• STARTUPS
    Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

    For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs, the caramel-brown vacuum-sealed lumps called field roasts. Eventually, we grow accustomed to these chewy, protein-dense, vaguely meat-like foodstuffs. […]

  • PODCASTS
    Why podcasts are making a big noise

    FIRST, thanks. Thank you for taking time out of your busy podcast listening schedule to read the written word. There’s a good chance the podcast you’re hooked on is mentioned in these pages. My Dad Wrote a Porno might be your current fave. It’s a UK podcast based around a book — although graphic novel […]

  • SUCCESS
    21 Entrepreneurs Who Failed Big Before Becoming a Success

    Failure is a part of business. Very few entrepreneurs ever make it big without first experiencing some massive failures. Whether it be running a business into the ground, getting fired from a job or even going to jail, plenty of very successful entrepreneurs have seen huge failures before ever accomplishing their dreams. So if you […]

  • STARTUPS
    A little-known startup that has quietly amassed 100,000 Wall Street users just scored a big investment

    REUTERS/Toby Melville OpenFin, a startup that helps electronic trading firms build their desktop applications, has raised $15 million in funding Backers include JPMorgan, high-speed trading firm DRW, and VC firm Euclid Opportunities The firm wants to become what iOS and Android is to the mobile application world You might have heard of high-speed market maker […]

  • MOTIVATION
    UC Davis Big Bang 2016 Competition Awards $50,000-plus to Entrepreneurs

    Have you ever participated in a university business competition? UCDavis Graduate School of Management recently concluded its annual Big Bang! Business Competition designed to help budding startups improve their business plans. According to UC Davis, university business competitions help turn ideas into lean, mean, well connected startups with great potential for profit. “The real value of […]

  • NEWS
    How Fintech is Bridging the Big Bank Gap

    Big banks have always been averse to risk.  They also tend to view small and medium-sized businesses as high-risk, choosing to restrict investment, in terms of both lending and services, for the SMB market. A 2015 credit survey by the Federal Reserve found that smaller institutions were 18 percent more likely to approve a small […]

  • Watch Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman discuss President Trump’s big CEO meeting

    Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman spoke with CNBC after President Donald Trump met with him and a group of prominent business executives to discuss issues related to job creation, immigration, taxes, trade and infrastructure. “You had the sense that there were an enormous number of ways that you can de-bottleneck the government and improve the economy,” […]

  • LIFE
    Big Mac Creator and Early McDonald’s Franchise Owner Dies at 98

    The creator of the Big Mac has died. Jim Delligatti lived to 98 and is best known as a McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) restaurant franchisee in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. His story and success show that one franchise owner can have a big league impact on the overall company. Indeed, Delligatti’s experimentation and “special sauce” propelled McDonald’s ahead of […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    ShareFile Is Big Business-Grade File Sync and Share Solution Built for Small Business

    Usefulness Functionality Price Summary ShareFile is an enterprise-grade file sync and share solution that is uniquely designed for specific customer workflow and collaboration environments across multiple verticals. ShareFile, owned by Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS), is a SaaS product that allows you to choose where to securely store your files and documents, which could either be on […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Making Big Data User Friendly For Small Businesses

    What do you think of when you think of “big data?” If you’re like most of us, you probably think of large-scale IT projects. You might think of detailed analytics that are designed to make your head spin. I mean, who needs to bother with all those annoying numbers, right? Well, here’s the thing: big […]