williamson left his native New Orleans in 1987 to pursue a career in finance and then in television/video marketing. When he returned to his hometown in the late 1990s to start a tech company, he found that the city had fallen on hard times.
After the lo…Read » Views: 1,636