The small business boom ain’t over yet

During the pandemic, a combination of stimulus checks and free time led many to tap into their inner entrepreneur. Case in point: Google searches for...
Rob Litterst • October 7, 2022

Why small businesses should think like media companies

Everyone’s an influencer. You may have heard that before. But I have a thesis that: Every company will become a media company. Every investor will become an...
Codie Sanchez • July 7, 2022

Digits: 15-minute delivery, Lightyear, and teacher shortages

1) The economics behind 15-minute deliveries are bad. Jokr, which raised $430m in venture capital, is now shutting down US operations. Internal data shows...
Jacob Cohen • June 21, 2022

Black-owned businesses are booming

The pandemic was particularly rough on Black-owned businesses, many of which are concentrated in retail, restaurants, and other sectors where social distancing is hard. In...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 5, 2022

The US government’s $10B small biz program, explained

Source: Getty Images $1T. The US government has spent more than that amount to prop up small businesses since the start of the pandemic, per The...
Trung T. Phan • January 10, 2022

How scents, lighting, and music can ease diners back into restaurants

Can the soothing smell of eucalyptus help reluctant diners feel at ease when they return to restaurants? Some experts think so! Data intelligence company Morning...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 4, 2021

The family business that’s been blowing stuff up since 1947

Source: Controlled Demolition, Inc. The Loizeaux family business is booming. Literally. For 3 generations, the Loizeauxs have operated Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI). They use …
Jacob Cohen • August 13, 2021

This entrepreneur built a $1m SAT-tutoring business from his bed

Tutoring is in Adam Shlomi’s blood. In high school, the South Florida native and recent Georgetown grad taught others the secrets of the SAT and...
Jacob Cohen • February 22, 2021

How Imprint Engine built a $7m+ business disrupting print and promotional products

In 2012, Minneapolis-based marketing professionals Travis Veit, Caleb Gilbertson, and Zach Sussman were frustrated. At work, they spent so much time coordinating printers, …
Jacob Cohen • February 2, 2021

How small business owners survived the Great Recession

“Worst since 2008.” It’s a phrase we’ve seen a lot of in recent weeks, as COVID-19 continues to claim lives and shutter vast swaths of...
Zachary Crockett • April 11, 2020

The race is on for the government’s small-business rescue loans

But it got off to a bumpy start. Last Friday, lenders began accepting applications from small businesses that want to tap into $349B in coronavirus...
Nick DeSantis • April 6, 2020

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