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Sir Richard Branson Named Mentor in Shopify's Entrepreneurship Competition

Courtney Symons | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Courtney Symons

Sir Richard Branson is opening up his private island to five intrepid entrepreneurs as part of the Build A Business Competition. Five winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Necker Island, the home of Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson.

An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.

Attitudes and trends of the new consumer

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

To meet customer expectations, companies face increasing pressure. Therefore it is important to set higher goals; it is not enough to exceed what we have done in the past if another company is growing more than we are.

How to Scale Your Business (Fast!) After a Runaway Crowdfunding Campaign

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Liz Downey, Foodie Dice Last year, my sister moved to California to start a business with me. We didn't know what we were going to do, but we li...

Do You See Faces in Everyday Objects?

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Alex Regenstreich, Iseefacestoo "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust ...

How to Use Google Shopping to Grow Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

All businesses know the power of Google - its search engine results can bring you customers that are actively searching for what you're selling. But...

5 Lessons I Learned While Developing My Product

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Sara Rose Anderson, Britelites A few years ago, after my daughter was born, I considered getting a serious makeover. Nine months of preg...

10 Coolest 3D Printer Creations

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Nathaniel Caird, Natty Industries I started Natty Industries because I noticed a gap that 3D Printing could fill, or rather lots of tiny gaps. ...

How We Used Instagram to Grow Our Sales By 500% In 2 Months

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

ZuVi was created with a mother's love of fashion, a daughter's love for yoga, and their mutual love for the environment. The result was some crazy, ...

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name For Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.01.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By .CO Having the right domain name helps you establish your credibility, makes it easier to promote your brand, and gives people a place to find y...

7 Strangest Stores in Shopify's Build A Business Competition

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Thousands of stores have entered Shopify's Build A Business Competition to see if they can sell the most in their category over a two-month period. ...

TV Host Amber Mac: 'It's Not About Innovation, It's About Adaptation'

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.28.2014 | Small Business

Being a successful entrepreneur isn't about reinventing the wheel, according to Canadian TV personality Amber Mac. It's about making the technology th...

How A Fast Food Tray Turned Into A Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Steven Watts, Slyde Handboards Few businesses can say they got their start from a tray. But that's exactly where I got my idea for the busin...

The Secret Weapon Your iPhone Needs

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

About two years ago, entrepreneur Laurence Hallier was sitting with his friend, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, and talking about their love of iP...

Hey Sports Fans, You Need One Of These

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.19.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Steven Taylor, Form & Glory Back in November, I launched a new design collective and Shopify store called Form & Glory. Its mission is to br...

5 Tips For Using Twitter to Drive Social Commerce

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.17.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Twitter is a great tool to help you build meaningful connections with potential customers. What are the best ways to engage your audience? And ...

Arianna Huffington: Failure 'Is A Stepping Stone To Success'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2014 | Small Business

Arianna Huffington knows a thing or two about failure. The trick, she says, is not letting it stop you. The editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post ...

Tina Roth Eisenberg on Picking Winning Projects

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Tina Roth Eisenberg is known to many as swissmiss after her wildly popular design blog. She's since become known for many other creative projects i...

Every Thrift Shopper Needs to See This

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.10.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Chris White, Shinesty At Shinesty, our mission is to rid the world of life-sucking, smile-stealing, boring clothing. Every week, million...

Lil Jon: Who I Dream of Working With & What Donald Trump is Like

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Lil Jon is a rapper, producer, DJ and entrepreneur. He's known for his rambunctious catch phrases and ceaseless energy, as well as being a star of t...

Going From Inmate to Entrepreneur

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Hass Saddique, SWAGG It wasn't long ago that I was in prison. Now, I'm travelling the country, spreading positive vibes and running a business ...

Everything I Needed to Know About Business I Learned in the Kitchen

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Ami Varsanyi, Luv Macarons "Let's do one hand at a time, to spare my boyfriend from having to deal with any... personal hygiene issues," I...

The Three Key Retail Metrics You Should Be Tracking

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

We all know the importance of looking at the numbers in order to improve your business. But what metrics should you focus on as a retai...

What It's Like To Watch Your Own Ad During The Super Bowl

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Millions of people tune into the Super Bowl every year to watch the big game - but also to see the specially crafted Super Bowl commercials. Th...