Katherine Gustafson is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on December 10, 2013
When Justen Garrity (pictured) returned home in 2009, after serving five years in the U.S. Army, including assignments in Iraq and South Korea, he found himself unemployed in one of the worst job markets in decades. He quickly realized that he would have to…Read » Views: 668
on December 2, 2013
Change.org, a website that spurs collective social action by hosting online petitions, has become a profitable business by working to change society for the better.
Founded in 2006 by Ben Rattray and Mark Dimas, the company — which started making money in 2…Read » Views: 756
on November 12, 2013
Do you have the ideal personality to be an entrepreneur? New research by Sophia Chou, an organizational psychologist at National Taiwan University, suggests that you do if you’re a “realistic optimist.”
A realistic optimist is someone who has the abilit…Read » Views: 564
on November 7, 2013
When Scott McKenzie (pictured) of Seaview Cranberries learned that the co-founder of Genki-Su Japanese Drinking Vinegars was looking for fruit purveyors near her home in Oregon, he thought his locally grown cranberries might interest her.
Takako Shinjo’s m…Read » Views: 645
on October 25, 2013
Katerina Georgallas founded Baklava Couture in Washington, D.C., to make her Greek pastry the way she felt it ought to be: bursting with rich, often unexpected flavors, like rosemary dark chocolate and fig and candied garlic.
Georgallas started the company in…Read » Views: 572
on October 24, 2013
When it comes to achieving business success, creativity may be more important than rigor, discipline, integrity, and even vision. So how, as an entrepreneur, do you keep your creative juices flowing day in and day out? And how do you encourage your employees …Read » Views: 359
on October 14, 2013
Still using a cordless phone at the office? Why? Maintaining a land line in this day and age is an entirely unnecessary business expense. Web-based services and apps work with your cell phone to make sure you never miss a call or appear unprofessional — even…Read » Views: 1,244
on October 2, 2013
Just because frosting isn’t “good for you,” doesn’t mean it should be full of chemicals and hydrogenated oils. Or at least that was Gerhard Keuck’s thinking.
Upon retiring from his 48-year career as a confectioner and professional chef, Keuck (pictu…Read » Views: 469