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How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

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Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
May 17, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

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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.
May 10, 2013 in Profiles
Could Games Replace CAPTCHA?

Could Games Replace CAPTCHA?

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Detroit startup Are You a Human hopes gamification will outsmart the spambots for good.
May 8, 2013 in Profiles
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

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Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
April 30, 2013 in Success Stories
College Startup Rethinks Laundry

College Startup Rethinks Laundry

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A prepaid campus laundry service offers a lesson in entrepreneurship.
April 27, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

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A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.
April 21, 2013 in Profiles
How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

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

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After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
April 13, 2013 in Business Ideas
Go-Anywhere Cameras Snap up a Devoted Following

Go-Anywhere Cameras Snap up a Devoted Following

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Popular GoPro cameras offer a 'you're there' perspective on life.
February 23, 2013 in Technology
Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line

Social Engagement Boosts Quirky Clothing Line

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Online fashion upstart Betabrand is on a mission to create the world's first truly social clothing company.
February 2, 2013 in Success Stories
A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

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Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.
November 24, 2012 in Family Business
Mining Company Branches Out into Recreation

Mining Company Branches Out into Recreation

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Coal Creek Company's Brent Galloway added a recreation and camping site on the mine's property.
September 28, 2012 in Growing Your Business
A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

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A CEO's knack for buying low and selling high combined with his love of vintage musical instruments led him to revive Chicago Music Exchange.
September 14, 2012 in New Ideas
How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

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An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf.
August 4, 2012 in Success Stories
How the Museum of Sex Turned a Nonprofit Snub into an Asset

How the Museum of Sex Turned a Nonprofit Snub into an Asset

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The entrepreneur behind this unconventional attraction went all the way.
June 14, 2012 in Success Stories
Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success

Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success

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A couple's last-ditch entrepreneurial effort fends off bankruptcy in favor of a balmy future.
June 2, 2012 in Success Stories
A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business

A Dad's Cautionary Advice Led to a Growing Family Business

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After a near-accident while training for a marathon, an entrepreneur develops a line of identification gear for outdoor athletes.
February 25, 2012 in Success Stories
Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

Framing a Business Around a Glamorous Boudoir Trend

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A boudoir photographer focuses on customers' private moments.
February 14, 2012 in Forward Thinkers
Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

Brewing Up a New Business Idea from a Coffee Castoff

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KonaRed squeezes a smart business out of coffee production leftovers.
January 17, 2012 in Success Stories
Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt

Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt

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Mark Highland's Organic Mechanics is blooming.
December 12, 2011 in Success Stories
How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

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A former Duke University All-American basketball player hit on a business idea for building and managing online photo stores for college athletic departments and sports teams.
November 9, 2011 in Success Stories
How a Craftsman Turned His Handiwork into a Cutting-Edge Business

How a Craftsman Turned His Handiwork into a Cutting-Edge Business

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He was definitely cut out for this business: Quintin Middleton shows off his chops with high-quality culinary cutware.
September 29, 2011 in Success Stories
Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

Ex-Ballplayers Offer Coffee's Answer to Chew

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Two former baseball players throw a curve at the consumer quest for caffeine. From our Business Unusual file.
September 16, 2011 in Success Stories
Savvy Marketing Turns a Hobby into a Successful Business

Savvy Marketing Turns a Hobby into a Successful Business

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How the founders of the YOLO Board have glided to the front of the stand-up paddling crowd.
July 26, 2011 in Success Stories
Knowledge on Tap: The Business of a Beer Sommelier

Knowledge on Tap: The Business of a Beer Sommelier

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How one beer lover tanked his career in favor of teaching people about his beverage of choice
June 21, 2011 in Restaurant Center
How a Young Entrepreneur Cobbled Together a Business By Recycling Vinyl into Shoes

How a Young Entrepreneur Cobbled Together a Business By Recycling Vinyl into Shoes

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Paperfeet is building an eco-friendly business out of discarded billboard materials.
May 24, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs

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