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Innovative Lending Options Give Small Businesses New Life

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

There are some good funding alternatives for small businesses and the growth in this area continues to accelerate. It won't be long before you and I can get crowdfunded equity in our favorite startups and businesses.

How The First National Podcasting Conference Launched With A $30,000 Kickstarter Campaign

John Corcoran | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

Dan Franks knew 24 hours into his first Kickstarter campaign that they were on to something. Franks and a couple of co-founders had decided to hol...

The Producer's Work: An Interview With Denis Friedman

Marcin J. Sobczak | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marcin J. Sobczak

We do know that the producers are a group of outstanding, creative and charismatic personalities. That is why we would like to introduce to you The Producer's Work!

Countdown to Launch: A New App Prepares to Take Off

Zandile Blay | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Zandile Blay

The classic tale of a chance meeting on a subway platform is the beginning of countless love stories. But for Esosa Ighodaro and Abiodun Johnson, it marked the beginning of a business one.

Coming Into Your Queer Identity... At The Spa?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices

The coming out process is complicated and unique for everyone -- especially when there are familial or cultural tensions involved. What can the ex...

Your Favorite Detective Finally Has Her Own Board Game, Thanks To One Teen

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.14.2014 | Teen

Sixteen-year-old Quincy MacShane of Concord, Mass. is such a big Nancy Drew fan that she designed a trivia board game in honor of the teenage detectiv...

Rage Against The Machine's Zack De La Rocha Is Back

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment

Run The Jewels is possibly the most dynamic, hard-hitting duo in hip-hop today, and Killer Mike and El-P's new "RTJ2" track, "Close Your Eyes (And Cou...

The Cutting Edge of Accessories: The Wooden Bow Tie

Nick Norton | Posted 10.08.2014 | Style
Nick Norton

When deciding how to put together a good wardrobe, many men forget about the accessories.

Here's How 3Doodler Raised $1 Million Overnight on Kickstarter

Michael Price | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

Ten years ago, you'd only be able to fund these business ideas with the aid of an investor or some other 3rd party entity. Thanks to the Internet, creativity and entrepreneurship has been democratized.

An Interview With Steve Rothery

Phil Simon | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Phil Simon

Nearly a year later, I recently sat down with him to talk about his first solo record, The Ghosts of Pripyat, (now available on iTunes), among other subjects. We also touch upon Postcards from the Road, his book of photographs.

Queer Film Cubby Sparks Controversy Before It's Even Released

Shawn Binder | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Shawn Binder

It's the film's inclusion of both a male sex worker character and a young child that's making some uncomfortable, although Blane is quick to point out that there is no remote connection between the two in terms of sexual situations or scenes.

Man Behind $55,000 Potato Salad Kickstarter Throws Epic Potato Party

AP | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a hug...

Man Behind Potato Salad Kickstarter To Throw Party, Fight Hunger While He's At It

Associated Press | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up rai...

Don't You Forget About These: New Compilation Salutes the 'Second British Invasion'

Eric Williams | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment
Eric Williams

The track list of "Reign" skews toward, if not technically one-hit wonders, artists whose greatest popularity was concentrated in a brief timespan, and the song selections tend toward those which will likely get first mention in their originators' obituaries

Man Who Raised $55K For Potato Salad To Throw Epic Party

AP | Posted 09.25.2014 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up rai...

Here's How a Light Bulb Raised $1.3 Million on Kickstarter in 6 Days

Michael Price | Posted 09.19.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

According to LIFX founder Phil Bosua, the team didn't use any marketing or PR to launch their Kickstarter project. So how then did they raise $1.3 million in just six days?

How One Startup Is Helping Low-Income Americans

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Guy Cimbalo

In May 2014, Jimmy Chen left his position as product manager at Facebook in search of something smaller and more meaningful. That's when he stumbled u...

New Documentary Sheds Light On The Uncertain Future Of Classical Music

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

Can we divine the future of classical music? Amidst the falling popularity of orchestras and the financial instability of historic institutions, the d...

Australian Startup Sets Style Standard for Wearable Tech

Amy Cummins | Posted 09.16.2014 | Technology
Amy Cummins

A new Australian tech startup called Linou is aiming to achieve what larger companies have not in making tech fashion both functional and appealing, while also forgoing the use of plastics and other harmful materials.

Dream, Girl: How One Film Is Inspiring Girls to Go for Their Dreams

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Meet Erin Bagwell: She's the director and creator of Dream Girl, a film that is encouraging girls everywhere to become leaders and realize their entrepreneurial dreams. This documentary is redefining what it means to be a businesswoman.

Crowdfunding Site GoFundMe Won't Let Crowds Fund Abortions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

A crowdfunding site touted as "Kickstarter for the rest of us" has decided that the rest of us doesn't include people who are pro-abortion rights. ...

Here's How the Pebble Smartwatch Became the Most Funded Project in Kickstarter History

Michael Price | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

The success of Pebble was no doubt ground-breaking. The Kickstarter project launched by founder and CEO Eric Migicovsky built a brand for Pebble's smartwatches and helped to further spread Kickstarter to the masses.

Startup Advice From Yes Man CEO and College Student: Part 2

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.05.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

This installment covers how Nathan set out on his entrepreneurial journey and where he hopes to be in the next 10 years.

From Crane Operator to Artist: How a Homeless Man Is Transforming His Life

Liz Powers | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Liz Powers

As my mailbox becomes inundated with flyers advertising extravagant Labor Day sales, I can't help but think about all of the people who became unemployed in the recession. How have their lives transformed over the last six years? Where are they now?

Indie Movie 'Moving On' Shoots for the Stars -- and Wins!

J V Crum III | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
J V Crum III

I first learned of David and Morgan Hansow while researching my previous blog, "5 Social Entrepreneurs Who Could Change the World." After writing th...