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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.
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

Disabled veterans often find the return to civilian life difficult, especially when seeking jobs. Now, a university program thinks it has the key to their independence: turn them into entrepreneurs.
If I Knew Then: CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks Dishes on Lessons Learned During His First Years as an Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneurs

If I Knew Then: CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks Dishes on Lessons Learned During His First Years as an Entrepreneur

If Daniel Lubetzky had a time machine, he would have realized the importance of sticking to his brand's promise of quality.
How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture
Young Entrepreneurs

How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture

The young founders of Serengetee are looking to social entrepreneurship to make the world a better place. See how they're helped by a few choice fabric swatches.
Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan on Pack Dynamics for Entrepreneurs and Other Animals
Leadership

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan on Pack Dynamics for Entrepreneurs and Other Animals

Embracing the low moments of your career is what will ultimately bring you to the top. Here's the story of one entrepreneur who grew an empire from his passion for working with dogs.
Lego's Secrets for Brand Longevity
Grow Your Business

Lego's Secrets for Brand Longevity

How young entrepreneurs can emulate the success of powerhouse brand Lego.
Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples
Young Entrepreneurs

Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples

A college entrepreneur found a way to take the frustration out of fixing damaged mobile devices.
Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle
Success Stories

Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle

How a children's clothing company stood out in social commerce, catching the eye of prominent investors.
How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions
Leadership

How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions

Even the most successful entrepreneurs experience their share of failures. Here are five ways to use failure as a means to succeed.
10 Cool American-Made Products
Success Stories

10 Cool American-Made Products

See some of the innovative products that are made in the U.S.
From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids
Young Entrepreneurs

From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids

Fresh out of college with an enviable consultant job, Andrea Lo decided to quit so she could create Piggybackr, an online platform that helps kids raise money for causes.
10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013
Innovation

10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013

These small businesses are finding success with innovative solutions to common problems.
Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples
Success Stories

Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples

If you're thinking of starting up with your significant other, consider the tips of those who've made the plunge before you.
Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business
Success Stories

Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

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

Grumpy Cat and the Thriving Cat Meme Marketplace

These viral sensations may be hilarious. They're also becoming big business.
Mailbox Co-Founder Gentry Underwood on Managing Success
Young Entrepreneurs

Mailbox Co-Founder Gentry Underwood on Managing Success

When Underwood's company got snapped up by Dropbox, he says the rush of money and attention has taken some getting used to. Here, the entrepreneur opens to YE's Antonio Neves.
Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga
Success Stories

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

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.
The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella
Profiles

The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

A revealing look at the immigrant family driving Cosabella as the Italian fashion brand creates a new label for JCPenney, experiments with high-tech underwear and expands globally.
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