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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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Someone Has Your Same Startup Idea? Move Fast, Launch First

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Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the importance of moving quickly when competition is stiff.
April 17, 2013 in Starting a Business
How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

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After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
April 13, 2013 in Business Ideas
Doing 'Five-Minute Favors' and Other Business Tips From the Week

Doing 'Five-Minute Favors' and Other Business Tips From the Week

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The best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from fueling success with generosity to dealing with foreign business associates.
April 12, 2013 in Leadership
VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass Apps

VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass Apps

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New group called the Glass Collective calls Google's wearable computer "the future" of technology.
April 11, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
How to Outwit Your Competition

How to Outwit Your Competition

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You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a great business idea. Here are three ways to look at what your competition is doing -- and do it better.
April 9, 2013 in Business Ideas
A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

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A trio of ad execs launches a line of air fresheners for modern men.
April 6, 2013 in Business Ideas
Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

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Kavita Shukla spoke at the Women in the World Summit today about finding inspiration in uncommon places.
April 5, 2013 in Business Ideas

What's Trending WithÂ… Jason Silva? The Former Current TV Host Turned YouTube Star on Big Ideas

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with the ever inspiring Jason Silva. Here, he dishes on where the best ideas come from and how to cultivate them.
April 1, 2013 in Profiles
Stop Searching for 'The Next Big Thing:' Tips for Building the Best Business for You

Stop Searching for 'The Next Big Thing:' Tips for Building the Best Business for You

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You don't need a revolutionary business idea to find success in entrepreneurship. Here are five steps for launching a startup that's ideal for you.
March 28, 2013 in Business Ideas
Grow Your Business By Getting Back to Basics

Grow Your Business By Getting Back to Basics

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You don't have to venture far to find the next big idea. Growing your business is all about knowing where to look for opportunities. Here are five places to start.
March 27, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How to Stop Making Excuses and Run With Your Business Idea

How to Stop Making Excuses and Run With Your Business Idea

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There will never be a "perfect" time to start your business, so why not start now?
March 26, 2013 in Business Ideas
The Secrets of What Makes a Product Go Viral

The Secrets of What Makes a Product Go Viral

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Author Jonah Berger shares insights from his new book about how ideas and products become contagious.
March 18, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
Opportunity Spotting: 4 Trends for Young Treps from SXSW 2013

Opportunity Spotting: 4 Trends for Young Treps from SXSW 2013

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In the aftermath of this year's SXSW Interactive festival, we pinpointed four top trends that young entrepreneurs should consider.
March 15, 2013 in News and Trends
Get Out of Limbo: How to Go From Dream to Decision

Get Out of Limbo: How to Go From Dream to Decision

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Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur who just can't take the leap or you're trapped in a tough business dilemma, consider these strategies to get unstuck.
March 12, 2013 in Startup Basics
Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming

Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming

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How PodPonics transformed an unused lot in Atlanta into a productive farm.
March 9, 2013 in Success Stories

Why the World Needs More Brilliant 'Stupid' Ideas

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Next time someone says your business idea has more 'hair than brains,' consider the countless examples of fellow stupid-successful entrepreneurs.
March 8, 2013 in Starting a Business
Seth Godin on Why You Can't Wait to Get Noticed

Seth Godin on Why You Can't Wait to Get Noticed

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Success won't be handed to you and the traditional safety net has disappeared, so why not jump in?
March 7, 2013 in Evaluating Your Idea
Maintaining Your Startup's Focus

Maintaining Your Startup's Focus

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Too many passions can derail you. Find one that sticks.
March 5, 2013 in Business Ideas
Creative Problem-Solving Strategies to Test Your Business Idea

Creative Problem-Solving Strategies to Test Your Business Idea

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How to use an approach called 'design thinking' when you're creating a new product or business.
February 28, 2013 in Finding Ideas
Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

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A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.
February 28, 2013 in Business Ideas

How a Stolen North Face Jacket Sparked a New Business Idea

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Inspired by chaotic coat-checking systems at bars, this young trep built a startup that landed the attention of Shark Tank and Mark Cuban. See how he made it happen.
February 28, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

How a Stolen North Face Jacket Sparked a New Business Idea

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Inspired by chaotic coat-checking systems at bars, this young trep built a startup that landed the attention of Shark Tank and Mark Cuban. See how he made it happen.
February 28, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
The Future of the Subscription Economy

The Future of the Subscription Economy

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Last year may have given rise to a surge in startup-subscription services, but will larger competitors joining in this year spoil the mood?
February 26, 2013 in Business Ideas
Richard Branson on the Importance of Creative Thinking

Richard Branson on the Importance of Creative Thinking

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Virgin Group's founder answers a reader's question on how his personality drives the success of his business.
February 25, 2013 in Innovation

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