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Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

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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.
May 31, 2013 in Franchises
The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year

The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year

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Robert Deluce's Porter Airlines put a secondary airport back on the map and brought civility back to flying.
May 24, 2013 in Profiles
How a Skate Business Came to the Aid of Shelter Animals

How a Skate Business Came to the Aid of Shelter Animals

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Eco-friendly skateboard and apparel business has a mission to help rescue animals. Hendrick Boards donates as much as 40 percent of its revenue to 200 animal shelters, rescues and sanctuaries.
May 11, 2013 in Profiles
Photos: What You Can Learn From the Great Gatsby and 9 Other Fictional Entrepreneurs

What You Can Learn From the Great Gatsby and 9 Other Fictional Entrepreneurs

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From Jay Gatsby to J.C. Wiatt, we look at several of the most popular entrepreneurs from books, movies and TV shows.
May 10, 2013 in Lifestyle
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

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Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
April 30, 2013 in Success Stories
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

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Here's how one 'trep went from amateur photographer to web mogul, serving up the visuals that enliven the way we work, study, purchase and play.
April 30, 2013 in Profiles

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

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Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
April 25, 2013 in Profiles
How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

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Running expert Eric Orton developed a new shoe to help athletes put their best foot forward.
April 24, 2013 in Profiles
How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

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A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.
April 21, 2013 in Profiles
From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs

From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs

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The entrepreneurial titans who made Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
April 18, 2013 in Profiles
How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

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After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.
April 13, 2013 in Business Ideas

How ZinePak Built a Growing Publishing Empire on the Back of Bieber Fever

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Here's how two young treps pooled their talents to create an entertainment publishing powerhouse.
April 9, 2013 in Grow Your Business
A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

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A trio of ad execs launches a line of air fresheners for modern men.
April 6, 2013 in Business Ideas

What's Trending With…Yael Cohen? The F%#@ Cancer Founder on Starting a Movement

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with Yael Cohen at this year's SXSW. Here, she describes her startup story and offers advice to other young entrepreneurs.
April 2, 2013 in Profiles

What's Trending With… Jason Silva? The Former Current TV Host Turned YouTube Star on Big Ideas

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with the ever inspiring Jason Silva. Here, he dishes on where the best ideas come from and how to cultivate them.
April 1, 2013 in Profiles
Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

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The Beef Jerky Outlet, a 13-unit franchise sells over 200 varieties of small-batch jerky, including alligator, kangaroo and pheasant.
March 29, 2013 in Franchises

What's Trending With...Randi Zuckerberg? The Facebook Founder's Sister Talks About What's Next

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YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with Randi Zuckerberg at this year's SXSW. Beyond her uber famous brother, she talks about her own growing media empire.
March 28, 2013 in Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

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When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy.
March 25, 2013 in Profiles
World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

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He missed his shot at Olympic gold, his football career was sidelined by injuries. He has dabbled in modeling and TV presenting. Now, the golden boy may have finally found his footing, in what once would have seemed an unlikely arena: entrepreneurship.
March 19, 2013 in Profiles
Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

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Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.
March 18, 2013 in Finding Customers
How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

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Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
March 15, 2013 in Franchises

Appboy Founder on Turning a Chance Encounter into Entrepreneurship Gold

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Here's how two young treps found their co-founder on the street, and went on to launch a successful venture-backed startup.
March 13, 2013 in Profiles
Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

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With his incubator in Dallas, longtime restaurateur Philip Romano is looking to usher in a new generation of restaurants.
March 12, 2013 in Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: How Ginger + Liz Learned to Play Nice With Vendors

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When the nail-polish making duo Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett began their production efforts, finding the right vendors to work with was easier said than done. Here’s why having a plan B can mean all the difference.
March 11, 2013 in Profiles
'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

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As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.
March 6, 2013 in Business Ideas

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