July 12, 2013 by Globe and Mail
Is pole dancing an art, a sport, a workout or something else? Whatever you might be thinking, Alexandra Hood wants you to know that it’s an exciting business and it’s growing with the help of technology.
“I rely totally on the Internet and online tools,” says Ms. Hood, whose Toronto studio, Pole Incorporated, is in the city’s trendy Leslieville neighbourhood.
July 02, 2013 by Forbes
How do you become a successful entrepreneur?
The question is particularly pertinent in today’s less stable work environment. Unable to find full-time employment as readily as they once did, many workers are establishing their own businesses. They believe that in today’s uncertain work environment, the self-made firm will provide the greatest likelihood of long-term security.
July 01, 2013 by SmartBusiness
Rick Stollmeyer would not have been the only person to put a potentially life-altering business deal on hold in the fall of 2001.
The fact that this deal involved expanding his business to New York City, which was still grasping to find some sense of normalcy in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, only gave Stollmeyer more justification to hold off.
June 30, 2013 by The Age
Securing a spot at some of Melbourne's most popular fitness classes has become as competitive as booking a table at a hot new restaurant.
Forget turning up for an impromptu workout - many of Melbourne's hippest exercise studios are now taking bookings months in advance, with long waiting lists for the most in-demand classes. And just like some of Melbourne's finest restaurants, those that don't turn up or cancel without adequate notice could be charged for the no-show.
June 12, 2013 by East Hampton Star
The bright, spacious offices of Mindbody, at the Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton, offer a look at a fast-growing tech company serving the health, beauty, and fitness industries.
June 09, 2013 by Entrepreneur
Poornima Vijayashanker had practiced yoga for more than 6 years when she had a realization: Yoga studios weren’t using technology like they should. Regardless of the studio, she saw yogis who had entered the business thinking they’d be helping students perfect their poses, but were instead spending their time tracking attendance and chasing renewals to stay afloat.
May 17, 2013 by Pacific Coast Times
Three companies from our region will be competing next month in the Greater Los Angeles segment of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Rick Stollmeyer of Mindbody, Jessica Firestone of Tempest Telecom Solutions and Jeff Green of The Trade Desk are among the 19 finalists.
May 14, 2013 by The Boston Globe
How's this for crazy timing?
Jill Shah had just sold her Back Bay startup, Jill's List, on April 15th. The money had just hit her bank account. She hadn't even had a chance to tell her seven employees about the sale yet when she heard two explosions nearby; Shah's company is located on Boylston Street, in between where the first and second bombs went off on Marathon Monday.
April 25, 2013 by Tech Hive
Your smartphone may not be the first place you go to when looking for advice on your yoga practice—after all, the latter is about being in touch with your body and mind, while the other is about being in touch with … everyone and everything else. But sometimes your smartphone can be a great yoga companion—for example, when you’re trying to master a particularly difficult pose without the help of your teacher.
April 15, 2013 by Reuters
(Reuters) - From hatha to vinyasa and everything in between, a new app helps yoga lovers find upcoming classes nearby.
Om finders, an iPhone app, detects a user's location and shows yoga classes happening at studios around them, including time and directions.
"The vision was to get more people on planet earth doing yoga," said Nancy Richardson, vice president of digital and brand strategy at Vancouver-based yoga apparel company Lululemon.