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Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013
News and Trends

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.
Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector
Business Ideas

Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

Q&A with Corey Ford, the managing partner of an accelerator that urges startups to rethink journalism.
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.
This Australian Company Now Owns All of the World Trade Center's Retail Space
Retail Center

This Australian Company Now Owns All of the World Trade Center's Retail Space

Westfield Group will now be the sole owner of retail space at the World Trade Center in New York City. Meanwhile, other foreign investors are snapping up the city's residential properties.
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs
Business Ideas

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight
Retail Center

Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight

E-commerce giants Amazon and Overstock were hoping to overturn a law requiring them to charge sales tax in New York state.
Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas
Retail Center

Online Shoppers: Beware the 12 Scams of Christmas

Cyber crooks are out to make online shoppers miserable this holiday season. Here's what you should know.
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
Starting a Business

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.
Startups Eschew the Made in America Label
Retail Center

Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

For a variety of reasons, some U.S.-based startups are choosing to source their companies' products overseas. Doing so, however, comes at a price. Here's how three young founders are making it work.
Entertainment Trend for 2014: Low-Budget Movies=Big Business
Business Ideas

Entertainment Trend for 2014: Low-Budget Movies=Big Business

Artistically bankrupt, low-budget films like Sharknado are big business.
The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes
Innovation

The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

Alaskan entrepreneur Rick Stafford's latest invention are a lifesaving idea.
Moss of the Month Club? 15 Unique Subscription Services
Business Ideas

Moss of the Month Club? 15 Unique Subscription Services

Subscription services are no longer just for magazine and beer-of-the-month clubs. The booming ecommerce method is one of our Business Trends for 2014. Check out these unique services to find out why.
What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory
Retail Center

What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

With hundreds or even thousands of different items in stock, you'd best put a strong program in place that tracks critical information for you.
Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
Retail Center

Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

The world's largest retailer will be opening its doors two hours earlier than last year and will also offer a limited number of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning.
Starting a Business

How an Idea Partner Can Help Launch a Million-Dollar Startup

For our series College Treps, Chris Norton discusses how an idea partner can help an entrepreneur separate million-dollar ideas from total duds.
A 7-Year-Old's Inspiring Dream to Be an Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneurs

A 7-Year-Old's Inspiring Dream to Be an Entrepreneur

Want to start your own business? Get inspired by this boy's passion for food and business.
How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad
Business Ideas

How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad

Listen to the advice that resonates with you, and ignore the rest.
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Business Management

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and other words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.
Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Productivity

Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you should persevere when things get tough, how to stop being anxious about presentations and more advice for business owners.
4 Ways to Prevent Gift-Card Theft
Retail Center

4 Ways to Prevent Gift-Card Theft

Nearly 80 percent of retailers have been a victim of gift-card fraud. Don’t let your store be the next victim.
10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now
Business Ideas

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you've believe for too long.
How to Become an Expert in an Hour
Growth Strategies

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.
Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)
Business Ideas

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.
'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development
Business Ideas

'Supermarket Superstar' Mentor Serves Up 7 Tips for Product Development

With clients like Starbucks, Yoplait and Betty Crocker, DINE marketing president Chris Cornyn offers up business advice for entrepreneurs -- foodies and all.
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