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Facebook Is Trying to Get Mobile Users to Shop Directly Through Its App

Facebook Inc wants its users to shop for clothes and other products from their mobile phones without ever leaving its app. In an effort to move further into e-commerce and compete with Amazon Inc’s retail offerings, Facebook announced Monday it is testing several ad features that allow users to shop directly through its app. Few users […]

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Lego Is the Latest Toymaker Vying for a Piece of This $4 Billion Market

LEGO is the latest toymaker to dip its toe into the $4 billion toys-to-life market, an emerging genre of play that attempts to combine physical toys with digital experiences. The Danish company, like many of its American counterparts, is looking for ways to make its toys more compelling as kids spend more time on devices. […]

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How an Outdoor-Clothing Company Is Building Up Manufacturing in Mountain Towns

How an Outdoor-Clothing Company Is Building Up Manufacturing in Mountain Towns

This story first appeared in the October issue of Startups. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Voormi CEO Dan English, a Microsoft veteran, has set out to remake the outdoor-apparel industry. His company, which he founded in 2010, has patented a water-resistant yet breathable fabric that’s being used in outerwear, attracting attention from […]

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The Future of Advertising Will Probably Look a Lot Like 'Minority Report'

Minority Report, the sci-fi blockbuster, came out more than 13 years ago. And yet its tech-enriched vision of the future is beginning to look eerily prescient — at least when it comes to advertising. Take the scene in which Tom Cruise’s John Anderton enters the Gap. Superficially, the store looks familiar: there’s the same squeaky […]

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This Recruiting Hack Will Save You Time and Lead to Better Interviews

For CEOs of all types of companies, recruiting can be among the most important, but time-consuming, of your responsibilities. Finding the best talent requires attracting, impressing and filtering top candidates as efficiently as possible at all stages of the recruiting funnel. That’s why it’s so crazy for me to see early-stage startups waste hundreds of hours on boring “first […]

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How Small Teams Can Achieve Big Results

If you’ve ever watched The Good Wife on CBS and loved the clothes, you may be surprised that one of the main designers dressing the likes of Julianna Margulies and Christine Baranski on the small screen isn’t a billion-dollar brand, but a 10-year-old one, number35, which has a team of less than 10 people collectively […]

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5 Tips for Running a Business While You Are on the Mend

I was completely rested and ready for a fall season filled with networking events and conferences, including the first ever Entrepreneur360 Conference held in New York City on Oct. 7. But my plans came to a screeching halt when at the end of September, the unthinkable happened: I fell and broke my right foot. All I […]

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10 Entrepreneurial Land Mines to Avoid

Every entrepreneur will make mistakes. Nobody is perfect, and most business owners are constantly sailing in uncharted waters, learning as they go.  While completely avoiding all mistakes is impossible, there are some that I see entrepreneurs make over and over — errors that shouldn’t be as common as they are. In no particular order, here are 10 entrepreneurial […]

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Ferrari traffic jam? Production to jump 30%

Ferrari later this month is scheduled to price 17.2 million shares it will offer to the public, equal to about 9 percent of the company, as part of its planned spinoff from Fiat Chrysler. The automaker said it expects the offering price for the shares to fall between $48 and $52, valuing the company at […]

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When to Use the Term Debt vs. Revolving Debt

When you need to borrow money for your business, the type of debt you take on makes a big difference. By matching up the right type of loan to your needs, you can coordinate the payments with your schedule and lower the amount you’ll pay for financing.  Related: 5 Reasons Paying Down Debt Is a Critical […]

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