entrepreneur stories

From Bikinis to Business Suits: An Entrepreneur's Crazy Journey to the Beaches of Brazil

One crucial thing this gung-ho young salesman neglected to consider about Florianopolis, Brazil: In the summer, it rains there -- a lot.

Frederico Cella

How This Ex-Con Started From Nothing to Build a 7-Figure Business

Ten years behind bars was an odyssey of dedication and perseverance, study and faith. Life afterward was just as challenging.

Daniel Marlin

National Entrepreneurship Month: What Being an Entrepreneur Means to Me

A relevant quote: 'It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard . . . is what makes it great.'

5 Lessons From My Startup Flop You Don't Need to Learn the Hard Way

Learning through failure is an entrepreneurial rite of passage, but don't underestimate the value of avoiding dumb mistakes you could have anticipated.

Syed Moqaddas

These 5 Rags-to-Riches Stories Will Inspire You

Think you have it bad? One of these entrepreneurs ran his business from his car.

AJ Agrawal

Struggling to Market Your Small Business? Do What Hollywood Does.

Big corporate entities are spending tons of marketing dollars to get what you already possess: a story.

Mike Kim

6 Lessons Indie Rock Taught Me About Business

Style, good listening and commitment are skills valuable for rock'n'roll and startups alike.

Winston Binch

Gizmodo + Two Beers + Billy Idol = 'Shark Tank' Glory

How do you get on the show? Go to Afghanistan. Go to a bar. Meet a 'Gizmodo' writer who believes in you.

Tj Hale