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Companies to Watch in the Mom-and-Pop Space
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Companies to Watch in the Mom-and-Pop Space

Is parenthood inspiring your entrepreneurial instincts? Consider the stories of these cool companies for modern parents from a range of industries.
Katherine Duncan
JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate
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JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in the Senate.
Catherine Clifford
Fresh Ideas: 10 Ways to Win Over an Unsupportive Family as a Young Entrepreneur
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Fresh Ideas: 10 Ways to Win Over an Unsupportive Family as a Young Entrepreneur

It's no secret that entrepreneurs often beget entrepreneurial children, but when entrepreneurs spring from employees, strife often develops. Entrepreneurs understand how the business of working for yourself works
Adam Toren
Three Ways to Make Your App Stand Out
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Three Ways to Make Your App Stand Out

Andrew Cohen of Brainscape makes dozens of educational apps. The trouble: Customers couldn't find them in Apple's App Store. Here's how he boosted sales.
Colleen DeBaise
Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money
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Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money

So you're launching a business on a shoestring. Here are a few money-savers that you may have overlooked.
Gwen Moran
A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store
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A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store

With StyleOwner, fashionistas can help style-challenged friends and monetize their social networks
Kara Ohngren Prior
Skincare Startup's Lesson for Online Brands: Looks Matter
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Skincare Startup's Lesson for Online Brands: Looks Matter

The owner of a skincare line wises up to a basic tenet of packaging and watches online sales take off.
Jennifer Wang
Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'
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Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
Carol Tice
Entrepreneurs: Are You a User?
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Entrepreneurs: Are You a User?

Did you start your business after creating a product for your own use? If so, your chances of landing venture capital and finding business success are better than for other types of startups.
Carol Tice
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Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to 'Treps: Make Something Beautiful

Though the popular site may appear to be an overnight success, Pinterest's co-founder describes the company's early trials and offers some advice to other entrepreneurs.
Bryan Keplesky
Inside the SXSW Startup Competition
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Inside the SXSW Startup Competition

Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise reports on the SXSW Accelerator competition at the South By Southwest festival.
Colleen DeBaise
Pandora's Tim Westergren Wants to Make Musicians Respectable
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Pandora's Tim Westergren Wants to Make Musicians Respectable

Like many companies, Pandora doesn't just want to make a buck. The company also aims to turn being a musician into a middle-class job.
Bryan Keplesky
Steve Blank and the Big Picture at SXSW 2012
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Steve Blank and the Big Picture at SXSW 2012

Entrepreneurship professor Steve Blank describes the startup scene at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.
Colleen DeBaise
Chris Guillebeau and the $100 Startup
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Chris Guillebeau and the $100 Startup

A new book from the author of 'The Art of Nonconformity' asks: What if today was your last day of working for someone other than yourself? He spoke at SXSW.
Bryan Keplesky
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