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Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One
Entrepreneurs

Need a Beer? These Ballpark Apps Are Changing How You Get One

You can order just about anything on your smartphone, so why are you stuck in line for nachos at the ballpark? These three startups keep you in your seat and concession stands hopping.
Polly Brewster
The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh
Entrepreneurs

The Experimental Nature of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

In the first of a four-part series, a look at how the serial entrepreneur is betting on startups to revitalize Las Vegas with his $350 million Downtown Project.
Teri Evans
How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing
Entrepreneurs

How Home Soda Making Devices Became the Next Big Thing

Sales of a carbonation device go from flat to sparkling.
Margaret Littman
How a Skate Business Came to the Aid of Shelter Animals
Entrepreneurs

How a Skate Business Came to the Aid of Shelter Animals

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

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

From Jay Gatsby to J.C. Wiatt, we look at several of the most popular entrepreneurs from books, movies and TV shows.
Brian Patrick Eha
A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand
Entrepreneurs

A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand

Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event.
Sarah Max
Shark Tank's Daymond John on Lessons From His Worst Mistakes
Entrepreneurs

Shark Tank's Daymond John on Lessons From His Worst Mistakes

The television personality and FUBU founder discusses his background and learnings as an entrepreneur.
Bryan Elliott
Could Games Replace CAPTCHA?
Entrepreneurs

Could Games Replace CAPTCHA?

Detroit startup Are You a Human hopes gamification will outsmart the spambots for good.
Kim Wood
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers
Starting a Business

A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
Jennifer Wang
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist
Starting a Business

Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

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.
Jennifer Wang
How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox
Entrepreneurs

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

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

How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

Running expert Eric Orton developed a new shoe to help athletes put their best foot forward.
John Patrick Pullen
How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture
Entrepreneurs

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

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

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

The entrepreneurial titans who made Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Brian Patrick Eha