Starting a Business

Aaron Patzer: How I Started Mint.com
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Aaron Patzer: How I Started Mint.com

The online entrepreneur talks about ditching his day job, finding investors and hiring top talent to launch his startup.
What Scares Business Owners?
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What Scares Business Owners?

Plenty of things. But, like inventory, employees and cash flow, fear can be managed.
Wear Your Startup Failure as a Badge of Courage
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Wear Your Startup Failure as a Badge of Courage

Real entrepreneurs know that failure can be a milestone on the road to success, as long as they learn from the mistakes.
Martin Zwilling
Tax Basics for Startups
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Tax Basics for Startups

Part one in a three-part series to help get your business started on a strong foundation.
Why Startups Must Think Lean -- Or Else
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Why Startups Must Think Lean -- Or Else

Eric Ries says in a soft economy and Web-enabled world, the lean startup is a concept whose time has come.
From Wall Street to Franchisee
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From Wall Street to Franchisee

More than 500,000 workers have left the financial sector since the recession began. Many of them became franchisees.
E-Commerce in Reverse
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E-Commerce in Reverse

Milo bridges online and in-store selling with a site that lets consumers search for products offered by local merchants.
Kara Ohngren Prior
Acrobat of Pizza
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Acrobat of Pizza

Siler Chapman picked up a ball of dough and found fame, fortune and franchising.
Finding a Business in Jumping the Line
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Finding a Business in Jumping the Line

Hate standing in line? So did two Babson College roommates -- until they built a business on how to avoid them.
Joel Holland
Get a Whiff of These Walls
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Get a Whiff of These Walls

Scratch-and-sniff wallpaper is just the beginning for Jon Sherman's fantastically eccentric company, Flavor Paper.
A Retail Spin on the Food-Truck Model
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A Retail Spin on the Food-Truck Model

A new fleet of entrepreneurs are creating their own spin on the food-truck model some with seriously cool mobile retail.
Online Network for Local Farmers Hits Pay Dirt
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Online Network for Local Farmers Hits Pay Dirt

An online effort to connect farmers with consumers trying to buy local gets a million-dollar VC infusion.
Gwen Moran
Chicken Diapers Pay Off
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Chicken Diapers Pay Off

When Americans went crazy over pet chickens, one entrepreneur seized the inevitable opportunity.
Pouring Bottled-Water Profits into Developing Countries
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Pouring Bottled-Water Profits into Developing Countries

Two entrepreneurs help tackle the clean-water crisis in impoverished communities around the world.
Gwen Moran
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