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Dearly Beloved, Please Send Cash

A Palo Alto company found a new way to raise venture capital: Get married.
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Putting School to Work

Long walks in high heels inspired two women to create something easier on the feet--with a little help from their university.
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Parking Lot Perfection

These small businesses are at the center of America's tailgating tradition.
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The Future of Renewable Energy

If you think it's all about solar and wind, think again.
Restaurant Center

Why Now is the Time to Open a Restaurant

Rents are dropping, talented chefs are up for grabs and, most important, smarter diners are looking for value, not glitz.
Restaurant Center

Editor's Note: The New Bare-Bones Restaurant Model

How can this economy work for you? Just take a look at restaurants.
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Involver: A New Frontier in Marketing

Rahim Fazal forged a niche helping advertisers engage customers using new media formats.
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Business Unusual: Take One Website, Add Stroke of Genius

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs are tapping into the mad enthusiasm of home cooks.
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The Gift-Card Economy

Shoppers put $90 billion on gift cards last year. A few entrepreneurs saw an opportunity.
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Irons Need Not Apply

For business travelers, a new breed of wrinkle-free cotton means rumpled days are over.
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Honk if You Can Read This

Sign spinning has morphed from curbside oddity to performance art--and a surprisingly effective way for a startup to grab attention.
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Startups Are Working on Algae Biofuels

56 startups are looking to algae as the cure for our oil addiction.
Going Green

10 World-Changing Green Trends

Capitalize on these developments and boost your bottom line.
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Expertise in the Field

Starfire Sports' founder applied what he learned in the tech sector to a nonprofit venture
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How to Start a Restaurant

Whether you want to serve fast food, steak, pizza or coffee, start your journey here with this comprehensive guide to launching your own food establishment.
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Renewable Energy is a Hot Commodity

Some businesses are cashing in on increased demand for alternative energy.
Going Green

Making Solar Accessible

Education is the key to capitalizing on the green movement.
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Turn Design-on-Demand Into Profits

These startups are proof positive that there's money in customized products.
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What Dead Zone?

Costume megastores can whip up scary-good profits in two months.
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Solo, But Not Alone

A new generation of entrepreneurs is congregating in 'co-working' spaces across the country.
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Taking the Right Road

A former traveling salesman finds his true calling: offering reliable home care to ailing seniors.
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Business Unusual: Work That Skirt!

Steven Villegas fancied a man-skirt. Turns out he wasn't the only one.
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On the Itinerary: Your Future

Study abroad, and find the business opportunity of a lifetime.
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Don't Cut Out the Middleman--Become One

These entrepreneurs have made it their business to bridge the gap between you and the customer.
Going Green

The Greening of Lunch

Kids Konserve hopes its eco-conscious lunch products for kids will raise awareness for parents.
Success Stories

Chegg: Rebelling Against the Textbook Racket

Jim Safka listened to his customers and they led him to business success.
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