Business Ideas

How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket
Business Ideas

How Bacon in Your Ice Cream and Peanut Butter on Your Pizza Can Mean Money in Your Pocket

Getting creative and surprising about what your restaurant menu offers is one way to set yourself apart from the competition.
4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea
Business Ideas

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

Before pumping every last dime and ounce of sweat into launching your business idea, test it out with these four strategies.
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea
Business Ideas

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)
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The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.
What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common
Business Ideas

What Salvador Dali and Jeff Bezos Have in Common

Think more like an artist and you'll unleash the kind of creativity and forward thinking that makes the greatest entrepreneurs thrive.
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform
Business Ideas

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms
Business Ideas

College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms.
Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business
Business Ideas

Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

The innovative cosmetic e-commence site, Birchbox is many things. For consumers, it's a chance to sample new products for a small fee and to replenish products they already enjoy, and for the founders, it's a platform that connects consumers and brands.
Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost
Business Ideas

Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost

Virool gives businesses a self-serve, social video advertising platform to help get the kind of exposure that only a viral hit can bring.
Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business
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Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

The Melman siblings opened several bars and restaurants to revitalize their father's 42-year-old hospitality company Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to appeal to younger clientele.
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model
Business Ideas

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.
Meta Networking and How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Empire on the Need for Sales Leads
Networking

Meta Networking and How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Empire on the Need for Sales Leads

It's often the case that necessity is the mother of invention. That's how a one-time management consultant grew a business-networking company from an urgent need to generate sales after his biggest client went under.
5 Steps to Get Your Product On Store Shelves
Retail Center

5 Steps to Get Your Product On Store Shelves

Focusing your time and resources when trying to get your product to retail is a challenge. Here are five top priorities.
How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer
Retail Center

How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

The best place to purchase stock for your retail store is most likely at regional market centers. Find out how to work these wholesale showrooms.
Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead
Business Ideas

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

There are other more productive ways to come up with business ideas. Here are five effective alternatives.
Starting a Business

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
In Growing Pet Insurance Sector, Fido May Get Better Health Care Than Humans
Business Ideas

In Growing Pet Insurance Sector, Fido May Get Better Health Care Than Humans

The pet insurance sector is growing fast, as startups and even Wal-Mart have entered the $500 million business.
5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs
Leadership

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.
3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant
Business Ideas

3 Ingredients to a Kick-Ass Restaurant

If you want to open your own restaurant, be prepared for stiff competition. Here are three ways to make your establishment stand out from the pack.
Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.
Business Ideas

Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Everyone has experienced a dry spell when it comes to generating ideas. Here are seven steps to keep your idea well full.
Marketing

Amanda De Cadenet Proves How Great Conversations Can Empower Brands and Viewers

As host of Lifetime's The Conversation, Amanda De Cadenet has amassed a huge following. Here's how the model/actress is making that viewership count.
This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity
Business Ideas

This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity

TalentBin's founders' plan to foster peer reviews of job candidates didn't pan out, but it paved the way for an even bigger idea -- finding those job candidates in the first place.
9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine
Business Ideas

9 Things You Never Thought You Would Buy From a Vending Machine

Reaching customers even when ecommerce can't, these vending machines dispense unexpected items, where and when customers need them.
Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off
Marketing

Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off

Consumer Cellular made the call to target an older audience -- a move that's led to robust growth in revenue.
Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration
Business Ideas

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite
Business Ideas

Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

FieldCandy tents have offbeat graphics such as a block of cheese, leopard print and bubble wrap.
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