Sports-related Businesses

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Vote Now to Help Us Pick Our 'Emerging Entrepreneur of 2014'

Our finalists have created everything from the world's first Twitter-based advertising agency to a toy startup that purports to be the 'Netflix for Legos.'

How Startups Can Capitalize on Global Sports Events Like the World Cup

Here's three tips for entrepreneurs seeking to wisely enter this game.

Winning Startup Tips From a Champion

Aversion to complacency and wilingness to work tirelessly are the keys to success in both sport and business

GoPro, the Maker of the Go-Anywhere Hero Camera, Files for IPO

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company announced today that it plans to go public.

A Football App Shares Strategies With Coaches

Former NFL assistant coach Charles Coiner launched FirstDown PlayBook DropBack for middle-school, high-school and college teams. The app has a database of more than 5,000 plays--many used in real-game situations.

The Business of Turning Sports Fantasies into Cold Hard Cash

Increasingly enthusiasts are keeping up with the sport with the plentiful online Fantasy Sports Leagues. Here, one fantasy league founder gives us the low-down on his vibrant business.

A Startup Brings High-Tech Sports Analytics to School Teams

The online video and analytics platform Krossover analyzes plays for high school and college teams.

An Analytics Platform That Has Mastered Sports Predictions

NumberFire has built data models that have outdone the experts at ESPN.

An App That Moves Sports Fans to Better Seats

Evan Owens designed Pogoseat, an app that helps fans at an event swap seats.

Former NFL Running Back Tiki Barber Creates Online Marketplace for Athletes

The ex-New York Giants star on his new venture and how his time as an athlete prepared him to become an entrepreneur.

Young Treps Kick Off New Sports Ventures

As U.S. schools cut back on arts and sports programs, administrations are increasingly turning to private providers and startups to fill the gap.

Day #10: Our Top Picks for Sports Lovers

On the last day of our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide, we roll out five products for the special angler, yogi or Frisbee player in your life.

Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles

Woodworkers carve out a niche with an offbeat, high-end product.

Sports Franchise Is Making Youth Sports Fun Again

Brian Sanders started i9 Sports as a mellower alternative to the competitive nature of youth sports.

Inside the Success of Second-to-Market Companies

Innovators may grab the glory, but late-to-market companies can still finish first.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From NFL Innovator Steve Sabol

Three lessons from the life of an entrepreneur who helped revolutionize sports broadcasting.

What Sports Can Teach You About Running a Business

Consistent performance, whether in sports, sales or growing your business, pays off in more ways than simply sealing a big deal.

Tony Hawk on Giving Back and Inspiring Change

The skateboard icon and entrepreneur shares the vision for his foundation, which donates millions to fund skateparks.

Four Fitness Startups Find a Unique Workout Niche

Boutique health clubs are competing with established players like 24 Hour Fitness by creating unique ways to break a sweat. Here are four that are changing the way we work out.

Kentucky Businesses Brace for NCAA Final Four Madness

Here are three tips for how you can prepare for a sudden surge in sales.

Martial Arts Franchise Kicks Butt

A martial arts franchise aims to drop-kick bullies and raise self-esteem while helping owners bring a professional approach to their business.

Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

How Joe Reynolds and Ryan Kunkel parlayed their love of extreme adventure into a $30 million enterprise.

How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

A former Duke University All-American basketball player hit on a business idea for building and managing online photo stores for college athletic departments and sports teams.

Startups Born from a Passion for Sports

A look at three companies that are claiming their stake in the arena of sports-related businesses.

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