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An Inventor Reinvents His Business

An Inventor Reinvents His Business

Christopher Hawker was thrilled when his invention hit it big. But just a few years later, his company was on the brink of bankruptcy -- until he reinvented his business model.
Embracing Failure on the Path to Success

Embracing Failure on the Path to Success

Leading entrepreneurs and innovators learn from their mistakes and accept that failures are inevitable in finding success.
From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data

From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data

Competition site Kaggle makes predictive modeling more effective and efficient--and a lot more fun.
A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea

A Not-So-Nutty Business Idea

Justin Gold put the squeeze on his product and found success in natural foods.
A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store

A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store

With StyleOwner, fashionistas can help style-challenged friends and monetize their social networks
Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?

Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?

Young entrepreneur Peter Crabtree became an upscale chocolatier in 2005. When that didn't take off, he changed the business to an entirely new concept.
A Hot Business Idea -- Between the Sheets

A Hot Business Idea -- Between the Sheets

Inspired by athletic wear, two former coaches develop high-performance bedsheets.
How Signal Stands Out in the Crowded Text-Message Marketing Space

How Signal Stands Out in the Crowded Text-Message Marketing Space

Learn how two friends built their SMS-marketing startup into a web success story -- without a dime from outside investors.
Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

How Joe Reynolds and Ryan Kunkel parlayed their love of extreme adventure into a $30 million enterprise.
How Do You Define Business Success?

How Do You Define Business Success?

After five grueling months mining for gold, Hoffman's crew from 'Gold Rush Alaska' fell short. Here's why setting business goals -- even small ones -- can leave you feeling like a winner.
A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners

A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners

PooPrints uses DNA samples to track down dumping doggies and the scofflaws who don't pick up after them
At Grubwithus You Never Have to Dine Alone

At Grubwithus You Never Have to Dine Alone

Former college buddies find fast-track growth with a business that makes meals more social.
How Badgeville Is Gamifying the Internet

How Badgeville Is Gamifying the Internet

A look at the growth spurt of this tech startup, plus the founders' advice on how you can stay ahead of the curve, too.
Fast-Growing Chegg Aims for High Marks with Students

Fast-Growing Chegg Aims for High Marks with Students

From homework help to the inside scoop on professors, we examine how this textbook entrepreneur is staying ahead of the curve in the education market.
How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

The retro-1950s-diner restaurant theme has been done to death. So how has DickieJo's managed to start up and thrive?
The Ones to Watch in 2012

The Ones to Watch in 2012

Find out what it takes to run a successful business from these top entrepreneurs.
How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers

How a Startup's Social Vision Wins Customers

Warby Parker donates a pair of eyeglasses for every one it sells, a "one-for-one" model that's helped the ecommerce business blow through sales targets.
How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions

How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions

Four entrepreneurs find more than pocket change in their couch.
Five Simple Rules for Building a Blockbuster Brand

Five Simple Rules for Building a Blockbuster Brand

The entrepreneurs behind Fresh cosmetics share the roadmap they followed in creating a successful brand from scratch.
Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch on Self Reliance

Boston Beer Co.'s Jim Koch on Self Reliance

How the founder of America's largest craft brewery faces challenges, stays connected and maintains long-standing success.
Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay

Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay

TaskRabbit lands $5 million in funding, as it banks on its errand service to help you get stuff done.
Community and Other C-Words to Build a Business On

Community and Other C-Words to Build a Business On

Through core values that include a focus on collaboration, a company can make money without selling a thing.
How Tagged Made a Turnaround for Growth

How Tagged Made a Turnaround for Growth

A look at how the third-largest social network built a following, plus hiring tips for expanding businesses.
Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub

Fab Forward: How Fab.com Found a Niche in a Design Deal Social Hub

With their site stuck in neutral, two entrepreneurs changed gears and paved a new road to success.
Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions

Ben Kaufman on Quirky's Most Successful Inventions

Founder of the crowd-sourced product development company shares the items from everyday inventors that have become so popular -- and biggest winners to date.

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