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

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

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.
John Patrick Pullen
Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions
Starting a Business

Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.
Gwen Moran
How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire
Franchises

How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
Appboy Founder on Turning a Chance Encounter into Entrepreneurship Gold
Starting a Business

Appboy Founder on Turning a Chance Encounter into Entrepreneurship Gold

Here's how two young treps found their co-founder on the street, and went on to launch a successful venture-backed startup.
Kara Ohngren Prior
Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist
Starting a Business

Philip Romano, Restaurant Artist

With his incubator in Dallas, longtime restaurateur Philip Romano is looking to usher in a new generation of restaurants.
Brian Patrick Eha
Biggest Mistakes: How Ginger + Liz Learned to Play Nice With Vendors
Growth Strategies

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

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.
Diana Ransom
'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness
Starting a Business

'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.
Michelle Goodman
Web Startup Will Find the Best Parking Spot
Starting a Business

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.
Jodi Helmer
The Inspiring Man Behind Thousands of Motivational Posters
Entrepreneurs

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
Franchises

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
Entrepreneurs

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed
Starting a Business

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.
Diana Ransom
Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences
Starting a Business

Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

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

How to Really Listen to Your Customers

A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.
Erika Napoletano