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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.

Why You Should Keep Things Weird at Work

inc.com — For a previous job at a large company, Hollie Delaney often showed up in a business suit and toting a Scooby Doo lunchbox. One day, her boss confronted her: "You really don't care what people think about you, do you?"

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inc.com — The cult television favorite Portlandia gently satirizes a commercial culture full of artisan-obsessives trafficking in such esoterica as $68 handmade light bulbs. Though the goof quotient is amped for laughs, the titular Oregon city fosters an abundance of entrepreneurs more interested in creating beautiful products than in growing large corporations.

These Gadgets Are Changing the Way We Relax

inc.com — You've tried meditation, but going full lotus doesn't stop your sweating over cash flow. And pills dull your whip-crack wonder of a mind. Luckily, now you can manage stress just as you manage everything else: with gadgets. But should you? Thync is the most radical new product that promises to put calm in your palm.

Making Vitamins, People, and Gross Margins Beautiful

inc.com — Fifteen years ago, Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry launched Method, an eco-friendly cleaning products company that emphasized beautiful packaging as much as sparkling sinks. In 2012, the business was acquired by Belgium-based Ecover; Ryan stayed on as CEO. Today Ryan is introducing Olly, which applies the same design-centric approach to vitamins that Method did to soap.

How Z.Vex Has Helped Shape the Sound of Rock Music's Biggest Acts

inc.com — It was a ZZ Top Christmas miracle. In 1996, camped out in an apartment with a busted furnace, Zachary Vex, broke as usual, was gamely trying to assemble his Fuzz Factory model guitar pedals. This was December in Minneapolis, so the temperature inside topped out at 55 degrees in daytime.

The One-Stop Shop for Builders, Inventors, and Magicians

inc.com — Whoever named the "Key Shop" at McGuckin Hardware was being reductive. That department not only cuts keys but also fixes lamps, repairs screens, and sharpens mower blades. Better yet, its staff will help a mechanically inclined middle school kid design and build a skateboard ramp, as well as a mechanism for attaching a blender to the inside of a locker so he can make smoothies for lunch.

American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing. Here's Why

inc.com — Last fall, around the time Facebook announced it was buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, a flurry of studies offered a startling revelation: The U.S. startup rate has been falling for decades. The Kauffman Foundation, citing its own research and drawing on U.S.

8 Tips for Crafting the Ultimate April Fools' Day Joke

inc.com — Company April Fools' jokes predate social media. In 1996, Taco Bell announced that it had purchased the Liberty Bell, enraging the patriotic classes. The following year, Burger King faux-introduced the Left-Handed Whopper, with all condiments rotated 180 degrees. But jokes are meant to be shared.

KIND's Daniel Lubetzky on the Worst Idea He Ever Had

inc.com — There are two recurrent motifs in Daniel Lubetzky's remarkable career: human connections and healthy noshes. The son of a Holocaust survivor and a Mexican Jew, Lubetzky launched PeaceWorks in 1994 as a way to forge bonds between Arabs and Israelis through commerce.

How This Tiny Baseball Bat Company Made the Big Leagues

inc.com — When Charley "Lefty" Trudeau became a Muffin, he had no idea it would change his life. Trudeau is the founder of Phoenix Bats, a maker of wooden baseball bats in Plain City, Ohio, 30 minutes northwest of Columbus.
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Apr 27, 2015

This whiskey startup--from a Boston Beer co-founder--has one of the smartest product naming strategies I've seen. bit.ly/1Gy7PBL

Apr 06, 2015

Silicon Valley needs this! The coolest hardware store (one of the coolest stores, period) in the country. bit.ly/1GgFnqb

Apr 02, 2015

In this golden age of entrepreneurship, do you know who is missing? Entrepreneurs. Here's why. bit.ly/19KUda5

Mar 31, 2015

Lefty Trudeau makes bats for Major League Baseball. But his heart belongs to the Ohio Village Muffins. bit.ly/1BLISyk

Mar 10, 2015

Who can resist a story about rotting reptile heads? You can make a successful business out of anything. bit.ly/1BsCLRF

Mar 10, 2015

RT @Inc: The weird multimillion-dollar industry that could exist only in New Orleans @LeighEBuchanan bit.ly/1CZd7at

Mar 04, 2015

We're spotlighting cool small bizzes around the US. Check out our first in Savannah. Any great ones in your area? bit.ly/1wIkC3B

Feb 25, 2015

Ram Charan on New-Age CEOs who can see around corners. Are you one of them? bit.ly/1AKA0uz

Feb 23, 2015

Do you want to start a company but haven't? What's holding you back? Tell me about it.

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