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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

Former college buddies find fast-track growth with a business that makes meals more social.

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

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

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

Find out what it takes to run a successful business from these top entrepreneurs.

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

Four entrepreneurs find more than pocket change in their couch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche

How entrepreneur Marty Metro created technology that turned used boxes into a $10 million eco-friendly business.

Startup Turns Your Tablet Into a Point-of-Sale System

Own Point of Sale offers cafes and coffee shops a way to ring up sales in the cloud.

How SocialGuide Helps Drives Social TV

This new website to watch aggregates social media comments about TV shows as they air and links them to program listings in real time.

From Modest Roots to a 3,000-Salon Franchise

How the founders of Great Clips haircutting company built a thriving business.

High Stakes: Launching a Startup at Harvard B-School

Going to business school is a job in itself. Trying to start a company at the same time can be even more daunting. Daniel Gulati of FashionStake did both.

How to Become Your Own Boss

The creators of natural sleep aid Dream Water share how they ditched corporate life and gained national success.

The Making of a 20-Something Multimillionaire Serial Entrepreneur

Gurbaksh Chahal shares insight on staying competitive and why his $300 million sale to Yahoo wasn't what changed his outlook on business and life.

Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women

How two friends created a multimillion-dollar lingerie business through the decades.

GumGum's Ophir Tanz Spins Gold from Ads on Images Online

This twentysomething innovator created a successful digital ad network for Web images. Learn how he did it. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.

Finding Business Success in a Recession

How Milk Street Cafe stepped back from the brink.

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