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Banking on a New Business Model
Leadership

Banking on a New Business Model

How an online party glassware company saved its business by revamping how it goes to market.
Inventor Finds True Passion in Toys
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Inventor Finds True Passion in Toys

For Mary Doherty Ellroy, there's no business like the toy business.
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.
Big Cartel: An Etsy-Style Marketplace for Bands and Artists
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Big Cartel: An Etsy-Style Marketplace for Bands and Artists

Big Cartel offers bands, fashion designers, poster printers and other talents an online platform to market their merchandise.
Surviving When a Supplier Disappears
Leadership

Surviving When a Supplier Disappears

Chris Guillebeau, author of 'The Art of Non-Conformity,' on his comeback from a business crisis.
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 Marketer Coaches Online Daters on Personal Branding
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A Marketer Coaches Online Daters on Personal Branding

A marketing expert turns her skills to the dating scene with a website that advises love-seekers on how to impress.
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.
Pooling Resources to Build a College Note-Sharing Business
Young Entrepreneurs

Pooling Resources to Build a College Note-Sharing Business

Three entrepreneurs on the same mission to facilitate college note-sharing join forces -- and 360,000 students follow.
Innovator: DeviantART's Angelo Sotira
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Innovator: DeviantART's Angelo Sotira

How Angelo Sotira turned 14 million independent artists into a groundbreaking social network.
Tech-Gear Company Makes Traditional Trendy
Starting a Business

Tech-Gear Company Makes Traditional Trendy

How DODOcase leveraged social media, and the skill of a master bookbinder, to catapult its iPad cases onto the market.
Magnolia Bakery's Sweet Success
Profiles

Magnolia Bakery's Sweet Success

How Steve Abrams built a fast-rising cupcake chain.
Success Stories

Philanthropy as a Business Model?

Dancing Deer Baking Co. has made philanthropy an integral part of its business -- and it's still coming out on top.
OpenIndie.com: Reeling in Funds from Fans
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OpenIndie.com: Reeling in Funds from Fans

How crowdfunding financed a startup to help filmmakers flourish.
A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding
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A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding

SocialShield's platform for monitoring kids' online activity attracts $10 million in funding.
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