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Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women
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Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women

How two friends created a multimillion-dollar lingerie business through the decades.
Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew
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Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

Two former baseball players throw a curve at the consumer quest for caffeine. From our Business Unusual file.
How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week
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How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week

Porter Grey, a fashion line started by sisters Alexandra & Kristen O'Neill in 2006, is making its second appearance at Fashion Week. Find out how they learned the business and made it into one of the industry's biggest showcases.
Entrepreneur's Nonprofit Rolls Out a Nontraditional Shelter for the Homeless
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Entrepreneur's Nonprofit Rolls Out a Nontraditional Shelter for the Homeless

EDAR offers mobile protection to give homeless people a roof as a low-cost alternative solution to a widespread community problem.
Startups Born from a Passion for Sports
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Startups Born from a Passion for Sports

A look at three companies that are claiming their stake in the arena of sports-related businesses.
How a B-School Networking Problem Became a $20 Million Opportunity
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How a B-School Networking Problem Became a $20 Million Opportunity

Bump Technologies co-founder David Lieb went to business school to make contacts. He left to build a new way to share them.
Nine NFL Stars Turned Entrepreneurs
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Nine NFL Stars Turned Entrepreneurs

After a football fame, entrepreneurship beckons some gridiron vets. Here, a look at notable players now calling their own shots.
GumGum's Ophir Tanz Spins Gold from Ads on Images Online
Young Entrepreneurs

GumGum's Ophir Tanz Spins Gold from Ads on Images Online

This twentysomething innovator created a successful digital ad network for Web images. Learn how he did it. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
A New Breed of Antiques Dealers Specializes in Retro-Chic
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A New Breed of Antiques Dealers Specializes in Retro-Chic

Philadelphia's Three Potato Four keeps things personal while staying ahead of vintage industry trends.
Finding Business Success in a Recession
Exploring New Markets

Finding Business Success in a Recession

How Milk Street Cafe stepped back from the brink.
Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers
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Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers

Here's how some retailers managed to thrive despite the nation's economic malaise.
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.
Startup Strives to Make Customer Service a More 'Zen' Experience
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Startup Strives to Make Customer Service a More 'Zen' Experience

How three immigrant entrepreneurs found U.S. success in launching Zendesk.
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
Social Media

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
The 'Treps

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.
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