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Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire
Growth Strategies

Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire

The mind behind game-changing skating shoe designs shares the yearlong journey that took him from living on the streets of Venice Beach to the premiere stages of freestyle.
Bryan Elliott
Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business
Starting a Business

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.
Peter S. Cohan
Startup Wisdom From 3 Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

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
Starting a Business

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.
Jodi Helmer
Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels
Starting a Business

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.
Jenna Goudreau
Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing
Starting a Business

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.
Gwen Moran
Steve Case: Where I Find Inspiration
Starting a Business

Steve Case: Where I Find Inspiration

The billionaire entrepreneur and investor explains what drives him in business.
Teri Evans
How a Coffee Lid Turned into a Million-Dollar Idea
Starting a Business

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.
Logan Kugler
Growth Strategies

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.
Joanna L. Krotz
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life
Starting a Business

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
If I Knew Then: CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks Dishes on Lessons Learned During His First Years as an Entrepreneur
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.
Andrea Huspeni
How Two Recent Grads Turned a Study Abroad Trip into a Social Venture
Entrepreneurs

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.
Kristin Luna
Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan on Pack Dynamics for Entrepreneurs and Other Animals
Leadership

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.
Bryan Elliott
Lego's Secrets for Brand Longevity
Growth Strategies

Lego's Secrets for Brand Longevity

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