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Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay

TaskRabbit lands $5 million in funding, as it banks on its errand service to help you get stuff done.
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Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

Here is a look at some of the programs that will keep startups growing in the months to come.
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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.'
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Three Steps to Finding a Business Mentor

Here's how to meet an experienced startup advisor and maximize the relationship.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.