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How Fitbit Is Cashing in on the High-Tech Fitness Trend
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How Fitbit Is Cashing in on the High-Tech Fitness Trend

How the device manufacturer is building a following by enhancing users' workouts through gaming and community-building.
Jennifer Wang
The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too
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The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too

'Everyday Edisons' producer Edison Nation has major connections and can help you bring your idea to market.
Carol Tice
People's Pops and Its Vision for the Way We Eat
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People's Pops and Its Vision for the Way We Eat

The U.S. may be awash with sweet treats, but these ice-pop makers have given the tired category a makeover.
Diana Ransom
How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway
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How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
Eric Muli
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.
Matt Villano
From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay
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From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay

From artists to chefs to designers, making money is still considered taboo. But when you want to make it big in fashionable industries, being able to earn a buck is often key.
Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?
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Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?

To spur innovation, some support giving academics more freedom to start entrepreneurial ventures.
Brian Patrick Eha
3 Reasons to Skip the Business Plan
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3 Reasons to Skip the Business Plan

Starting a business is like a prizefight, you can project a path but the road is still full of surprise punches.
How to Become Risk Savvy
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How to Become Risk Savvy

Sure, starting and running a business comes with risks. But a savvy entrepreneur knows how to minimize them by taking calculated risks instead of crazy ones.
Steve Blank on Being Tenacious
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Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

A frustrating early-morning airport experience reminds serial entrepreneur Steve Blank that there's almost always a path to a goal.
Steve Blank
How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession
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How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

Doing the opposite of what others expect is sometimes the fastest ticket to success. We spoke with Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest about why she started up a financial site in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Lyneka Little
5 Startups to Watch
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5 Startups to Watch

From Ashton Kutcher investing in Dwolla to Instagram's record-setting acquisition, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the startup. Here are five to watch.
Antonio Neves
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics
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The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
Carol Tice
Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs
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Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

Starting up when you're 13 may not be easy, but for some it could mean landing big bucks -- as ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank' looks for fodder on school campuses.
Kara Ohngren Prior
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