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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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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
The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

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Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small companies grow -- and fast.
October 22, 2013 in Business Ideas
3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

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Whether you're building a cup holder or a tech gadget hooked to your smartphone, every product has to follow these three steps before it's ready.
October 16, 2013 in Startup Basics
3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

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It can be hard to exercise your brain's innovation muscles, but these three brain-boosting activities can help you no matter how busy you are.
October 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

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Adapting to change quickly is a key way to ensure your business enjoys sustained growth. Here are six ways to make sure you're ready.
October 15, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

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Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?
October 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

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KFC has found a new use for your car's cup holder -- a lesson to all innovators out there: You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a good idea.
October 15, 2013 in Business Ideas

How Keeping Wine Cold Became a Hot Business

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Ben Hewitt created the Corkcicle to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time."
October 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

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A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.
October 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

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The founder of As Seen On TV has invested in 500 inventions in his career so far. He has tapped into some real home runs, but he has also lost a fair amount of money believing too long in the wrong products.
October 9, 2013 in Business Ideas
5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

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Business ideas are buzzing all around you. It's just a matter of knowing where to look and how to uncover them. Here are five places to start.
October 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Generate Ideas For Your YouTube Videos

How to Generate Ideas For Your YouTube Videos

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Not sure what your YouTube videos should be about? These 10 questions will help you generate ideas that attract the type of audience you want.
October 2, 2013 in Online Marketing
How to Know When to Trust Your Gut

How to Know When to Trust Your Gut

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Follow these four steps to know when you should go with your intuition and when you should take a more facts-based approach.
September 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
Dream Arcades Takes '80s Nostalgia to a New Level

Dream Arcades Takes '80s Nostalgia to a New Level

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Dream Arcades is the largest manufacturer of non-coin-operated arcade machines in the world. Last year the company broke $1 million in sales."Nostalgia sells," says co-founder Michael Ware.
September 28, 2013 in Business Ideas
Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

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So many of today's most successful innovations were started by young entrepreneurs -- from Facebook to Google to Microsoft. Did you miss your innovation window?
September 27, 2013 in Business Ideas
Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

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In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.
September 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success

8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success

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Stop getting distracted. Ask yourself these questions to maintain your focus and become more productive.
September 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

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Give up too soon on your idea and of course it will be destined for failure. Here are four essential tenets of inventing and product development that will keep you on track to succeed.
September 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
One-Stop Comparison Shopping for Moving Companies

One-Stop Comparison Shopping for Moving Companies

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Unpakt takes part of the pain out of moving by allowing customers to compare moving company prices online.
September 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
Brand Shop 'Taps' Into Its Expertise to Build Brewery

Brand Shop 'Taps' Into Its Expertise to Build Brewery

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With traditional advertising revenue shrinking, TBD of Bend, Ore., diversifies its branding business by selling craft beers.
September 13, 2013 in Business Ideas
From Cyber Security to Video Game Design: The College Degrees of the 21st Century (Infographic)

From Cyber Security to Video Game Design: The College Degrees of the 21st Century (Infographic)

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Technology and changing priorities have created fields of study that didn't exist in decades past.
September 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

What's the Next Kale? How Business Owners Can Capitalize on Food Trends

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Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.
September 10, 2013 in Finding Customers
Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead

Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead

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Innovators continually generate new ideas through a more continuous and dynamic process, here's how you can too.
September 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
College Entrepreneur Creates App to Sync Music With Running Speed

College Entrepreneur Creates App to Sync Music With Running Speed

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Michigan State University students created TempoRun, an app that helps users run at their ideal pace by categorizing the music in their libraries from walking to 10 sprinting.
September 7, 2013 in Apps & Software
4 Ways to Fit Your Mobile App Into Your Business Strategy

4 Ways to Fit Your Mobile App Into Your Business Strategy

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Ask the right questions and make the right choices and your mobile app could be an integral part of your growth strategy.
September 6, 2013 in Mobile

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