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Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed
Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences
Starting a Business

Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.
A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy
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A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.
Turning Passion Into Profits: From Playing Games to Playing for Profit
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Turning Passion Into Profits: From Playing Games to Playing for Profit

How a couple turned a love of arcade games into a thriving business.
How to Really Listen to Your Customers
Marketing Basics

How to Really Listen to Your Customers

A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.
Finding Zen in a Hectic City
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Finding Zen in a Hectic City

Jason Franklin of Bolder Giving, a nonprofit that teaches people about philanthropy, heads to New York's Rubin Museum when he needs personal inspiration.
Ed Koch and the Art of Personal Branding
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Ed Koch and the Art of Personal Branding

A timeline of the life of Edward Koch, former mayor of New York, who passed away today in New York.
Teaching Girls to Code
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Teaching Girls to Code

A failed congressional campaign inspired Reshma Saujani to launch Girls Who Code, a non-profit that seeks to address the gender gap in technology.
Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration
Forward Thinkers

Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

He has one of the most-loved marketing blogs, has penned more than a dozen bestselling books and launched a social site that attracts more than 50 million viewers per month. Yet he makes little effort to cultivate a following. Here, in his first-ever major profile, Seth Godin shares how he does it.
Adventures in Candy Land: Dylan Lauren on Her Confectionary Empire
The 'Treps

Adventures in Candy Land: Dylan Lauren on Her Confectionary Empire

Having a famous fashion designer as a father obviously helped fuel Dylan Lauren's entrepreneurial ambitions, but a passion for gummy bears and Belgian chocolate has helped her thrive.
College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones
Success Stories

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
Richard Branson on Dealing With Setbacks
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Richard Branson on Dealing With Setbacks

Virgin's visionary founder opens up about taking chances, making mistakes and why stumbling is an essential part of entrepreneurship.
How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers
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How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.
5 Companies to Watch in the Silicon Prairie
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5 Companies to Watch in the Silicon Prairie

Who says tech startups can't succeed outside Silicon Valley? Check out these new companies that are on the rise in Middle America.
Barbara Corcoran on Risk-Taking, Failure and How to Get Back Up
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Barbara Corcoran on Risk-Taking, Failure and How to Get Back Up

The multimillionaire shares her journey to success with attendees of Entrepreneur's recent Growth Conference.
How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding
Venture Capital

How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

4moms, an inventive child-care products business plans to build tech into strollers and infant seats.
College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business
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College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

A University of Oregon grad turns his love of coral into a thriving niche business.
Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death
Franchises

Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.
Photographers Refocus on New Ventures
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Photographers Refocus on New Ventures

The line has long blurred between the amateur and professional photographer. Here, three former pro photographers who saw the changes coming early on and reinvented themselves with successful startups.
How One Entrepreneur Turned Restaurant Waste into a Business
Business Ideas

How One Entrepreneur Turned Restaurant Waste into a Business

Chris Anderson, founder of Golden Fuel Systems, makes straight vegetable oil (SVO) conversion kits for diesel vehicles.
A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance
Franchises

A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout
Success Stories

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.
How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style
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How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style

Ryan Barr, founder of WhippingPost.com, makes durable leather goods for musicians, including a "picker's wallet" with a dedicated stitched pocket for a guitar pick.
Online Shopping Site Offers Ethical Alternatives to Big Brands
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Online Shopping Site Offers Ethical Alternatives to Big Brands

The online recommendation engine and shopping site FashioningChange.com directs shoppers to "stylish, eco-friendly and ethical" alternatives for men's and women's apparel and accessories.
For Autism Researcher, Yankee Stadium is Field of Dreams
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For Autism Researcher, Yankee Stadium is Field of Dreams

As part of our Thought Leaders series focusing on inspiration, we interview Dr. Joan Fallon at Yankee Stadium -- a place that she says renews her passion for work.
2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch
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2013's Entrepreneurial Women to Watch

Our first annual list of seven of the most innovative woman leaders from technology to retail to health and more.
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