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These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks
Starting a Business

These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks

Two brothers from Idaho have come up with an alternative to the sock that prevents your shoes from stinking and still gives you a stylish, no-sock look.
Catherine Clifford
How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System
Patents

How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
Kirby Drake
How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths
Growth Strategies

How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths

Todd Greene's head-shaving razor is holding its own in an industry cornered by multinational giants with a design that's featured in the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Catherine Clifford
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention
Growth Strategies

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.
Christopher Hawker
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union
Leadership

Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern.
Catherine Clifford
Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source
Starting a Business

Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you.
Christopher Hawker
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free
Technology

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
Brian Patrick Eha
Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?
Starting a Business

Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

Congress got it wrong when it harmonized U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. Now, startups and American inventors are at a disadvantage.
Bernard Klosowski
Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.
Catherine Clifford
Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents
Leadership

Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
Catherine Clifford
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
Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves
Marketing

Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves

The 'Shark Tank' investor and inventor of over 400 products offers her advice to move your product from idea to sales.
Christopher Hann
How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year
Starting a Business

How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year

Industry insiders laughed at the engineering toy for girls, but its inventor was determined to change the landscape of the 'pink aisle.' Entrepreneur Debbie Sterling shares how she transformed her idea into a million-dollar company.
Kathleen Davis
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas
Starting a Business

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
Stephen Key