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How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32
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How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Cinnabon president Kat Cole skyrocketed through the corporate ranks and got her MBA without having a bachelor's degree. Her secret sauce, she says, is to see the positive and the possible.
Catherine Clifford
College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations
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College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

Instead of boring slides with bullet points and clip art, Big Fish creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers.
Jodi Helmer
Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs
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Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

We've gathered advice from entrepreneurs who made millions on their first businesses and are applying that hard-won wisdom to their new startups.
How a Squinting Dog Inspired a $3 Million Company
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How a Squinting Dog Inspired a $3 Million Company

When their border collie had trouble seeing during a game of fetch, Roni and Ken Di Lullo invented Doggles, tinted sport goggles for dogs.
Jodi Helmer
Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels
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Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.
Jenna Goudreau
Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing
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Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.
Gwen Moran
Steve Case: Where I Find Inspiration
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Steve Case: Where I Find Inspiration

The billionaire entrepreneur and investor explains what drives him in business.
Teri Evans
How One Young Entrepreneur Pivoted a Business Failure into Success
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How One Young Entrepreneur Pivoted a Business Failure into Success

On the path to startup success, expect to hit multiple roadblocks along the way.
Zach Smith
Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle
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Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle

How a children's clothing company stood out in social commerce, catching the eye of prominent investors.
Brian Patrick Eha
10 Cool American-Made Products
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10 Cool American-Made Products

See some of the innovative products that are made in the U.S.
Heesun Wee
Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples
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Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples

If you're thinking of starting up with your significant other, consider the tips of those who've made the plunge before you.
Rebekah Iliff
Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business
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Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

A stolen jacket leads to a big business for an Indiana University grad.
Jodi Helmer
Grumpy Cat and the Thriving Cat Meme Marketplace
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Grumpy Cat and the Thriving Cat Meme Marketplace

These viral sensations may be hilarious. They're also becoming big business.
Jenna Goudreau
Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga
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Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

With startup hubs cropping up across the U.S., we take a look at one burgeoning ecosystem to pinpoint how other city centers can spark their own entrepreneurial boom.
Kristin Luna