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The Game Changer: Digital Chocolate's Trip Hawkins

The last time this entrepreneur matched up against an industry giant, things didn't end so well. But it wasn't game over.

How to Make a Scene

Ace Hotel founder Alex Calderwood did it by transforming his company into a lifestyle brand. Meet the man who set a new industry standard with the 'it' hotel.

Who Says No One is Shopping?

In just three years, entrepreneurs like Adam Bernhard have created a new retail niche--private sample-sale websites--that has grown into a $1 billion business and changed the way America shops.

The Turnaround Artist

Jim Pohlad inherited a failing team-the Minnesota Twins--on the verge of disappearing from baseball. What saved it? Thinking like a small business.

The Future Has Been Delivered to Your Mailbox

Dukky is merging the junk in the mail with social marketing and web technology--and creating a staggeringly effective marketing machine.

SkinIt Founder Driving New Automotive Trend

Tom Stemple's startup personalized millions of digital gadgets. Now he wants to do the same to your ride.

The Innovators

They are the mad scientists, the game-changers, the contrarians.

Forward Thinkers

Get your business on the cutting edge with lessons from these 16 small-business pioneers.

Patagonia, From the Ground Up

While the rest of retail was tanking, Yvon Chouinard's outdoor clothing and gear company was having its best two years ever. Here's why.

On the Nose

When Fabrice Penot pitched Le Labo--a fragrance company built on perfumes and no hype--investors laughed. Now with stores around the globe and millions in annual sales, Penot is the one who's smiling.

craigslist: 15 Years Later

Craig Newmark talks about how things have changed at the internet's oldest open marketplace--and how they haven't.

The Aceman Cometh

For Adam Carolla, comedy is a business--and business is good.

From a Lean Year, a Rich Vintage

As the top of the wine market crashes, new entrepreneurs like James Stewart are bringing high-end grapes to the masses.

The App Store That's Never Closed

GetJar has quietly emerged as the mobile app portal of choice for millions worldwide.

Entrepreneur Magazine's Entrepreneur of 2009 Award Winners

The votes are in--now it's time to meet the top entrepreneurs and learn their secrets to success.

Tony Hawk Carves a New Niche

The master of the half-pipe and creator of a skateboard empire is about to introduce his latest trick: a skateboard without wheels

From T-Shirt Salesman to TV Icon

As he prepares to put small business in the spotlight, reality TV titan Mark Burnett reflects on his own entrepreneurial journey.
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