Mompreneur  

Alisa Volkman

Name: Alisa Volkma; Company: Babble.com

5 Minutes with….Ivanka Trump

The name Trump has become synonymous with many things, but at the top of that list is American entrepreneurship. While patriarch Donald has been a mainstay in the headlines for more than 30 years—especially in New York—his daughter, Ivanka Trump, has garnered a lot of attention.

Not Your Mother’s Maternity Wear: Rosie Pope Maternity & MomPrep

Rosie Pope has her hands full. Not only is she growing her booming business, Rosie Pope Maternity, into a multi-faceted lifestyle brand, but she is also raising an expanding family.

Service-Disabled Entrepreneur  

Business Services for Soldiers

New York State’s Veterans’ Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services like mentoring and targeted business training, and can also help veterans expand and strengthen an existing small business.

Success Stories   view all articles

Still Growing Strong: Danny Meyer

Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, with more than 11 restaurants in NYC. What was the main focus of the Union Square Hospitality Group when NYER profiled you seven years ago?

Still Growing Strong: Andy Dunn

Andy Dunn, co-founder and CEO of Bonobos, an innovative menswear retailer that started out by offering made-to-order pants. They sell through their website, six locations, and select Nordstrom stores.

Still Growing Strong: Ben Lerer

Ben Lerer, co-founder and CEO of Thrillist Media Group, which merged Thrillist, the men’s digital lifestyle publication, with Jackthreads, a men’s members-only shopping club.

Still Growing Strong: Stew Leonard Jr.

Stew Leonard Jr., president and CEO of Stew Leonard’s family-owned and-operated, farm-fresh grocery stores.

Still Growing Strong: Rob Stone

Rob Stone, founder and co-CEO of Cornerstone Promotion and co-founder of FADER Media, is a music, media, and branding executive in NYC.

Young Entrepreneurs  

Tressed for Success

Complain all you want about the grueling hours involved in being an entrepreneur. But have you tried simultaneously running your business, singing in the choir, playing sports and learning the trombone and baritone sax? — all while making the elementary school honor roll?

Without Fear of Failure

As an 18-year-old entrepreneur with a growing business, I have learned that change isn’t good, it’s essential.

Kid Entrepreneurs

While some may say it’s never too late, for entrepreneurs it’s never too early. Brothers Adam, 35, and Matthew, 36, Toren, authors of Kidpreneur$: Young…

Radicals & Visionaries   view all articles

5 Minutes with… Mark Cuban

Among entrepreneurs, Mark Cuban’s success story is legend. Cuban started out as a tech entrepreneur by founding MicroSolutions (which he sold in 1990 for a reported $6 million) and Broadcast.com (which he sold to Yahoo! in 1999 for a reported $5.7 billion). Currently, he is owner of NBA team the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures.

5 Minutes With… Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki has a lot of ideas. So many ideas, in fact, that he recently published his 10th book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. His other books include The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way.

5 Minutes with…Rod Kurtz

Rod Kurtz is the executive editor at AOL Small Business and all around small business expert. Prior to joining AOL, he was senior editor at Inc. magazine and small business editor at businessweek.com.

5 Minutes with….Ivanka Trump

The name Trump has become synonymous with many things, but at the top of that list is American entrepreneurship. While patriarch Donald has been a mainstay in the headlines for more than 30 years—especially in New York—his daughter, Ivanka Trump, has garnered a lot of attention.

5 Minutes with…Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh has many reasons to smile. Since he became the CEO of Zappos.com, the online retailer, in 1999, sales have grown to $1 billion. In 2009, Amazon.com acquired the company for $880 million.

Startups  

It’s a Wanderfly World

Think about the last time you booked a trip online. It probably involved wading through paragraph after paragraph of information, from user reviews on booking sites to prices on comparison sites to promotional content on online city guides.

Spot On: The Spot Experience

New Yorkers sure do love their dogs. You can barely swing a Chihuahua in the five boroughs without hitting a doggie groomer, a dog-sitter, a dog-related retail shop, or even a dog-friendly bakery. New Yorkers would do anything for their furry four-legged friends—but they also need to work, too.

A HopStop, a Skip, and a Jump

What’s the fastest way to get from point A to point B? Ask a New Yorker, and the answer won’t always be a straight line. Want to go by subway? Bus? Subway and bus? Actually, it might be faster if you walk. Oh, wait, you’re going on a Sunday? That complicates things…

Got GetGlue? It Could Be the Next Big Thing

You watch TV. You see movies. You listen to music. You might even be doing any of those things right now. But what are you getting in return?

Not Just Another Coupon Site

In 2008, Dan Leahy and Ben McKean were living and working on Wall Street. After college, the buddies took analyst positions at Brown Brothers Harriman and Merrill Lynch, respectively, and moved into an apartment together less than 100 yards from their offices. But in September 2009, they left all that behind.

Women Entrepreneurs   view all articles

Growing the World’s Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs

After Dr. Terry Neese, turned over her staffing and executive search company to her daughter eight years ago, she started The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, a nonprofit aimed at educating women entrepreneurs on the importance of public policy.

Women-Owned Businesses Continue to Climb

An American Express OPEN study found that the rate of growth of women-owned businesses is rising—at 1.5 times the national average. Between 1997 and 2012, the number of businesses overall increased by 37 percent, while the number of women-owned businesses increased by 54 percent.

Fashion Curation Meets E-Commerce: Interview with Shoptiques Founder Olga Vidisheva

From modeling to Goldman Sachs to entrepreneurship, Olga Vidisheva is changing the face of online shopping for the 21st century. Her website, www.shoptiques.com, connects independent boutiques around the world to online shoppers who wouldn’t typically be able to buy or even find their items.

Alisa Volkman

Name: Alisa Volkma; Company: Babble.com

Blake Brody

Name: Blake Brody; Company: Blake Brody

Young Millionaires  

Not Just Another Coupon Site

In 2008, Dan Leahy and Ben McKean were living and working on Wall Street. After college, the buddies took analyst positions at Brown Brothers Harriman and Merrill Lynch, respectively, and moved into an apartment together less than 100 yards from their offices. But in September 2009, they left all that behind.