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Pandora's Tim Westergren Wants to Make Musicians Respectable
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Pandora's Tim Westergren Wants to Make Musicians Respectable

Like many companies, Pandora doesn't just want to make a buck. The company also aims to turn being a musician into a middle-class job.
Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship
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Steve Case on the Future of Entrepreneurship

The future of entrepreneurship is bright, but there are roadblocks. At SXSW, Steve Case explains the potential and the perils.
Five Signs an E-tailer Is Ready to Open a Storefront
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Five Signs an E-tailer Is Ready to Open a Storefront

Some retailers find they need a bricks-and-mortar store, not just an online site, to thrive.
Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story
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Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story

See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
Your Eyes and Ears on the Ground: SXSW Interactive
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Your Eyes and Ears on the Ground: SXSW Interactive

Don't miss out on knowing about 'The Next Big Thing' first. Over the next five days, we'll fill you in on all the mayhem that is SXSW Interactive.
Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on a Business Idea Myth
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Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on a Business Idea Myth

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the multimillionaire young entrepreneur explains why you don't need a new idea to launch a successful startup.
How to Protect Your Business Ideas
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How to Protect Your Business Ideas

Serial entrepreneur Jen Groover on making sure your business ideas aren't stolen as you seek out help and advice for your startup.
A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business
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A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business

After a near-accident while training for a marathon, an entrepreneur develops a line of identification gear for outdoor athletes.
How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business
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How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

Leveraging the benefits of their training and specialized resources, military veterans are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship. Here's a look at their battle plans.
How to Create a Profitable Business Idea
Evaluating Your Idea

How to Create a Profitable Business Idea

To do so, you'll need to understand the value proposition you're creating. Consider these steps to put your startup idea to the test.
Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business
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Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.
10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger
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10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

From 'Top Chef Masters' to food trucks, this restaurateur continues to reinvent herself.
How to Reinvent Your Business
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How to Reinvent Your Business

The owners of social-buying site Fab.com discuss how they came to the decision to shut down their old venture -- and focus on their new one. Here are their three tips for how to pivot.
This Nurse Wears a Tool Belt
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This Nurse Wears a Tool Belt

Handywoman Beth Allen launches a company that's part fix-it business and part tool school to help women with home repairs.
Start a Business for Under $500
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Start a Business for Under $500

Check out 7 startups you can launch for next to nothing.
Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?
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Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise
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Lime Fresh, a Slower Alternative to the Fast-Casual Franchise

At Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, customers are encouraged to linger. And the concept caught the eye of Ruby Tuesday, now a licensee.
The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga
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The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

It's been a banner week for Zynga with its long-awaited IPO. But there was a time when its founder was criticized for proposing a free-gaming business model.
Cooking Up New Business Ideas from Old-World Recipes
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Cooking Up New Business Ideas from Old-World Recipes

How some entrepreneurs are drawing from the distant past to put a successful new spin on old ideas.
Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012
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Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012

Here is a collection of next year's top trends for marketing, retailing, service businesses, mobile, social media and more.
10 Hot Startup Sectors for New Business Ideas in 2012
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10 Hot Startup Sectors for New Business Ideas in 2012

From have it your way to make it your way to go your own way, a look at the trends defining opportunity next year.
Business Trends From 2011 We're Sick Of
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Business Trends From 2011 We're Sick Of

From daily deals to Ashton Kutcher, some of the trends not #winning this past year.
Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas
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Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Here are five resources for helping you channel your inner innovator.
Undergrads Clean Up With an 'Indoor Outhouse' Business for Pets
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Undergrads Clean Up With an 'Indoor Outhouse' Business for Pets

A pair of college students dream up a product that gives pets some relief.
Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?
Evaluating Your Idea

Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?

If you'd like to see other entrepreneurs take high-stakes business gambles, nothing beats Discovery Channel's hit Friday-night show 'Gold Rush Alaska.'
Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development
Evaluating Your Idea

Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

C.J. Kettler's online crowdsourcing venture, Genius Crowds, aims to move product ideas from the "light bulb" stage onto store shelves.
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