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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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How to Test Your Business Ideas

How to Test Your Business Ideas

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Rather than viewing your business goals as a straight line, try this method of zigzagging your way to success.
February 22, 2013 in Evaluating Your Idea
Lessons from Seth Godin on Embracing Uncertainty

Lessons from Seth Godin on Embracing Uncertainty

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Why getting comfortable with failure is part of the entrepreneurial struggle.
February 21, 2013 in Evaluating Your Idea
Unlocking Business Ideas Hidden in the Natural World

Unlocking Business Ideas Hidden in the Natural World

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A look at how the growing field of biomimicry has led to innovations inspired by nature.
February 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

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You need a lot of ingredients to launch a successful business, but a big pot of money isn't one of them. Virgin founder Richard Branson explains why.
February 18, 2013 in Startup Financing

5 Traits Top Entrepreneurs Have in Common

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Want to know what you have in common with the worldÂ’s top entrepreneurs? Look no further: Business coach Antonio Neves sums it up right here.
February 14, 2013 in Starting a Business
College Startup Re-Imagines Bike Sharing

College Startup Re-Imagines Bike Sharing

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ViaCycle set out to design a GPS-enabled, stationless bike-share system.
February 13, 2013 in Business Ideas
Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

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Here is a rundown of industries expected to have plenty of room to grow in 2013.
February 7, 2013 in Finding Ideas
'The Story of Stuff' and How Startups are Heeding Its Message

'The Story of Stuff' and How Startups are Heeding Its Message

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Consumerism may have hit a highpoint in the last several decades, but these days the real opportunity resides in our closets. Here's a look at the rise of resale startups.
February 6, 2013 in Marketing
Innovative Event Aims to Merge the Worlds of Fashion and Technology

Innovative Event Aims to Merge the Worlds of Fashion and Technology

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Decoded Fashion's hackathon builds technology to change the way designers create clothes and consumers purchase them.
February 5, 2013 in Technology
3 Apps to Help You Write a Business Plan

3 Apps to Help You Write a Business Plan

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Helpful apps that guide you from brilliant business idea to an actionable plan.
February 4, 2013 in Apps & Software
How to Manage the Stress of Uncertainty

How to Manage the Stress of Uncertainty

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Four tips to help you gain control of a new business idea and lower stress.
February 4, 2013 in Growth Strategies
10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

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Need help trying to figure out if that great idea you're passionate about could become a successful business? Here's how to evaluate a potential winner.
February 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond

A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond

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In the tradition of solving consumers' problems, two young treps set out to eradicate the hangover.
February 3, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Reframe Your Thinking to Sell Your Business Ideas

How to Reframe Your Thinking to Sell Your Business Ideas

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Four tips to help you sell ideas, even if you hate sales.
January 30, 2013 in Sales Techniques
Video: Jason Lucash on Why Humor Can Be an Entrepreneur's Best ResourcePlay Video

Jason Lucash on Why Humor Can Be an Entrepreneur's Best Resource (Video)

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The co-founder of OrigAudio lets viewers in on the top business lessons he's learned along with key tips on how to stand out amid stiff competition.
January 28, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

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A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
January 26, 2013 in Success Stories
Video: Limor Fried on Making DIY Look EasyPlay Video

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy (Video)

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The founder of Adafruit Industries offers insights into how she managed to build a small empire from castaway Altoid tins and other common household items -- and secure the title of Entrepreneur of 2012.
January 25, 2013 in Success Stories

Must-Have Mentors: How to Build Your Personal Board of Directors

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Business coach Antonio Neves offers some sage advice for young entrepreneurs looking for more formalized guidance.
January 24, 2013 in Managing Employees
Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

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Four tips to help you know if your idea has run its course.
January 22, 2013 in Leadership
Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

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Jeremy Umland came up with a quick-serve sushi concept: Customers design their own rolls at the counter, then a kitchen full of automated machines helps cooks prepare them for takeout in just minutes.
January 18, 2013 in Franchises
Richard Branson on Business Ideas in the Growing Health-and-Wellness Industry

Richard Branson on Business Ideas in the Growing Health-and-Wellness Industry

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The health and wellness sector is growing, the famous entrepreneur explains why you should get on board.
January 15, 2013 in Innovation
8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea

8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea

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If you're planning to start a business, you first need to figure out a winning concept. Consider these strategies to help get your creative juices flowing.
January 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Motivate Creative Employees

How to Motivate Creative Employees

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Four tips to help you inspire creative employees to share new business ideas.
January 14, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

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4moms, an inventive child-care products business plans to build tech into strollers and infant seats.
January 14, 2013 in Venture Capital
College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

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A University of Oregon grad turns his love of coral into a thriving niche business.
January 12, 2013 in Profiles

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