Blog Category

Small Business Success Stories

July 22, 2016

How a San Diego Brewery Keeps Its Creative Edge

Modern Times is not like any other craft brewery. In fact, its production facility in Point Loma, located in an industrial area of San Diego, is not even technically a brewery. Its founder Jacob McKean prefers to call it Lomaland Fermentorium, a wonderland of unconventional beer, coffee and design that attracts devotees from all over […]

Shares

May 25, 2016

The Back to Business Tour: Austin — Embracing Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Tools for Growth

According to the SBA, there are more than 28 million entrepreneurs serving as the economic engine of our country today. They employ half of the private sector, create two out of three net new jobs, and if our small business sector was a country, its output would rank number three above Germany and Japan. But when […]

Shares

May 13, 2016

Stop Packing, Start Doing: How DUFL Unpacks Time Savings for Travelers with Zenefits

When it comes to productivity services, some merely offer up convenience, while others actually save you time. Arizona-based startup, DUFL, alleviates a major pain point for frequent business travelers: being anchored by bags. With its virtual closet app and shipping service, DUFL takes the “lug” out of luggage—literally lightening the load for people who are […]

Shares
Birds Barbershop

May 3, 2016

How an Austin Barbershop Styles Hair and Cuts Paperwork

When Michael Portman moved to Austin, TX, he asked his lifelong friend Jayson Rapaport to recommend a place to get a haircut. In that moment, the duo imagined an update to the old-time community barbershop—an authentic, affordable, and welcoming space that respects its people and celebrates individuality. Ten years, eight locations, and 150 employees later, […]

Shares
Handson Bay Area nonprofit

April 26, 2016

How One Nonprofit Drives Hands-On Volunteers With Hands-Off HR

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to an abundance of volunteer opportunities, but logistics often keep would-be do-gooders from taking the time to pitch in. HandsOn Bay Area has been connecting people to volunteer opportunities and strengthening local communities since the late 1980s. In 2015, HandsOn Bay Area worked with over 16,000 volunteers to […]

Shares
BioPoint

April 12, 2016

How BioPoint Helps Biotech Companies Overcome Staffing Challenges

Most consumers don’t think about it, but it takes more than 10 years and $2.6 billion to develop a pharmaceutical drug. If that sounds like a lot of time and money, consider this: less than 12% of drugs entering clinical trials actually make it to market. As of 2015, there are 7,000 medicines in development […]

Shares