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Entries by Drew Guarini from 04/2012

Foldable.Me Offers Personalized Origami-Like Figurines

Posted 04.02.2012 | Small Business

Even arts and crafts are going high tech these days. A new startup called Foldable.Me has come up with a way for people to create small, origami-like ...

LowLine Creators Reach Initial Fundraising Goal On Kickstarter

Posted 04.03.2012 | Small Business

Think a park beneath the streets of New York is far-fetched? A pair of innovators are one step closer to making it a reality. Dan Barasch and James...

Sideswiped: Can Banks And Retailers Kiss And Make Up?

Posted 04.03.2012 | Small Business

Two weeks before bitterly contested regulations regarding its debit cards went into effect in the fall, MasterCard threw a party in New York City. The...

Challenges That Almost Ruined My Business

Posted 04.03.2012 | Small Business

I started Excellent Mortgage in 2006 during the housing boom, and I wanted to grow as fast as possible. I wasn't thorough during the hiring process an...

Bono's Dropbox Investment: What Else Does The U2 Frontman Own?

Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

Bono may be known for his humanitarian work, but the U2 frontman also commands the spotlight for his role as tech investor, highlighted recently by hi...

Jay-Z's Club Hosts Startup Party

Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

When Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan's Flatiron District re-opened in January, there were a slew of stars and celebrities there to celebrate, includ...

Cod Fishermen Face Federal Regulations

Posted 04.05.2012 | Small Business

Hard times for cod fishermen in New England may become even more difficult with federal regulators reducing the amount of cod they can catch when fish...

Heirs To Old Money Plunge Into Tech

Posted 04.05.2012 | Small Business

Like many young scions, Mark Ghermezian joined the family business, an empire started by his grandfather that now includes banks, manufacturing compan...

Protecting Your Small Business: How To Keep From Getting Sued

Posted 04.06.2012 | Small Business

When you own a business, especially a successful one, lawsuits are sometimes inevitable.  Small businesses are a popular target because people assume...

Small Business Makes A Risky Bet On Health Care

Posted 04.06.2012 | Small Business

SouthCoast Medical Group had long provided health insurance to its employees the conventional way, paying premiums to an insurance company that covere...

The Condom iPhone Case... And 9 Others We Never Would've Thought Of (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.06.2012 | Small Business

As the battle for access to contraception rages across America, it’s nice to know that one group of Australian entrepreneurs have taken matters into...

Make Social Networks Work For Your Start-Up

Posted 04.09.2012 | Small Business

When Maxine Gardner started an online business selling original artwork in 2010, she says she felt compelled to immediately dive into social networkin...

Can Coffee Kick-Start An Economy?

Posted 04.09.2012 | Small Business

When he set out to wedge his coffee onto supermarket shelves in England and America, Andrew Rugasira didn’t start by making phone calls from his hom...

Caine's Arcade: 9-Year-Old Caine Monroy Creates A Cardboard Arcade (VIDEO)

Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business

Like many other kids his age, Caine Monroy enjoys playing games and going to the arcade. But this 9-year-old from Los Angeles is very different from h...

Drilling Down: What Small Businesses Should Know About Crowdfunding

Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business

In this week’s Dashboard roundup of small-business news, we quoted from a blog post in which Ryan Caldbeck gave three reasons why crowdfunding will ...

Upcoming Small Business Competitions

Posted 04.11.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses and startups looking for money can enter these 7 upcoming small business competitions and win as much as $100,000. Deadlines to apply...

How Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom Won The Start-up Sweepstakes

Posted 04.11.2012 | Small Business

SAN FRANCISCO — How does a 28-year-old make $400 million in 18 months? With the right idea at the right time in mobile apps for smartphones. K...

PhoneSoap: The Device That Will Charge And Sanitize Your Phone

Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

Are you guilty? A recent study by 11mark found that 75 percent of Americans use their smartphone while on the toilet. People admitted to texting, brow...

You've Got... Tala Raassi

Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

Fashion designer Tala Raassi recalls being lashed in Iran as a teenager for wearing a skirt. Raassi's experience led her to embrace fashion as a symbo...

A Startup's Tool Helps Evade Iran's Censors, For Now

Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

In early 2011, David Gorodyansky watched the Arab Spring unfold on his company’s server logs. “We came into the office, we’d see that our usage ...

Instagram, Facebook, And The New Zero-Revenue Acquisitions

Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

Ever since Facebook announced plans to spend a billion dollars to acquire photo-sharing startup Instagram, critics have rightly wondered why even a Si...

For Sky Zone Trampoline Parks, The Sky's The Limit

Posted 04.12.2012 | Small Business

Perhaps more than most entrepreneurs, the Platt family knows a thing or two about bouncing back. In 2004, Rick Platt used $2 million to recruit athlet...

Are Boomer Entrepreneurs Preparing To Cash Out?

Posted 04.13.2012 | Small Business

This could be another sign that the small business economy is recovering: Private company acquisitions on business-for-sale marketplace BizBuySell.com...

The Amazing Matzo Stimulus

Posted 04.13.2012 | Small Business

When Aron Streit started making matzo in 1916, unleavened bread was a serious growth business, at least on Manhattan's Lower East Side. By the late 19...

Wake Up, Social Entrepreneurs

Posted 04.13.2012 | Small Business

If you attend a certain sort of conference, hang out at a certain sort of coffee shop or visit a certain sort of university, you’ve probably run int...