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The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession
Business Ideas

The Top 10 Small Business Bets, Post-Recession and Next Recession

Industries that perform well in the midst of economic uncertainty do just fine in good times, too.
David Nilssen
 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World
Inventions

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

These products came to be by chance -- spawning businesses and changing lives the world over.
Drake Baer
How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name
Success Stories

How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name

Essie Weingarten, the entrepreneur behind the wildly popular nail polish line, grew her childhood passion into a multimillion-dollar brand.
Catherine Clifford
Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Start by making a list of things you love, and a list of things you hate.
Richard Branson
The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares
Inventions

The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.
Christopher Hawker
9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea
Business Ideas

9 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Validated Their Business Idea

The author of a new book tells how several inventive types tested their product's premise. A catchy concept won't score profits for a startup if no one wants the device.
Anand Srinivasan
Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup
Failure

Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup

Rather than quitting, look for alternatives: pivot the business model or merge with new partners for support.
Martin Zwilling
Why You Shouldn't Fear Copycat Developers
TrepLabs

Why You Shouldn't Fear Copycat Developers

If a competitor takes your idea and launches their own version, don't fret. Twitter certainly hasn't.
Rahul Varshneya
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
Dana Brownlee
Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions
Ideas

Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions

Creator of postage printer talks about how he launched his company and kept it going for two decades.
Harry Whitehouse
Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel
Starting a Business

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.
Stephen Key
This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans
Growth Strategies

This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans

Amy Novogratz and Mike Velings are in the process of getting an investment fund off the ground that will identify and invest in technologies that aim to grow the fish-farming business.
Catherine Clifford
10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality
Starting a Business

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Anyone can have a million-dollar idea. But turning your dream into a living and breathing startup, takes work. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
Adam Toren
Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses
Growth Strategies

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.
Arlene Weintraub