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How Sara Blakely Built a Billion-Dollar Business From Scratch

She built the Spanx brand starting out with just $5,000 in savings and no experience in retail or manufacturing.

10 Powerful Practices From 10 Highly Respected People

Money and success are honorable goals but respect is more valuable than either and dependent upon neither.

This Billionaire's Definition of Success Will Surprise You

A conversation with John Paul DeJoria about the lessons he's learned on his entrepreneurial journey.

The Mindy Kaling Guide to Entrepreneurial Domination

Five lessons on success founders can learn from this unlikely leader.

Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban: 'Failure is Part of the Success Equation'

Falling down and pulling yourself back up only makes you more kickass at business and in life, the Shark Tank star says.

Take a Break From Embracing Failure and Be Inspired By 6 Huge Business Successes

Entrepreneurs need to be stoic about the long odds against a new business thriving but it's also true that the greatest successes of our time started small.

Great Idea for a Business, But No Experience? These Founders Prove It Can Be Done.

The entrepreneurs behind footwear startup Jack Erwin had no experience in shoes. Now, they're steering a million-dollar shoe brand.

Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years

There’s a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.

20 People Who Became Highly Successful After Age 40

No, life and success don't end in your 20s and 30s. Here are some perfect examples.

When You Focus on Failure Statistics, You May End Up One

Statistics tell you everything and nothing at the same time. So anyone that lets failure statistics affect their willingness to start a business has already lost the entrepreneur game.

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Here are the surprising, unorthodox strategies that helped the early software as a service pioneer rise to -- and stay at the top of -- the crowded online project management space.

Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging

Case studies are everywhere, but check out these entrepreneurs who made crucial decisions on the one-way path to enviable success.

Arianna Huffington's Recipe for Success: Unplug, Renew and Recharge.

The media mogul took a scary wake-up call and channeled it into a new lease on life -- one with a lot less stress and anxiety.

Is Your Startup Ready for the Spotlight?

Not every startup is ready for media attention. Here are three ways to determine whether your company is ready to be written up in the press.

How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire

Brothers Joe and Allen Hertzman, who own six Long John Silver's, 13 Rally's and 24 Papa John's Pizza units, share what's in their secret franchising sauce.

5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes

Here are five must-read books that show what entrepreneurial success really takes, and how we can apply the principles of the best to our business.

9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

The difference between success and failure often comes down to these actions.

How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations

At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.

Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'

The fashion-retail founder explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to veer off of the prescribed track, why it is okay for them to make mistakes and how founders should strive to be like Indiana Jones.

Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire

Some wise words that you can put into practice at your own startup endeavors.

How Entrepreneurs, Such as Daymond John, Learn to Improve Their Game

Startup life is fraught with peril, but it's one space where prior experience really helps. These business owners share how their business expertise evolved.

Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur'

In this interview, the talk-show legend talks to this founder about the passion that inspired him to launch an international giant.

How to Turn Haters Into Raving Customers

In this podcast, Lewis Howes chats with millionaire Timothy Sykes about how we can cultivate loyal customers and make a ton of money.

5 Quotes to Inspire the Optimistic Entrepreneur in You

A positive attitude can take you far in your career, like these five successes prove with their perspective of possibility.
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