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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.
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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.
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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.
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Chicken Diapers Pay Off

When Americans went crazy over pet chickens, one entrepreneur seized the inevitable opportunity.
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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.
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Are You Ready to Launch?

Three key questions to ask yourself before you start your own business
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The Two Worst Pitching Mistakes

Understanding the medium and the context is key to making a compelling pitch.
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How to Ditch the Cube

Pamela Slim, author of <em>Cubicle Nation</em>, wants to set you free. Consider her advice for opting out of corporate life.
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Business Endures By Staying True to Its Vision

On her 25th anniversary, Susan Stern reflects on the secrets of her success.
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How to Make Your Business Dream a Reality

Coming up with ideas is easy. Executing on them is the hard part. These tips from Scott Belsky can help get you started.
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The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?

Proposed legislation could make it easier for entrepreneurs from other countries to start their businesses in the U.S.
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A Niche Social Site That's More Than Skin Deep

How Tom Seery is trying to change the world, one nip and tuck at a time -- and what Web startups can learn from his business
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Matching Franchisors With Investors

Dan Shifrin couldn't get money to buy a franchise, so now he connects potential franchisees with investors.
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Conducting Market Research

You may have a great idea for a product or service, but before you go any further, first make sure there's a market for it.