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The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It
Starting a Business

The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

Give up too soon on your idea and of course it will be destined for failure. Here are four essential tenets of inventing and product development that will keep you on track to succeed.
Debra Kaye
The Unbeatable Rightness of Branson
Entrepreneurs

The Unbeatable Rightness of Branson

This Labor Day weekend, we're turning Entrepreneur.com over to Sir Richard Branson. Here is why we think he's one mogul worth learning from.
Brian Patrick Eha
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform
Starting a Business

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
Jason Ankeny
How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32
Starting a Business

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Cinnabon president Kat Cole skyrocketed through the corporate ranks and got her MBA without having a bachelor's degree. Her secret sauce, she says, is to see the positive and the possible.
Catherine Clifford
College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations
Starting a Business

College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

Instead of boring slides with bullet points and clip art, Big Fish creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers.
Jodi Helmer
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