Why the Billion-Dollar Hair Removal Business Is About to See an Even Bigger Boom

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, very few pleasures compare with going on a grooming spending spree. Mani-pedi? Check. Blowout? Check. Body massage and a facial? Check, and check. Brazilian wax? (Hold tight, and hold your breath!) Double check. Body waxing companies have been making big bucks in the hair removal business. One franchise, in particular, has observed […]

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The Startups Working Behind the Scenes of the Race for President

Welcome to the Inc. Uncensored podcast’s 49th episode! The show is hosted this week by Inc. editor James Ledbetter. In this episode, Jon Fine talks about how he thinks that despite recent overtures, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will not actually run for president; Will Yakowicz discusses the results of his reporting on which candidates entrepreneurs […]

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Blast From the Dot-Bomb Past

Remember same-day delivery services that failed spectacularly in the dot-com crash? They’re baaaack. But they say this time is different. Same-day delivery services (think Webvan and Kozmo) crashed and burned in 2001. But a new crop of start-ups claims this time is different. Why It Might Work Today’s GPS-enabled smartphones can track couriers and goods […]

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17 Things Entrepreneurs Do When Feeling Totally Overwhelmed

The other day, I was flat-out swamped, stressed and feeling down. I’d been up late writing a couple of columns for Inc. and then putting the final touches the Big Optimism newsletter. (Ironic to feel depressed while writing about optimism, isn’t it? Let’s continue.) When I was finally ready to turn in, the baby woke up. It was my […]

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