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Cheap Jack's Finds Decades-Long Success in Vintage Fashion
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Cheap Jack's Finds Decades-Long Success in Vintage Fashion

How an old-school New York entrepreneur is still standing strong in the fickle fashion industry.
Digital Agency Launches its Own Successful Mobile App
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Digital Agency Launches its Own Successful Mobile App

Two co-workers convinced their boss to nurture a location-based app in-house.
Savvy Marketing Turns a Hobby into a Successful Business
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Savvy Marketing Turns a Hobby into a Successful Business

How the founders of the YOLO Board have glided to the front of the stand-up paddling crowd.
From Navy Jumpmaster to PostNet Franchisee
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From Navy Jumpmaster to PostNet Franchisee

A retired sailor sheds her sea legs and finds solid ground--and financial freedom--as owner of a franchise.
Airbnb: From Scrounging for Rent to a $1 Billion Valuation
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Airbnb: From Scrounging for Rent to a $1 Billion Valuation

A business born of a need to find a way to pay the rent receives funding that values the company at more than $1 billion.
Why Entrepreneurs Celebrate 'Independent's Day'
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Why Entrepreneurs Celebrate 'Independent's Day'

On this Fourth of July holiday, small business owners share why they're grateful to be calling their own shots.
A Virtual Business Built on a Piggyback Ride
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A Virtual Business Built on a Piggyback Ride

How three brothers created a business by solving a common kid request.
The Spark That Fuels Wildfire Interactive
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The Spark That Fuels Wildfire Interactive

The adventurous couple looking to shake up the social-media marketing industry.
A Scrappy Entrepreneur's Plan B: Chewing Gum for a Cause
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A Scrappy Entrepreneur's Plan B: Chewing Gum for a Cause

When his first idea doesn't hold water, an entrepreneur turns to gum -- and a philanthropic business model.
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Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'
Dad Inventors
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Dad Inventors

How three fathers built successful businesses to solve their own parenting problems.
Pandora, Passion and Persistence
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Pandora, Passion and Persistence

The Internet radio company's initial public offering can be a good occasion for entrepreneurs and others to reflect on what it takes to start and grow a new company.
Finding a Niche in Aquariums for the Rich
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Finding a Niche in Aquariums for the Rich

How New York entrepreneur Justin Muir built a lucrative and splashy business.
Three Ways to Prepare for a Business Launch
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Three Ways to Prepare for a Business Launch

From showcasing expertise to soliciting feedback and offering free samples, consider these tested strategies for startup success.
YouTube Star iJustine on Her Business Brand
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YouTube Star iJustine on Her Business Brand

The video entrepreneur talks about her business goals and her audience.
How the Recession Saved One Company
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How the Recession Saved One Company

A small business owner is forced to retract, only to return stronger than ever.
Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods
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Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods

This Web hub helps companies communicate their uniqueness and sell their goods.
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.
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