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Embracing Failure on the Path to Success
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Embracing Failure on the Path to Success

Leading entrepreneurs and innovators learn from their mistakes and accept that failures are inevitable in finding success.
Yoga Program Offers Instant Karma
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Yoga Program Offers Instant Karma

A community service certification requirement aims to spread some om to those in need.
How Two Friends Turned a Crafty Hobby into a Business
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How Two Friends Turned a Crafty Hobby into a Business

In a business that's not only fun but therapeutic, these two childhood friends have been lucky with word-of-mouth and press coverage.
From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data
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From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data

Competition site Kaggle makes predictive modeling more effective and efficient--and a lot more fun.
A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea
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A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea

Justin Gold put the squeeze on his product and found success in natural foods.
Paper Shower Looks to Clean Up
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Paper Shower Looks to Clean Up

This new company puts the standard hand wipe to shame.
How Three Businesses Broke Into the Mommy Market
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How Three Businesses Broke Into the Mommy Market

These entrepreneurs tapped into a lucrative market -- and so can you.
Companies to Watch in the Mom-and-Pop Space
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Companies to Watch in the Mom-and-Pop Space

Is parenthood inspiring your entrepreneurial instincts? Consider the stories of these cool companies for modern parents from a range of industries.
A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store
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A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store

With StyleOwner, fashionistas can help style-challenged friends and monetize their social networks
Skincare Startup's Lesson for Online Brands: Looks Matter
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Skincare Startup's Lesson for Online Brands: Looks Matter

The owner of a skincare line wises up to a basic tenet of packaging and watches online sales take off.
Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?
Exploring New Markets

Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?

Young entrepreneur Peter Crabtree became an upscale chocolatier in 2005. When that didn't take off, he changed the business to an entirely new concept.
Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to 'Treps: Make Something Beautiful
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Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to 'Treps: Make Something Beautiful

Though the popular site may appear to be an overnight success, Pinterest's co-founder describes the company's early trials and offers some advice to other entrepreneurs.
A Hot Business Idea -- Between the Sheets
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A Hot Business Idea -- Between the Sheets

Inspired by athletic wear, two former coaches develop high-performance bedsheets.
How Signal Stands Out in the Crowded Text-Message Marketing Space
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How Signal Stands Out in the Crowded Text-Message Marketing Space

Learn how two friends built their SMS-marketing startup into a web success story -- without a dime from outside investors.
Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit
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Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

How Joe Reynolds and Ryan Kunkel parlayed their love of extreme adventure into a $30 million enterprise.
Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help
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Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help

Many nonprofits can't afford the help of designers and copywriters. CrowdSpring's volunteer program offers a solution.
How Do You Define Business Success?
Cash Flow & Money Management

How Do You Define Business Success?

After five grueling months mining for gold, Hoffman's crew from 'Gold Rush Alaska' fell short. Here's why setting business goals -- even small ones -- can leave you feeling like a winner.
A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business
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A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business

After a near-accident while training for a marathon, an entrepreneur develops a line of identification gear for outdoor athletes.
How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business
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How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

Leveraging the benefits of their training and specialized resources, military veterans are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship. Here's a look at their battle plans.
Need Inspiration? Three 'Doing Good' Success Stories
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Need Inspiration? Three 'Doing Good' Success Stories

We follow up with some of our do-gooders from past columns.
A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores
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A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

With Urban Cultivator appliances, foodies can grow fresh herbs and greens in their kitchens year-round.
Moshi Monsters and the Mistake That Launched the Multimillion-Dollar Business
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Moshi Monsters and the Mistake That Launched the Multimillion-Dollar Business

Mind Candy's Michael Acton Smith offers his three biggest lessons before striking gold with one of the fastest-growing online children's games.
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
The Kickoff: Three Startups Born from the NFL
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The Kickoff: Three Startups Born from the NFL

After the Super Bowl and the end of the season, some football stars learn business skills and start their own companies.
Snooki, 'Housewives' and the Reality of Celebrity Businesses
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Snooki, 'Housewives' and the Reality of Celebrity Businesses

How 15 minutes of fame can lead to as many problems as opportunities.
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.
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