July 19, 2019

Paying $15 an Hour, Hiring Pot Smokers, and Starting Up in Prison

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. REGULATION On Thursday, the House voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15...
July 18, 2019

Finding Time to Create a Digital Presence, Making Airplane Wi-Fi Less Terrible, Rebuilding American Manufacturing

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SPOTLIGHT Do entrepreneurs and business owners need a social media presence? If so, what...
July 17, 2019

Free E-Mail Marketing, Bringing Manufacturing Home, and the Art of Restaurant Management

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MANUFACTURING Even without the tariffs, manufacturing in China can mean headaches for small businesses:...
July 16, 2019

There Are Too Many Restaurants, Why an Airline Is Telling Customers Not to Fly, and Gary Vaynerchuk Explains His Twitter Strategy

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SOCIAL MEDIA Gary Vaynerchuk says it’s still worth building a following on Twitter and...
July 15, 2019

Venture Capital Is Choking Innovation, Retailers Take Risks on Amazon Prime Day, and ICE Raids Put the Restaurant Industry on Edge

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July 14, 2019

Morning Report: In Case You Missed It

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. We highlighted so many interesting items this week in the Morning Report that we...
July 12, 2019

The Dark Side of Startups, a Platform for Medical Tourism, and McDonald’s Franchisees Fear Chick-fil-A

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July 11, 2019

An Israeli Startup Reinvents the Car Wheel, California Targets the Gig Economy, and Dean & DeLuca Stops Paying Small Vendors

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July 10, 2019

Micro-internships, Robotic Nurses, and Why Atlanta Is the Place for African-Americans

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. SPOTLIGHT   In year 2001, Rich Winley, then 18, moved to Atlanta to start his...
July 9, 2019

Selling Cars by the Bucket, Apparel on Installment, and Rental Properties by the Share

PRICING A car-selling service groups car buyers into groups to get them a discount from dealers: “CarBuckets, a Miami-based startup, is one of the first companies...
July 8, 2019

Inc. Magazine Has a List of 50 PE Firms ‘You Can Trust.’ But Can You Really?

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July 5, 2019

How One Company Beat the Tariffs, Businesses Aren’t Spending, and a Funeral Home’s Tough Choice

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July 3, 2019

America’s First Celebrity CEO Dies, The Yield Curve Continues to Flash, and a Vegan Burger Joint Goes Viral

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July 1, 2019

Trade War Winners and Losers, Using VR to Make Promotions, and Silicon Valley’s Trial of the Century

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June 28, 2019

Outrage Advertising, How Harpoon Stayed Independent, and Limping Unicorns in Silicon Valley

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June 27, 2019

Evading the China Tariffs, Repurposing Parking Garages, and a Buzzy Startup Tries to Fix Email

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. TRADE Companies are finding ways to evade President Trump’s China tariffs: “Billions of dollars...
June 25, 2019

The Slack Backlash, San Francisco’s Challenges, and FedEx Slashes Prices

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. POLICY Ravelry, the “Facebook of knitting,” has banned positive references to Donald Trump from...
June 24, 2019

Shopify Offers Fulfillment, Amazon Tolerates Counterfeiters, and Delivery Services Squeeze Restaurants

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. INNOVATION Lonnie Johnson, the rocket scientist (and longtime Oxford member) who invented the Super...