Basketball is paused, for now. But its biggest star is building a media empire.

LeBron James’ new media company is yet another example of how the NBA star has converted his fame into business capital.

Belle Long • June 26, 2020

A new player wants to shake up the marketplace for freelance tech talent

A new talent platform aims to help freelancers earn a fair rate by adopting a non-profit model Can it work?

Caroline Dohack • June 25, 2020

This family business set out to fill a gap in the beauty industry

Racheal Williams says Black customers are underrepresented in the hair-care industry. She and her relatives founded a business to fix that.

Belle Long • June 24, 2020

Sharing is caring: These startups are streamlining knowledge-sharing

Notion, Coda, and Almanac are part of a crop of startups hoping to help you navigate oceans of information.

Belle Long • June 23, 2020

This portable urinal company is flush with demand

Americans are taking lots of road trips -- and that’s opened the floodgates for a new industry.

Michael Waters • June 23, 2020

This summer, everyone is getting their feet wet with pool sharing

Take a dive into the hottest new industry of our no good, very bad pandemic summer.

Michael Waters • June 17, 2020

A community for Black nerds grew out of its founder’s passions

Terril Fields says the focus of Blerd is “nerdy culture, but from a black cultural lens.”

Belle Long • June 16, 2020

How Willie Franklin, a one-man entrepreneur, revamped marijuana packaging

Before he got a hold of them, patients were getting their medical marijuana in ziplock bags.

Michael Waters • June 15, 2020

What to expect as New York City begins to reopen

Retailers, construction companies, manufacturers, and wholesalers can all get back to business, but some won’t do so right away.

Nick DeSantis • June 8, 2020

Big business puts its money where its mouth is

Customers want more than blacked-out avatars — and some companies are stepping up.

Michael Waters • June 5, 2020

Protests and a pandemic: Facial recognition gets another close-up

Policing vs. COVID-19: Facial recognition tech is in an awkward spot.

Michael Waters • June 5, 2020

Trends predictions for a post-COVID world

A pandemic wasn’t on our list of predictions for 2020 -- but it’s our reality. Here’s where we think the business world will go next.

Julia Janks • June 4, 2020

Community highlights: Trendsters solve Zoom headaches and help local businesses

Inside our private Facebook group, Trends members swap ideas and advice. Here are some of their success stories.

Trung T. Phan • June 4, 2020

Test Your Startup Savvy

Take this 5-question quiz to test your startup savvy

Ethan Brooks • June 3, 2020

The plant-based meat wars are hitting the courts

A European court just blocked Nestlé from naming its burger brand “Incredible.”

Nick DeSantis • June 2, 2020

Unrest across America: The early impact on businesses

We’ll help you take stock of the moment, learn from it, and help others.

Nick DeSantis • June 1, 2020

People counting? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

Social distancing means crowd-management companies are taking off.

Michael Waters • June 1, 2020

The stock market is sporting some rose-colored glasses

Regular people are struggling. But the stock market is actually doing… pretty well?

Michael Waters • May 28, 2020

As the country reopens, frozen industries show signs of thawing

The picture is still bleak in many areas, but green shoots are starting to emerge.

Nick DeSantis • May 27, 2020

The big NASA x SpaceX collab is going to be out of this world

There was no chance of postponing — the intergalactic supply chain depends on this launch.

Michael Waters • May 25, 2020

Owning Elon Musk’s old phone number is a real headache

When the Tesla CEO makes news, this woman is sometimes the first to hear about it.

Michael Waters • May 22, 2020

The newest chain store trend: Going indie

By definition, chain stores aren’t local businesses -- but that isn’t stopping them from trying.

Michael Waters • May 21, 2020

The case for starting a business in a pandemic economy

In this economy? Yes, it could be a good time. Here’s why.

Nick DeSantis • May 21, 2020

Earnings calls have become a mouthful

The pandemic has forced CEOs to give up on brevity.

Michael Waters • May 21, 2020

Another pandemic trend to watch: How many businesses return their corona relief money

Shake Shack started the trend last month, and many other companies have followed its lead.

Nick DeSantis • May 19, 2020

The social distancing consultant will see you now

Companies are pivoting to help other businesses with social distancing. Their services are in high demand -- if a little unusual.

Michael Waters • May 15, 2020

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