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10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013
Growth Strategies

10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013

These small businesses are finding success with innovative solutions to common problems.
Daniel Bukszpan
Starting a Business

How Kids Can Help You Run a More Innovative Business

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship doesn't just educate young people about business -- it gives companies a fresh perspective on their own innovation.
Starting a Business

The Secret to Successful Product Design? Simplicity.

The more elegant and straightforward your product design, the easier it will be for you to attract customers. Here are three ways to streamline the way your product looks.
Debra Kaye
Starting a Business

Brooklyn Flea's Innovative Take on an Old Idea

A flea market as restaurant incubator, hipster destination and, yes, great place to find a lamp.
Jenna Schnuer
Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One
Entrepreneurs

Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One

You can order just about anything on your smartphone, so why are you stuck in line for nachos at the ballpark? These three startups keep you in your seat and concession stands hopping.
Polly Brewster
Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success
Leadership

Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success

In business, as in life, your preconceived notions can wreck your future potential. To stamp them out, consider an attitude adjustment.
Joshua Medcalf
How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea
Starting a Business

How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

No matter how great your idea, if you don't have a solid market, you're wasting your time. Here are four ways to be more strategic about positioning your business idea for the right customers.
Brad Sugars
3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea
Starting a Business

3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea

How you can harness your best business ideas and bring them to life.
Lewis Howes
The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In
Technology

The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

Even with its roller-coaster volatility, young entrepreneurs are banking on the digital currency.
Andrea Huspeni
A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand
Entrepreneurs

A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event.
Sarah Max
How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent
Legal Center

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.
Stephen Key
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Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice
Starting a Business

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.
Michelle Goodman
How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup
Starting a Business

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Stagnation may warrant radical change, but 'pivots' are too often punts -- not thoughtful, strategic redirections. Rather than undertake drastic measures in haste, startups ought to consider a regimen of constant flux.
Michael Phillips Moskowitz
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas
Starting a Business

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
Stephen Key