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S'well Founder Sarah Kauss on Starting Up and Being a Female Entrepreneur
Women Entrepreneurs

S'well Founder Sarah Kauss on Starting Up and Being a Female Entrepreneur

The former consultant discusses starting and growing her business—and how her grandfather never understood the value of an empty bottle.
Daniel Roberts
How Sara Blakely Built a Billion-Dollar Business From Scratch
Success Stories

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.
Gabrielle Karol
10 Powerful Practices From 10 Highly Respected People
Respect

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.
Thai Nguyen
This Billionaire's Definition of Success Will Surprise You
Success Stories

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
Success

The Mindy Kaling Guide to Entrepreneurial Domination

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