These Enterprising Students Show How to Start a Food Delivery Business

Instead of turning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash or Grubhub, these college students started their own food delivery businesses to make money and show their entrepreneurial expertise to potential employers. Two met a demand created by the COVID-19 pandemic, while two…

Food Truck Owner Does Successful Pandemic Pivot

A Greek dessert served at the 776 BC Olympic Games has been transformed centuries later to enable a struggling food truck business to become a nationally-distributed food manufacturer. The ancient dessert, called Loukoumades, is similar to a doughnut but is…

Here’s How 3 Vintage Clothing Businesses Built Their Brands

It’s tempting to think that selling your old clothes on sites like Poshmark or ThredUp will immediately generate passive income that supports your brunch habit and annual rent increase. But if you want long-term success and a recognizable brand that…

Dumpling Shopper: Launch Your Own Grocery Delivery Business

Grocery delivery startup Dumpling is taking on Instacart and Shipt — and the whole gig economy — by offering grocery delivery drivers an entirely new moneymaking model. Thanks to a surge in demand as a result of the pandemic, grocery…

How to Make a Side Income Running a Vending Machine Business

As we continue to make our way through COVID-19, many people are still looking for ways to get items they need without physical contact with another person. Vending machines serve that purpose — and make money for the machine’s owner.…

How Tori Dunlap Is Using TikTok to Teach Financial Feminism

In one of Tori Dunlap’s most popular TikTok videos, she calls out her male University of Portland classmates who never thought she’d be this successful. “To all the finance bros at my college — this one’s for you,” the video…

How a Profit and Loss Exercise Got My Freelance Business on Track

“You don’t have any more deductions?” the accountant asked me. I’d always done my own taxes, working through my self-employment income with help from TurboTax, but I agreed to see him when my wife wanted an independent check on our…

These 3 Creators Found Ways to Make Money as an Artist

The word “struggling” is so often tied to “artist.” But you don’t have to win The Voice or sell a painting for millions to translate your art into a supplemental paycheck, part-time or full-time job. Sites like Etsy, to go-to…