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What Are the Biggest Payment Trends of 2014?

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Bob Angus, PayPal How customers want to pay is going through dramatic change. Just think about how you shopped this past holiday season. Innova...

Dominique Ansel's Cronut Is Now The Only 'Cronut' Around

Posted 01.24.2014 | Small Business

It's official. The name is Cronut -- with a capital "C." United States Patent and Trademark Office records reveal that "Cronut" is now a registered...

14-Year-Old Girl Successfully Launches Adorable Pillow Startup

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.16.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Sydney Loew, Poketti I never thought that I would design, manufacture, and sell a stuffed animal on Shopify, especially at age fourteen. I atten...

If You Could Ask Gary Vee 1 Question, What Would It Be?

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Take a look at Gary Vaynerchuk's Twitter profile and you'll immediately see why he's considered a social media guru. The founder of Wine Library - on...

4 Lessons I Learned in the Shark Tank

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Julie Busha, Slawsa To say that I walked out of ABC's Shark Tank in a state of complete shock might qualify as the biggest understatement in the w...

How To Sell a Product That Isn't a Sandra Bullock Movie

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Jonathan Ybarra, Streetcars Shoes I'm sitting in my office. I'm sitting in my office wishing that my business were a Sandra Bullock movie. ...

Here's How To Profit Off Your Passion For Art

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

Have you ever dreamed of turning your passion for art into a full-fledged business? A well-known photographer has some advice for how to make it happ...

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Entrepreneurship

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Dylan Jawahir, Battle Balm After leaving college with a degree in hand, I would have never believed that I'd be in my current position a decade ...

Want to Learn New Ways to Increase Sales?

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Jake Gasaway, Stitch Labs As independent business owners and entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to isolate ourselves and get tunnel-vision about wh...

How My Accidental Product Could Change the Way You Exercise

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Michael Volkin, Strength Stack 52 It might sound like a sales pitch, but I created a product that might forever change the way you exercise, and ...

Building a Business Based on Positivity

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 03.01.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Sandra Centorino, Say It Forward My daughters and I launched a store, the sole purpose of which is to bring back positivity and encourage face-to-...

Idahoans Crowdfund a Giant Potato Drop for New Year's Eve 

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Amanda Larrinaga, BOISE, IDAHO - This New Year's Eve, the famous ball in Times Square won't be the only memorable icon ringing in th...

How to Gamify Christmas

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.22.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Shelly Albaum, The Christmas Game We all have romantic visions of meaningful Christmas celebrations, which are recorded in movies and books about...

How To Have An Anti-Corporate Christmas

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business

Sure, anyone can pick up a Christmas gift this year made by a major corporation, but the truly thoughtful might be more pleased with what they find if...

Selling a Christmas Tree You've Never Seen Before

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.17.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Sarah Monkton, The Jubiltree Company Our alternative Christmas tree company began as an innocent family project one holiday. At the time, I neve...

Why I Launched a Christmas-Themed Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.16.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By James McCarthy, The Christmas Shirt Company ♬ It's nuts roasting by an open fire, Sweat drops, dripping from your nose. Thermostat ca...

How I Doubled My Sales Using Shopify

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.12.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Dylan Clifton, Perception Apparel Since switching my online store to Shopify's platform, my sales have more than doubled. But that's not where my...

Supermodel Selita Ebanks: 'Commit And Proceed'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

For former Victoria's Secret model and entrepreneur Selita Ebanks, it's not just having a lot of ideas that counts. It's also having the determination...

Building a Heart- (and Hand-) Warming Business From the Ground Up

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.09.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Jocelyn Alsdorf, GiveGloves There is no doubt that we care about what happens to other people, no matter how far away they may be. Just look at ...

Why I Left $100K/Year to Pursue Ideas Over Income

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Dan Delisle, pushxpro Seven great years into a noble engineering career, I left it. I opened a Shopify store instead, but it was quite a jou...

How These Entrepreneurs Are Reinventing the Map

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.03.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Our goal is to put in your home a bit of the magic that makes your city so special, and keep great little places loved and visited along the way.

Startup Has Finally Solved Santa's Mail Problem

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 02.01.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Craig Stapley, Santa's Red Letter Our converted office is decorated with stacks of red envelopes, piles of dark coal and rows upon rows of festive ...

How Online Retailers Are Preparing For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

'Tis the season for online sales. As the biggest sales weekend of the year approaches, online merchants small and large are preparing to entice custo...

Women in Business: Q&A with Debbie Sterling, Founder of GoldieBlox

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Laura Dunn

Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mi...

Shopify BuildaBiz Winner GoldieBlox's Video Goes Viral

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

That video depicts a trio of playful young girls setting up an elaborate Mouse Trap-style apparatus to the tune of the Beastie Boys' classic hit, "Girls." The lyrics are rewritten to empower girls who are tired of seeing only pink, princessy toys for girls.