3 Essentials Steps to Starting a Business

It’s been one year since Tricia Andrews started her first company. Today, the Sole Serum founder shares three key steps to starting a business.

Tricia Andrews

Sole Serum is more than just a beauty product. It’s a serum with a serious aim to empower women in their daily lives, and so far it’s working. Harper’s Bazaar and Self have taken note of the product, which was also named one of the most innovative products of 2014 by Forbes. The empowered woman behind it all is Tricia Andrews, who points to the three steps to starting a business that served her the best. Listen up. Continue reading

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9 Online Courses to Teach You How to Start a Business

Want to learn how to start a business? These courses will teach you everything you need to know about marketing and entrepreneurship.


You’re inspired. You’ve read about all these amazing entrepreneurs and now you want to launch your own business. Get a good head start with our list of the top nine online courses that will teach you all you need to know about entrepreneurship, marketing and building the business of your dreams. Continue reading

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How One Shoddy Stapler Led to a Site for Sustainable Products

Tired of merchandise that's bound for the landfill, Sebastian Kaufmann of Kaufmann Mercantile scours the world for sustainable products that are built to last.

How One Shoddy Stapler Led to a Site for Sustainable Products | DesignGood

Step into your local office supply shop and you’ll see thousands of items to choose from. But most of these products are cheap, mass-produced and destined to end up in landfills. There have to be better and more sustainable products out there, right? Enter Kaufmann Mercantile, a blog and online shopping space designed to point us to handcrafted and sustainable products created by skilled creators around the world. Founded in 2009, Kaufmann Mercantile started out with eight unique items and is now home to over a thousand office, home and outdoor products, all carefully researched and selected. Continue reading

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4 Traits You Need To Work In Startups

Dreaming of life at a startup? Caroline Pinal – employee number one at Giveback Homes – shares the four traits you need for startup success.

Caroline Pinal

You’ve heard the rumors. Ping pong tables, pizza, in-office slides, yoga and more – who wouldn’t want to work in startups? Life in a new business isn’t always as glamorous as it seems, and it’s certainly not for everyone. Caroline Pinal of Giveback Homes (who we featured last year), tells us the four key traits needed by each and every startup employee. Continue reading

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9 Creative Couples and Partners Who Make Amazing Things

These creative couples and partners give new meaning to the word 'teamwork' with their products, edibles, art and ideas.


Sharing like interests can be the quickest way to forging friendships, cementing relationships and fostering businesses. We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite creative couples and partners who are building bridges with farmers and gardeners, sourcing and repurposing discarded materials, and illustrating and illuminating connections with others around the globe. Continue reading

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We’re always on the look out for creatives in the design world that live and/or work together. Which creative couples and partners do you know or admire?