If you're skeptical of crowdfunding sites or projects that are crowdfunded, you're not alone. When projects go bust and supporters are left without a refund on their cash, skepticism only grows. That's what happened to those who supported a proposed board game.
Two young inventors, aged 17 and 18, aim to solve a basic but important problem. They want to make concerns about the sanitary condition of rest room door handles a thing of the past. Their new product could change the world!
These 11 startups were able to raise millions of dollars before they even opened their doors (or virtual doors). Find out how these companies got their funding.
Think running your own campground involves putting up some tents and clearing land? Think again. One Pennsylvania family escaped lucrative jobs and a restored Victorian home to give the camping life (and business) a go. Lessons in life for their children was the goal but the whole family continues to learn from this undertaking.
Some great companies don't start with venture capital and a multimillion dollar budget. They start with an entrepreneur who has a vision and the willingness to bootstrap a dream from almost nothing. Susan Petersen started with just such a vision -- and a talent for making due with the things at hand.
The former president of Trader Joe's grocery stores has created a new company - in the same industry - that caters specifically to low-income residents in the Boston area. It buys food nearly out-of-date from other stores and wholesalers.
So, the idea of a business is to make money, right? It sure is! But in some cases and with some businesses helping out a non-profit or other special cause can also be ... well ... profitable. The success of Coffeed is just one good example.
Fashion insider Emily Weiss wanted to bring reality to the industry so she launched two lines. Into the Glass helps provide a beauty how-to in real terms for its clients. The other, Glossier, carries beauty products that aim to push the authentic drive behind Into the Glass.
You might not think that an eatery dedicated to nothing but peanut butter sandwiches would have any chance of surviving. But entrepreneur Lee Zalben proved it does. Evenif everyone else thought he was ... nuts.
Free shipping, two-day shipping ... that's old hat. ENJOY is a new eCommerce site that has its employees give all its products a test run then hand delivers them to customers.
It's a dream scenario for nearly any small business, landing a lucrative contract with a big company. Yes, big companies need the help of small businesses, too. Here are steps you can take to help land you a big client.
How many times has this happened to you? A phone call distracts your cooking efforts and your hard work is spoiled. Say goodbye to burned food with a device developers say guarantees the perfect cooking temperature accurate to within less than a degree. Learn more about this interesting technology here.