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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.
A Search-Engine Startup with the Frequent Flyer in Mind
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A Search-Engine Startup with the Frequent Flyer in Mind

MileWise lets users manage their travel rewards programs and search for flights that offer them maximum benefits
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
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Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.
How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea
Startup Basics

How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

The retro-1950s-diner restaurant theme has been done to death. So how has DickieJo's managed to start up and thrive?
CharityBuzz's Big Idea: Altruistic Online Auctions
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CharityBuzz's Big Idea: Altruistic Online Auctions

An upscale auction site offers ultimate access to big-name talent -- and charities reap the rewards
The Ones to Watch in 2012
The 'Treps

The Ones to Watch in 2012

Find out what it takes to run a successful business from these top entrepreneurs.
How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers
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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.
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