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What I Learned in Business From Failing in College Football
Starting a Business

What I Learned in Business From Failing in College Football

I was a practice-field hero, and football failure. What I was missing in the game and in business was the cerebral side.
Matt Garrett
How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business
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How 'Nightmare' Producer Tim Haskell Turned NYC's First Haunted House Into a Year-Round Business

Tim Haskell has transformed the first haunted house in New York City into a mix of theatre, audience participation and scares that won't stop evolving.
Kate Taylor
How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters
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How Blind Smartphone Users Helped This Startup Test the Waters

The co-founder of Fleksy explains how focusing on a niche demographic prepared him for the mass market.
Sarah Green
Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success
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Why Mixing Business With Pleasure Is Your Recipe For Success

There's a way to do what you love and make a living at it. Here's one entrepreneur's success story.
Matt Eldridge
How the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty Conquered America
Marketing

How the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty Conquered America

With a focus more on values and less on drama, A&E's Duck Dynasty stands out from the reality series crowd.
Andrea Huspeni
Richard Branson on the Secret to Virgin's Sustained Success
Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson on the Secret to Virgin's Sustained Success

Running a successful ever-growing business means having to set certain best practices in place. Here's how Virgin's CEO does it.
Richard Branson
The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.