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Growth Strategies

Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

The Holder family has turned the Parisian bakery Ladurée -- famous for its macarons -- into a global brand that's about to open its first American flagship and venture into ecommerce.
Entrepreneurs

The Business of Nudity: The Unlikely Success of Mr. Skin

The founder of the popular website talks about how he turned his passion into profit.
Franchises

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
Entrepreneurs

The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2014

These seven innovators are having a major influence on technology, healthcare and the government. We've got our eye on these powerful women. You should, too.
Entrepreneurs

Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

From thousands of entries we selected 15 finalists. then readers voted on their favorites. We hope you're as inspired by them as we are!
Entrepreneurs

The Man Behind the 'Bible of Bro Culture'

Rude, crude, sexist and often mean-spirited, David Portnoy's Barstool Sports has become a go-to for young men. But can Portnoy continue to cash in on controversy?
Entrepreneurs

Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

Three college kids from Georgetown launched a salad shop on the cusp of the Great Recession. Having managed to thrive in the six years since, it is now poised for explosive growth.
Entrepreneurs

Alleged Creator of Silk Road Detained Without Bail

At a bail hearing in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday, a federal prosecutor revealed that Ross William Ulbricht allegedly ordered the murders of six people, and that more than 450,000 bitcoins of his personal fortune are still unaccounted for.
Project Grow

Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

A small-batch distillery in Brooklyn is part of a resurgence in American manufacturing.
Entrepreneurs

20 Questions With Randi Zuckerberg

The Facebook founder's big sister opens up about her siblings' childhood business, what she learned from working with Sheryl Sandberg, the worst advice she ever got, and more.
Finance

How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money

An inside look at how these entrepreneurs got the crowd to fund their businesses to the tune of some big bucks.
Entrepreneurs

A Year After Sandy, Business Owners Living a New Normal

Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to businesses in New York and New Jersey, in the process teaching business owners some valuable lessons. It even sparked a new startup.
Entrepreneurs

How a Beastie Boy's Food Truck Helped the Rockaways Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mike Diamond (aka the Beastie Boys' Mike D), celebrity chef Sam Talbot and designer/hotelier Robert McKinley address the continuing needs of the economically devastated New York beach community by transitioning their Rockaway Plate Lunch Truck from a relief effort into a sustainable business and mentoring program.
Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Joe Griffin Dishes on Company Culture

In this episode of Meet the Mentors, Adam Toren catches up with the CEO and co-founder of iAcquire, who discusses company culture and offers up advice for fellow entrepreneurs.
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