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The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession
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The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World
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13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

These products came to be by chance -- spawning businesses and changing lives the world over.
How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name
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How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name

Essie Weingarten, the entrepreneur behind the wildly popular nail polish line, grew her childhood passion into a multimillion-dollar brand.
Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project
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Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Start by making a list of things you love, and a list of things you hate.
The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares
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The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.
9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea
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9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

The author of a new book tells how several inventive types tested their product's premise. A catchy concept won't score profits for a startup if no one wants the device.
Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup
The 'Treps

Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup

Rather than quitting, look for alternatives: pivot the business model or merge with new partners for support.
Why You Shouldn't Fear Copycat Developers
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Why You Shouldn't Fear Copycat Developers

If a competitor takes your idea and launches their own version, don't fret. Twitter certainly hasn't.
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship
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Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions
The 'Treps

Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions

Creator of postage printer talks about how he launched his company and kept it going for two decades.
Site Says, 'Make Me a Match: I'll Pay You.'
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Site Says, 'Make Me a Match: I'll Pay You.'

New site hopes paying amateur matchmakers will set it apart in a crowded market.
Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel
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Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.
This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans
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This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans

Amy Novogratz and Mike Velings are in the process of getting an investment fund off the ground that will identify and invest in technologies that aim to grow the fish-farming business.
10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality
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10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Anyone can have a million-dollar idea. But turning your dream into a living and breathing startup, takes work. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses
Business Management

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.
6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game
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6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game

Dell's Entrepreneur in Residence Ingrid Vanderveldt offers her view of trends that are going to take the main stage in 2014.
Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities
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Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

These four companies are giving new life to damaged, flawed or incomplete products and services.
Is it Time to Give Up? How to Know for Sure.
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Is it Time to Give Up? How to Know for Sure.

You’ve worked hard, but it might be time to take what you’ve learned and use those lessons to fuel a new project. Our experts explain how to take stock of the situation.
100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014
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100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

Here's advertising agency powerhouse JWT's annual list of what's going to be on the top of everyone's tongue this year.
The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America
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The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

A countdown of which specific jobs are expected to grow over the next decade.
Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013
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Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

From tips on staying focused to advice on improving your writing, here are the stories that struck a chord with our readers this year.
The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?
News and Trends

The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?

In a matter of years, perhaps your next startup company will be located on the red planet.
Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

Regardless of how new you are to the process of starting a business, it can be a daunting prospect. The Virgin CEO shares how to do it, step by step.
Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch
Venture Capital

Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch

Ideas are really the easy part of a startup; what VC's are increasingly looking for is the ability to execute.
9 Wildly Successful Brands Born From TV Fame
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9 Wildly Successful Brands Born From TV Fame

From the Soup Nazi to Magnolia Bakery several brands launched or grew after being featured on hit TV shows. Here's a look at nine.
The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes
Innovation

The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

Alaskan entrepreneur Rick Stafford's latest invention are a lifesaving idea.
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