September 27, 2011
How do you say goodbye? After two years, hundreds of stories, twenty
contributors, and thousands upon thousands of visitors? The support and
feedback I’ve received from readers I’ve never met, folks who want to
help, and small business owners I’m completely inspired by have been the
most amazing things anyone has ever said about me or any work I’ve been
a part of. It’s also been one of the...
September 20, 2011
The concept is simple: for
every delicious nutrition bar purchased, a nutrition pack is provided to
one of two million hungry children in the developing world. Based on
the famous one-for-one social entrepreneurship model that took off a few
years ago with a then-little-known shoe company called TOMS, Two
Degrees Food was founded by Will Hauser, an energetic Harvard graduate,
September 19, 2011
Story by Stacy Edwards.When we last spoke with Emily Green of EmiLime Handcrafted, she was hard at work living the life of a solo entrepreneur, traveling between Austin and Peru to build relationships with Peruvian artisans and telling the public about her hand-knit, all-natural and traceable product line. The past year has been a busy and growing time for both Emily and her business. In fact, at...
September 16, 2011
For the folks out there who relish the tactile and fret over the replacement of books with an electronic facsimile: listen up. For everyone who appreciates a DIY ethic in a mass produced world: you are not alone. And for burgeoning writers with something insightful to say but lost in the sea of blogs: you have a choice. The answer to all three quandaries and more is Microcosm Publishing.What...
September 14, 2011
Story contributed by Polina Selyutin.Bi-Rite, a grocery market nestled in the heart of San Francisco's hip Mission district, has been owned by Sam Mogannam's family since the 1960's. In 1997, when he reluctantly agreed to take over the family business, he decided to run the market his way. His way involved hiring and training staff to be educated and passionate about food, creating a fun...
September 7, 2011
Meet this duo of
entrepreneurs committed to helping out the Alexander McQueen-wannabes of
the world. Their mission: To revolutionize the traditional fashion
regime. After spending years working together in the corporate fashion
world, Lindsay McConnon and Jena Wang took the plunge together and
started their own business. Today, the pair runs Velvet Brigade,
an online operation...