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A Dorm-Room Startup for Dorm Rooms?
Entrepreneurs

A Dorm-Room Startup for Dorm Rooms?

While the holidays are prime time for most U.S. businesses, back to school is this startup's sweet spot.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
How This Car-Sharing Company Is Growing Up, Fast
Starting a Business

How This Car-Sharing Company Is Growing Up, Fast

In the sharing economy, customers are your sellers, buyers and inventory. While efficient, the model may attract unwanted questions from regulators, as many startups are beginning to learn firsthand.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
So Many Business Ideas, Not Enough Time?
Entrepreneurs

So Many Business Ideas, Not Enough Time?

Co-founder of SkyMall Inc. and Worthworm Alan Lobock provides insight into narrowing down business ideas and execution.
Alan Lobock
How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy
Entrepreneurs

How to Launch an Ethical Brand After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Bangladesh garment-factory collapse has only increased consumers' interest in shopping ethically. See how retailers -- large and small -- are responding.
Lambeth Hochwald
The Business of Turning Sports Fantasies into Cold Hard Cash
Entrepreneurs

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.
Matt Villano
Forget Fair Trade and One-for-One Businesses, Do Good by Fixing the Education System
Entrepreneurs

Forget Fair Trade and One-for-One Businesses, Do Good by Fixing the Education System

If young people today are supposed to want to change the world, consider turning your attention to education. Here's how you can make a real and lasting impact.
Rebekah Iliff
The Creator of Funny or Die's 'Drunk History' on Wacky Business Ideas That Work
Marketing

The Creator of Funny or Die's 'Drunk History' on Wacky Business Ideas That Work

The web series 'Drunk History' just made its TV debut on Comedy Central this week. Derek Waters, the show's creator, offers some tips for brainstorming and taking risks.
Shira Lazar
5 Industries Ripe for Young Entrepreneurs to Disrupt
Starting a Business

5 Industries Ripe for Young Entrepreneurs to Disrupt

Looking for your next business idea? Check out these five fields oozing with potential.
Adam Toren
How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up
Entrepreneurs

How a Chance Encounter on a Bus Inspired a Social Entrepreneur to Start Up

The questions entrepreneurs ask themselves before launching are often just as pivotal as the idea itself. Here's a look at how one young trep made those tough choices.
Susan Johnston
Back to the Roots' Nikhil Arora on Starting Up
Entrepreneurs

Back to the Roots' Nikhil Arora on Starting Up

For Nikhil Arora and Back to the Roots' co-founder, entrepreneurship just kind of happened. Here, the young entrepreneur opens up to YE's Antonio Neves on what the ride has been like so far.
Antonio Neves
How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea
Entrepreneurs

How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea

Sam Slover co-founded the online learning site, LearnItLive.com to help fill the education void in many parts of the world. See how that idea has taken off.
Karen A. Frenkel
Pack's Megan Casey on the Future of Social Media
Entrepreneurs

Pack's Megan Casey on the Future of Social Media

Between co-founding Squidoo with Seth Godin, and more recently launching Pack, a social networking site for dog owners, Megan Casey is well-versed in the art of social media. She opens up to YE's Antonio Neves about where she thinks the industry is going and why.
Antonio Neves
3 Tips for Newbie Entrepreneurs on Starting a Business
Starting a Business

3 Tips for Newbie Entrepreneurs on Starting a Business

Workplace expert and entrepreneur Liz Elam offers some advice about starting a business with little experience.
Liz Elam
How Entrepreneurs Push for Innovation, One pocket at a Time
Growth Strategies

How Entrepreneurs Push for Innovation, One pocket at a Time

Think creating the next iPhone is tough? Try making the perfect pocket or purse to hold one.
Neil Parmar