This Family-Run Startup Is Turning the Hat Industry On Its head

This father-entrepreneur is on a mission to show others what people with developmental disabilities can accomplish.

This Family-Run Startup Is Turning the Hat Industry On Its head

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This California Healthcare Startup is Bringing House Calls Back

Heal dispatches a licensed physician direct to patients in their comfort zones—in the privacy of their homes or offices.

This California Healthcare Startup is Bringing House Calls Back

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The Women Behind Boston’s Tech Startup Surge

A growing number of trailblazing female founders are carving out their own tech-driven paths in Massachusetts’ capital city.

The Women Behind Boston’s Tech Startup Surge

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One Man’s Journey From Inmate to Entrepreneur (VIDEO)

Ralphy Dominguez once ran one of the largest drug rings in New England, making over a million dollars a year. After spending several years in prison, he’s reinvented himself as an entrepreneur at the helm of New York City-based leather goods maker Pen & Pistol, which produces accessories like wallets with a minimalist aesthetic. What started as a leather craft course when Dominguez was behind bars flourished into a promising startup. In both worlds, he says he found something therapeutic and rewarding in working with his hands. After prison, Dominguez, originally from the South Bronx, found his way to Refoundry, a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn that coaches ex-cons to start their own ventures by training them to turn discarded materials into beautifully designed products. “Refoundry lent itself to the first major problem that you face coming home, which is trying to find a decent paid living wage—and Refoundry offered that […]

One Man’s Journey From Inmate to Entrepreneur (VIDEO)

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20 American Tech Hubs Nipping at Silicon Valley’s Heels [INFOGRAPHIC]

By most accounts, Silicon Valley remains the country’s premier destination for tech startups, but it’s hardly the only region where technology entrepreneurs can thrive. From Portland’s Silicon Forest to Miami’s Silicon Beach, cities and towns across America are carving out their own niches and beckoning talented innovators. While each has its own identity, and while few would claim to be “the next Silicon Valley,” there is at least one area where they tend to pay homage to California’s tech utopia: their nicknames. Related: THE NEW FACE OF SMALL BUSINESS IN AMERICA [INFOGRAPHIC] Here’s a look at some of the top tech hubs sprouting up around the country and the creative monikers they have adopted in the process.

20 American Tech Hubs Nipping at Silicon Valley’s Heels [INFOGRAPHIC]

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After Cyber Monday, There’s #GivingTuesday

While most corporate employees will be reveling in a couple of days off this weekend, things are kicking into high gear in the business world, especially for those in the retail field. First, there’s the longstanding tradition of Black Friday, with its nationwide sales, mega deals, and crazy hours. Up next is Small Business Saturday, which turns the focus to small businesses and encourages shoppers to patronize establishments in their local area. For more Small Business Saturday ideas and resources, check out our roundup. After that, it’s on to Cyber Monday, when the deals and the shoppers collide online. Then what? “Giving Tuesday,” the latest addition to the chain of post-Thanksgiving holidays, was founded in 2012 by 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to focus on giving back. Whether you’re a global corporation or a small, family-run business, you can participate in Giving Tuesday. This article from Forbes can […]

After Cyber Monday, There’s #GivingTuesday

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