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Building a Business on Regifting
Success Stories

Building a Business on Regifting

With Shift My Gift, recipients can donate the money Aunt Gladys wanted to spend on them instead of having to find space for yet another useless tchotchke.
How to Bootstrap Your Business
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How to Bootstrap Your Business

Starting up a business is a full-time job. So how do you manage it when you already have a full-time job? Here's how a few entrepreneurs juggled both to payoff.
Snowboard Upstarts Break New Ground
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Snowboard Upstarts Break New Ground

The snowboarding industry is on fire, as evidenced by these two newcomers proving it with their own spin.
Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay
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Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay

TaskRabbit lands $5 million in funding, as it banks on its errand service to help you get stuff done.
Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development
Evaluating Your Idea

Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

C.J. Kettler's online crowdsourcing venture, Genius Crowds, aims to move product ideas from the "light bulb" stage onto store shelves.
SocialMedia Examiner's Mike Stelzner on How He Got Started
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SocialMedia Examiner's Mike Stelzner on How He Got Started

SocialMedia Examiner founder Mike Stelzner and author of 'Launch,' shares his secrets to success in publishing content online with Bryan Elliott on 'Behind the Brand.'
How Three Classmates Hatched a Hi-Tech Approach to Learning
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How Three Classmates Hatched a Hi-Tech Approach to Learning

StudyEgg converts study materials into activities at home or on the go that optimize learning.
How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business
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How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

A former Duke University All-American basketball player hit on a business idea for building and managing online photo stores for college athletic departments and sports teams.
Startup Success Fast Track
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Startup Success Fast Track

How today's business owners are building thriving companies
Community and Other C-Words to Build a Business On
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Community and Other C-Words to Build a Business On

Through core values that include a focus on collaboration, a company can make money without selling a thing.
From Cancer Patient to a Multimillion-Dollar Beacon of Hope
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From Cancer Patient to a Multimillion-Dollar Beacon of Hope

How Lee Rhodes went from battling illness to creating a votive and candleholder company that offers comfort to consumers and financial support to cancer patients.
How Tagged Made a Turnaround for Growth
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How Tagged Made a Turnaround for Growth

A look at how the third-largest social network built a following, plus hiring tips for expanding businesses.
Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub
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Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub

With their site stuck in neutral, two entrepreneurs changed gears and paved a new road to success.
Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink
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Two Moms Build Buzz for a Boozy Spin on a Classic Drink

A girls' night out inspires a new business for two 30-something moms.
Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions
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Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions

Founder of the crowd-sourced product development company shares the items from everyday inventors that have become so popular -- and biggest winners to date.
From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche
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From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche

How entrepreneur Marty Metro created technology that turned used boxes into a $10 million eco-friendly business.
Startup Turns Your Tablet Into a Point-of-Sale System
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Startup Turns Your Tablet Into a Point-of-Sale System

Own Point of Sale offers cafes and coffee shops a way to ring up sales in the cloud.
How SocialGuide Helps Drives Social TV
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How SocialGuide Helps Drives Social TV

This new website to watch aggregates social media comments about TV shows as they air and links them to program listings in real time.
From Modest Roots to a 3,000-Salon Franchise
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From Modest Roots to a 3,000-Salon Franchise

How the founders of Great Clips haircutting company built a thriving business.
High Stakes: Launching a Startup at Harvard B-School
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High Stakes: Launching a Startup at Harvard B-School

Going to business school is a job in itself. Trying to start a company at the same time can be even more daunting. Daniel Gulati of FashionStake did both.
How to Become Your Own Boss
Startup Basics

How to Become Your Own Boss

The creators of natural sleep aid Dream Water share how they ditched corporate life and gained national success.
The Making of a 20-Something Multimillionaire Serial Entrepreneur
The 'Treps

The Making of a 20-Something Multimillionaire Serial Entrepreneur

Gurbaksh Chahal shares insight on staying competitive and why his $300 million sale to Yahoo wasn't what changed his outlook on business and life.
'Pursuit of Happyness': Chris Gardner on Reinventing Yourself
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'Pursuit of Happyness': Chris Gardner on Reinventing Yourself

The star of a real-life rags-to-riches tale shares advice for people struggling through a midlife career transition.
How a Craftsman Turned His Handiwork into a Cutting-Edge Business
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How a Craftsman Turned His Handiwork into a Cutting-Edge Business

He was definitely cut out for this business: Quintin Middleton shows off his chops with high-quality culinary cutware.
How to Start a Business in a Recession
Startup Basics

How to Start a Business in a Recession

Economic cycles come and go, but businesses must thrive in good times and bad. Fat Straws Bubble Tea's Terry Pham launched during a recession and survived two downturns. Learn how Pham and other entrepreneurs made a go of it in tough times.
An Entrepreneur With a Cheeky Message and a Social Conscience
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An Entrepreneur With a Cheeky Message and a Social Conscience

Sir Richard's delivers free condoms to developing nations, trading on the buy one, give one away model made famous by TOMS shoes.
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