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Why the PR Industry is Ripe for Disruption
Marketing

Why the PR Industry is Ripe for Disruption

From how the industry treats women to the rapidly changing media landscape, PR must evolve. Attitudes have to change, too.
The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession
Starting a Business

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
Starting a Business

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
The 'Treps

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
Starting a Business

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
Grow Your Business

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
Starting a Business

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
Technology

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
Starting a Business

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.
Fresh Idea: Entrepreneur Puts Salad in a Vending Machine
Business Ideas

Fresh Idea: Entrepreneur Puts Salad in a Vending Machine

A visit to the vending machine can yield chocolate, chips or soda … but what about fresh vegetables?
The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice
Finding Ideas

The Secret to Hitting Startup Gold Twice

Former Mint vice president discusses how he launched another successful venture.
Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel
Business Ideas

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
Exploring New Markets

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.
A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up
Business Ideas

A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up

Food52 is both a curated cooking site and an online shop for kitchen and home goods.
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea
Evaluating Your Idea

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.
You'll Never Guess Where Blockbuster Is Thriving
Retail Center

You'll Never Guess Where Blockbuster Is Thriving

Blockbuster may have met its demise in America, but that's not true just south of the border.
Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want
Finding Ideas

Be Selfless, and You May Develop Products Customers Actually Want

When you make other people's problems your own, their happiness will be your success.
Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones
Business Ideas

Revolutionizing the Film Industry With Remote-Controlled Drones

Videography company Aerial Media Pros captures hard to get shots at a fraction of the traditional cost.
10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality
Business Ideas

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
Business Ideas

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.
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype
Business Ideas

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores
Retail Center

JCPenney to Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close 33 Stores

The struggling department store announced it is closing 33 underperforming locations as it looks to cut costs.
Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities
Business Ideas

Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

These four companies are giving new life to damaged, flawed or incomplete products and services.
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