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Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

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A stolen jacket leads to a big business for an Indiana University grad.
June 1, 2013 in Success Stories
Grumpy Cat and the Thriving Cat Meme Marketplace

Grumpy Cat and the Thriving Cat Meme Marketplace

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These viral sensations may be hilarious. They're also becoming big business.
May 31, 2013 in Success Stories
Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

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With startup hubs cropping up across the U.S., we take a look at one burgeoning ecosystem to pinpoint how other city centers can spark their own entrepreneurial boom.
May 29, 2013 in Success Stories
Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs

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We spoke with entrepreneurs we admire to cull the single best bit of startup advice they could muster -- and the experiences that led to it.
May 28, 2013 in Success Stories
In Yahoo Deal, Tumblr Becomes the Next $1 Billion Startup

In Yahoo Deal, Tumblr Becomes the Next $1 Billion Startup

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The blogging platform's 26-year-old founder, David Karp, will stay on as chief executive.
May 20, 2013 in Success Stories

Fast-Growing Organic Food Startup Acquired by French Food-and-Beverage Giant

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Paris-based Danone has purchased a majority stake in Happy Family -- a deal reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
May 13, 2013 in Success Stories
Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

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Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.
May 2, 2013 in Success Stories
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

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Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
April 30, 2013 in Success Stories
'The Office' Actor Rainn Wilson Builds a Site for Life's Biggest QuestionsPlay Video

'The Office' Actor Rainn Wilson Builds a Site for Life's Biggest Questions (Video)

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Growing social networking site SoulPancake aims to be a 'question collective' where users discuss and debate their deepest philosophical quandaries.
April 23, 2013 in Success Stories
3 Promising Green Startups Attracting Millions From Investors

3 Promising Green Startups Attracting Millions From Investors

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On Earth Day, we take a look at a crop of promising startups attempting to combat climate change.
April 22, 2013 in Success Stories
Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries

Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries

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With a low-cost technology, 21-year-old Eden Full seeks to make solar energy more efficient and affordable.
April 18, 2013 in Success Stories
Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry

Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry

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After years of struggle, the golf cap company stands out in a crowded market with a customized approach to selling.
April 16, 2013 in Success Stories
A Young Entrepreneur's Quick Path to Profitability

A Young Entrepreneur's Quick Path to Profitability

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A new spin on a tech necessity propeled Eastern Collective's quick success.
April 15, 2013 in Success Stories
How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent

How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent

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A timeline of the life and career of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, who transformed himself into a $450-million brand.
April 4, 2013 in Success Stories
Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups

Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups

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A look at how incubators are affected by the new health-care law, often referred to as Obamacare, which provides financial incentives to providers that embrace technology.
March 14, 2013 in Success Stories
Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming

Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming

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How PodPonics transformed an unused lot in Atlanta into a productive farm.
March 9, 2013 in Success Stories
Turning Passion Into Profits: An Investment Banker Goes to the Dogs

Turning Passion Into Profits: An Investment Banker Goes to the Dogs

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She left a banking career in New York for a sunnier life in California. Now, Andrea Servadio is co-founder of Fitdog Sports Club, which must grow to stay ahead of the pack.
March 8, 2013 in Success Stories
How YouTube Went From Startup to the World's Largest Video-Sharing Site

How YouTube Went From Startup to the World's Largest Video-Sharing Site

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Twenty-two key turning points in the social media company's history.
February 17, 2013 in Success Stories
Couple Entrepreneurs Rekindle Romance by Starting Up

Couple Entrepreneurs Rekindle Romance by Starting Up

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While it's not uncommon for married couples to go into business together, on this Valentine's Day we take a look at those who started a business inspired by their own love.
February 14, 2013 in Success Stories
Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line

Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line

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Online fashion upstart Betabrand is on a mission to create the world's first truly social clothing company.
February 2, 2013 in Success Stories
College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

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A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
January 26, 2013 in Success Stories
Limor Fried on Making DIY Look EasyPlay Video

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy (Video)

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The founder of Adafruit Industries offers insights into how she managed to build a small empire from castaway Altoid tins and other common household items -- and secure the title of Entrepreneur of 2012.
January 25, 2013 in Success Stories
Barbara Corcoran on Projecting a Big Image and Living Up to ItPlay Video

Barbara Corcoran on Projecting a Big Image and Living Up to It (Video)

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Multimillionaire Barbara Corcoran shares lessons about the power of perception and why you should expand before you're ready at Entrepreneur's recent Growth Conference.
January 18, 2013 in Success Stories
Richard Branson: To Be Successful in Business, You Need a Little Luck

Richard Branson: To Be Successful in Business, You Need a Little Luck

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Highlights from the billionaire entrepreneur's recent video discussion with LinkedIn.
January 11, 2013 in Success Stories
Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

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A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.
January 2, 2013 in Success Stories
The Value of Creativity: Adobe Buys Portfolio Platform Behance

The Value of Creativity: Adobe Buys Portfolio Platform Behance

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Reports peg the sale price at around $150 million.
December 21, 2012 in Success Stories
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