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How China’s strict content controls led to an innovative e-commerce platform

At Café Ruhe in Beijing's swish Shuangjing district, a small placard is glued to the table in front of each seat. "Order So Easy," it says.<p>Next to the text is printed a black and white code. Barely bigger than a postage stamp, it's a portal to a new world flourishing in China, where a wave of …

Guide to Small Business Ideas

You know you want to start a business and give yourself the best shot at success, but perhaps you’re still considering the kind of business you want to pursue. After all, you probably have a number of small-business ideas.<p>One thing is for certain: the type of business you start should be …

Small Business

For Tower Paddle Boards, Shark Tank Was Just A Pit Stop On The Road To A Big Brand

For many entrepreneurs, appearing on the TV show Shark Tank is ultimate win. But for Stephan Aarstol, founder and CEO of Tower Paddle Boards, being on the show was just a stepping stone in his quest to build a great brand.<p>Of course, Aarstol’s start-up paddle board company, Tower Paddle Boards, …

The real reason Quirky, a startup that raised $183 million, went bankrupt in 6 years

There's been a lot of buzz covering the story of Quirky failing this summer (and filing for bankruptcy this week). It usually reads something like "venture backed company burns through mountain of cash without real business" or some other such garbage. I've found myself thinking a lot about the …

SpaceX and Tesla backer just invested $50 million in this startup

When the World Bank and the Philippines devised a tax program to help curb smoking in the country, they needed a way to ensure that merchants in …

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A Tiny Home So Brilliant the Owners Are Now Selling Replicas

Which is good news for us, because the sleek styling in this small house is everything.<p>Armed with 14 years of carpentry experience and a keen interest in the "Tiny House Movement" (as those in the know call it these days), James Stoltzfus set out to build his own compact home in his free time last …

Ten of the best back-to-school apps for kids

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The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

This small company wants to be Marvel 2.0 — and they just might do it

Valiant Entertainment<p>It was in a cramped, messy conference room overflowing with boxes and memorabilia. That's where three men sat across from me and …

Graphic Novels

16 Startup Metrics

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

Mike Geyer Contributor<p>Mike Geyer is the director of evangelism and emerging technology at Autodesk.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>3 pitfalls that can sink any crowdfunded hardware startup<p>Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups …

Innovation

How to Start a Business With Less Than $20

<i>Jason Zook is best known for being the guy that made over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts for a living and selling his last name (twice). He writes an action-packed newsletter that’s free to join called The Action Army.</i><p>If I were to start a new business right now and had no experience, no connections, …