Kristine Hansen is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on January 10, 2014
Steve Strauss is a proponent of starting up businesses and uplifting people who live in poverty. The Portland, Ore.-based consultant merges his two passions in Planet Entrepreneur, a book he edited and co-wrote with 13 other members of the World Entrepreneursh…Read » Views: 2,144
on January 9, 2014
As a huge social media fan, Jason Miles eagerly hopped onto Pinterest shortly after its launch in 2010. Nuggets of how he used the site to catapult Liberty Jane Clothing, the “doll couture” company he co-founded with his wife, to success appear in the 2012…Read » Views: 2,049
on December 12, 2013
“I’m a trained revolutionary, in a sense,” says Mark Hatch, a Green Beret turned innovator and author of the recently published The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers.
As CEO of TechShop, …Read » Views: 4,015
on September 23, 2013
When Adam Banks opened a coffee shop in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood in July, he was determined not to gouge customers with $5 to $7 espresso drinks. Coffee, he believes, should be accessible to everyone, including people on a tight budget. Beve…Read » Views: 4,036
on July 30, 2013
Seasoned esthetician Holly Green, owner of Norabloom Botanicals & Beauty Lounge in Ithaca, N.Y., wanted people to see facials as more than merely cosmetic. So she pursued a certification in oncology esthetics and expanded her services to include specialty…Read » Views: 3,729
on July 1, 2013
Brian Moran got his first brush with true leadership in high school, when he worked part-time for the U.S. Postal Service. The job led to a management position in college.
“Back then, that environment was unionized teamsters, but I worked for a coach who was …Read » Views: 2,058
on June 18, 2013
Whether he’s coaching small businesses or corporations like Dell and State Farm, Micheal Burt helps managers learn how to stand out in a crowd.
“As a small-business owner and entrepreneur, the biggest challenge we all face is obscurity,” says Burt (pict…Read » Views: 1,854
on June 13, 2013
At the National Restaurant Association trade show in May, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed how the coffee conglomerate strengthened its brand and solidified its customer base after the company opened too many stores in a short period of time and despite …Read » Views: 2,270