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Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't
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The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company.
October 17, 2013 in Startup Basics
How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters

How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters

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The co-founder of Fleksy explains how focusing on a niche demographic prepared him for the mass market.
October 14, 2013 in Success Stories
How One Young Entrepreneur Pivoted a Business Failure into Success

How One Young Entrepreneur Pivoted a Business Failure into Success

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On the path to startup success, expect to hit multiple roadblocks along the way.
July 11, 2013 in Starting a Business
How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry

How a Group of Friends Made a Dent the $6 Billion Bike Industry

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Childhood pals find big profits in stripped-down bicycles with their company Pure Fix Cycles.
April 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
Finding Business Success in a Farm-Inspired Food Niche

Finding Business Success in a Farm-Inspired Food Niche

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How Green B.E.A.N. Delivery grew its membership-based organic farm and food-delivery business.
August 15, 2012 in Profiles
How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

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An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf.
August 4, 2012 in Success Stories
How One Startup Is Making Comparison-Shopping Even Easier

How One Startup Is Making Comparison-Shopping Even Easier

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Priceonomics scours the web for the best prices to create an objective guide for consumers,
July 3, 2012 in Success Stories
6 Steps to a Successful Business Launch

6 Steps to a Successful Business Launch

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How the founders of Tender Greens turned farm-fresh fare into a $16 million business -- and you can, too.
June 25, 2012 in Startup Basics
Carving a New Niche in Craft Beer

Carving a New Niche in Craft Beer

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How the Growler Station is building a business on a new beer-to-go concept.
June 22, 2012 in Success Stories
Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success

Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success

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A couple's last-ditch entrepreneurial effort fends off bankruptcy in favor of a balmy future.
June 2, 2012 in Success Stories
Zipcar: Two Moms, a Business Idea and $68 in the Bank

Zipcar: Two Moms, a Business Idea and $68 in the Bank

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The story of the popular car-sharing service started by two moms in Massachusetts could be an inspiration for your new business.
June 1, 2012 in Success Stories
How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets

How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets

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PowerVoice enables social media personalities to promote brands for bucks.
May 31, 2012 in Success Stories
How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

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ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
April 16, 2012 in Venture Capital
Paper Shower Looks to Clean Up

Paper Shower Looks to Clean Up

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This new company puts the standard hand wipe to shame.
March 21, 2012 in Success Stories
How Three Businesses Broke Into the Mommy Market

How Three Businesses Broke Into the Mommy Market

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These entrepreneurs tapped into a lucrative market -- and so can you.
March 21, 2012 in Success Stories
Skincare Startup's Lesson for Online Brands: Looks Matter

Skincare Startup's Lesson for Online Brands: Looks Matter

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The owner of a skincare line wises up to a basic tenet of packaging and watches online sales take off.
March 16, 2012 in Success Stories
Entrepreneurs: Are You a User?

Entrepreneurs: Are You a User?

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Did you start your business after creating a product for your own use? If so, your chances of landing venture capital and finding business success are better than for other types of startups.
March 14, 2012 in Inventing
CharityBuzz's Big Idea: Altruistic Online Auctions

CharityBuzz's Big Idea: Altruistic Online Auctions

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An upscale auction site offers ultimate access to big-name talent -- and charities reap the rewards
January 6, 2012 in Success Stories
Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt

Idea for an Organic Potting Soil Business Hits Pay Dirt

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Mark Highland's Organic Mechanics is blooming.
December 12, 2011 in Success Stories
Get Out of Town With Wanderfly

Get Out of Town With Wanderfly

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This New York-based travel inspiration service offers recommendations that can send users packing.
November 29, 2011 in Success Stories
On Zaarly, You Can (Usually) Get What You Want

On Zaarly, You Can (Usually) Get What You Want

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This San Francisco startup is a matchmaker for renters and owners.
November 29, 2011 in Profiles
Happiness Pays Off With Kiip

Happiness Pays Off With Kiip

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Kiip relies on the games we play to connect marketers with potential customers.
November 29, 2011 in Success Stories
Building a Business on Regifting

Building a Business on Regifting

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With Shift My Gift, recipients can donate the money Aunt Gladys wanted to spend on them instead of having to find space for yet another useless tchotchke.
November 25, 2011 in Success Stories
How to Bootstrap Your Business

How to Bootstrap Your Business

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Starting up a business is a full-time job. So how do you manage it when you already have a full-time job? Here's how a few entrepreneurs juggled both to payoff.
November 22, 2011 in Startup Basics
Snowboard Upstarts Break New Ground

Snowboard Upstarts Break New Ground

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The snowboarding industry is on fire, as evidenced by these two newcomers proving it with their own spin.
November 22, 2011 in Success Stories

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