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'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

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.
Web Startup Will Find the Best Parking Spot

Web Startup Will Find the Best Parking Spot

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.
The Inspiring Man Behind Thousands of Motivational Posters

The Inspiring Man Behind Thousands of Motivational Posters

Rare was the '80s office without a motivational poster. We caught up with the man whose Successories had businesspeople hanging on every word.
Franchise Brings Hospice-Care Model to Pets

Franchise Brings Hospice-Care Model to Pets

Lap of Love brings in-home veterinary hospice to ailing pets in a growing number of states.
The Young Founder Behind a $100 Million Luxury Travel Business

The Young Founder Behind a $100 Million Luxury Travel Business

How 31-year-old Joe Poulin bootstrapped Luxury Retreats, the villa-rental company he founded as a teenager.

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

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.
Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.
How to Really Listen to Your Customers

How to Really Listen to Your Customers

A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.
Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

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.
College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

College Entrepreneur Creates Wireless Headphones

A young DJ mixes up a wireless sound solution with his startup EarTop.
How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

4moms, an inventive child-care products business plans to build tech into strollers and infant seats.
College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

College Entrepreneur Dives Into Niche Business

A University of Oregon grad turns his love of coral into a thriving niche business.
Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

Autopsy Franchise Aims to Educate About Death

1-800-Autopsy tackles a need that never really goes away.
How One Entrepreneur Turned Restaurant Waste into a Business

How One Entrepreneur Turned Restaurant Waste into a Business

Chris Anderson, founder of Golden Fuel Systems, makes straight vegetable oil (SVO) conversion kits for diesel vehicles.
A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.
Eventbrite: $1 Billion in Tickets and Counting

Eventbrite: $1 Billion in Tickets and Counting

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.

Meet Entrepreneur's Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalists

With just one week to go before the Entrepreneur of 2012 awards are announced, we spotlight the finalists for the emerging entrepreneur category.
Zig Ziglar: A Life Lived at the Top

Zig Ziglar: A Life Lived at the Top

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.
How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

With $1.1 million in seed funding, a new startup is connecting students electronically with tutors from top universities.
John McAfee, From Tech Pioneer to Murder Suspect

John McAfee, From Tech Pioneer to Murder Suspect

A timeline of the unique life and career of tech millionaire John McAfee, now wanted in connection with a murder in Central America.
Papernomad Makes Biodegradable Sleeves for Mobile Devices

Papernomad Makes Biodegradable Sleeves for Mobile Devices

A low-tech material protects high-tech products and reduces waste.
Smile Squared Donates Toothbrushes to Children in Need

Smile Squared Donates Toothbrushes to Children in Need

A buy-one-give-one program brightens the smiles of kids in living in poverty around the world.
Shark Tank's Daymond John on Thinking Big

Shark Tank's Daymond John on Thinking Big

The investor, reality show star and entrepreneur shares insight on making decisions, pitching investors and what drives his success.

How Two College Buddies Transformed CustomMade.com

A site once reserved for woodworkers to advertise their services is today helping young-entrepreneur makers quit their jobs -- and still earn a living.

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