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TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

The startup has survived competitive challenges by following these three important principles.
Rainn Wilson on SoulPancake and Social Media

Rainn Wilson on SoulPancake and Social Media

See how the actor's new media company SoulPancake is making a business out of helping you chew on life's big questions.
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on TV, Social Media and Entrepreneurship

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on TV, Social Media and Entrepreneurship

When it comes to creating something totally new, cutting-edge film director Robert Rodriguez offers this advice.
What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

Small companies are often deemed more innovative than their larger counterparts. Here's a look at how three giants are trying to topple that idea and what you can learn from their efforts.
How to Build a More Innovative Business

How to Build a More Innovative Business

Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship. But how can a business owner continue to innovate? Serial entrepreneur Jen Groover offers her tips.
Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business

Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business

More innovation is needed for a business to thrive in today's world of shrinking product life cycles and increased competition. Here's how to kick your business into high gear.
The New Trends and Technologies Driving Design

The New Trends and Technologies Driving Design

Innovation in the way products are designed, manufactured and delivered is spelling opportunities for small businesses of all types. Learn how forward-thinking entrepreneurs are putting them to work.
Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.
How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

Kodak and Hostess may have landed in bankruptcy court, but you can avoid their fate. Here are four tips.
How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.
Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

The Zappos.com founder is hoping his bet on Las Vegas will be a win, win for his company and the community.
White House Opposes Online Piracy Bills -- For Now

White House Opposes Online Piracy Bills -- For Now

Obama administration puts the brakes on controversial legislation to punish 'rogue' websites that sell pirated content.
We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service

We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service

MyCyberTwin offers businesses a chatty bot to keep customers company.
What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

How do the big companies stay on top? Take a look at some of the new customer-service ideas Amazon, USPS and Starbucks have in store.
Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers

Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers

The billionaire tech entrepreneur explains how bowing to your customers' every request can stunt innovation.
Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Here are five resources for helping you channel your inner innovator.
Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies

Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies

The proposed 'SOPA' bill aims to put an end to online piracy, but those who oppose it say it could have negative implications for small businesses.
Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

C.J. Kettler's online crowdsourcing venture, Genius Crowds, aims to move product ideas from the "light bulb" stage onto store shelves.
Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

Why big companies would rather buy your company instead of launching their own competitive version.
How Steve Jobs Saved Apple

How Steve Jobs Saved Apple

When he returned in 1997, one of Jobs' first goals was to review the company's bloated product line. Part of our blog series this week on the autobiography of Steve Jobs.
Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on the Drive to Succeed

Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on the Drive to Succeed

The founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about the vision for her invention and how she prepared for its success.
Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

Reactions to news of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs emerged within hours from his competitors, fellow entrepreneurs and others influenced by his work and life.
Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on the Secret to Staying Competitive

Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on the Secret to Staying Competitive

The groundbreaking recording engineer talks about how her studio stays on the cutting edge. Her advice: Hire a motivated team with passion and a hunger to try new things. Part of our Insights series.
Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Fostering Innovation

Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Fostering Innovation

A successful Internet entrepreneur talks about the virtues of failing fast when creating a new product or trying to do something new. Once you learn a lesson, incorporate it in your routines. 'Don't fail at the same thing more than once,' he says.

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