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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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The Creator of Funny or Die's 'Drunk History' on Wacky Business Ideas That Work

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The web series 'Drunk History' just made its TV debut on Comedy Central this week. Derek Waters, the show's creator, offers some tips for brainstorming and taking risks.
July 10, 2013 in Social Media
How Software Is Helping Yoga Studios Keep Their Balance

How Software Is Helping Yoga Studios Keep Their Balance

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Silicon Valley's BizeeBee is a simple management and billing tool that aims to keep yogis on their mats and not their laptops.
July 9, 2013 in Profiles

5 Industries Ripe for Young Entrepreneurs to Disrupt

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Looking for your next business idea? Check out these five fields oozing with potential.
July 8, 2013 in Starting a Business
Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans

Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans

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Bandcamp simplifies music sales by handling all the back-end functions that enable artists to sell online without being forced into pricing structures.
July 5, 2013 in Profiles
America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

America's Most Unusual Roadside Businesses

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Some small-business owners hawk their wares to America's motorists. But it's not just gas stations and fast food.
July 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
Urban Bees For Hire: A Thriving Hive Business

Urban Bees For Hire: A Thriving Hive Business

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Seattle's Ballard Bee Company hopes renting hives to urban gardeners can ease the risk of 'beemageddon.'
June 19, 2013 in Profiles

Startups and Investors Bet on the Drone Economy

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Entrepreneurs are betting on a future full of flying robots that can do anything from survey crops to make a delivery.
June 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013

10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013

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These small businesses are finding success with innovative solutions to common problems.
June 7, 2013 in Innovation

How Kids Can Help You Run a More Innovative Business

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The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship doesn't just educate young people about business -- it gives companies a fresh perspective on their own innovation.
June 1, 2013 in Ask Entrepreneur

The Secret to Successful Product Design? Simplicity.

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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.
May 29, 2013 in Business Ideas

Brooklyn Flea's Innovative Take on an Old Idea

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A flea market as restaurant incubator, hipster destination and, yes, great place to find a lamp.
May 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One

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

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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.
May 22, 2013 in Profiles
Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success

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

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In business, as in life, your preconceived notions can wreck your future potential. To stamp them out, consider an attitude adjustment.
May 21, 2013 in Leadership
How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

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

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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.
May 16, 2013 in Business Ideas
3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea

3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea

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How you can harness your best business ideas and bring them to life.
May 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

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Even with its roller-coaster volatility, young entrepreneurs are banking on the digital currency.
May 11, 2013 in News and Trends
A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

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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.
May 10, 2013 in Profiles
How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

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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.
May 8, 2013 in Business Ideas
Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

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Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.
May 4, 2013 in Social Media
How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

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

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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.
April 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

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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.
April 26, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Triple Bottom Line Goal of Sustainable Businesses

The Triple Bottom Line Goal of Sustainable Businesses

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A profitable startup that can make the world a better place? It's a win-win.
April 24, 2013 in Business Ideas
Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out

Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out

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To get a piece of the $51-billion wedding market, aspiring entrepreneurs embrace specialty planning services.
April 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off

Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off

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As businesses move their data processing to the cloud, cyber-security is becoming an increasingly prevalent and mission-critical problem.
April 18, 2013 in Business Ideas
5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

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Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.
April 18, 2013 in Business Ideas

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