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

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Take a Break From Embracing Failure and Be Inspired By 6 Huge Business Successes
Success Stories

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

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.
Nina Zipkin
Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years
Business Lessons

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.
Kevin Hart
20 People Who Became Highly Successful After Age 40
Success Stories

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.
Richard Feloni
When You Focus on Failure Statistics, You May End Up One
Failure

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

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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Success Lessons From 2 Innovators Who Came Out Swinging
Success Stories

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.
Eric Siu
Arianna Huffington's Recipe for Success: Unplug, Renew and Recharge.
If I Knew Then

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.
Nina Zipkin
Is Your Startup Ready for the Spotlight?
Success Stories

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.
Nina Zipkin
How These Sibling Franchisees Built an Empire
Franchisees

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
Leadership

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.
Dorie Clark
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9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful
Success Strategies

9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful

The difference between success and failure often comes down to these actions.
Thomas Oppong
How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations
Success Stories

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.