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Ex-Investment Banker Pursues a Business Idea from His College Days
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Ex-Investment Banker Pursues a Business Idea from His College Days

By digitizing old photos and videos, ScanDigital turns picture preservation into a profitable business.
A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger
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A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger

Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.
How to Be a Gaming Entrepreneur
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How to Be a Gaming Entrepreneur

So you want to launch the next Farmville? Here's how, as told through a game-design document.
How Pricing Can Power a Turnaround
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How Pricing Can Power a Turnaround

A small business overhauls its fee model to woo customers and make a comeback.
How a Microbusiness Rebounded from the Recession
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How a Microbusiness Rebounded from the Recession

A fashion startup survives cash-flow problems and redesigns itself for a comeback.
Lessons Learned From Mom Inventors
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Lessons Learned From Mom Inventors

How three moms started small businesses around solutions to parenting challenges.
Carving a Niche in Digital Music Distribution
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Carving a Niche in Digital Music Distribution

The Orchard's early insight into digital distribution of music is proving bountiful -- and helping independent musicians get on the radar.
How Two College Students Found a Niche in Custom Web Analytics
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How Two College Students Found a Niche in Custom Web Analytics

Two ASU students prove that there is much more to analytics than page views. Billions more.
The Business of Building Artificial Reefs
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The Business of Building Artificial Reefs

An aquatic exhibits designer crafts a plan to reinvigorate his state's marine life and fishing industry.
For This Entrepreneur, Velvet Elvis Paintings Were Just the Start
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For This Entrepreneur, Velvet Elvis Paintings Were Just the Start

A Portland painter finds her niche with customized paintings on the 1970s' favorite fuzzy fabric.
SaleSpider: A New Business Matchmaker Site
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SaleSpider: A New Business Matchmaker Site

With online dating sites as an inspiration, the founder of SaleSpider.com developed a site that connects small and midsize businesses with big opportunities
Nine Notable Pizza Entrepreneurs
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Nine Notable Pizza Entrepreneurs

Here's proof that not all pizza is created equal.
An Entrepreneur Helps Turn Unmentionable Business into a Fancy Affair
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An Entrepreneur Helps Turn Unmentionable Business into a Fancy Affair

An Atlanta entrepreneur helps turn unmentionable business into a fancy affair.
The Innovators: HARO's Peter Shankman
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The Innovators: HARO's Peter Shankman

The founder of a service that connects journalists and sources talks about work, fun and trust.
From Rock Bottom to Rebirth
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From Rock Bottom to Rebirth

How a commercial graphics company discovered new markets for a business rebound.
Beyond Plain-Vanilla: Reinventing Ice Cream
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Beyond Plain-Vanilla: Reinventing Ice Cream

How Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found success in pricey pints.
When Whiffling is Good Business
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When Whiffling is Good Business

Can a boyhood dream become a successful sports league?
YouTube: An Unexpected Haven for Entrepreneurs
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YouTube: An Unexpected Haven for Entrepreneurs

A growing number of people are raking in big bucks from YouTube's advertising partnership program.
How Goodreads Got Started
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How Goodreads Got Started

By tapping into the collective popularity of books, Goodreads quickly built a devoted following in the multiple millions.
How Startup Weekend Got Its Start
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How Startup Weekend Got Its Start

This crash course for would-be entrepreneurs is hard-core.
Custom Jewelry Goes Online for 'Generation Me'
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Custom Jewelry Goes Online for 'Generation Me'

Matt Lauzon's Gemvara puts the 'me' in e-commerce.
An Inside Look at a Surprising Business
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An Inside Look at a Surprising Business

Reporter Jennifer Wang gets her own surprise -- at circus school -- with Surprise Industries.
A 'Kingpin' of Reinvention
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A 'Kingpin' of Reinvention

Tom Shannon's chain of bowling alleys breaks the suburb stereotype.
Dating Sites For -- and By -- Entrepreneurs
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Dating Sites For -- and By -- Entrepreneurs

Business owners find a market niche in their unique relationship dilemma.
The New Kid Craze: A Tiny, Squishy Toy in a Plastic Bubble
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The New Kid Craze: A Tiny, Squishy Toy in a Plastic Bubble

Pull with mommy bloggers and big-box stores helped an entrepreneur create a new fad. Look out, SillyBandz.
A Nonprofit Gives Tampa Kids Resources to Do Their Homework
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A Nonprofit Gives Tampa Kids Resources to Do Their Homework

An IT company leader works to provide technology and education to Tampa kids.
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