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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)

The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Small-Business Sectors Right Now

Over the past year, the strengthening housing market has been helping small companies grow -- and fast.

3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

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.

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

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.

How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change

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.

Why Intellectual Property Allows You to Be An Entrepreneur

Some argue you can't patent an idea, but if IP laws didn't exist, would you even be in business?

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

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.

How Keeping Wine Cold Became a Hot Business

Ben Hewitt created the Corkcicle to ensure "perfectly chilled wine every time."

5 Ways to Build Momentum For Your Business Idea

A good business idea needs a healthy dose of momentum to get it going. Here are five steps to help you get there.

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

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.

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

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.

How to Generate Ideas For Your YouTube Videos

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.

How to Know When to Trust Your Gut

Follow these four steps to know when you should go with your intuition and when you should take a more facts-based approach.

Dream Arcades Takes '80s Nostalgia to a New Level

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.

Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

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?

Why You Should Ditch Your Billion-Dollar Business Ambitions

In starting up, founders often set their sights too high. Here's why you should start a $1,000 business instead.

8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success

Stop getting distracted. Ask yourself these questions to maintain your focus and become more productive.

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

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.

One-Stop Comparison Shopping for Moving Companies

Unpakt takes part of the pain out of moving by allowing customers to compare moving company prices online.

Brand Shop 'Taps' Into Its Expertise to Build Brewery

With traditional advertising revenue shrinking, TBD of Bend, Ore., diversifies its branding business by selling craft beers.

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

Technology and changing priorities have created fields of study that didn't exist in decades past.

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

Stemming from the nation's current obsession with kale are some important lessons for business owners about how to latch onto trends.

Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead

Innovators continually generate new ideas through a more continuous and dynamic process, here's how you can too.

College Entrepreneur Creates App to Sync Music With Running Speed

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.

4 Ways to Fit Your Mobile App Into Your Business Strategy

Ask the right questions and make the right choices and your mobile app could be an integral part of your growth strategy.
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