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10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

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.

A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond

In the tradition of solving consumers' problems, two young treps set out to eradicate the hangover.

How to Reframe Your Thinking to Sell Your Business Ideas

Four tips to help you sell ideas, even if you hate sales.

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

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.

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy

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.

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

Business coach Antonio Neves offers some sage advice for young entrepreneurs looking for more formalized guidance.

Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Four tips to help you know if your idea has run its course.

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

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.

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

The health and wellness sector is growing, the famous entrepreneur explains why you should get on board.

8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea

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.

How to Motivate Creative Employees

Four tips to help you inspire creative employees to share new business ideas.

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

4moms, an inventive child-care products business plans to build tech into strollers and infant seats.

College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

A University of Oregon grad turns his love of coral into a thriving niche business.

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

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

Four ways to merge your brain and gut for better outcomes.

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

Three tips to help you find new business opportunities in unexpected places.

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

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.
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