Laura Tiffany

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Success Stories

A Marketplace with a Mission

Etsy.com founder Rob Kalin hasn't just created an online marketplace for crafts; he's built a site that creates entrepreneurs and strives for a sustainable future.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Got Skills?

Jim Mousner has a photo of himself at age 5 donning a fedora and carrying a briefcase, playing secret agent. He went so far as to interview with the Secret Service but chose to pursue a different care
Growing Your Business

Small Business, Big Clients

Don't fear taking on giant corporations as clients and business partners. Everyone benefits when Goliath hires David.
Business Management

More Than Moonlighting

These entrepreneurs reveal what it takes to run two completely different businesses.
Technology

10 Search Engines You Don't Know About

Go beyond Google and get vertical. These specialized search sites will help you find the business information you need--fast.

10 Search Engines You Don't Know About

Go beyond Google and get vertical. These specialized search sites will help you find the business information you need--fast.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Eat and Be Merry

Eatertainment venues combine fun, food and games.
Entrepreneur Magazine

A New Direction

Life may be different, but your friends still matter.
Business Ideas

Solid-Gold Music Businesses

You don't have to be a rock star to make a living from music. Find out how four entrepreneurs have turned their love of music into thriving enterprises.
Business Management

D'oh! Business Blunders from The Simpsons

For the past 18 years, the fictional town of Springfield has been rife with entrepreneurs, from Ned Flanders to Krusty. Here's what you can learn from their 'f-diddly-failures' and successes.
Business Ideas

Pirate Sales Catch Wind

Avast, ye mateys! These entrepreneurs have turned their pirate dreams into treasure.
Leadership

Great Entrepreneurs in the Movies

Break out the popcorn for our picks of the best portrayals of entrepreneurs on the silver screen.
Business Ideas

Starting a Second Life Business

Find out what entrepreneurial opportunities the virtual world of Second Life has to offer.
Franchise Buying Guide

Open for Business: 9 Retail Franchise Ideas

In the retail realm, there's something for everyone--you've just got to find your niche. To help you wade through the choices, we've selected 9 ideas as a sample of what retail franchises can offer.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight On...Top Maintenance Franchises

There's a never-ending need for businesses that offer cleaning and fix-it services. Buying a maintenance franchise will help you clean up the profits.
Franchise Buying Guide

Spotlight On... Sports Franchises

If you love sports and want to be involved 24/7, a sports franchise might just be the ticket.

American Inventor: The Finale

We finally get to learn who won the million bucks!
Inventing

American Inventor: Episode 10

The four finalists woo America with 30-second TV commercials.
Inventing

American Inventor: Episode 8

In the first of two episodes running together, the Headliner, the Word Ace and the Toner Belt compete for a final place.

American Inventor: Episode 9

Who will win the last slot in the final four: The Flush Pure, Restroom Door Clip or the Spherical Car Seat?

American Inventor: Episode 7

Learn the fates of Jerry, the portable exercise system inventor; Darla, the multilingual doll creator; and Francisco, inventor of a new breed of bike.
Innovation

American Inventor, Episode 6

Three inventors are given $50,000 and four weeks to develop their products. Who will make it to the ultimate finals?
Home Based Business

Harried, With Children

Child-care options for entrepreneurs with kids
Setting Up Your Office

Space Case

Tips on choosing your home-office location

American Inventor: Episode 5

In this two-hour episode, we finally find out who the final 12 inventors are.
Innovation

American Inventor: Episode 4

The last episode of auditions features a revolutionary baby car seat, a character-building teddy bear, and a new way to think about brewing beverages.
Inventing

American Inventor, Episode 3

From a toe-shaped jam dispenser to a new-and-improved tooth flosser, the inventions on episode three run the gamut.
Franchise Buying Guide

Beyond the Burger: 8 Fast-Food Concepts

If you're looking for an out-of-the-ordinary food franchise that'll grab diners' attentions, start here.
Marketing Ideas

21 Ways to Bring in the Business

Despite your desperate hopes and prayers, business isn't just going to wander into your business. You need to get out there and hustle, and we've got the tips to help you do it.
Choosing a Business Structure

Secretary of State and Commerce Websites

Ready to incorporation? Find the information you need at one of the following sites.

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