Kristine Hansen is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on August 20, 2014
Lots of people love their hometowns — or the cities or states they’ve adopted as their own. But not everyone channels that passion into a business the way Beth and John Kelly (pictured), founders of Big Colorado Love, an apparel and accessories company in T…Read » Views: 997
on August 6, 2014
Snug in San Antonio’s ultrahip Pearl Brewery complex, a collection of shops, restaurants, and even a culinary institute housed in the now-defunct brewery buildings — you’ll find a gastropub-style restaurant with a creative bent called Cured.
“It’s th…Read » Views: 939
on June 18, 2014
Freaks, misfits and weirdos haven’t always been cool. Entrepreneur and author Chris Brogan, publisher of Owner magazine, turns these terms on their heads by reclassifying freaks as game changers.
In his latest book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entre…Read » Views: 1,366
on May 1, 2014
Not too long ago, business coach Jaime Tardy set out to answer the million-dollar question: What does it take to become a millionaire?
She polled 120 people who fit the bill and presented her findings in the book Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Ent…Read » Views: 1,260
on April 24, 2014
In 2011, Scott Leonard began living what for many small-business owners is only a dream: He took a “working sabbatical,” managing his financial-services firm remotely for nearly three years while sailing around the world with his wife and young sons.
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on March 4, 2014
Using a pop-up business model, the Depressed Cake Shop works to spread awareness of mental illnesses worldwide. Local bakers from London to Kuala Lumpur donate cookies and cakes — often frosted in somber tones — that sell for $3 to $5 each. The temporary s…Read » Views: 1,042
on January 23, 2014
When Andy and Charlie Nelson opened a business together in Tennessee, they decided not to start from scratch. Instead, the brothers resurrected a family distillery that had been closed since the state enacted prohibition laws in 1909.
Their great-great-great …Read » Views: 840
on January 15, 2014
“Not every entrepreneur is making good change, and not every entrepreneur is at peace — balanced, so to speak — and living in the now,” says John Murphy, a self-proclaimed “Zentrepreneur.”
The founder of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Venture Managem…Read » Views: 957