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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.

Shaquille O'Neal on What Inspires His Business Decisions

At SXSW, the former pro-basketball star and self-described high-level geek explains what drives him to invest in startups and what's next.

Shaquille O'Neal on Geeks, Partnering and Winning in Business

The retired basketball star has advice for entrepreneurs.

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.

Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences

Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.

5 Inspirational Quotes From Sports Figures in 2012

Lessons in teamwork, goal-setting and more from some of the biggest names in sports.

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.

Salary Negotiation Lessons From the NHL Lockout

Five tips to consider about employee pay based on the missteps of the hockey labor dispute.

3 Ways to Lead Your Business Like a Baseball Manager

As major league baseball gears up for the World Series, here's how you can manage a winning team.

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.

Richard Branson and the Sporting Life

The Olympics and other sporting events have the billionaire entrepreneur thinking about the importance of sports to teamwork and competition.

Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness

Just as Olympians need great coaches to reach their highest potential, your high-performing employees need coaching to do the same. Here's how to get started.

5 Winning Baseball Books

Book buzz: The must-reads of 2012 include "The Art of Fielding" and "Damn Yankees."

Kentucky Businesses Brace for NCAA Final Four Madness

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

Competition: A Choice Activity for Young Entrepreneurs

In the final days of March Madness, do you feel like your company is a Baylor or UNLV? Here's how to size up the competition and come out on top.

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.

The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

Here's how office pools may earn your company a major-league penalty.

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.

Turning Jocks Into Franchise Owners

A new program aims to help professional athletes tackle the franchise world when they retire from sports.

Three Business Lessons from 'Moneyball'

Here are the top takeaways from the story of how the Oakland A's changed the way baseball teams do business.

Startups Born from a Passion for Sports

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

Three Franchises Far From Business As Usual

From rock 'n roll to divorce to kickball, these companies take franchising to a new creative level.

Nine NFL Stars Turned Entrepreneurs

After a football fame, entrepreneurship beckons some gridiron vets. Here, a look at notable players now calling their own shots.

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