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How Startup Weekend Got Its Start
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How Startup Weekend Got Its Start

This crash course for would-be entrepreneurs is hard-core.
An Entrepreneur Brings Upscale Restaurants to Airports
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An Entrepreneur Brings Upscale Restaurants to Airports

The terminal case of sorry sandwiches that travelers must suffer through in most airports may finally be sent packing.
Bruce Schoenfeld
Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business
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Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business

A couple turns restaurants' cooking oil into soap -- and sells it back to the establishments.
Behind the Scenes with Surprise Industries
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Behind the Scenes with Surprise Industries

An inside look at our story as reporter Jennifer Wang gets a surprise of her own -- a day at circus school.
A Surprising Business Idea
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A Surprising Business Idea

Who doesn't like a good mystery? Three entrepreneurs deliver the unexpected.
Jennifer Wang
Custom Jewelry Goes Online for 'Generation Me'
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Custom Jewelry Goes Online for 'Generation Me'

Matt Lauzon's Gemvara puts the 'me' in e-commerce.
Joel Holland
An Inside Look at a Surprising Business
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An Inside Look at a Surprising Business

Reporter Jennifer Wang gets her own surprise -- at circus school -- with Surprise Industries.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 10. Hang Out Your Shingle and Sell
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Two Weeks to Startup: Day 10. Hang Out Your Shingle and Sell

In the last installment of our 10-part series, putting your passion to the test.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 9. Execute Your Marketing Plan
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Two Weeks to Startup: Day 9. Execute Your Marketing Plan

You'll need to be ready when customers start calling. Here's how to prepare for those initial queries.
How to Get Money to Make Money
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How to Get Money to Make Money

Launching a business can be next to impossible without cash to work with. Here are four funding options fit for a startup.
Brad Sugars
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 8. Build Your Support Team
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Two Weeks to Startup: Day 8. Build Your Support Team

Even solopreneurs can benefit from a support network. Here's how to develop an advisory board and get the help you need.
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 7. Develop a Marketing Plan
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Two Weeks to Startup: Day 7. Develop a Marketing Plan

Learn ways to spread the word about your new business. Plus, how to win your first customers.
A 'Kingpin' of Reinvention
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A 'Kingpin' of Reinvention

Tom Shannon's chain of bowling alleys breaks the suburb stereotype.
Rosalind Resnick
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business
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Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

How to decide what you call your company. Plus, choosing a business structure.
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