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Rock The Post's Tanya Privé on the Future of Crowdfunding

This start-up crowdfunding site isn't just up against giants like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it also has the JOBS Act to contend with. Here, the founder dishes on the site's progress and overcoming obstacles.
Spotlight: Fair Trade USA's Paul Rice, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist
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Spotlight: Fair Trade USA's Paul Rice, Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalist

Paul Rice's Fair Trade USA has helped improve the lives of agricultural workers worldwide. His inspirational story makes him a finalist for Entrepreneur of 2012.
Crowdtilt Makes Group-Funding Available to Everyone
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Crowdtilt Makes Group-Funding Available to Everyone

The social fundraising site powers money raising efforts for everything from charities to joint vacation rentals.
Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere
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Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
Two Medical Pros Change Course With an Urgent-Care Franchise
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Two Medical Pros Change Course With an Urgent-Care Franchise

A doctor and nurse team up to open the first Doctors Express urgent-care franchise in Florida.
Meet Entrepreneur's College Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalists
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Meet Entrepreneur's College Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalists

Each year, Entrepreneur looks to spotlight a young entrepreneur in its annual College Entrepreneur contest. Meet the finalists in the running for College Entrepreneur of 2012 and vote for your favorite to win.
Storm Chaser Turns Entrepreneur
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Storm Chaser Turns Entrepreneur

Weather buff Martin Lisius founded Tempest Tours after years of chasing storms himself.
10 Inspirational Quotes From Top Entrepreneurial Leaders
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10 Inspirational Quotes From Top Entrepreneurial Leaders

For those plugging away on their startups on days when everyone else has off, here are a few choice words of wisdom to keep you going strong.
Young Entrepreneur Creates a Multimedia Music App
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Young Entrepreneur Creates a Multimedia Music App

Part music magazine, part discovery engine, the free iPad app Groovebug pairs downloaded music with photos, videos, and reviews.
How an Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers' Shelves in 6 Months
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How an Eco-Friendly Fashion Startup Landed on Top Retailers' Shelves in 6 Months

See how these young treps turned a winning Kickstarter campaign into a thriving business in just a few months.
How Two Entrepreneurs Created an Environmentally Friendly Camp Stove
Technology

How Two Entrepreneurs Created an Environmentally Friendly Camp Stove

BioLite CampStove could be a force in reducing air pollution and deforestation all while charging your cellphone and toasting s'mores.
Thrillist's Ben Lerer on Success as a Young Trep
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Thrillist's Ben Lerer on Success as a Young Trep

Despite his famous father, the Thrillist co-founder has managed to find massive success in business on his own. Here, we ask him about his victories -- and challenges.
Finding Business Success in a Farm-Inspired Food Niche
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Finding Business Success in a Farm-Inspired Food Niche

How Green B.E.A.N. Delivery grew its membership-based organic farm and food-delivery business.
Building a Business on Backyard Camping
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Building a Business on Backyard Camping

A look at how one entrepreneurial couple is finding success with its suburban version of the great outdoors.
How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear
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How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf.
Mobi Munch Turns the Food-Truck Trend Into a Restaurant Necessity
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Mobi Munch Turns the Food-Truck Trend Into a Restaurant Necessity

Mobi Munch aims to streamline the mobile food industry with a turnkey platform that standardizes every part of the operation.
How ADstruc Aims to Reinvent the Billboard Business
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How ADstruc Aims to Reinvent the Billboard Business

The web-based exchange connects advertisers with billboard owners without the need for document swaps and epic location-scouting.
JetSuite Brings Efficiency and Speed to the Private-Jet Set
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JetSuite Brings Efficiency and Speed to the Private-Jet Set

JetSuite's founder sees smaller planes as the solution to the "broken" $14 billion private-aviation industry.
Network Optix Takes Video Surveillance to the Next level
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Network Optix Takes Video Surveillance to the Next level

The innovative platform brings streaming HD video to surveillance.
From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay
Young Entrepreneurs

From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay

From artists to chefs to designers, making money is still considered taboo. But when you want to make it big in fashionable industries, being able to earn a buck is often key.
How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession
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How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

Doing the opposite of what others expect is sometimes the fastest ticket to success. We spoke with Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest about why she started up a financial site in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
5 Startups to Watch
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5 Startups to Watch

From Ashton Kutcher investing in Dwolla to Instagram's record-setting acquisition, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the startup. Here are five to watch.
An Entrepreneur's Life: Gary Vaynerchuk
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An Entrepreneur's Life: Gary Vaynerchuk

Social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk talks about his life and dreams as an entrepreneur.
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Success in a Flash: How One Young Trep Turned DIY into ROI

How Flash Pals is gaining traction with its fuzzy animal-themed storage devices.
Startup Allows Customers to Design Their Own Soft-Drinks
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Startup Allows Customers to Design Their Own Soft-Drinks

uFlavor is banking on personalization as the next big thing in the beverage industry.
Pixelmags Takes a Unique Approach to Digitizing Magazines
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Pixelmags Takes a Unique Approach to Digitizing Magazines

When Apple introduced its Newsstand feature last October, this startup was poised to provide much of the digital content magazine subscribers wanted.
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