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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

RT @erickschonfeld: 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…

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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…

Airbnb Is Inc.'s 2014 Company of the Year

Nov 25, 2014

And Inc.'s company of the year for 2014 is . . . . Airbnb! inc.com/magazine/20141…

Nov 25, 2014

Introducing (tho it needs no intro), @incmagazine Company of the Year... ow.ly/ESpN6

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Aug 27, 2015

@Tyrangiel but I have a whole new perspective on Ronnie Hillman now

Aug 06, 2015

RT @jledbetter: That place NYC, "almost exclusively Democrat," that had a Republican mayor from 1994 until 2014.

Aug 01, 2015

@mahbodmoghadam LOL. So the earth has a population of 6 billion. Let's assume everybody has a homepage and then Google, Facebook, and Amazon

Jul 31, 2015

Ikea used 530 million cubic feet of wood last year--the equivalent of 14 Empire State Buildings wsj.com/articles/ikea-…

Jul 30, 2015

After Clinton announced a settlement with UBS, the bank's donations to the foundation soared wsj.com/articles/ubs-d…

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