Entrepreneurial

Q&A with Randy Goldberg, co-founder of Bombas Socks

By John Peabody
October 30, 2013

REUTERS/Courtesy of Bombas Socks

This week, after successfully raising $140,000 on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, Bombas Socks shipped the first of their product to customers. Bombas, the Warby Parker or TOMS Shoes of socks, is based on a simple idea: one pair purchased equals one pair donated. In this case, Bombas donates to homeless shelters that are in massive need of socks.

Q & A with Joel Jackson, founder of Mobius Motors

By John Peabody
May 23, 2013

In February, Global Post profiled an interesting startup in Africa called Mobius Motors that is working to manufacture affordable ($6,000) cars designed specifically for Africans.

Q&A with cyber crime expert Tim Francis

By John Peabody
May 3, 2013

Timothy C. Francis is Second Vice President for Travelers Bond & Financial Products in Hartford, CT. Francis leads Travelers’ Business Insurance Management and Professional Liability initiatives and serves as Enterprise lead for Cyber Insurance. Reuters spoke with him about what small businesses need to know about cyber crime. 

The bazaar, the oldest newest idea for small businesses

By John Peabody
February 25, 2013

In an FT column today Dave Eggers pines for the days when schools taught metal and woodworking. “It doesn’t all have to be keyboards and screens, does it?” he asks.

Love at first byte: Tech co-founders meet through dating sites

February 14, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Gina Lujan did not meet her Hacker Lab co-founders the usual way. They were not
childhood friends. They did not launch their business from their Harvard dorm
room, or at incubators like Y Combinator or TechStars.

On time: Q&A with Hodinkee founder Benjamin Clymer

By John Peabody
January 10, 2013

At the most recent Pop Up Flea, a temporary Americana brand and menswear bazaar in New York City, one unexpected vendor stood out. Not only was the sheer size of its crowd impressive, but it wasn’t even a traditional retail store. The popular booth featured the watch blog Hodinkee—pronounced ho-dinkey—founded by former UBS consultant Ben Clymer.

Small businesses face holiday expense filing crunch

December 19, 2012

While many of us are making merry, it’s hardly the most wonderful time of the year for the accounting staffs at many small businesses.

Entrepreneur, VC offers shortcuts to help startups be more successful

December 10, 2012

Image courtesy of Mark Hopkins.

Suggesting there are shortcuts entrepreneurs can take to improve their chances of success would appear to refute Malcolm Gladwell’s popular “10,000 hours” theory.

Jim Koch on owning your own business

By John Peabody
December 6, 2012

In the latest episode of Impact Players, Robert Wolf interviews Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Company, the brewer of Sam Adams beer. The two discuss entrepreneurship, the happiness that comes from owning your own business, and of course… beer.

Small business owners “nervous” about looming fiscal cliff

November 16, 2012

Eric Blinderman, who had to shut down his two upscale New York restaurants for a week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said the approaching fiscal cliff could mean a “double whammy” for his business heading into the busy holiday season.