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How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea
Starting a Business

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
Brad Sugars
The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)
Starting a Business

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.
Catherine Clifford
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform
Starting a Business

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
Jason Ankeny
Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost
Starting a Business

Young Entrepreneurs Create a Formula to Give Ads a Viral Boost

Virool gives businesses a self-serve, social video advertising platform to help get the kind of exposure that only a viral hit can bring.
Jennifer Wang
Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business
Starting a Business

Siblings Revitalize Dad's Hospitality Business

The Melman siblings opened several bars and restaurants to revitalize their father's 42-year-old hospitality company Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to appeal to younger clientele.
Jennifer Wang
College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms
Starting a Business

College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms.
Michelle Goodman
How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model
Starting a Business

How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Business Model

Once you have a business idea, it's time to get to the real work of getting it off the ground and running. Here are three ways to get started.
Brad Sugars
Meta Networking and How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Empire on the Need for Sales Leads
Marketing

Meta Networking and How This Entrepreneur Built a Business Empire on the Need for Sales Leads

It's often the case that necessity is the mother of invention. That's how a one-time management consultant grew a business-networking company from an urgent need to generate sales after his biggest client went under.
Ivan Misner
Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead
Starting a Business

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

There are other more productive ways to come up with business ideas. Here are five effective alternatives.
Debra Kaye
How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion
Starting a Business

How Your 'Box of Possibility' Can Help Drive Your Entrepreneurial Passion

In her new book Do Cool Sh*t, social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal talks about the importance of choosing an entrepreneurial venture based on fulfillment.
Andrea Huspeni
5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs
Leadership

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.
Stephen Key
Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.
Starting a Business

Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This.

Everyone has experienced a dry spell when it comes to generating ideas. Here are seven steps to keep your idea well full.
Victor Hwang
Amanda De Cadenet Proves How Great Conversations Can Empower Brands and Viewers
Marketing

Amanda De Cadenet Proves How Great Conversations Can Empower Brands and Viewers

As host of Lifetime's The Conversation, Amanda De Cadenet has amassed a huge following. Here's how the model/actress is making that viewership count.
Shira Lazar
Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off
Marketing

Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off

Consumer Cellular made the call to target an older audience -- a move that's led to robust growth in revenue.
Sarah Max