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Top Advice from the Entrepreneurs of 2012

The winners of Entrepreneur's annual awards, handed out at Entrepreneur's recent conference in Dallas, offer a few key lessons that any business owner can -- and perhaps should -- take to heart.

Richard Branson: To Be Successful in Business, You Need a Little Luck

Highlights from the billionaire entrepreneur's recent video discussion with LinkedIn.

Photographers Refocus on New Ventures

The line has long blurred between the amateur and professional photographer. Here, three former pro photographers who saw the changes coming early on and reinvented themselves with successful startups.

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.

How a Leather Designer Keeps Musicians Traveling in Style

Ryan Barr, founder of WhippingPost.com, makes durable leather goods for musicians, including a "picker's wallet" with a dedicated stitched pocket for a guitar pick.

Two Entrepreneurs Find Niche in Custom Wooden Bicycles

Woodworkers carve out a niche with an offbeat, high-end product.

How to Be Profitable From Month One

One Florida company's approach to starting a business generated positive cash flow within days.

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.

Shark Tank's Daymond John on Thinking Big

The investor, reality show star and entrepreneur shares insight on making decisions, pitching investors and what drives his success.

Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.

How Two College Buddies Transformed CustomMade.com

A site once reserved for woodworkers to advertise their services is today helping young-entrepreneur makers quit their jobs -- and still earn a living.

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

A CEO's knack for buying low and selling high combined with his love of vintage musical instruments led him to revive Chicago Music Exchange.

Entrepreneurs Who Turned Hobbies into Million-Dollar Businesses

These business owners started with an enjoyable pastime and learned marketing, finance and other business skills to find success doing what they love.

What the Founder of Travel Site Trippy Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship

Serial entrepreneur J.R. Johnson launched his first company 12 years ago at age 28. Here's what he wishes he knew then.

Business Advice from 9 Successful Entrepreneurs

These big names in business share the lessons they have learned on the road to success.

Storm Chaser Turns Entrepreneur

Weather buff Martin Lisius founded Tempest Tours after years of chasing storms himself.

How Two Entrepreneurs Created an Environmentally Friendly Camp Stove

BioLite CampStove could be a force in reducing air pollution and deforestation all while charging your cellphone and toasting s'mores.

3 Tech Companies That Started in Bend, Ore.

Bend, Ore., is a up-and-coming location for young entrepreneurs, here are three companies that got their start in the city.

Thrillist's Ben Lerer on Success as a Young Trep

Despite his famous father, the Thrillist co-founder has managed to find massive success in business on his own. Here, we ask him about his victories -- and challenges.

How to Build Your Business by Working With the Competition

One entrepreneur grew his niche business by collaborating with bigger companies that didn't consider him competition.

Thrillist's Ben Lerer on his Success as a Young Trep

Despite his famous father, the Thrillist co-founder has managed to find massive success in business on his own. Here, we ask him about his victories -- and challenges.

Life Is Good's Bert Jacobs on Optimism

The co-founder of the popular lifestyle brand shares kitchen-table wisdom, why attitude matters, and the lesson learned from his biggest mistake with customers.

Mobi Munch Turns the Food-Truck Trend Into a Restaurant Necessity

Mobi Munch aims to streamline the mobile food industry with a turnkey platform that standardizes every part of the operation.

How ADstruc Aims to Reinvent the Billboard Business

The web-based exchange connects advertisers with billboard owners without the need for document swaps and epic location-scouting.

JetSuite Brings Efficiency and Speed to the Private-Jet Set

JetSuite's founder sees smaller planes as the solution to the "broken" $14 billion private-aviation industry.
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