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SoulCycle's Secret to Turning Customers into Die-Hard Fans
Branding

SoulCycle's Secret to Turning Customers into Die-Hard Fans

It's possible to build a cult-like following for your brand. Here's how.
The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help
Starting a Business

The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.
Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines
Success Stories

Go Daddy Founder Bob Parsons: I Owe My Success to the Marines

Go Daddy founder and Vietnam War veteran Bob Parsons is working to help veterans transition to civilian life through business and charity.
On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.
Chobani's Secret to Making Customers Feel Like Family
Branding

Chobani's Secret to Making Customers Feel Like Family

Branding your business starts from the inside out. Here are four ways to build a brand your customers will love.
4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Three entrepreneurs share their stories of success (and failure) in building multi-million dollar companies.
What I Learned in Business From Failing in College Football
Success Stories

What I Learned in Business From Failing in College Football

I was a practice-field hero, and football failure. What I was missing in the game and in business was the cerebral side.
How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business
Success Stories

How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business

Tim Haskell has transformed the first haunted house in New York City into a mix of theatre, audience participation and scares that won't stop evolving.
How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters
Success Stories

How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters

The co-founder of Fleksy explains how focusing on a niche demographic prepared him for the mass market.
Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success
Business Management

Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success

There's a way to do what you love and make a living at it. Here's one entrepreneur's success story.
How the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty Conquered America
Marketing

How the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty Conquered America

With a focus more on values and less on drama, A&E's Duck Dynasty stands out from the reality series crowd.
Richard Branson on the Secret to Virgin's Sustained Success
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on the Secret to Virgin's Sustained Success

Running a successful ever-growing business means having to set certain best practices in place. Here's how Virgin's CEO does it.
The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It
Business Ideas

The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

Give up too soon on your idea and of course it will be destined for failure. Here are four essential tenets of inventing and product development that will keep you on track to succeed.
The Unbeatable Rightness of Branson
Profiles

The Unbeatable Rightness of Branson

This Labor Day weekend, we're turning Entrepreneur.com over to Sir Richard Branson. Here is why we think he's one mogul worth learning from.
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform
Business Ideas

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32
Success Stories

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Cinnabon president Kat Cole skyrocketed through the corporate ranks and got her MBA without having a bachelor's degree. Her secret sauce, she says, is to see the positive and the possible.
College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations
Success Stories

College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

Instead of boring slides with bullet points and clip art, Big Fish creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers.
Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire
Innovation

Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire

The mind behind game-changing skating shoe designs shares the yearlong journey that took him from living on the streets of Venice Beach to the premiere stages of freestyle.
Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business
Startup Basics

Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business

Being creative and diverse about your work experience is a smart way to prepare yourself for running your own company. Here's one entrepreneur's unusual path.
Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Success Stories

Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

We've gathered advice from entrepreneurs who made millions on their first businesses and are applying that hard-won wisdom to their new startups.
How a Squinting Dog Inspired a $3 Million Company
Success Stories

How a Squinting Dog Inspired a $3 Million Company

When their border collie had trouble seeing during a game of fetch, Roni and Ken Di Lullo invented Doggles, tinted sport goggles for dogs.
Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels
Success Stories

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.
Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing
Success Stories

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.
Steve Case: Where I Find Inspiration
Success Stories

Steve Case: Where I Find Inspiration

The billionaire entrepreneur and investor explains what drives him in business.
How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea
Business Ideas

How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea

Just days after going on sale, a tiny startup's product sells out. Here is how a drinking lid for Mason jars turned into an instant moneymaker.
Growth Strategies

Businesses Find Benefits in Going Green

At last, eco-friendly products and services are paying off in new and scalable ways. See how green can work for you by checking out these forward-looking business models.
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