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Lessons Learned: How Tumblr Recovered from a Business Crisis
Starting a Business

Lessons Learned: How Tumblr Recovered from a Business Crisis

David Karp's blog platform has seen hockey-stick growth, and so has his learning curve as entrepreneur. He shares how his company bounced back from the tech tumble that brought down millions of blogs last year.
Teri Evans
Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods
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Nurturing Natural: Online Retailer Abe's Market Blends Etsy and Whole Foods

This Web hub helps companies communicate their uniqueness and sell their goods.
Ex-Investment Banker Pursues a Business Idea from His College Days
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Ex-Investment Banker Pursues a Business Idea from His College Days

By digitizing old photos and videos, ScanDigital turns picture preservation into a profitable business.
Joel Holland
The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services
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The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services

In this month's Can't Live With/Can't Live Without column, two business owners explain their opposing views on the remote computing service for web sites.
Ericka Chickowski
A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger
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A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger

Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.
Gwen Moran
Five Ways to Boost Referrals to Find Customers
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Five Ways to Boost Referrals to Find Customers

When it comes to finding customers, advertising is expensive. Here's how to find customers through referrals.
Diana Ransom
How to Be a Gaming Entrepreneur
Starting a Business

How to Be a Gaming Entrepreneur

So you want to launch the next Farmville? Here's how, as told through a game-design document.
Jennifer Wang
How Zite's iPad Magazine Is Bringing Browsing Back
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How Zite's iPad Magazine Is Bringing Browsing Back

A hit from the start, this Vancouver, B.C.-based company delivers an (increasingly) personal reading experience for tablet-toters. Plus, a look at other ground-breaking businesses in the media space.
Jenna Schnuer
How Yellow+Blue Is Making a Difference in the Wine Business
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How Yellow+Blue Is Making a Difference in the Wine Business

The Chester, Penn.-based wine company's early success shatters long-held industry standards. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the beverages industry.
Jenna Schnuer
How Yipit Is Upending the Daily Discount Model
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How Yipit Is Upending the Daily Discount Model

This new service scans the web to aggregate offers. Plus, a look at other game-changing companies catering to bargain hunters.
Kara Ohngren Prior
How ShareSquare Is Leading the QR-Code Marketing Pack
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How ShareSquare Is Leading the QR-Code Marketing Pack

This Los Angeles-based company helps fans connect with bands and brands using quick-response codes. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the social-media space.
Jennifer Wang
How Mobile Roadie Became a Leader in Do-It-Yourself Apps
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How Mobile Roadie Became a Leader in Do-It-Yourself Apps

This self-service app creator aims to make it cheap and easy to go mobile. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the mobile space.
How Rest Assured Is Filling a Niche in the Senior-Care Market
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How Rest Assured Is Filling a Niche in the Senior-Care Market

This Lafayette, Ind.-based company lets seniors and their families know that someone has their backs. Plus, other game-changers meeting the needs of older consumers.
How H.U.M.A.N. Is Breaking Through As the Next-Generation Snack Machine
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How H.U.M.A.N. Is Breaking Through As the Next-Generation Snack Machine

This vending company reinvents the business by stocking health and information. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the health space.
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