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Grumpy Cat and the Thriving Cat Meme Marketplace
Starting a Business

Grumpy Cat and the Thriving Cat Meme Marketplace

These viral sensations may be hilarious. They're also becoming big business.
Jenna Goudreau
Mailbox Co-Founder Gentry Underwood on Managing Success
Entrepreneurs

Mailbox Co-Founder Gentry Underwood on Managing Success

When Underwood's company got snapped up by Dropbox, he says the rush of money and attention has taken some getting used to. Here, the entrepreneur opens to YE's Antonio Neves.
Antonio Neves
Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga
Starting a Business

Eye on 'Gig City:' How Startups Thrive in Chattanooga

With startup hubs cropping up across the U.S., we take a look at one burgeoning ecosystem to pinpoint how other city centers can spark their own entrepreneurial boom.
Kristin Luna
The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella
Entrepreneurs

The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

A revealing look at the immigrant family driving Cosabella as the Italian fashion brand creates a new label for JCPenney, experiments with high-tech underwear and expands globally.
Brian Patrick Eha
Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs

We spoke with entrepreneurs we admire to cull the single best bit of startup advice they could muster -- and the experiences that led to it.
Matt Villano
In Yahoo Deal, Tumblr Becomes the Next $1 Billion Startup
Starting a Business

In Yahoo Deal, Tumblr Becomes the Next $1 Billion Startup

The blogging platform's 26-year-old founder, David Karp, will stay on as chief executive.
Jason Fell
Starting a Business

Fast-Growing Organic Food Startup Acquired by French Food-and-Beverage Giant

Paris-based Danone has purchased a majority stake in Happy Family -- a deal reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Jenna Goudreau
What Would You Ask Warren Buffett?
Starting a Business

What Would You Ask Warren Buffett?

How would you like to get custom advice from Warren Buffett? On Tuesday, you can.
Andrea Huspeni
Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Ken and Ben Lerer Share Their Top 5 Secrets to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.
Andrea Huspeni
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers
Starting a Business

A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
Jennifer Wang
Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist
Starting a Business

Inside the Shutterstock Zeitgeist

Here's how one 'trep went from amateur photographer to web mogul, serving up the visuals that enliven the way we work, study, purchase and play.
Jennifer Wang
4 Secrets for Lifelong Success  From Martha Stewart
Leadership

4 Secrets for Lifelong Success From Martha Stewart

The celebrity entrepreneur discusses her philosophy on what it takes to lead a long and prosperous career.
Kathleen Davis
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College Startup Rethinks Laundry
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College Startup Rethinks Laundry

A prepaid campus laundry service offers a lesson in entrepreneurship.
Jodi Helmer
'The Office' Actor Rainn Wilson Builds a Site for Life's Biggest Questions
Starting a Business

'The Office' Actor Rainn Wilson Builds a Site for Life's Biggest Questions

Growing social networking site SoulPancake aims to be a 'question collective' where users discuss and debate their deepest philosophical quandaries.
Bryan Elliott