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The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella
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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.
Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs
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Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs

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

The blogging platform's 26-year-old founder, David Karp, will stay on as chief executive.
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Fast-Growing Organic Food Startup Acquired by French Food-and-Beverage Giant

Paris-based Danone has purchased a majority stake in Happy Family -- a deal reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
What Would You Ask Warren Buffett?
Starting a Business

What Would You Ask Warren Buffett?

How would you like to get custom advice from Warren Buffett? On Tuesday, you can.
Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs
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Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

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.
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers
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A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist
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Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Here's how one 'trep went from amateur photographer to web mogul, serving up the visuals that enliven the way we work, study, purchase and play.
4 Secrets for Lifelong Success  From Martha Stewart
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4 Secrets for Lifelong Success From Martha Stewart

The celebrity entrepreneur discusses her philosophy on what it takes to lead a long and prosperous career.
College Startup Rethinks Laundry
Young Entrepreneurs

College Startup Rethinks Laundry

A prepaid campus laundry service offers a lesson in entrepreneurship.
'The Office' Actor Rainn Wilson Builds a Site for Life's Biggest Questions
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'The Office' Actor Rainn Wilson Builds a Site for Life's Biggest Questions

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

On Earth Day, we take a look at a crop of promising startups attempting to combat climate change.
How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture
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How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.
Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries
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Bright Idea: Startup Aims to Advance Solar Energy in Developing Countries

With a low-cost technology, 21-year-old Eden Full seeks to make solar energy more efficient and affordable.
From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs
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From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial titans who made Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry
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Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry

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

A new spin on a tech necessity propeled Eastern Collective's quick success.
How ZinePak Built a Growing Publishing Empire on the Back of Bieber Fever
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How ZinePak Built a Growing Publishing Empire on the Back of Bieber Fever

Here's how two young treps pooled their talents to create an entertainment publishing powerhouse.
How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent
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How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent

A timeline of the life and career of Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, who transformed himself into a $450-million brand.
World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship
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World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

He missed his shot at Olympic gold, his football career was sidelined by injuries. He has dabbled in modeling and TV presenting. Now, the golden boy may have finally found his footing, in what once would have seemed an unlikely arena: entrepreneurship.
How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire
Franchises

How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups
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Health-Tech Incubators See Influx of Startups

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.
Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist
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Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

With his incubator in Dallas, longtime restaurateur Philip Romano is looking to usher in a new generation of restaurants.
Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming
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Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming

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

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.
Overcoming Rejection: A Personal Journey
Growth Strategies

Overcoming Rejection: A Personal Journey

An entrepreneur shares his story about finding his own self-worth and creating success.
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