Tim O'Reilly's life shows that interesting things can happen when you are working for more than just money.
Dan Stinchcomb was in Colorado. Joe Santangelo, in Singapore. A VC suggested they meet. Could they make a deal work?
Bob Moore was a middle-aged retiree when he launched his second career - and then gave it away to his employees.
Youngstown, Ohio, of all places, is attempting to reinvent itself as a technology center.
Lorraine Earle of Johnny Cupcakes runs the $3.4 million family T-shirt business founded by her son, John.
Get Real | Jason Fried
According to Jason Fried, too many businesses use the same generic phrases to explain their services.
Balancing Acts | Meg Cadoux Hirshberg
Meg Hirshberg discusses what to do when the work-obsessed spouse wants to play--without you.
A hybrid bike by Currie Technologies is part Schwinn, part Prius.
Kara Goldin founded Hint water in San Francisco in 2005 and built it into a beverage empire. The natural fruit drink is now sold in 17,000 locations. Here are a couple of her favorite things.
How entrepreneur Matt Everson of Astuteo uses RescueTime software to get more done each day.
A gadget that turns almost any surface into a speaker.
3floz.com caters to harried business travelers with high-end toiletries in carry-on sizes.
A new breed of high-tech hotels for road warriors.
Is your product ready for its close-up?
Models from Black & Decker, Fellowes, and OfficeMax that offer fewer jams and more style.
Create your own virtual IT department.
These wireless adapters give you new ways to compute from the couch.
Software for every step of the sales process.
Laura Marcusse, founding partner of Adorn, is a cage fighter, or mixed martial artist, after hours.
To be a viable source for fuel, algae must be dried completely, but the most common way of doing so is costly and inefficient. Ohio-based Algaeventure Systems has developed a new, more efficient way to dry.
The secrets, and the benefits, of effective communication.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's latest venture debuted in the App Store this week, reaching No. 1 in its category.
More small businesses are using the online advertising technique to bring customers back to their websites.
More local businesses are asking customers to answer trivia questions for a chance to win prizes.
Why more companies are trying out a new kind of barter system.
Craig Mitnick wants to raise $7.5m to fund the development of a new subscription service. Will his plan work?
Jeffrey Bussgang, author of Mastering the VC Game and a principal at Flybridge Capital Partners, on how to get funded.
John Scharffenberger and other entrepreneurs offer advice to Bubble Chocolate.
Ten tips for running a successful public-relations campaign.
BEHIND THE SCENES
A look at the companies that help keep the Lakes Regional Park Playground in Fort Myers, Florida, fun and tangle-free.
WePay co-founder Rich Aberman on the trials of launching a business.
A low-power television station that broadcasts lots of high school sports and town hall meetings is on the market for $2.5 million. At its height in 2005, WPSJ took in $400,000 in ad revenue.
According to authors Leonardo Inghilleri and Micah Solomon, loyal customers are like family. Their book Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit explores the fundamentals of great customer service.
New devices that unlock kinetic energy and recharge your gadgets.
The latest news on Trip Hawkins, Nancy O'Dell, and Magnolia Bakery.
Entrepreneur Annie Haven is trying to build a fast-growing business built on dried cow manure.
Kjerstin Erickson has offered up a percentage of her future earnings in exchange for upfront funding.
Seattle serial entrepreneur Joe Eichinger loved to start ultrasound companies.
VIEWS & OPINIONS
To succeed in business, and in life, you must be prepared to travel in unexpected directions.
Best-selling author Tom Rath looks at the link between work-life balance and personal happiness.