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How a Home Buying Site Went From Beta to Bought in 18 Months

Michele Serro had a terrible time buying her first home in 2006. Her agent didn’t seem to “get” her or her needs. “My confidence went down,” she says. “There were multiple moments where I wanted to throw in the towel, and I thought maybe I...

How I Decided to Start My Own Business

I am often asked the question “What is the first step in starting your own business?”  A number of things immediately come to mind: Develop your business idea, write a business plan, decide on a business name, find a mentor, work out the...

4 Key Ways to Create Brand Loyalty

Trained by countless hours of surfing and swiping, today’s consumers have the upper hand. There’s a waiting list for their attention, and only the brands that take the time to get things right will stand out from the pack. It’s easier than ever...

The Real Story Behind The RealReal

Web veteran Julie Wainwright is changing buying habits with her fast-growing online consignment platform

Running a Business Together? Learn From These Entrepreneurs

I was filling out an application recently when I had to designate my role in the company I co-founded with my husband, Lorne. It should have been an easy-breezy question, but the limited pick-a-title options left me stumped. Unofficially, we’re...

Companies With a Cause

Meet six business owners who are focused on purpose as much as profits

Brewing Success in a Mostly Male Field

For Margaret Gill, the 28-year-old co-founder of Golden Road Brewing, a craft brewery in Southern California with annual sales of more than $10 million, the road to business began with sports. “I was a swimmer, but because Yale doesn’t give...

Embracing Entrepreneurship at 35

When I was 22, I was working as an entry-level engineer on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. When Evan Spiegal was 22, he was building a company (Snapchat) that would go on to be valued at an estimated $3 billion or more. There’s no...

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