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Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans
Profiles

Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans

Bandcamp simplifies music sales by handling all the back-end functions that enable artists to sell online without being forced into pricing structures.
Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle
Success Stories

Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle

How a children's clothing company stood out in social commerce, catching the eye of prominent investors.
Urban Bees For Hire: A Thriving Hive Business
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Urban Bees For Hire: A Thriving Hive Business

Seattle's Ballard Bee Company hopes renting hives to urban gardeners can ease the risk of 'beemageddon.'
When Sustainability Stories Are Good Business
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When Sustainability Stories Are Good Business

A Los Angeles-based multimedia platform focuses on inspiring stories about the environment to help counterbalance the usual doom-and-gloom narrative.
How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea
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How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea

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.
From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids
Young Entrepreneurs

From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids

Fresh out of college with an enviable consultant job, Andrea Lo decided to quit so she could create Piggybackr, an online platform that helps kids raise money for causes.
Beyond the Food Truck: 10 Unique Mobile Businesses
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Beyond the Food Truck: 10 Unique Mobile Businesses

From dog grooming to vintage accessories, many entrepreneurs are taking their businesses on the road.
Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan
Franchises

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

Kelly Saxton has spent over 30 years running restaurant franchises, and one thing he's learned is that good employees are crucial to success and should be rewarded.
The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella
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The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

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.
The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year
Profiles

The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year

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

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.
The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh
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The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

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.
How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing
Profiles

How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing

Sales of a carbonation device go from flat to sparkling.
How a Skate Business Came to the Aid of Shelter Animals
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How a Skate Business Came to the Aid of Shelter Animals

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.
What You Can Learn From the Great Gatsby and 9 Other Fictional Entrepreneurs
Lifestyle

What You Can Learn From the Great Gatsby and 9 Other Fictional Entrepreneurs

From Jay Gatsby to J.C. Wiatt, we look at several of the most popular entrepreneurs from books, movies and TV shows.
A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand
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A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

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.
Shark Tank's Daymond John on Lessons From His Worst Mistakes
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Shark Tank's Daymond John on Lessons From His Worst Mistakes

The television personality and FUBU founder discusses his background and learnings as an entrepreneur.
Could Games Replace CAPTCHA?
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Could Games Replace CAPTCHA?

Detroit startup Are You a Human hopes gamification will outsmart the spambots for good.
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers
Success Stories

A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist
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Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Here's how one 'trep went from amateur photographer to web mogul, serving up the visuals that enliven the way we work, study, purchase and play.
How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox
Profiles

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes
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How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

Running expert Eric Orton developed a new shoe to help athletes put their best foot forward.
How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture
Profiles

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.
From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs
Profiles

From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial titans who made Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent Classroom
Profiles

Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent Classroom

Investment in education technology has tripled in the past decade. We take a look at three startups seeking to solve big problems in today's schools.
How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings
Business Ideas

How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
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