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Fisker's Battery Breakthrough

Since Alessandro Volta created the first true battery in 1800, improvements have been relatively incremental. When it comes to phones and especially electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries have resisted a slew of efforts to increase their power and decrease the time it takes to charge them.

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Inc.
July/August 2018

Think You're Too Small For CRM? Think Again

Customer relationship management solutions are essential for—and accessible to—growth-oriented small and midsize businesses.

2 mins read
Inc.
July/August 2018

In Your Sandwich and Your Cone

Taylor Ham, a favorite lunch meet in the Garden State, has made the leap from sandwiches to ice cream

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Inc.
July/August 2018

How Losing My Mentor Inspired A Business

Selina Tobaccowala co-founded Evite when she was in college, and, after selling it to IAC, took on senior roles at Ticketmaster. But then she met her mentor in Dave Goldberg, the CEO of Survey- Monkey, and she became that firm’s president and CTO. His sudden death in May 2015 prompted her to get more active—and start a company to help others do the same.

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Inc.
July/August 2018

How I Launched My Company And Learned To Let Go

Thanks to her unruly curly hair, Alli Webb knows how a good blowout can completely change the way a woman feels about herself. In 2010, she persuaded her brother and her husband—both bald—to help her launch Drybar, which focuses exclusively on blowouts. Eight years later, Drybar has more than 100 locations and over $100 million in revenue.

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Inc.
July/August 2018

How I Escaped The Islamist Regime In Iran ...And Started A Winery In America

Moe Momtazi’s Maysara Winery and his Momtazi Vineyard now sprawl across 532 acres of rolling Oregon hills. His pinot noirs get great reviews, and his grapes are coveted by the region’s top wine makers. It all started with some inspiration from his ancestors— and fleeing Islamist Iran.

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Inc.
July/August 2018

How I Decided To Take On The U.S. Bail System

Many of the two million prisoners in the U.S. are nonviolent offenders awaiting trial. Oakland, California–based Promise has an audacious solution: Work with cities and counties to release them, and provide an app and support system to keep them current with court appointments and hearings. Promise is operating in Alameda County; co-founder and CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins expects launches in several more counties this year.

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Inc.
July/August 2018

How I Decided To Save My Old hood

Not long ago, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.—the rapper, actor, and fashion impresario who’s better known as T.I.—took a hard look at the once-vibrant neighborhood he grew up in. By the age of 14, he’d been arrested several times on drug charges. To flip the script for kids like him, in 2017 he founded Buy Back the Block, a real estate venture that reimagines his old neighborhood one building at a time.

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Inc.
July/August 2018

Beat The House

Buying a home in the digital age requires weeks of navigating the mortgage maze. These tech-savvy entrepreneurs speed things up—but should they?

8 mins read
Inc.
June 2018

If You Can Make It There

Forget New York City and San Francisco. The next great startup hub is

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Inc.
June 2018

Getting Schooled In What's Important

EvoText doesn’t seem like a textbook example of a tech startup. Granted, its 40 full-time employees enjoy great benefits, a liberal time-off policy, and many of the other perks of techdom. But what sets EvoText apart are some of the things not on the menu. It’s a company of computer geeks designing software for teachers to interact with students and dynamically implement curricula—and yet there’s not a foosball or Ping-Pong table in sight.

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Inc.
June 2018

Delivering Dinner-And Keeping The Profit

Recently, Inc.’s legendary Norm Brodsky visited Michelle Gauthier and Justin Schwartz, founders of the thriving New York City–based fast-casual chain Mulberry & Vine. Mulberry & Vine has carved out a niche in a hotly competitive market with its healthy fare—but like many city-based restaurants, it faces challenges with rising costs and the advent of delivery services like Grubhub. Luckily, Norm was there to lend an ear—and weigh in.

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Inc.
June 2018

Banking On It

CEO Ken Moelis, 59, co­founded investment bank Moelis & Company just as the U.S. economy tanked, and took it public in 2014 with a $163 million IPO. By Maria Aspan

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Inc.
June 2018

Annotated Fishing For Profits

Four years ago, Jacqueline Claudia was working in the aquaculture industry, intending to become a fish farmer. Then she realized: No brand was cutting through the scary seafood-industry headlines and making it easy for consumers to buy responsibly farmed, nutrient- rich fish. Today, the gourmet frozen fillets of Boulder, Colorado– based Love the Wild—co-founded by Claudia and Christy Brouker—are in nearly 2,700 stores nationwide, including Super Target, Safeway, and Whole Foods.

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Inc.
June 2018

A Place Where Dogging It Is The Company Policy

When Mychele Lord was looking for a new headquarters for Lord Green, her Dallas based, sustainable building consultancy, one determining factor was finding a spot that would accommodate seven of her most important team members. Not the 17 humans, but the seven canines that report to work with them regularly.

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Inc.
June 2018

The Problem With The Platforms

Giant tech companies love founders. Until they start getting too successful.

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Inc.
May 2018

Rising Stars

Nothing better illustrates the vibrancy of entrepreneurship than Inc.’s Rising Stars, the inspiring under-30 founders who are blazing paths in fields ranging from diamond-making to tech to beekeeping. Presenting the stars of the future —and today.

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Inc.
May 2018

Mail Champ

Ben Chestnut and His Team at Mailchimp Built an Amazing Business and Became Inc.’s Company of the Year. It Only Took Them 17 Years

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Inc.
December 2017/January 2018

Project Management: Not Just For The Big Guys Anymore

Affordable—even free—technology solutions give smaller businesses access to critical project management advantages.

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Inc.
December 2017/January 2018

Going Global The Art Of Knowing Where To Launch

Stasis Labs found its first market overseas. What’s its best next move?

4 mins read
Inc.
December 2017/January 2018

Gary Vaynerchuk

Why I Can’t Stop Starting New EnterprisesOnce you’ve mastered the fundamentals, your passion will lead you to the next venture

3 mins read
Inc.
December 2017/January 2018

Balance Spending Now With Saving For Later

Get ready for big life expenses, including retirement, with these tips

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Inc.
December 2017/January 2018

8 ways to avoid misunderstandings, communicate better, and get more done at work

8 ways to avoid misunderstandings, communicate better, and get more done at work

6 mins read
Inc.
December 2017/January 2018

Get Smart About Social Security

Maximize your retirement income with these tips.

5 mins read
Inc.
November 2017

Wrestling With ESPN

How The Brothers Behind The Scrappy Startup Flosports Are Going Big By Going Small For Now, At Least

10+ mins read
Inc.
October 2017

They Persisted

THEY HAD GAME-CHANGING IDEAS. THEY TOOK ON ENTRENCHED INDUSTRIES.Designing a high-tech solution for a thorny problem: making bus and train travel as effortless as flying

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Inc.
October 2017

The Woman Who Broke The Code

CODE THE SILICON VALLEY GENDER NARRATIVE IS FIRMLY  ENTRENCHED: WOMEN DON’T GET COMPUTER SCIENCE  DEGREES AND DON’T START SUCCESSFUL TECH COMPANIES. DON’T TELL THERESE TUCKER ANY OF THAT

10+ mins read
Inc.
October 2017

Going Global A Founder's Big Bet

Eyal Levy thought Yogibo would be big in Japan. How could he best expand the brand?

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Inc.
October 2017

Cynthia Rowley

Though her name is synonymous with fashion design, her work now ranges from developing office supplies to supporting new entrepreneurs

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Inc.
October 2017

The Drive To Thrive

Armir Harris came to the U.S. as a political refugee, but under the wing of his uncle, who immigrated two years later, he acquired the tools to shape his own American dream. Harris is the founder of Shofur, an Atlanta-based platform that books buses for events and tracks their location in real time.

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Inc.
September 2017