August 1, 2019

Pricing Smart Diapers, Defeating Copycat Products, and Asking Tough Questions on Exit Planning

Jay Goltz (above) asks: How do you plan a succession if you don’t know when you want to leave? SPOTLIGHT Jay Goltz knows that every business...
July 31, 2019

Vaporized Trash, Livestreamed Funerals, and A Retailer Embraces Its Frenemies

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL While competitors like Gymboree and Babies ‘R’ Us disappear, Carter’s keeps opening new...
July 30, 2019

The Middle Mile, the Power of Donut Shops, and the Three-Minute Small Business Loan

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. FINANCE Can your bank do this? Jack Ma’s MYbank is revolutionizing small business loans...
July 29, 2019

Innovating With Old Ideas, Managing a BYOD Office, and Selling Luxury Cars on Instagram

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. INNOVATION Is Amazon’s most revolutionary strategy its willingness to recycle old ideas? “Amazon, of...
July 26, 2019

The In-N-Out Double-Double Mystery, the Technical Recession in Manufacturing, and the Fanciest Head Shop in the World

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. REGULATION Defying the Trump administration, car manufacturers have cut an emissions deal with California:...
July 25, 2019

Is Your Safety Deposit Box Really Safe? Should You Rent Out Your Backyard? And When Is It Time To Fire Your Kids?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. E-COMMERCE Somewhat under the radar, Etsy has staged a comeback: “The company, which launched...
July 24, 2019

Why Car Sales Are Slowing, What Tech Workers Get Paid, and How Amazon Is Getting Into Real Estate

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. THE ECONOMY After a historic boom, car sales are slowing: “Sales of new cars...
July 23, 2019

Impossible Coffee, Fixing Private Equity, and Toys ‘R’ Us Has a New Model

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL Toys ‘R’ Us is coming back—but with a very different business model designed...
July 22, 2019

Sidestepping the App Stores, Monitoring Employees, and Is the Retail Apocalypse Overblown?

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. MARKETING Tinder is sidestepping the “app store tax”: “The online dating site launched a...
July 21, 2019

Do People Still Want to Go to Movie Theaters? And This Week’s Other Deep Dives

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. It’s Sunday so we’re offering up some stories we think you may want to...
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

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. RETAIL Amazon Prime Day has gotten bigger than Amazon: “Now in its fifth year,...
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

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. STARTUPS The startup world has a dark side: “Under the veneer of fancy parties...
July 11, 2019

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

Get the Oxford Morning Report every day. Click here for a free subscription. HUMAN RESOURCES California is preparing to declare that Uber and Lyft drivers are employees:...