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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.
Ben Sann was a junior in high school when he came up with an idea for a website that would post the rates of parking garages all over New York. BestParking.com has now grown to include six cities.
Rare was the '80s office without a motivational poster. We caught up with the man whose Successories had businesspeople hanging on every word.
Lap of Love brings in-home veterinary hospice to ailing pets in a growing number of states.
How 31-year-old Joe Poulin bootstrapped Luxury Retreats, the villa-rental company he founded as a teenager.
When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.
A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.
He has one of the most-loved marketing blogs, has penned more than a dozen bestselling books and launched a social site that attracts more than 50 million viewers per month. Yet he makes little effort to cultivate a following. Here, in his first-ever major profile, Seth Godin shares how he does it.
A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
4moms, an inventive child-care products business plans to build tech into strollers and infant seats.
A University of Oregon grad turns his love of coral into a thriving niche business.
1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.
Chris Anderson, founder of Golden Fuel Systems, makes straight vegetable oil (SVO) conversion kits for diesel vehicles.
After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.
The event organization platform tickets everything from local cooking classes to stops on the Vans Warped Tour. The secret to its success? Tapping into the zeitgeist.
With just one week to go before the Entrepreneur of 2012 awards are announced, we spotlight the finalists for the emerging entrepreneur category.
A look back on the life one of the world's most famous salesmen -- a man who inspired millions with his straight-talking, positive words of wisdom.
With $1.1 million in seed funding, a new startup is connecting students electronically with tutors from top universities.
A timeline of the unique life and career of tech millionaire John McAfee, now wanted in connection with a murder in Central America.
A low-tech material protects high-tech products and reduces waste.
A buy-one-give-one program brightens the smiles of kids in living in poverty around the world.
The investor, reality show star and entrepreneur shares insight on making decisions, pitching investors and what drives his success.
A site once reserved for woodworkers to advertise their services is today helping young-entrepreneur makers quit their jobs -- and still earn a living.