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The Man Who's Turning Cities Into Trivia Games

The Man Who's Turning Cities Into Trivia Games

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We interview the CEO of a mobile gaming startup that helps urbanites get to know their cities better.
October 25, 2012 in Mobile
Video: Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful InvitesPlay Video

Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful Invites (Video)

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Upending the paper invite isn't the only goal for this company. Changing the way people communicate is the larger challenge for young visionaries Alexa and James Hirschfeld.
August 8, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Video: People's Pops and Its Vision for the Way We EatPlay Video

People's Pops and Its Vision for the Way We Eat (Video)

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The U.S. may be awash with sweet treats, but these ice-pop makers have given the tired category a makeover.
July 25, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a StoryPlay Video

Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story (Video)

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See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
March 12, 2012 in Retail Center
After a Post-9/11 Slump, an Entrepreneur Turns to Franchising

After a Post-9/11 Slump, an Entrepreneur Turns to Franchising

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Greg Carafello was at his flagship location on Sept. 11. He escaped after the second plane hit. Not only did he lose his main branch, but also his best friend.
March 9, 2012 in Franchises
Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

Why Venture Capitalists Heart NY

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New York recently beat out rival Boston for the number two spot for venture capital accumulation. Here's what makes the Big Apple more appealing.
December 9, 2011 in Venture and Angel Investors
'Cake Boss' Asks: Are You Judging Your Customers?

'Cake Boss' Asks: Are You Judging Your Customers?

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'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro of Carlo's Bakery shows why his business is a success. No matter how weird the request, his customers are always right.
November 3, 2011 in Customer Service
Video: How the Business of Halloween Grew UpPlay Video

How the Business of Halloween Grew Up (Video)

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Halloween is a booming business in the U.S. that's captured the imaginations of both children and adults. But that hasn't always been the case. We spoke with the president and CEO of Rubie's Costume Co., and asked him how the holiday became so supersized.
October 31, 2011 in Growth Strategies
The Family Business Behind Charlie Sheen, Batman and Other Halloween Favorites

The Family Business Behind Charlie Sheen, Batman and Other Halloween Favorites

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From humble roots, Rubie's Costume Co., has grown into a global enterprise while staying family-owned -- thanks to ghosts, goblins and Lady Gaga.
October 31, 2011 in Family Business
Video: How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion WeekPlay Video

How a New Design Label Broke into Fashion Week (Video)

Porter Grey, a fashion line started by sisters Alexandra & Kristen O'Neill in 2006, is making its second appearance at Fashion Week. Find out how they learned the business and made it into one of the industry's biggest showcases.
September 9, 2011 in Success Stories
Video: The Innovators: Foursquare's Dennis CrowleyPlay Video

The Innovators: Foursquare's Dennis Crowley (Video)

The co-founder of a popular mobile app talks about how his company got started.
June 22, 2011 in The 'Treps
Friending Facebook to Connect With New Customers

Friending Facebook to Connect With New Customers

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Here's how one small Web company is using Facebook Connect to find new users.
April 4, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Video: The Innovators: Adafruit's Limor FriedPlay Video

The Innovators: Adafruit's Limor Fried (Video)

The founder of the New York kit company talks about innovation, R&D and customer feedback.
February 28, 2011 in The 'Treps
A Surprising Business Idea

A Surprising Business Idea

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Who doesn't like a good mystery? Three entrepreneurs deliver the unexpected.
February 22, 2011 in Business Ideas
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