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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.

Saying Yes to the Extreme Proposal Biz

Cleveland's Perfect Proposal transforms proposals into events rivalling the wedding itself.

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

Before pumping every last dime and ounce of sweat into launching your business idea, test it out with these four strategies.

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.

Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost

Virool gives businesses a self-serve, social video advertising platform to help get the kind of exposure that only a viral hit can bring.

Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

The Melman siblings opened several bars and restaurants to revitalize their father's 42-year-old hospitality company Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to appeal to younger clientele.

College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms.

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.

Meta Networking and How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Empire on the Need for Sales Leads

It's often the case that necessity is the mother of invention. That's how a one-time management consultant grew a business-networking company from an urgent need to generate sales after his biggest client went under.

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

There are other more productive ways to come up with business ideas. Here are five effective alternatives.

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.

Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Everyone has experienced a dry spell when it comes to generating ideas. Here are seven steps to keep your idea well full.

Amanda De Cadenet Proves How Great Conversations Can Empower Brands and Viewers

As host of Lifetime's The Conversation, Amanda De Cadenet has amassed a huge following. Here's how the model/actress is making that viewership count.

Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off

Consumer Cellular made the call to target an older audience -- a move that's led to robust growth in revenue.

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.

The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass

Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story.

New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

Kite Patch makes people virtually undetectable by mosquitoes and could save millions around the world from mosquito-borne diseases.
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