Miguel Huertas

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The 21 coolest new businesses in Los Angeles

Ever heard of an urban flour mill? Or how about a company devoted to making the most comfortable underwear ever?<p>Those are just two of the coolest new small businesses we found in L.A. (We defined "new" as any business that opened in the past five years or so.)<p>Know a cool small business we missed? …

This woman dropped out of Princeton at 19 to start a global nonprofit and it completely changed her outlook on education

That project, the SunSaluter, provides both clean water and electricity for poor communities. While the SunSaluter started as a science fair project, it can now be found in 15 countries around the world. Full has plans to keep her nonprofit organization growing.<p>The former Princeton student was one …

A New Menswear Company Has Developed A Spill-Resistant Line Of Suits, Ties, And Shirts

Called Vardama, the company has been developing for the past two years as Jorge Vega Umana and Kaustubh Varma worked to perfect a special compound that would not only allow their designs to be water-repellent, but also make them feel breathable and soft for customers.<p>"The idea came to me while on a …

Meet The New Lingerie Company Looking To Cut Into The Victoria's Secret Empire

The lingerie company Dear Kate has a new approach to the type of support women need when it comes to intimate apparel.<p>Founder and CEO Julie Sygiel developed underwear with a "silky soft, patent-pending fabric" that is wicking, stain releasing, and leak resistant. Sygiel says Dear Kate separates …

Like Magic, New Company Delivers Anything You Wish For

Imagine having a personal assistant right at your fingertips.<p>That's what a new San Francisco-based company called Magic is trying to achieve with its …

Marcelo Burlon Launches Milan-Based Production and Distribution Company: New Guards Group

Marcelo Burlon’s label County of Milan has evolved. Originally offering graphic T-shirts, the<p>Marcelo Burlon‘s label County of Milan has evolved. Originally offering graphic T-shirts, the brand has now expanded to showcasing well-constructed runway collections targeted towards both men and women …

Itching to Start a Business? Start With These 3 Steps to See If It's Right for You.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At the end of the day, isn't the only life worth living one that you’re proud of? Of course, it sounds cliché, but life’s too short not to dream about the “what if” if the “what if” can make sense for you.<p>I hear from many people …

Small Business

5 Reasons You Should Start an Online Business in Your 20s

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is never too early or late to chase your dreams and become an entrepreneur. Success comes in all ages, from Sam Walton starting Wal-Mart when he was 44 years old, to Moziah Bridges hitting $150,000 is sales at just 12 years …

Small Business

Why These Two Boxing Club Franchisees Picked Franchising as a Path to Entrepreneurial Success

5 min read<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>For some businesses, two heads are better than one. That's the case in TITLE Boxing Club's location in …

Entrepreneurship

Report shows tech is forcing full-time employees into part-time work (2 graphs)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a widely celebrated jobs report this week, showing 288,000 jobs were added in June, bringing unemployment closer to pre-recession levels.<p>It’s overwhelmingly great news for much of the economy, but lurking in the shadows is a force displacing more people into …

How To Calculate Your Average Customer Value

Your competition is guessing.<p>Maybe you are too… but by the time you finish this article you’ll be guessing no more.<p>Start calculating these two …

Prevent Picking, Shipping, & Quantity Errors from Overwhelming Your eCommerce Business

Most picking, shipping, and quality control errors are the cause of human error, and can be prevented by utilizing automated warehouse systems.

Will Obamacare Mean Fewer Jobs? Depends On Whom You Ask

Of all the contentious claims about the Affordable Care Act, few have been more contentious than over the impact it's having on employers.<p>It's hard to pick up a newspaper or turn on a television without seeing a story about some boss cutting workers' hours or saying he won't be doing any more …

Anti-Gay Riot In Tblisi Tests Balance Between Church, State

While gay rights have been gaining ground in the West, they've been facing a strong backlash in many countries of the former Soviet Union.<p>Russia recently passed a law that makes it a crime to give information about "non-traditional sexual relationships" to minors.<p>Gay-rights advocates say the …

Facebook: 2.7 Million People Showed Their Support for Marriage Equality by Changing Their Profile Pictures

Facebook takes a look at the marriage-equality-avatar phenomenon<p>If you are friends with a generally pro-marriage equality bunch, you probably saw your Facebook News Feed morph into a stream of red and white equals signs earlier this week as the Supreme Court heard two cases on the rights of gays to …

Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?'

Gay people should be integrated into society instead of ostracized, Pope Francis told journalists after his weeklong trip to Brazil. Answering a question about reports of homosexuals in the clergy, the pope answered, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to …

Anthony Weiner’s Cringe-y New Sexts Reveal Request for “Daily Shoe Update”

Yesterday we briefly mentioned the latest New York City mayoral poll and how disappointing it must have been for at least one pervy narcissist. To review: Anthony Weiner, aforementioned pervy narcissist, trails behind Chris Quinn and Bills Thompson and de Blasio in among likely Democratic primary …

Universal Free College Would Be a Regressive Scandal

College graduates benefit from their educations for decades. They should bear part of the cost.<p>John Morgan/Flickr<p>In <i>Salon</i>, Mario Goetz harkens back to what he regards as the good old days of higher education in post-World War II California, when the University of California System wasn't just …

Judge Extends Order That Ohio Officials Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage

The state's ban on recognizing same-sex couples' marriages cannot be enforced against John Arthur and James Obergefell through August 19.<p>WASHINGTON — The order that Ohio officials recognize the marriage of James Obergefell and John Arthur was extended for two weeks through August 19, following a …

Obama's immigration plan in limbo

Shortly after the Senate passed an immigration bill late last month, President Barack Obama quizzed House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during separate telephone calls: What could he do to help the House pass a bill?<p>The answer still isn’t entirely clear — not even to the …

Immigration reform heads for slow death

Republicans walked away from their 2012 debacle hell-bent on fixing their problems with Hispanics. Now, they appear hell-bent on making them worse.<p>In private conversations, top Republicans on Capitol Hill now predict comprehensive immigration reform will die a slow, months-long death in the House. …

The Death Rattle of Immigration Reform is Nigh

Scott's support of Rubio's immigration reform limited to border security | Naked Politics

Sen. <b>Marco Rubio</b> might be getting flak from some conservatives for helping write and support an immigration reform bill that passed the U.S. Senate …

Pelosi Draws Her Bright Lines On Immigration Reform

After a two-hour meeting Wednesday in the Capitol basement, House Republicans were no closer to an immigration reform consensus other than that they …