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Editor-At-Large — Inc.
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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.

The Inside Story of How Life Is Good Became a $100 Million Company

inc.com — When John and Bert Jacobs were kids, their mother would look around the dinner table and say, "Tell me something good that happened today." As origin stories go, that one -- for the $100-million apparel company Life is Good -- is pretty low-key.

Why Riffing Off Past Ideas Is the Key to Future Success

inc.com — David Glickman should be busting his buttons with pride. His telecom company Ultra Mobile is ranked No. 1 on the Inc. 5000. In 1998, Glickman's first telecom venture, Justice Technology, took the top spot. And in 2010 another Glickman telecom business-- Hometown Telecom--landed at No. 81. A remarkable achievement, obviously.

Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Reaches Record Highs

inc.com — When it comes to entrepreneurship, the spirit is willing and the flesh is getting there. A new report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), sponsored by Babson College and Baruch College, finds that 24 million Americans are starting or running new businesses. That's a record high for this study, now in its 16th year.
Sep 02, 2015

New @Inc: Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Reaches Record Highs bit.ly/1KGpjQd

Sep 02, 2015

Entrepreneurship at record high; 27 million Americans are starting or running a new business: inc.com/leigh-buchanan… @LeighEBuchanan @GEMNOW

Tarot and Tea | Inc.com

inc.com — Don't expect the hard sell at Tarot and Tea, a modest storefront in the West Village section of Detroit. In fact, don't expect any sell at all. "Would you like to sample our tea of the day?" inquires Nefertiti Harris, the owner. "Here are some books to enjoy. Here is some aromatherapy.
Aug 31, 2015

New @Inc: Detroit's One-Stop Shop for All Things Supernatural bit.ly/1X4omGe

Aug 31, 2015

Psychics have taken a beating in the NYT of late. But this charming Detroit business is a different breed. bit.ly/1LFuej8

Aug 31, 2015

RT @LeighEBuchanan: Psychics have taken a beating in the NYT of late. But this charming Detroit business is a different breed. bit.ly/1LFuej8

How to Manage Your Company's Awkward Adolescence

inc.com — As you might guess from its title, Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers is a cautionary tale. But while Robert Sher's book offers an unsparing look at what could go wrong as companies scale, he shared with Inc. what's great about this stage.

What the Companies on the Inc. 5000 All Have in Common

inc.com — It is always tempting to take a Zeitgeist lens to the Inc. 500. So many gluten-free and renewable-energy and save-my-smartphone businesses. In that context, the secret to launching hot companies is clear: Sniff trends early and strike. And, in fact, our annual list of America's fastest-growing private companies is full of entrepreneurs who have carpe'd the diem.

When a Las Vegas Casino Needs a Good Dealer, This Is the Place They Call

inc.com — It was, fittingly, a game of chance that brought Nick Kallos to Las Vegas. In 1971, Kallos was just back from Vietnam and growing fidgety in his sleepy hometown of Hastings, Nebraska, where he owned a bar with his father. One day Kallos sat outside with a cocktail waitress, discussing escape.
Aug 03, 2015

New @Inc: When a Vegas Casino Needs a Good Dealer, This Is Who They Call bit.ly/1SAJcgX

Aug 04, 2015

Cool Vegas biz (bit.ly/1JI2MBW). Knew winning at blackjack was a cultivated skill. Didn't know dealing blackjack is too.

How Chicago's Weirdest Bookstore Keeps Its Edge

inc.com — On a frosty night last January, noisy, skinny-jeaned crowds pressed into cocktail bars and dance clubs around Chicago's Wicker Park. Meanwhile, inside a small brick neighborhood storefront, about 20 young people sat at tables, laboring to express their visions, their aesthetics, their whimsies, or their true selves with pens, paper, and scissors.
Jul 13, 2015

So glad bizzes like Quimby's still exist, keeping our cities weird and giving our quirkier artists a voice. bit.ly/1K3K0U6

Cowboy Cordage | Inc.com

inc.com — Out West, rodeo gets 'em young. Often it's the ranch kids, who start as early as age 4 riding sheep and tying goats. By 8 or 9 they're dragging calves and branding. The junior rodeo-ers wear pint-sized chaps and vests and swing ropes sized down to fit their hands.

Zambelli FIreworks | Inc.com

inc.com — When America celebrates, Zambelli Fireworks is there. Behind the scenes at presidential inaugurations and national party conventions, Super Bowls and Kentucky Derbys, papal visits and World's Fairs, you'll find teams from this small family business...waiting. Earlier they will have arranged the shells--sometimes tens of thousands of them--to fire according to an elaborate choreography that may have taken hundreds of hours to develop.
Jul 01, 2015

Some 4th of July fun. This will make you appreciate what goes into those fireworks you're watching this weekend. bit.ly/1BR4peI

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Aug 31, 2015

Psychics have taken a beating in the NYT of late. But this charming Detroit business is a different breed. bit.ly/1LFuej8

Aug 04, 2015

Cool Vegas biz (bit.ly/1JI2MBW). Knew winning at blackjack was a cultivated skill. Didn't know dealing blackjack is too.

Jul 13, 2015

So glad bizzes like Quimby's still exist, keeping our cities weird and giving our quirkier artists a voice. bit.ly/1K3K0U6

Jul 01, 2015

Some 4th of July fun. This will make you appreciate what goes into those fireworks you're watching this weekend. bit.ly/1BR4peI

Jun 01, 2015

For an entrepreneur with imagination there's no such thing as a prosaic business model. bit.ly/1AFhN5f

May 26, 2015

Entrepreneurs innovate more than just products. Sky Factory is a radical experiment in management. bit.ly/1erXT3q

May 18, 2015

Wonderful business: reminds me of the nobility of work. I love Lanier's description of what makes him rich. bit.ly/1FnlPPw

May 12, 2015

Way to grab employees' attention--and follow up with smart practices to control meeting bloat. Well done Dropbox. bit.ly/1dYbiQJ

May 11, 2015

West Paw Design is joining the ranks of great socially conscious companies. bit.ly/1EwWXAg

May 04, 2015

Who knew a company like this existed? I'm glad it does. bit.ly/1IH81Rn


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