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Senior Writer — Inc.
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How to Make Big Money From a Tiny Niche

inc.com — For more than a decade, Ethan McAfee was a technology investment analyst, researching internet trends, interviewing startup founders, and trying to figure out which way online retail was going. Then in 2010, he discovered pickleball.

Where to Get Your Risque Ugly Holiday Sweater Fix

inc.com — Twas a few weeks before Christmas in 2010, when Evan Mendelsohn and Nick Morton, two old college friends in San Diego, spotted their opportunity: obscene sweaters. "Ugly-sweater parties," at which guests sport loud, holiday-themed outfits and drink merrily, had become a December tradition in their social set of twentysomething professionals.

What This Harvard Business School Graduate Learned From a Geisha

inc.com — A research project for Vicky Tsai's Harvard Business School internship became a nightmare. It wasn't until a trip to Japan, and an unexpected meeting with a geisha, that Tsai, 37, found relief--and the idea for her San Francisco-based startup. --As told to Burt Helm I was interning at one of the big beauty care companies.

Meet the Puppy That Launched a $2.3 Million Pet Care Empire

inc.com — Today, Dan J. Barton, 44, owns a fast-growing licensing business -- Splash and Dash for Dogs International -- in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ten years ago, though, he was running a World Gym franchise. Then, he met the terrier of his dreams. --As told to Burt Helm Her name is Mercedes.
Aug 12, 2015

Pampering pooches by subscription! Meet the puppy that launched a $2.3 million pet care empire: inc.com/magazine/20150… @Inc5000 @burthelm

Local Motors's Jay Rogers on How to Fix the Auto Industry

They Met, They Danced, They Built an Edgy $8 Million Fashion Business

inc.com — They met. They danced. One thing led to another, and before long a relationship--and a business model--was born: Bobby Farahi, 41, and Shaudi "Shoddy" Lynn, 28, leveraged his business acumen and her fashion sense to design and import edgy, risqué outfits and sell them on a website called Dollskill.com (Doll for playing dress-up, "kill" to make "doll" sound edgy).

'Shark Tank' Judges Call This Guy 'the Best Entrepreneur We've Ever Had'

inc.com — This Friday night, observant Inc. readers will see a familiar face on ABC's Shark Tank: EmazingLights founder Brian Lim. Inc. first wrote about his company, which makes LED-powered light-up gloves and grew up alongside an entire subculture known as " gloving," last summer, when he ranked #189 on the 2014 Inc.
Mar 12, 2015

RT @Inc: A raver walks into "Shark Tank"... and becomes the best entrepreneur on the show @burthelm bit.ly/1Gwvscu

Mar 13, 2015

Meet the entrepreneur whom the Shark Tank judges say is the best they've ever met (he's on tonight's show): inc.com/burt-helm/emaz…

Can bMuse's One-Man Incubator Keep Innovating?

inc.com — The United Nations delegation filed into Edo Segal's office, took their seats on the black leather couches, and got down to the business of the day: They needed something--anything-- viral. Unicef's anniversary campaign was coming up. Yoko Ono had donated the rights to John Lennon's "Imagine."
Mar 11, 2015

Feature from @Inc's @BurtHelm on my partner @edosegal and his startup factory, bMuse (TouchCast's parent) inc.com/magazine/20150…

Mar 11, 2015

"Segal does what most entrepreneurs only fantasize about: Anything he wants to make, he makes." inc.com/magazine/20150…

Mar 11, 2015

RT @erickschonfeld: Feature from @Inc's @BurtHelm on my partner @edosegal and his startup factory, bMuse (TouchCast's parent) inc.com/magazine/20150…

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Blue Ridge Product Solutions: A Beer Pong Company Grows Up

inc.com — It sounds like the stuff of an undergraduate's dreams: build a business selling beer pong tables to college students. But since its founding in 2009, Blue Ridge Product Solutions has grown up--a lot. Thanks to some savvy e-commerce strategies, the company landed #380 on this year's Inc.
Dec 15, 2014

For Monday, an inspiring beer-pong story ow.ly/FTEBq via @inc @burthelm

Dec 15, 2014

RT @lauralorber: For Monday, an inspiring beer-pong story ow.ly/FTEBq via @inc @burthelm

How Aleksandra Scepanovic of Ideal Properties Group Found Inspiration

inc.com — Today, Aleksandra Scepanovic runs Ideal Properties Group, a thriving real estate firm with four locations and 160 brokers that sells and leases commercial and residential properties in Brooklyn, New York. But 20 years ago, the Yugoslavian-born entrepreneur was caught on the frontlines in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dec 03, 2014

Brooklyn real estate agent: "That's one thing I miss about the [Bosnia] war--how it obliterated all the bullshit." inc.com/magazine/20141…

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Oct 05, 2015

Please tell me that most of FanDuel's betting volume has been DraftKings employees and vice versa this whole time

Oct 05, 2015

Interesting @nytimes piece traces Putin's view on Syria to his KGB days in 1989 Dresden. nytimes.com/2015/10/04/wor…

Oct 05, 2015

U.S. offered elite training to Syrian rebels--but subjected them to a bureaucratic mess instead wsj.com/articles/confl…

Sep 26, 2015

The Fake Traffic Schemes That Are Rotting the Internet. Glad someone wrote this nzzl.us/Q9lefUI via @nuzzel thanks @jimaley

Sep 17, 2015

RT @pamelacolloff: The internal thought process of a writer who's just been told to do a massive rewrite: pic.twitter.com/CFI4Mb73PT

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