Entrepreneurial

Why do customers shop at local small businesses?

By Guest Contributor
October 9, 2011

– Stephanie Rabiner is a contributor to FindLaw’s Free Enterprise blog. FindLaw is a Thomson Reuters publication. This article originally appeared here. –

Bakery pushes own brand after years of white-label production

August 5, 2011

One way to counter the effects of the recession is to start a retail brand. That’s what entrepreneur Karen Trilevsky did.

Boomer sees business in discarded mannequins

By Guest Contributor
July 22, 2011

Kara Ohngren is a writer and editor at SecondAct. This article originally appeared here. The views expressed are her own. –

Startup Toovio offers “Minority Report”-type ad service for retailers

July 15, 2011

Big Brother has the capability to watch – and respond to – your every spending move. That’s the premise behind Toovio, a startup that has created technology to help retailers and other consumer-facing companies market personalized offers to their customers in real time.

Small businesses offer bin Laden specials

May 3, 2011

REUTERS/HO/RoadKillTshirts.com

As Americans took to the streets to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden, C. J. Grouse was rushing to print thousands of new t-shirts to take advantage of the occasion.

PeopleDeals offers its spin on group buying

May 2, 2011

It appears there’s no end to the number of startups the group-buying space can contain. The latest entrant offering a better mousetrap is PeopleDeals, which allows small and medium-sized businesses to create deals that increase in value the more they’re shared across social networks.

Small firm produces royal wedding comic

April 28, 2011

The cover of Bluewater Productions' comic book on the royal wedding is seen in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/HO/Bluewater Productions

Scoutmob tries to outdeal Groupon

April 13, 2011

Despite Groupon’s virtual stranglehold on the group-buying space, David Payne thinks it’s vulnerable.

PixSpree lets you dress like a Kardashian

February 25, 2011

When Joshua Lopour’s girlfriend spent an hour online searching for a dress she saw worn by a celebrity, he thought there had to be an easier way.

Entrepreneur trades bestsellers for bracelets

By Guest Contributor
January 7, 2011

– Melinda F. Emerson, known as the SmallBizLady, is an entrepreneur, professional speaker, small business coach and the author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months“. In 2010, Forbes magazine named her as one of the Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter. This article originally appeared on Second Act. –