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How Jay-Z Went From Music Mogul to Sports Agent
Success Stories

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
Profiles

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.
Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist
Profiles

Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

With his incubator in Dallas, longtime restaurateur Philip Romano is looking to usher in a new generation of restaurants.
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.
Starting a Business

Why the World Needs More Brilliant 'Stupid' Ideas

Next time someone says your business idea has more 'hair than brains,' consider the countless examples of fellow stupid-successful entrepreneurs.
How YouTube Went From Startup to the World's Largest Video-Sharing Site
Success Stories

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

Twenty-two key turning points in the social media company's history.
A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy
Profiles

A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.
Starting a Business

5 Traits Top Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Want to know what you have in common with the worldÂ’s top entrepreneurs? Look no further: Business coach Antonio Neves sums it up right here.
Couple Entrepreneurs Rekindle Romance by Starting Up
Success Stories

Couple Entrepreneurs Rekindle Romance by Starting Up

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.
3 Decades of Dell: From Dorm Room Inspiration to Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisition
Office Tech

3 Decades of Dell: From Dorm Room Inspiration to Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisition

Following the announcement of a $24.4 billion acquisition deal, we take a look back at the tech company's history and accomplishments.
Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line
Success Stories

Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line

Online fashion upstart Betabrand is on a mission to create the world's first truly social clothing company.
Think Like Zuck: The Secrets to Facebook's Success
Marketing

Think Like Zuck: The Secrets to Facebook's Success

Intel's social-media strategist and author of new book on Mark Zuckerberg Ekaterina Walter shares her insights on how the social network became so popular, as well as other business lessons.
College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones
Success Stories

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
4 Inspiring TED Talks for Young Treps
The 'Treps

4 Inspiring TED Talks for Young Treps

From business books to online classes, learning the ropes of starting up is easier than ever. TED talks can also be enlightening for aspiring young entrepreneurs.
How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Bounced Back After Failure
Growth Strategies

How 5 Successful Entrepreneurs Bounced Back After Failure

From stolen inventory to legal woes these five fearless 'treps clawed their way back from disaster.
Barbara Corcoran on Projecting a Big Image and Living Up to It
Success Stories

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

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.
Top Advice from the Entrepreneurs of 2012
Growth Strategies

Top Advice from the Entrepreneurs of 2012

The winners of Entrepreneur's annual awards, handed out at Entrepreneur's recent conference in Dallas, offer a few key lessons that any business owner can -- and perhaps should -- take to heart.
Richard Branson: To Be Successful in Business, You Need a Little Luck
Success Stories

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

Highlights from the billionaire entrepreneur's recent video discussion with LinkedIn.
Photographers Refocus on New Ventures
Profiles

Photographers Refocus on New Ventures

The line has long blurred between the amateur and professional photographer. Here, three former pro photographers who saw the changes coming early on and reinvented themselves with successful startups.
How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster
Success Stories

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
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.
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.
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