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

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

A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.
How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style
Profiles

How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style

Ryan Barr, founder of WhippingPost.com, makes durable leather goods for musicians, including a "picker's wallet" with a dedicated stitched pocket for a guitar pick.
The Value of Creativity: Adobe Buys Portfolio Platform Behance
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The Value of Creativity: Adobe Buys Portfolio Platform Behance

Reports peg the sale price at around $150 million.
The Winners of Entrepreneur of 2012
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The Winners of Entrepreneur of 2012

All three winners of our Entrepreneur of 2012 contest bring innovation and creativity to their industries.
Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012: Jason Lucash
Success Stories

Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012: Jason Lucash

OrigAudio, the maker of innovative folding speakers, has doubled its sales every year since 2009.
Richard Branson on Being Richard Branson
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Richard Branson on Being Richard Branson

The globetrotting billionaire and Virgin founder opens up about his legacy, what keeps him going, and why he'll never quite feel like he's 'made it.'
Young Entrepreneur Changes the U.S. Cell Phone Market
Success Stories

Young Entrepreneur Changes the U.S. Cell Phone Market

Ahmed Khattak came to America to study but stayed to reshape the U.S. cell phone market.
Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles
Business Ideas

Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles

Woodworkers carve out a niche with an offbeat, high-end product.
How to Be Profitable From Month One
Success Stories

How to Be Profitable From Month One

One Florida company's approach to starting a business generated positive cash flow within days.
Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband
Business Ideas

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.
Shark Tank's Daymond John on Thinking Big
The 'Treps

Shark Tank's Daymond John on Thinking Big

The investor, reality show star and entrepreneur shares insight on making decisions, pitching investors and what drives his success.
How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers
Success Stories

How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers

Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley were both ballet dancers and business students when they came up with an idea to keep dancers full between rehearsals.
Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success
Franchises

Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.
Grow Your Business

How Two College Buddies Transformed CustomMade.com

A site once reserved for woodworkers to advertise their services is today helping young-entrepreneur makers quit their jobs -- and still earn a living.
Startups Take on the Business of Education
Success Stories

Startups Take on the Business of Education

A growing number of companies are trying to solve problems facing the education industry -- and they're coming up against a unique set of challenges.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From NFL Innovator Steve Sabol
Success Stories

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From NFL Innovator Steve Sabol

Three lessons from the life of an entrepreneur who helped revolutionize sports broadcasting.
Finding Start-Up Success Through Serious School Spirit
Success Stories

Finding Start-Up Success Through Serious School Spirit

University of Oregon grad Abraham Choe wanted more university-branded goods. So he launched a business to make it happen.
A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars
New Ideas

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

A CEO's knack for buying low and selling high combined with his love of vintage musical instruments led him to revive Chicago Music Exchange.
Entrepreneurs Who Turned Hobbies into Million-Dollar Businesses
Success Stories

Entrepreneurs Who Turned Hobbies into Million-Dollar Businesses

These business owners started with an enjoyable pastime and learned marketing, finance and other business skills to find success doing what they love.
Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs
Success Stories

Gluten-Free Lifestyle Offers a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

As more average folks and celebrities alike find reasons to go gluten-free, more business owners are reaping the rewards of this once niche market.
How to Find a Distributor for Your Product
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How to Find a Distributor for Your Product

Expert advice for finding a product distributor: listen to your customers.
Website Creates Author Community for the Self-Published
Success Stories

Website Creates Author Community for the Self-Published

Libboo.com aims to improve the quality of self-published books and create a community of authors and readers.
Starting a Business

What the Founder of Travel Site Trippy Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Serial entrepreneur J.R. Johnson launched his first company 12 years ago at age 28. Here's what he wishes he knew then.
Business Advice from 9 Successful Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

Business Advice from 9 Successful Entrepreneurs

These big names in business share the lessons they have learned on the road to success.
Course Hero Crowdsources Study Material From 2 Million Students
Success Stories

Course Hero Crowdsources Study Material From 2 Million Students

Just in time for back to school: an online repository of study guides, flashcards and tutors from over 4,300 universities.
Storm Chaser Turns Entrepreneur
Success Stories

Storm Chaser Turns Entrepreneur

Weather buff Martin Lisius founded Tempest Tours after years of chasing storms himself.
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