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Business news covering the entrepreneurial culture and new business ventures.

Women-owned businesses are growing, but still face challenges

Teresa Meares, chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners, is also president of DGG Uniform and Work Apparel in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo courtesy of NAWBO.

November 22, 2016 - 5:04pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Tom Ball


20-somethings offer fresh take on old concept of pillboxes

The EllieGrid Inc. team is a group of 20-somethings who have come up with a smart pillbox to market to adults taking a number of supplements or medications. Shown are (from left) Nicolas Dhanam, Hieu Nguyen, Regina Vatterott and Abe Matamoros. | Photo courtesy of EllieGrid Inc.

November 18, 2016 - 4:42pm

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

Texas Women's Conference focuses on empowerment

Diane von Furstenberg speaks onstage at the keynote luncheon during the 2016 Texas Conference For Women at the Austin Convention Center on Nov. 15. in Austin. | Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Texas Conference for Women


November 15, 2016 - 11:08pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jordan Monroe


My First Job: From litigator to entrepreneur

T.J. Clark started his career as a litigator and is now co-founder and CEO of Austin-based TurnKey Vacation Rentals. | Photo courtesy of TurnKey Vacation Rentals.

November 4, 2016 - 9:26am

Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Austin teen shakes up fashion world

Fifteen-year-old Isabella Rose Taylor sold her art at age 9, graduated from high school when she was 11, and was the youngest designer to have her work available at Nordstrom. | Photo courtesy of Business Rockstars.

October 25, 2016 - 1:11pm