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There's more than 28 million small businesses across the U.S. -- and a simple idea was behind each and every one of them. Most entrepreneurs realize that their own innovation and creativity plays a critical role in developing unique products and services.

When brainstorming your next venture, consider your own experiences, needs and interests to unearth new customers and markets. Focusing on your passions can lead you to the next big thing.  

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Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship
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Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
March 12, 2014 in Starting a Business
Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions

Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions

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Creator of postage printer talks about how he launched his company and kept it going for two decades.
February 26, 2014 in The 'Treps
Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

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Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.
February 12, 2014 in Business Ideas
This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans

This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans

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Amy Novogratz and Mike Velings are in the process of getting an investment fund off the ground that will identify and invest in technologies that aim to grow the fish-farming business.
February 12, 2014 in Exploring New Markets
10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

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Anyone can have a million-dollar idea. But turning your dream into a living and breathing startup, takes work. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
January 21, 2014 in Business Ideas
Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

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What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.
January 20, 2014 in Business Management
6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game

6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game

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Dell's Entrepreneur in Residence Ingrid Vanderveldt offers her view of trends that are going to take the main stage in 2014.
January 17, 2014 in Business Ideas
Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

Trash to Treasure: Hidden Business Opportunities

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These four companies are giving new life to damaged, flawed or incomplete products and services.
January 15, 2014 in Business Ideas
Is it Time to Give Up? How to Know for Sure.

Is it Time to Give Up? How to Know for Sure.

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You’ve worked hard, but it might be time to take what you’ve learned and use those lessons to fuel a new project. Our experts explain how to take stock of the situation.
January 8, 2014 in Go Forward
100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

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Here's advertising agency powerhouse JWT's annual list of what's going to be on the top of everyone's tongue this year.
January 2, 2014 in Business Ideas
Photos: The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

The 30 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

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A countdown of which specific jobs are expected to grow over the next decade.
December 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

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From tips on staying focused to advice on improving your writing, here are the stories that struck a chord with our readers this year.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?

The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?

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In a matter of years, perhaps your next startup company will be located on the red planet.
December 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

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Regardless of how new you are to the process of starting a business, it can be a daunting prospect. The Virgin CEO shares how to do it, step by step.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch

Why Venture Capitalists Don't Care About Your Pitch

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Ideas are really the easy part of a startup; what VC's are increasingly looking for is the ability to execute.
November 25, 2013 in Venture Capital
Photos: 9 Wildly Successful Brands Born From TV Fame

9 Wildly Successful Brands Born From TV Fame

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From the Soup Nazi to Magnolia Bakery several brands launched or grew after being featured on hit TV shows. Here's a look at nine.
November 22, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

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Alaskan entrepreneur Rick Stafford's latest invention are a lifesaving idea.
November 16, 2013 in Innovation

How an Idea Partner Can Help Launch a Million-Dollar Startup

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For our series College Treps, Chris Norton discusses how an idea partner can help an entrepreneur separate million-dollar ideas from total duds.
November 12, 2013 in Starting a Business
A 7-Year-Old's Inspiring Dream to Be an Entrepreneur

A 7-Year-Old's Inspiring Dream to Be an Entrepreneur

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Want to start your own business? Get inspired by this boy's passion for food and business.
November 11, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad

How to Separate the Good Advice From the Bad

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Listen to the advice that resonates with you, and ignore the rest.
November 11, 2013 in Business Ideas
5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche

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What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and other words of wisdom for entrepreneurs.
October 29, 2013 in Business Management
Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at why you should persevere when things get tough, how to stop being anxious about presentations and more advice for business owners.
October 25, 2013 in Productivity
10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

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There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you've believe for too long.
October 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Become an Expert in an Hour

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

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Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.
October 24, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

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The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.
October 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
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