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Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.
How to Turn a Worthless Business Idea into a Million-Dollar Startup

How to Turn a Worthless Business Idea into a Million-Dollar Startup

If you're dreaming about starting a business, you'll need to start validating your idea if you want to really make a go of it. Here's how to begin.
How to Sharpen Your Decision-Making Skills

How to Sharpen Your Decision-Making Skills

Four ways to merge your brain and gut for better outcomes.
How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style

How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style

Ryan Barr, founder of WhippingPost.com, makes durable leather goods for musicians, including a "picker's wallet" with a dedicated stitched pocket for a guitar pick.
How to Find New Business Ideas in Everyday Life

How to Find New Business Ideas in Everyday Life

Three tips to help you find new business opportunities in unexpected places.
100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

With 2012 very nearly in the rearview mirror, check out this list of what you are going to hear about, talk about and spend your money on in 2013.

Have a Killer Business Idea? Here’s How to Vet It

Venture capitalist Jason Green shares his tips on how to be sure you have a quality concept before launch.
How Hyperink Aims to Reinvent Publishing

How Hyperink Aims to Reinvent Publishing

See how Kevin Gao, the founder of Hyperink, is re-thinking the e-book publishing industry by focusing on niche content.

Meet Entrepreneur's Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalists

With just one week to go before the Entrepreneur of 2012 awards are announced, we spotlight the finalists for the emerging entrepreneur category.

Do You Need an MBA for Startup Success?

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on how his education prepared him for running a business, but why he had to look elsewhere for startup help.

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.
Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.
Papernomad Makes Biodegradable Sleeves for Mobile Devices

Papernomad Makes Biodegradable Sleeves for Mobile Devices

A low-tech material protects high-tech products and reduces waste.
An Entrepreneurial American Couple Conquer Paris' Food Scene

An Entrepreneurial American Couple Conquer Paris' Food Scene

With a little experience and their own money an American couple opens a wine bar and restaurant in the City of Light.
Tech-Savvy and Fashion-Forward: A Look at Today's Stylish Startups

Tech-Savvy and Fashion-Forward: A Look at Today's Stylish Startups

Making it big in the fashion world has always been a tall task. Here's a look at how three startups are using technology to find an 'in' with customers and brands.
David Segal on DAVIDsTEA: North America's Next Starbucks?

David Segal on DAVIDsTEA: North America's Next Starbucks?

While this startup likely won't topple the reigning queen of coffee anytime soon, the skill and backing required to open up shop across North America shouldn't be underestimated.
How to Get Your Loved Ones to Love Your Business

How to Get Your Loved Ones to Love Your Business

These four communication tips will help you earn support and enthusiasm for your business.
How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

Jeffrey Phillips, co-founder of OVO, an innovation consulting firm, shares how any company can create a more innovative environment.
Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Barbara Corcoran's Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Put your business idea to the test with Barbara Corcoran's tips for how to pitch your business idea.
At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

At This Year's Clinton Global Initiative, a New Focus on Young People

While esteemed nonprofit leaders and political figures came together at this year's Clinton Global Initiative, here's how young people also got involved.
How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

How Young Treps Can Participate in the Clinton Global Initiative

If you want to change the world through social entrepreneurship, consider this your ticket. Here's a preview of what to expect from the Clinton Global Initiative and ideas for getting involved.
How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Carter Kostler is hoping his fruit-infused water bottle will be his ticket to entrepreneurial success.
Project Restaurant: Turning 8th Graders into Future Mario Batalis

Project Restaurant: Turning 8th Graders into Future Mario Batalis

A summer program in Harlem is teaching students what it takes to launch and grow a successful eatery.

How to Gain Free Feedback from Your Classmates

When student entrepreneur Nina Foroutan was tight on cash she employed her classmates as product testers.
Recognizing the Silver Lining -- And Business Idea -- Behind a Bad Internship

Recognizing the Silver Lining -- And Business Idea -- Behind a Bad Internship

After a dismal summer internship experience, Shara Senderoff wanted to help others avoid the same fate. Here's how she's attempting to start up a bad-internship antidote.
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