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Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business

Being creative and diverse about your work experience is a smart way to prepare yourself for running your own company. Here's one entrepreneur's unusual path.

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

When their border collie had trouble seeing during a game of fetch, Roni and Ken Di Lullo invented Doggles, tinted sport goggles for dogs.

How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea

Just days after going on sale, a tiny startup's product sells out. Here is how a drinking lid for Mason jars turned into an instant moneymaker.

Businesses Find Benefits in Going Green

At last, eco-friendly products and services are paying off in new and scalable ways. See how green can work for you by checking out these forward-looking business models.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

Disabled veterans often find the return to civilian life difficult, especially when seeking jobs. Now, a university program thinks it has the key to their independence: turn them into entrepreneurs.

If I Knew Then: CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks Dishes on Lessons Learned During His First Years as an Entrepreneur

If Daniel Lubetzky had a time machine, he would have realized the importance of sticking to his brand’s promise of quality.

How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture

The young founders of Serengetee are looking to social entrepreneurship to make the world a better place. See how they're helped by a few choice fabric swatches.

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan on Pack Dynamics for Entrepreneurs and Other Animals

Embracing the low moments of your career is what will ultimately bring you to the top. Here's the story of one entrepreneur who grew an empire from his passion for working with dogs.

Lego’s Secrets for Brand Longevity

How young entrepreneurs can emulate the success of powerhouse brand Lego.

Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples

A college entrepreneur found a way to take the frustration out of fixing damaged mobile devices.

How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions

Even the most successful entrepreneurs experience their share of failures. Here are five ways to use failure as a means to succeed.

10 Cool American-Made Products

See some of the innovative products that are made in the U.S.

From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids

Fresh out of college with an enviable consultant job, Andrea Lo decided to quit so she could create Piggybackr, an online platform that helps kids raise money for causes.

10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013

These small businesses are finding success with innovative solutions to common problems.

Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

A stolen jacket leads to a big business for an Indiana University grad.

Mailbox Co-Founder Gentry Underwood on Managing Success

When Underwood’s company got snapped up by Dropbox, he says the rush of money and attention has taken some getting used to. Here, the entrepreneur opens to YE’s Antonio Neves.

The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

A revealing look at the immigrant family driving Cosabella as the Italian fashion brand creates a new label for JCPenney, experiments with high-tech underwear and expands globally.

Fast-Growing Organic Food Startup Acquired by French Food-and-Beverage Giant

Paris-based Danone has purchased a majority stake in Happy Family -- a deal reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

What Would You Ask Warren Buffett?

How would you like to get custom advice from Warren Buffett? On Tuesday, you can.

Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Here's how one 'trep went from amateur photographer to web mogul, serving up the visuals that enliven the way we work, study, purchase and play.

4 Secrets for Lifelong Success From Martha Stewart

The celebrity entrepreneur discusses her philosophy on what it takes to lead a long and prosperous career.

College Startup Rethinks Laundry

A prepaid campus laundry service offers a lesson in entrepreneurship.

How Mail-Order Chickens Became a Multimillion-Dollar Venture

A husband and wife tap into the urban-farmer trend and build a $2 million operation.

From Elon Musk to Jay-Z, a Look at the Most Influential Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial titans who made Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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