Britney Keeler thought she was going to be a physician. Instead she's an entrepreneur of a boutique clothing line with a message of kindness and a goal to make a positive impact on the world.
Who knew a New Age crafts seller could be so, well, crafty? Etsy joins a larger fraternity of American corporations that use a variety of offshore tax havens to collectively dodge $90 billion in U.S. taxes every year. But few if any of those other companies make such bold ethical claims as Etsy.
After countless hours of scouring the web, I've compiled a list of fashionable pieces, perfect for the playa. While some think of their Burning Man wardrobe as costumes, I'd like to think of the outfits I've curated as an extension of my true style aesthetic.
For bibliophiles, it's impossible to walk by a bookstore and not feel compelled to go in. You always have a book in-hand and a "to-read" list that will never stop growing. And you're always willing to proclaim your affection for books, in any way possible -- including pillows.
In a four month period in 2014 I turned $0.30 into $5,000 with Etsy. Maybe it was timing or maybe it was luck, but I stumbled across a way of using Etsy that helped my Etsy shop start making sales just days after the first listing.
It's no surprise that our lives have paralleled the ups and downs of "Boston's most enchanting street with eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining," as the district touts itself.
Some version of the Gig and Sharing economies are here to stay. As policymakers, we need to ask the right questions, discuss the appropriate rules of the road, and know when we need to get out of the way.
B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They have passed a rigorous assessment using criteria including governance, workers, community and environment.
The buzz about Etsy's IPO runs something like this... the company that connects artisans and home-based craft makers to a new kind of consumer hungry for unique products -- has met its nemesis: the public equity markets.
What can Etsy do to grow its revenue while also keeping its sellers happy? How can Etsy create the supply to match increasing demand moving forward?
It's not the age of small business, but microbusiness: the individual with something to sell, whether it's artisanal furniture or a skill. The millennials seem to know this instinctively, the rest of us are learning it.
While feminist fashion products may allow feminists to display their beliefs with pride, they also reduce those beliefs to something that amounts to nothing more than a trend, easily packaged up and put on the self until it becomes in-style again.
This past year has been eventful in New York City retail, from market newcomers to high-tech stores to welcome announcements of what's to come. And of course, my last column of 2014 is the perfect time to discuss my favorite new stores of the year. Let me know what you think!
When it comes to building brands online there are no group of individuals more successful or sought-after than the artistic entrepreneurs I interviewed for this article.
I present to you the top seven worst Christmas gifts I have ever received, and seven improved options that I totally wish I'd received instead. Please slip this hint list under Santa's door, affixed to a bottle of rum so he doesn't miss it.
The near monopolists are at bat and are swinging for the fences in a bid to kill open Internet rules and dominate the online ecosystem. I see FCC Chairman Wheeler on the mound, trying to decide what to pitch while millions of interested parties fill the stands.