Journal Reports: Small Business
New apps and other technologies could be useful in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
July 15, 2020
One possibility: People are more motivated by the idea of being an entrepreneur than by having a great business concept.
Jimmy Gould came up with a product designed to help keep soap from slipping.
Everybody needs to get offline at least part of the time to focus on the big picture. You just may need to trick yourself into doing it.
Retail sites have a wealth of detailed information that they use to focus their temporary stores.
Their presence as owners has soared in recent years, thanks to better access to resources and networks.
Designations like chief operating officer and chief tech officer make it easier to settle on who does what.
From ‘Seinfeld’ to ‘I Love Lucy,’ TV characters have come up with can’t-miss schemes. Experts tell us what went wrong—and how they might have worked.
The things that make improvisational comedy work are often the same things that make a new company successful.
Startups founded by a single person are more likely to survive and succeed than those founded by a team.
The field of biomimicry says that businesses can take away crucial lessons from studying how organisms adapt to devastation.
Elena Colombo’s decorative items that center on flames have become a hit with architects and designers.
‘Fail fast,’ see what didn’t work and try again is the conventional wisdom. But research shows failed founders aren’t any better the next time. It doesn’t have to be that way.
A work mate can be crucial for remote workers and freelancers. The trick is knowing where to look—and then finding the right one.
Two moms came up with a combination sheet and blanket to simplify straightening the covers.
The real benefits may not be the money they make, but the lessons about startups—and life
Part of their pitch: They focus on organic ingredients and customized products.
Goals with round amounts do worse than others, researchers say.
We asked some well-known company founders what they relish and dislike about the path they’ve chosen. Read what they say before you launch your own startup.
The pandemic is helping these internet services soar. But will the boom fade with the virus?
Studying verse can help build creative thinking that is crucial for founders, one educator says.
Videoconference parties. Shared playlists. Visits from an elf. All can help far-flung workers bond.
Water kept ruining outdoor decorations, so he invented a gadget to keep them dry.
Some business owners dare to leave the office behind. Way behind. Here are three who lived to tell about it.
Matthew Wilson shot a tiny-budget film with Amazon Prime in mind—and is making back his money, penny by penny.
A couple wanted to create a mug that was easier to handle—and found a successful idea.
It’s all too easy to make kids horrified at the idea of getting involved. Here are some clear do’s and don’ts.
Cosmo Kramer’s many failed ideas are fodder for understanding what makes for a successful startup.
For Craig Smith, popcorn and soda are what keeps him afloat—together with a personal touch.
Looking for independent retailers in your area? There is software designed to help.
It can be tough to keep parents and children from getting sour on a shoot. Here’s how pros keep them smiling.
A Cappella Books has survived, even thrived, the same way other indie bookstores have: by rethinking the way it makes money.
For the Burch clan, instilling enthusiasm for startups has been a lifelong project—starting pretty much from birth.
Startups are discovering that the new technology can help cut costs and give them an edge on big rivals.