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20 Questions With Ben Huh, Founder of Cheezburger

20 Questions With Ben Huh, Founder of Cheezburger

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The man behind the LOLcats phenomenon shares his first business idea, what he learned from his worst boss and why he hopes Momofuku's David Chang will invite him to dinner.
August 21, 2013 in Profiles
10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

10 Amusing Twitter Reactions to 'Jobs' So Far

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Reaction to the Steve Jobs biopic has been decidedly mixed, with most critics panning the film. Here's what Twitter users had to say on the day of the 'Jobs' premiere.
August 17, 2013 in Profiles

How This Car-Sharing Company Is Growing Up, Fast

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In the sharing economy, customers are your sellers, buyers and inventory. While efficient, the model may attract unwanted questions from regulators, as many startups are beginning to learn firsthand.
August 14, 2013 in Profiles
The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

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Hari Mari donates $3 from each pair of flip-flops they sell to hospital units that accept uninsured patients.
August 10, 2013 in Profiles
Hot or Not: Social Polling Startups Take the Temperature of the Masses

Hot or Not: Social Polling Startups Take the Temperature of the Masses

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Although traditional scientific polling isn't going anywhere, a new method of gauging consumer sentiment has arrived.
August 9, 2013 in Profiles
Help Select Our College Entrepreneur of 2013

Help Select Our College Entrepreneur of 2013

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Get to know the five young finalists for our College Entrepreneur of 2013 contest and vote for your favorite.
August 8, 2013 in Profiles
Who Will Win Our Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013 Contest? Help Decide

Who Will Win Our Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013 Contest? Help Decide

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Get to know the five finalists for our Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013 award competition and cast your vote now.
August 8, 2013 in Profiles
Vote Now for Your Pick for Entrepreneur of 2013

Vote Now for Your Pick for Entrepreneur of 2013

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Get to know the five finalists for Entrepreneur's annual contest and help us choose this year's winner.
August 8, 2013 in Profiles
'Jobs' Director on Capturing the Complicated Life of Steve Jobs

'Jobs' Director on Capturing the Complicated Life of Steve Jobs

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Joshua Michael Stern discusses the challenges of portraying the late tech innovator in the new biopic starring Ashton Kutcher.
August 8, 2013 in Profiles

Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship

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When it comes to starting up, our insecurities can become our own worst enemy. Here's how one young entrepreneur overcame his inner demons.
August 5, 2013 in Profiles

If I Knew Then: CEO of Kid-App Maker Toca Boca on Finding Intrapreneurial Success

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Bjorn Jeffery delves into why serendipity led to his success in innovation.
August 5, 2013 in Profiles

Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

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In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren chats with Team Colorblind co-founder Ben Ruiz, who opens up about what helped him launch and advice he’d like to share with fellow entrepreneurs.
August 1, 2013 in Profiles

Entrepreneur Who Led the Pack in the Dog-Walking Business Dies

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The New Yorker is credited for making dog-walking a professional business. The easy-entry niche has since boomed along with soaring demand from busy families.
July 15, 2013 in Profiles
How Software Is Helping Yoga Studios Keep Their Balance

How Software Is Helping Yoga Studios Keep Their Balance

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Silicon Valley's BizeeBee is a simple management and billing tool that aims to keep yogis on their mats and not their laptops.
July 9, 2013 in Profiles
Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans

Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans

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Bandcamp simplifies music sales by handling all the back-end functions that enable artists to sell online without being forced into pricing structures.
July 5, 2013 in Profiles
Urban Bees For Hire: A Thriving Hive Business

Urban Bees For Hire: A Thriving Hive Business

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Seattle's Ballard Bee Company hopes renting hives to urban gardeners can ease the risk of 'beemageddon.'
June 19, 2013 in Profiles
When Sustainability Stories Are Good BusinessPlay Video

When Sustainability Stories Are Good Business (Video)

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A Los Angeles-based multimedia platform focuses on inspiring stories about the environment to help counterbalance the usual doom-and-gloom narrative.
June 14, 2013 in Profiles

How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea

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Sam Slover co-founded the online learning site, LearnItLive.com to help fill the education void in many parts of the world. See how that idea has taken off.
June 14, 2013 in Profiles
Beyond the Food Truck: 10 Unique Mobile Businesses

Beyond the Food Truck: 10 Unique Mobile Businesses

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From dog grooming to vintage accessories, many entrepreneurs are taking their businesses on the road.
June 6, 2013 in Profiles
The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

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A revealing look at the immigrant family driving Cosabella as the Italian fashion brand creates a new label for JCPenney, experiments with high-tech underwear and expands globally.
May 29, 2013 in Profiles
The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year

The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year

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Robert Deluce's Porter Airlines put a secondary airport back on the map and brought civility back to flying.
May 24, 2013 in Profiles
Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One

Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One

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You can order just about anything on your smartphone, so why are you stuck in line for nachos at the ballpark? These three startups keep you in your seat and concession stands hopping.
May 22, 2013 in Profiles
The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

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In the first of a four-part series, a look at how the serial entrepreneur is betting on startups to revitalize Las Vegas with his $350 million Downtown Project.
May 20, 2013 in Profiles
How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing

How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing

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Sales of a carbonation device go from flat to sparkling.
May 18, 2013 in Profiles
How a Skate Business Came to the Aid of Shelter Animals

How a Skate Business Came to the Aid of Shelter Animals

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Eco-friendly skateboard and apparel business has a mission to help rescue animals. Hendrick Boards donates as much as 40 percent of its revenue to 200 animal shelters, rescues and sanctuaries.
May 11, 2013 in Profiles
A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

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Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event.
May 10, 2013 in Profiles
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