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Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship
Growth Strategies

Overcoming Your Kryptonite and Making the Leap into Entrepreneurship

When it comes to starting up, our insecurities can become our own worst enemy. Here's how one young entrepreneur overcame his inner demons.
Sarah Green
If I Knew Then: CEO of Kid-App Maker Toca Boca on Finding Intrapreneurial Success
Starting a Business

If I Knew Then: CEO of Kid-App Maker Toca Boca on Finding Intrapreneurial Success

Bjorn Jeffery delves into why serendipity led to his success in innovation.
Lyneka Little
Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love
Starting a Business

Video-Game Designer Ben Ruiz on Doing What You Love

In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren chats with Team Colorblind co-founder Ben Ruiz, who opens up about what helped him launch and advice he'd like to share with fellow entrepreneurs.
Adam Toren
Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite
Starting a Business

Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

FieldCandy tents have offbeat graphics such as a block of cheese, leopard print and bubble wrap.
Michelle Juergen
How a Squinting Dog Inspired a $3 Million Company
Starting a Business

How a Squinting Dog Inspired a $3 Million Company

When their border collie had trouble seeing during a game of fetch, Roni and Ken Di Lullo invented Doggles, tinted sport goggles for dogs.
Jodi Helmer
Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats
Franchises

Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats

Sea Tow is a family-run company with nearly 200,000 members and 100 U.S. and international franchise locations, helping seafarers in lakes and oceans across the world.
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
How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16
Starting a Business

How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

You know what they say about one man's trash? It's another man's goldmine. Here's the story of how Harbortouch's Jared Isaacman saw an opportunity and grabbed.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans
Entrepreneurs

Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans

Bandcamp simplifies music sales by handling all the back-end functions that enable artists to sell online without being forced into pricing structures.
Jim Morrison
Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle
Starting a Business

Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle

How a children's clothing company stood out in social commerce, catching the eye of prominent investors.
Brian Patrick Eha
How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea
Entrepreneurs

How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea

Sam Slover co-founded the online learning site, LearnItLive.com to help fill the education void in many parts of the world. See how that idea has taken off.
Karen A. Frenkel
From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids
Entrepreneurs

From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids

Fresh out of college with an enviable consultant job, Andrea Lo decided to quit so she could create Piggybackr, an online platform that helps kids raise money for causes.
Joanna L. Krotz
Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan
Franchises

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

Kelly Saxton has spent over 30 years running restaurant franchises, and one thing he's learned is that good employees are crucial to success and should be rewarded.
The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneurs

The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year

Robert Deluce's Porter Airlines put a secondary airport back on the map and brought civility back to flying.
Bruce Schoenfeld