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Insights: Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Generating New Ideas

The Internet entrepreneur talks about coming up with new ideas and the challenge of executing on them as a startup.
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Crazy B---- Tea Wins Our Independence Day Video Contest

We asked readers to send in their videos describing the moment they declared their independence as business owners and then put them to a vote.
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Why Entrepreneurs Celebrate 'Independent's Day'

On this Fourth of July holiday, small business owners share why they're grateful to be calling their own shots.
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Ready to Declare Your Independence? A Seven-Point Checklist

How to tell when it's time to say good-bye to the steady paycheck.
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Help Us Celebrate Independence Day: Vote for Your Favorite Video

Readers sent in short videos describing the moment they declared their independence. What's your top pick?
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A Virtual Business Built on a Piggyback Ride

How three brothers created a business by solving a common kid request.
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Five Rules for Bootstrapping Success

Follow these tips to get your dream business off the ground without seeking outside investors.
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From Paycheck to Pay Dirt: Blazing Your Own Trail As a Business Owner

First-time business owners starting a venture in unfamiliar waters face a special set of challenges. Here are three who tackled them with success.
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How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

Lonnie Helgerson has headed up Ident-A-Kid, Expetec and Computer Doctor, but he's also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Helgerson's latest company combines his knowledge of both worlds.
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Five Businesses Born at a Bar

The back-of-the-napkin business plan is not just a myth. Here are just a few examples of business ideas that took shape over drinks.
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Gourmet Coffee Bars: A Caffeine-Fueled Comparison

We look at some of the more notable coffee shops around the U.S.
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A Scrappy Entrepreneur's Plan B: Chewing Gum for a Cause

When his first idea doesn't hold water, an entrepreneur turns to gum -- and a philanthropic business model.
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Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'