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Birchbox and Changing the Way We Shop
Young Entrepreneurs

Birchbox and Changing the Way We Shop

When Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna realized the flaws in the way women buy cosmetics, they started a company to revamp the system. Here, the Birchbox founders chat about their vision for the future of buying beauty and grooming products.
Skillshare and Changing the Way We Learn
Young Entrepreneurs

Skillshare and Changing the Way We Learn

Learning doesn't have to end at graduation. Here's how Malcolm Ong and Michael Karnjanaprakorn built a business that aims to put learning first.
Art Entrepreneur Wins $100,000 Pittsburgh Prize
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Art Entrepreneur Wins $100,000 Pittsburgh Prize

Artist Tess Lojacono talks about winning the "Experienced Dreamers" contest designed to lure middle-aged entrepreneurs to Pittsburgh.
Reinvention 101: 5 Lessons From Robert Downey, Jr.
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Reinvention 101: 5 Lessons From Robert Downey, Jr.

The 'Avengers' star is a great case study for anyone launching a new venture or attempting a midlife comeback.
How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner
Starting a Business

How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner

Here's how a stressed-out executive became an innkeeper -- and why she's glad she made the change.
How Motorcycle Designer Erik Buell Got His Vroom Back, Post Harley-Davidson
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How Motorcycle Designer Erik Buell Got His Vroom Back, Post Harley-Davidson

The trailblazing entrepreneur followed up a disastrous collaboration by launching a new company, a showcase for innovative racing bikes. But can it get the funding it needs?
My Top 10 List: Online Entrepreneur Craig Newmark
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My Top 10 List: Online Entrepreneur Craig Newmark

The Craigslist founder shares his latest projects, plus his picks for browsing, reading and TV watching, too.
A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners
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A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners

PooPrints uses DNA samples to track down dumping doggies and the scofflaws who don't pick up after them
Three Lessons a Serial Tech Entrepreneur Learned from Bill Gates
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Three Lessons a Serial Tech Entrepreneur Learned from Bill Gates

Naveen Jain shares the insights he gleaned from the Microsoft co-founder, and how he used them when starting his own businesses.
A Computer Business That Gives Back Through Tech Upgrades
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A Computer Business That Gives Back Through Tech Upgrades

How inQuo helps startups and struggling small businesses in need of equipment.
At Grubwithus You Never Have to Dine Alone
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At Grubwithus You Never Have to Dine Alone

Former college buddies find fast-track growth with a business that makes meals more social.
How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success
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How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.
Gemvara Mines Business Success With Customized Bling
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Gemvara Mines Business Success With Customized Bling

A look at the growth spurt of this design-your-own jewelry company, and how its focus on customization helps it stand out in a crowded market.
How Badgeville Is Gamifying the Internet
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How Badgeville Is Gamifying the Internet

A look at the growth spurt of this tech startup, plus the founders' advice on how you can stay ahead of the curve, too.
Fast-Growing Chegg Aims for High Marks with Students
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Fast-Growing Chegg Aims for High Marks with Students

From homework help to the inside scoop on professors, we examine how this textbook entrepreneur is staying ahead of the curve in the education market.
Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff
Success Stories

Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.
Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft
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Startup has Sky-High Aspirations for Roadable Aircraft

An aviation enthusiast's invention leaps from the road to the wild blue yonder.
CES 2012: Three Wild Tools from Tech Entrepreneurs
Office Tech

CES 2012: Three Wild Tools from Tech Entrepreneurs

A walkthrough of the event's first-ever exhibit area for startup companies.
New Tools Make it Easier to Build a Facebook Fan Page
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New Tools Make it Easier to Build a Facebook Fan Page

ShortStack offers hungry businesses a lumberjack breakfast's range of Facebook page options.
Meet the Entrepreneur of 2011 Award Winners
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Meet the Entrepreneur of 2011 Award Winners

Read the inspiring stories behind Entrepreneur magazine's award winners, including the top college and emerging entrepreneurs.
Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women
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Building a Business on Solving an Aching Dilemma for Women

Day2Night's convertible shoes offer women a fashionable heel height for any occasion.
How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers
Success Stories

How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers

Warby Parker donates a pair of eyeglasses for every one it sells, a "one-for-one" model that's helped the ecommerce business blow through sales targets.
Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend
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Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend

Entrepreneur by accident. The weird world of internet memes, and the businesses they leave in their wake.
Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch on Self Reliance
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Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch on Self Reliance

How the founder of America's largest craft brewery faces challenges, stays connected and maintains long-standing success.
On Zaarly, You Can (Usually) Get What You Want
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On Zaarly, You Can (Usually) Get What You Want

This San Francisco startup is a matchmaker for renters and owners.
How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation
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How Never Summer Shredded the Snowboard Industry With Innovation

The 15-year-old company was chugging along before its founders chucked long-held conventions and completely reconceived the design of the snowboard.
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