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100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom
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Fourth-generation owners Garry and Carlton Smith share how their family-owned business has stayed fresh for a century.
March 12, 2014 in The 'Treps
What You Can Learn From Nintendo's Weird and Wonderful 125 Years

What You Can Learn From Nintendo's Weird and Wonderful 125 Years

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From playing cards, to taxis to love hotels, it’s been a long road to producing iconic gaming systems. We explain what entrepreneurs can learn from this long-running company.
February 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
10 Tips on How to Be a Better Entrepreneur in 2014

10 Tips on How to Be a Better Entrepreneur in 2014

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From taking an improv class to learning how to play tag, here are a few pointers on how entrepreneurs can put their best foot forward this year.
January 10, 2014 in Productivity
Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead

Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead

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Bitstrips' CEO Jacob Blackstock talks about the company's soaring growth and plans for 2014.
December 30, 2013 in The 'Treps
Our Digital Experts Share Their New Year's Resolutions

Our Digital Experts Share Their New Year's Resolutions

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Our Team Digital experts in marketing, social media and more reveal their plans and goals for the upcoming year.
December 25, 2013 in Marketing

7 Ways to Get Excited for 2014

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Our Team Digital experts share ways to get inspired for your goals in the year ahead.
December 24, 2013 in Grow Your Business
What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014

What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014

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2013 was a big year for CEO Matt Brezina whose company Sincerely got acquired. He tells us what he's learned and how this former startup will grow in the new year.
December 23, 2013 in The 'Treps
Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

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Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500.
December 19, 2013 in Franchises
A College 'Trep's Plans for 2014

A College 'Trep's Plans for 2014

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Entrepreneur caught up with College Entrepreneur of 2012 Bryan Silverman and talked about the upcoming year and his plans after graduation.
December 16, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
5 Social Media Predictions for 2014

5 Social Media Predictions for 2014

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When developing or improving your social-media strategy in the New Year, keep these five trends top-of-mind.
December 16, 2013 in Social Media
If I Knew Then: Tech Entrepreneur's Challenging Upbringing Led to Passion for Solving Problems

If I Knew Then: Tech Entrepreneur's Challenging Upbringing Led to Passion for Solving Problems

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Serial entrepreneur Naveen Jain learned the importance of team building from the last crisis he expected to handle on his own.
December 11, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

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HAVEN founder Kayce White explains what she’s gleaned from the rapid growth of her all-natural cleaning products business.
December 10, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Law School Never Taught Me to Be an Entrepreneur

Law School Never Taught Me to Be an Entrepreneur

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You can't teach lawyers to be entrepreneurs. But you can give them experiences in law school to understand how entrepreneurs work and think.
December 10, 2013 in Legal Center
With Entrepreneurship in Vogue, Colleges Beef Up Offerings (Infographic)

With Entrepreneurship in Vogue, Colleges Beef Up Offerings (Infographic)

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Looking to snag go-getters' attention, universities are ramping up entrepreneurship courses.
December 9, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Why This 'Trep Will Start School in 2014

Why This 'Trep Will Start School in 2014

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Entrepreneur caught up with its past 'Treps of the Year, Emerging Entrepreneur Jason Lucash, about how the year has changed him and how it's prepared him for 2014.
December 2, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Photos: New Images of Apple's 'Spaceship' Headquarters in California

New Images of Apple's 'Spaceship' Headquarters in California

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An inside look at the tech giant's 2.8-million-square-foot hub called Campus 2.
November 12, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

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Robin Chase says the environmental risks posed by climate change mean companies need to find ways to trade resources with one another.
October 31, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

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As the size of a computer chip approaches zero, computational power will be everywhere and in everything, says Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at Intel.
October 29, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Dominating in Business in 2014

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Get a head start on accomplishing everything you need to take your startup to the next level -- and beyond.
October 29, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

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Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
October 22, 2013 in Venture Capital
Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants

Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants

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PivotDesk wants to play matchmaker for office space, helping fledgling companies find the right digs by connecting them with other businesses that are locked into long-term leases and have floor space to spare.
October 21, 2013 in Location
Photos: Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall

Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall

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Looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than these seven works that will make you a better entrepreneur.
October 16, 2013 in Forward Thinkers
The Big Idea Behind the Tony Hsieh-Backed 'Life is Beautiful' Festival

The Big Idea Behind the Tony Hsieh-Backed 'Life is Beautiful' Festival

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In an on-going effort to rehabilitate Sin City, the Zappos CEO is throwing his support behind yet another Vegas-based startup event.
September 24, 2013 in Networking

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