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Style With a Purpose: Joanna Steinberg Discusses the Social Mission of Parcel & Journey

Style With a Purpose: Joanna Steinberg Discusses the Social Mission of Parcel & Journey The beaded bracelets from Kenya, the silk scarves from Nepal, the belts from Guatemala — they all have stories, and Joanna Steinberg wants to tell them. In January 2013, Steinberg launched Parcel & Journey, an altruistic lifestyle brand that offers artisan communities around the […]

Bootstrapper Q&A: StartUp FASHION Founder Nicole Giordano on the Business of Encouragement

Bootstrapper Q&A: StartUp FASHION Founder Nicole Giordano on the Business of Encouragement Nicole Giordano helps fashion designers find their amazing. In 2009, the former textile designer and fashion marketing consultant launched StartUp FASHION to educate, connect, and encourage designers looking to create successful businesses. StartUp FASHION now offers a wide range of online resources, including a collaborative membership community, business […]

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How Two Entrepreneurs Built Beekman 1802 Into a Mega Lifestyle Brand After a Double Layoff

How did Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell build “the fastest growing lifestyle brand in America”? Read our latest Bootstrapper interview to find out.

Bootstrapper Q&A: How The Sweat Social’s Rupa Mohan Turns Fitness Into an Experience

A fitness junkie with a love of travel, Rupa Mohan started The Sweat Social as a way for travelers to stay fit on the road. Here’s how she did it.

Bootstrapper Q&A: StartUp FASHION Founder Nicole Giordano on the Business of Encouragement

Nicole Giordano helps fashion designers find their amazing. In 2009, the former textile designer and fashion marketing consultant launched StartUp FASHION to educate, connect, and encourage designers looking to create successful businesses. StartUp FASHION now offers a wide range of online resources, including a collaborative membership community, business guides and ebooks, and a blog covering […]

Bootstrapper Q&A: The Future Of Wall Street May Depend On This Entrepreneur And His Data-Driven Startup

We spoke to Kevin Evenhouse about NewsHedge technology, and why he believes it will become standard within many different types of financial applications.

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Bootstrapper Q&A: How Shawn Rafferty of Hammersmith Sandwich Company Went From Dishwasher to Business Owner

“The best feedback you’ll ever get is from your trashcan.” Hammersmith Sandwich Company’s Shawn Rafferty discusses his DIY journey from dishwasher to owner.

Bootstrapper Q&A: Getting Organized In The Workplace With Gluru Founder Tim Porter

“Gluru makes you more productive by pulling together the documents you need to accomplish whatever task you are working on at that particular moment.”

Bootstrapper Q&A: City Headshots Founder Martin Bentsen on How to Stand Out From the Pack

Living in New York means you always have options. And while that’s a good thing for consumers, it creates challenges for service businesses. If you’re a photographer, for example, you have to constantly compete against veteran shooters with established reputations, extensive portfolios, and deep client lists. So how did a relatively inexperienced NYU student carve […]

Bootstrapper Q&A: FileThis CEO Brian Berson Discusses The Business Of Running Your Life

File This believes running your life is like running a small business, and the service is designed to make running the business of running your life easier.