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Kickstarter CEO Explains Why the Platform Changed: Exclusive
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Kickstarter CEO Explains Why the Platform Changed: Exclusive

Kickstarter is expanding its strategy and making big changes after helping entrepreneurs raise more than $8 billion in the 15 years it’s been in business. The crowdfunding site, which allows entrepreneurs to fund projects big and small in exchange for early access to rewards, announced last week that it would be introducing Late Pledges, a...

Amazon Side Hustle Made $1.5M in 1 Year, on Track for $30M
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Amazon Side Hustle Made $1.5M in 1 Year, on Track for $30M

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Achal Patel and Russell Gong, longtime friends and founders of Cabinet Health, which offers over-the-counter medicines and supplements in glass bottles that can be reused. Image Credit: Courtesy of Cabinet Health. Achal Patel, left; Russell Gong, right. What was your day job when you started your side hustle?Patel: I...

College Friends' 'Fun' Side Hustle Gets Them on 'Shark Tank'
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College Friends’ ‘Fun’ Side Hustle Gets Them on ‘Shark Tank’

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features college best friends turned small business owners Jess Blakely and Willow Sprague. Blakely and Sprague founded BarBees, a women-owned business “offering connective and celebratory cocktail classes for any occasion, in any location,” in 2019. Image Credit: Courtesy of BarBees. Jess Blakely, left; Willow Sprague, right. What was your day...

Mother and Daughter Behind OSEA Talk Success, Growth Secrets
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Mother and Daughter Behind OSEA Talk Success, Growth Secrets

“All good stories start with your grandmother,” Jenefer Palmer, founder of Malibu-based skincare and body care brand OSEA, tells Entrepreneur. The story of how her business came to be begins with her own grandmother, who turned to the ocean for healing after an accident left her bedridden with a torn ligament in her leg. After...

His $2,000-a-Month Side Hustle Now Sees $10+ Million a Year
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His $2,000-a-Month Side Hustle Now Sees $10+ Million a Year

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Darpan Munjal, founder and CEO of Atom, the AI-powered startup ecosystem “on its way to becoming the go-to naming and branding destination.” Image Credit: Courtesy of Atom. Darpan Munjal. When did you start your side hustle, and where did you find the inspiration for it? The inspiration for my...

'Lucky' Uber Side Hustle Leads to $100k and Biotech Business
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‘Lucky’ Uber Side Hustle Leads to $100k and Biotech Business

Today, Joshua Britton is the founder and CEO of Debut, a biotechnology company delivering “high-performing” cosmetic bioactive ingredients “at unprecedented speed.” But before the startup began to innovate in the biotech space, it was just an idea, one that stemmed from “some academic research,” “a lucky Uber ride” and a “vision for the beauty industry,”...

Simple Health-Focused Product Led to $40M in Revenue in 2023
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Simple Health-Focused Product Led to $40M in Revenue in 2023

Branch Basics founders Marilee Nelson, Allison Evans and Kelly Love “never set out to sell soap,” let alone launch a cleaning brand that would generate tens of millions in annual sales. But the company’s “mission to create healthy homes” while keeping cleaning routines simple continues to resonate with customers — 50% of whom are returning,...