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Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One

You can order just about anything on your smartphone, so why are you stuck in line for nachos at the ballpark? These three startups keep you in your seat and concession stands hopping.

Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success

In business, as in life, your preconceived notions can wreck your future potential. To stamp them out, consider an attitude adjustment.

How to Make Sure There's a Market for Your Business Idea

No matter how great your idea, if you don't have a solid market, you're wasting your time. Here are four ways to be more strategic about positioning your business idea for the right customers.

3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea

How you can harness your best business ideas and bring them to life.

The Bitcoin Buzz and How Young Entrepreneurs are Cashing In

Even with its roller-coaster volatility, young entrepreneurs are banking on the digital currency.

A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event.

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.

Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice

Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped.

How Stagnation -- and Pivoting -- Can Crush a Startup

Stagnation may warrant radical change, but 'pivots' are too often punts -- not thoughtful, strategic redirections. Rather than undertake drastic measures in haste, startups ought to consider a regimen of constant flux.

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.

The Triple Bottom Line Goal of Sustainable Businesses

A profitable startup that can make the world a better place? It's a win-win.

Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out

To get a piece of the $51-billion wedding market, aspiring entrepreneurs embrace specialty planning services.

Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off

As businesses move their data processing to the cloud, cyber-security is becoming an increasingly prevalent and mission-critical problem.

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.

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

Serial entrepreneur Mike Jones on the importance of moving quickly when competition is stiff.

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

After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.

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

The best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from fueling success with generosity to dealing with foreign business associates.

VC Heavyweights to Fund Tech Startups Creating Google Glass Apps

New group called the Glass Collective calls Google's wearable computer "the future" of technology.

How to Outwit Your Competition

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.

A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

A trio of ad execs launches a line of air fresheners for modern men.

Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver FreshPaper

Kavita Shukla spoke at the Women in the World Summit today about finding inspiration in uncommon places.

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

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.

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

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.

Grow Your Business By Getting Back to Basics

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.

How to Stop Making Excuses and Run With Your Business Idea

There will never be a "perfect" time to start your business, so why not start now?
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