Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?

If you'd like to see other entrepreneurs take high-stakes business gambles, nothing beats Discovery Channel's hit Friday-night show 'Gold Rush Alaska.'
Carol Tice
Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development
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Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

C.J. Kettler's online crowdsourcing venture, Genius Crowds, aims to move product ideas from the "light bulb" stage onto store shelves.
Kara Ohngren Prior
Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage
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Why Small Companies Have the Innovation Advantage

Why big companies would rather buy your company instead of launching their own competitive version.
Planning for Next Year? Get a Fix on These Numbers First
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Planning for Next Year? Get a Fix on These Numbers First

Figure out the metrics that drive your business and you'll zoom ahead of the competition.
Brad Sugars
Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor
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Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
How Gowalla, Still in Startup Mode, Changed Direction -- Fast
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How Gowalla, Still in Startup Mode, Changed Direction -- Fast

With Foursquare fast gaining ground, the location-service startup made difficult changes to its business model. What entrepreneurs can learn from the young company's pivot.
Why One Investor is Banking on Vets
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Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

Former Army major turned entrepreneur describes why he thinks veteran-owned businesses are a worthwhile investment.
Diana Ransom
Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs
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Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
Diana Ransom
How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods
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How to Sell to Grocery Giants Wal-Mart and Whole Foods

Here are seven concrete suggestions on getting your products onto the shelves of major grocers.
Mikal E. Belicove
Starting Up Right Out of College
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Starting Up Right Out of College

Here's what you'll need to consider before deciding whether entrepreneurship is a good option for you.
How Winning Contests Helped a Startup Beyond the Launch
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How Winning Contests Helped a Startup Beyond the Launch

Kris Appel launched and developed her medical device company using the cash and services she won in business plan competitions
Michelle Goodman
How Three Classmates Hatched a Hi-Tech Approach to Learning
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How Three Classmates Hatched a Hi-Tech Approach to Learning

StudyEgg converts study materials into activities at home or on the go that optimize learning.
Joel Holland
How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business
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How College Sports Photos Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

A former Duke University All-American basketball player hit on a business idea for building and managing online photo stores for college athletic departments and sports teams.
Matt Villano
Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)
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Who Counts As an Entrepreneur? (Opinion)

Estimates of the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S. vary widely. If you want a more precise number, we'll need a definition of the word that everyone agrees on.
Scott Shane
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