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Leigh Buchanan is an editor/writer for Inc. Magazine. Her tenure as crossword puzzle editor at TV Guide remains her proudest achievement.

How BuildDirect Took on Home Depot

How to Make It at Midsized without Self-Destructing

How to Come Up With A Million Ideas and Make Them Work

There's Big Money in Organics. And It Starts with the Soil.

inc.com — SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP American farmers are torn between abundant demand for organic food and a scarcity of land on which to grow it. Enter Craig Wichner, co-founder and managing partner of Farmland LP, based in San Francisco.

The State of Small Business

inc.com — STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS With entrepreneurship hotter than ever, Inc. 5000 business owners are betting on a very strong 2015. And who wants to argue with optimism? Entrepreneurs, optimistic by nature, are particularly--indeed, almost giddily--enthusiastic as 2015 approaches. Our second annual State of Small Business survey finds their collective confidence up sharply from last year.

The Secrets Behind the Build-Your-Own Movement

inc.com — "You can't hammer a nail over the Internet." Author and political philosopher Matthew B. Crawford explains the appeal of making your own big-ticket purchases. Not long ago, asking customers to roll up their sleeves and build something was almost always a cost-reduction strategy (think IKEA).

If You (Let Them) Build it, They Will Come

inc.com — Several times a year, in a high-ceilinged workroom in Maine, Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers hosts the DIY equivalent of a yearbook signing session. Employees in T-shirts and jeans heft tables, chairs, and dressers onto platforms and turn them upside down or onto their sides.

How to Kill it on Shark Tank

inc.com — The co-founders of Better Life spent six weeks preparing for their appearance on Shark Tank. It paid off. Getting on Shark Tank is a big deal. "You're out in front of not just powerful investors but also a national audience of potential customers.

One Company. Two Social Missions. Six Workers Who Aren't Going Back to Prison

inc.com — Kabira Stokes' ingenious business model rehabilitates both former inmates and busted electronics Kabira Stokes thinks society is too quick to dispose of things it doesn 't want. Not just things, but people, too.

PresenceLearning: Helping Special-Needs Kids With High-Tech Therapy

inc.com — San Francisco-based PresenceLearning (#146 on the 2014 Inc. 5000) operates at the nexus of two sizzling industries: telemedicine and online learning. Clay Whitehead, who shares both founder and CEO titles with Jack Lynch, says the $5.9 million business has ambitions beyond schoolchildren with speech and other disorders: it plans to aid people will disabilities around the planet.
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Nov 12, 2014

How do we boost the supply of organic food in this country? Bring back the cows! bit.ly/1oLUXmf

Nov 11, 2014

Great observation that for-profits can learn from non-profits. Is there anything business can learn from government? bit.ly/1yuxcis

Oct 20, 2014

Stanford's Bob Sutton waxes encyclopedic on the struggles of scaling. Wisdom abounds. bit.ly/1x20RyX #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Tindell: The Container Store trains first year employees 287 hours compared to average of 7. Prepares them to use intuition. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Kip Tindell: business can make a bigger difference then all the charities in the world because it's bigger. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Kip Tindell: 25% of employee productivity is mandatory. The rest Is voluntary and will be much greater if they love you. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Tindell: one great person equals three good people. So hire great people and pay them well. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Kip Tindell: conscious capitalism companies outperform S&P 14:1.#inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Goldsmith: I am creating my world and at the same time my world is creating me. #inc5000

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