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Reddit Founder on Startup Success: Identify a Genuine Need and Fill It

Alexis Ohanian on the importance of creating a new tech product or service that solves a problem in people's lives.

How Can I Legally Improve a Product I Didn't Create?

An innovator wonders if her ideas could generate a profit or a lawsuit. Ask Entrepreneur's legal expert answers, pointing out red flags that could keep the green out of reach.

How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

Call it crowdfunding 2.0. Established companies are using Kickstarter and the like to launch new products, paid for by a built-in customer base before they hit the production line.

How Can I Pitch My Product to Large Companies?

While gaining the attention and trust of big box brands isn't easy, see steps you can take to help get your product on the market.

Striking the Perfect Balance Between Creative Freedom and Realistic Limits

Four tips to help you foster innovative product development.

5 Industries Ripe for Young Entrepreneurs to Disrupt

Looking for your next business idea? Check out these five fields oozing with potential.

The Company Giving Common Objects a Sleek New Design

Slice aims to make everyday items both nicer to look at and easier to use.

10 Questions to Ask When Pricing Your Product

Read our guide to figuring out what you should be charging for your products and services.

How to Sell a Product: 5 Ways to Sell Itself

With so many brands to choose from, customers often want to go with what they know. Here are five ways to make your product do its own marketing.

How 3-D Printing Is Becoming a Game-Changer Across Industries

Here's a look at five ways 3-D printing is refashioning product manufacturing, from housewares to shoes and even fine art.

5 Steps to Safeguard Your Product From Patent Theft

Filing a patent isn't enough to protect your idea. It's important to consider how competitors might find a way around your patent and take action in advance. Here's how.

Promote Your Product Quickly by Tapping the Internet's Influencers

The founder of the online product showcase Grommet explains how to become an Internet sensation.

10 Cool American-Made Products

See some of the innovative products that are made in the U.S.

Are Color Trends Important in Product Design?

Color can have a huge emotional impact on customers, but that doesn't mean you need to change your product line to follow trends. Here are the elements of color theory you should consider.

The Secret to Successful Product Design? Simplicity.

The more elegant and straightforward your product design, the easier it will be for you to attract customers. Here are three ways to streamline the way your product looks.

3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea

How you can harness your best business ideas and bring them to life.

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.

The Secrets of What Makes a Product Go Viral

Author Jonah Berger shares insights from his new book about how ideas and products become contagious.

5 Ways to Promote Your 'Made in America' Brand

Apple will start making some Macs in America in 2013, the latest in a wave of companies stepping up support of the red, white, and blue. Here's how to make the most of manufacturing in the U.S.A.

How Teen Inventor Went From Sketch to Prototype in 6 Months

Fourteen-year-old entrepreneur Carter Kostler is hoping his fruit-infused water bottle will be his ticket to entrepreneurial success.

How to Find a Distributor for Your Product

Expert advice for finding a product distributor: listen to your customers.

When the Product Is the Marketing, and Vice Versa

Sometimes the product itself is the marketing. In those rare cases, businesses can thrive without organized marketing.

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.

Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions

Founder of the crowd-sourced product development company shares the items from everyday inventors that have become so popular -- and biggest winners to date.

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