As Seen On TV — the company that sells Snuggies (the sleeved blankets) and other popular consumer products though infomercials on television — is planning to launch its own crowdfunding platform later this summer.
Continuing in last year’s tradition, here are seven amazing young entrepreneurs who are following their dreams in the fields of fashion, media and entertainment, personal and professional development, philanthropy, and fitness.
This past winter, one of the Meier family’s pups, 12-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, Annie, experienced health problems. Soft-hearted Jacey Meier, 12, wanted to help. She did a little research in search of dog treats that might be both tasty and healthy for her aging Lab, who struggled with arthritis.
Now, every upstart technology chief executive is going to try to win the next lottery the way Tumblr did. And about 99 percent will fail.
Unless you’ve been off the grid for the past few weeks, you’ve surely had at least one encounter with the movie trailer for The Great Gatsby, Hollywood’s latest attempt to wrap its head around the great American entrepreneurial dream.
One of the most talked about parts of The Next Web Conference Europe 2013 was when two 13-year-olds took to the stage. Jordan Casey and Puck Meerburg show that age doesn’t have to be …
Phaedra Parks is a woman of many hats. She’s an entertainment attorney, certified mortician, fitness instructor and now, she’s adding author to her resume. According to Barnes and Noble, the “Real …
If you haven’t failed yet, you haven’t been in the business long enough, says Virgin’s CEO. Here he offers advice on three key attributes…
One of Canada’s best-known entrepreneurs and its largest media company are getting together on a project aimed at helping new businesses take off.
Ariely’s book looks deep into human behavior and consumer habits, and it’s focused around the revelation that humans are wired to be irrational. “Business Model Generation,” by Alexander Osterwalder
A sales pitch on an aquatic species doesn’t necessarily give you a better shot on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Friday night, two Minnesota entrepreneurs were on the show, hoping to convince a high-rolling investor, or Shark, to invest in their company.
Screw Shark Tank. The best show for entrepreneurs on TV right now is my current obsession, BBC America’s Kitchen Nightmares, featuring profane über-Chef
LINCOLN SQUARE — Perhaps somewhere in the group of middle school students gathered at Queen of Angels Wednesday night stood the next Mark Zuckerberg.
Midwestern entrepreneurs interested in starting their own food business can learn how to begin and grow their enterprise at a Purdue Extension workshop in Indianapolis.
Those of us who have large investments in private businesses aren’t like typical savers. We need a different strategy for our personal investments. Most personal finance experts tell a fairly consistent story about the need to build a diversified investment portfolio focused on long-term growth.
When it comes to product launches and inventive marketing gimmicks, two enormously creative friends top my list. Both continuously and ingeniously come up with the most innovative marketing strategies that make their brands very successful.
This is a guest post by Chris Hollindale, co-founder and CTO of Hasty. Hasty is a seed-funded stealth startup whose mission is to improve the health of humanity. If you’re an entrepreneur, …
Wife of former Prime Minister of Britain Cherie Blair will today at the British Council officially launch the Organization of Women’s Network for Entrepreneurs (OWNERS), which will be run with funds from The Cherie Blair Foundation. African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) Sierra Leone will be implementing the project aimed at coordinating the efforts of business …
Immediately following a celebration of its 20 inaugural “High Tide” startup competition semi-finalists, Tallwave (www.tallwave.com) formally announced the six entrepreneurs selected to advance as finalists. A standing-room-only event was hosted last evening at DIRTT Environmental Solutions, a creator of award-winning interiors with modular architectural…
How many new jobs do entrepreneurs create? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, startups in their first year of existence currently create around 2.5 million new jobs a year in the U.S., but that’s down by nearly half from the boom times.