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How To Handle Your Customers's Data With Care...Or Else

Jon Hyman has spent a lot of time thinking about privacy.

3 mins read
Inc.
December 2018

The New Hard Money

Hard money isn’t what is used to be. Case in point: Washington Capital Partners, a private hard money lender that couples real-life investing experience with cutting-edge technology and superior customer service.

3 mins read
Inc.
December 2018

Two Legends Talk Shop

Panera Breads Ron Shaich and Kinds Daniel Lubetzky discuss creativity, control, and the future of entrepreneurialism.

5 mins read
Inc.
November 2018

It's never Too Late For A Second Act

How to start something new late in your career and still protect your retirement.

3 mins read
Inc.
November 2018

How Female Founders Can Combat Bias

Research shows that investors put female founders on the defensive more than they do their male counterparts. Now theres a strategy to turn the conversation around.

3 mins read
Inc.
November 2018

The Challenges Of Building An Ethical Machine

Academics worry how A.I. will be programmed to navigate ethical dilemmas. Founders of A.I.-driven companies dont. But they should.

6 mins read
Inc.
November 2018

Banish Payroll Headaches With Outsourcing Options

SMB leaders need to spend more time on business-critical activities and less on admin tasks. Payroll services solutions can help.

5 mins read
Inc.
November 2018

Up next / Personal Health Youth, On Tap Forever

Your stem cells hold the cure to a host of illsand maybe aging itself. Forever Labs is making sure theyll be there when you need them.

6 mins read
Inc.
November 2018

Gaining Altitude

Meet Wheels Up, one of Inc.s Private Titansthe nations most dynamic non-public businesses. No, its notUberfor jets. But the rapidly growing company is lowering the price of entry into the world of private aviation.

2 mins read
Inc.
November 2018

For Love Or Meat

The hippie endurance athletes behind Epic Provisions sold their natural food company to General Mills for a reported $100 million. It began as an unexpected love affair. Then, it got complicated.

10+ mins read
Inc.
November 2018

Horseracing- Against All Odds

Despite the sport's declining popularity and aging tracks, and new opportunities to gamble, BelindaStronachis betting that her company can remake horseracing.

3 mins read
Inc.
October 2018

The Benefits And Perks - Attracting America's Top Female Talent

Be flexible and creative and give the gift of time

3 mins read
Inc.
October 2018

9 Best Female-Focused Funds

Founding teams that include men and women produce dramatically stronger valuation growth than all-male founding teams, according to research from First Round Capital. But startups withgender-diverseteams win just 18 percent of the venture capital pie.

4 mins read
Inc.
October 2018

100 Boldest, Most Innovative Female Founders

The 100 pioneers, empire-builders, movement makers, innovators, creatives, serial entrepreneurs, and geeks building the most exciting businesses in America.

10+ mins read
Inc.
October 2018

How Do You Cut A Work Perk Without Hurting Morale?

Advice from the founders of America’s fastest-growing companies. 

2 mins read
Inc.
October 2018

The Unlikely Business Of Being Brene`

The social worker’s research launched her into the ranks of leadership gurus. Running her own business has been a little more complicated.

10+ mins read
Inc.
October 2018

Discovering What Makes Athletes Tick

JAYMEE MESSLER THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE - Messler’s sports management firm represented Derek Jeter until the baseball superstar retired. Then the duo hatched their own sports media company.

5 mins read
Inc.
October 2018

Healing Communities One Act At A Time

​With the Subaru Love Promise, the car company is taking a stand in an age of divisiveness.

3 mins read
Inc.
October 2018

A Splat-Tacular Start

CAN YOU TEACH KIDS HOW TO CODE DURING PLAY TIME? UNRULY SPLATS DO JUST THAT.

2 mins read
Inc.
October 2018

Ellen Pao On Social Media, Venture Capital, Leadership and #MeToo

Ellen Pao knows the startup world—and its skeletons—inside and out. The former venture capitalist and one-time CEO of Reddit is now the co-founder and CEO of Project Include, a nonprofit that advises tech companies on diversity and inclusion. Pao first rocked Silicon Valley in 2012 by suing her employer, legendary venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, for gender discrimination. Though she ultimately lost, her lawsuit sparked a long-overdue reckoning about how the tech industry treats women and people of color, and helped lay the groundwork for the ongoing #MeToo movement. In a wide-ranging interview, Pao explains why this is a critical moment for women in Silicon Valley, calls for greater regulation of the biggest internet companies, and warns entrepreneurs against the worst mistakes she sees founders make.

10+ mins read
Inc.
September 2018

Building Your Dream Team?

Start with great benefits and attract great people.

2 mins read
Inc.
September 2018

From Door Knockers To Bug Busters

Insects don’t respect business hours, so pest-control companies hire Slingshot to handle sales and service calls day and night. Co-founder and CEO Taylor Olson’s unusual odyssey from Mormon missionary to bug-bomb scheduler.

3 mins read
Inc.
September 2018

Fitness Warriors

Annoyed by her lousy yoga class experience, Sarah Larson Levey created Y7 Studio. She’s part of the upward-facing boutique fitness movement.

9 mins read
Inc.
September 2018

Finding Comfort In Their Own Skin

Sartorial frustration—and some encouragement from her wife, Naomi Gonzalez—drove Fran Dunaway to launch a clothing line for women with a masculine streak. But when the couple noticed that it was boxer briefs—not button-up shirts—that were flying off the shelves, they realized they had found their hero.

3 mins read
Inc.
September 2018

Discovering The Beat Of A Business

Matt Fiedler was a product manager at a tech startup when he and his roommate, Tyler Barstow, had a very analog idea for a company: vinyl records. In 2013, they launched Vinyl Me, Please, now an e-commerce site that, for $29 a month, sends curated records to subscribers, from the vintage (Black Sabbath’s Paranoid ) to the obscure (Watch Out! by 1970s Zimbabwean band Wells Fargo). But, in 2015, Fiedler made miscalculations that led him to an emotional breakdown—and the near-unraveling of his business.

3 mins read
Inc.
September 2018

Diagnosis: The Scrubs Market Is Comatose. The Cure? Add Fashion And Function

Trina Spear first discovered the sleepy but lucrative scrubs market when she did a private equity deal for a large U.S. scrubs maker. Then a mutual friend introduced her to Heather Hasson, a fashion designer who was working on scrub designs that featured high-tech fabrics and trendy silhouettes. The two started Figs, the first e-commerce site to sell scrubs directly to consumers. They weren’t the only ones who saw a smart idea—early investors included Lululemon’s ex-CEO Christine Day and actor Will Smith. They expect revenue this year to top $100 million.

4 mins read
Inc.
September 2018

A Tribute To The Women Who Made Him What He Is

Jarrett Bauer co-founded Health Recovery Solutions with Rohan Udeshi and Dan Priece. It seeks to reduce hospital readmissions through a platform that helps patients, and family members, monitor their recoveries. What he learned from his grandma and mother made it all possible.

3 mins read
Inc.
September 2018

How Hello Fresh Conquered America

HelloFresh blew past 100 competitors to become the No. 1 meal-kit company on the planet. The German startup is winning—but at what cost?

10+ mins read
Inc.
July/August 2018

Make The Most Of Part Time Workers

They’re too often treated as stop gaps. But permanent part-timers can become a critical component in growing your company cost effectively.

5 mins read
Inc.
July/August 2018

Feeding Frenzy

The incredible true story of how poke became the hottest new food business—and the startups racing to dominate it.

9 mins read
Inc.
July/August 2018