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How One Popcorn Purveyor Found Sweet Success

Sometimes, the path to small business success is surprisingly sweet. Find out how John Seeley founded his family-owned caramel corn business, Mill Street Treats, and the lessons he learned.

By Briana Morgaine | Share This

How to Use Growth Hacking to Increase Revenue 20x in Just 12 Months

Startup Slidebean increased their monthly recurring revenue by 20x in the span of 12 months, using cheap or low-cost growth hacking methods. Sounds impossible, doesn't it? Turns out, it's totally doable. Here's how they did it.

By Jose Cayasso | Share This

I Started My First Business at Age 9: Here’s What Kids Can Learn from Being Entrepreneurs

One childhood entrepreneur shares the life and business lessons she learned while running her first business. If you think entrepreneurship is only for adults, think again.

By Tori Dunlap | Share This

How to Successfully Start a Dental Practice

If your future career is in dentistry, you’re in luck—there are a growing number of opportunities for dentists. To learn about starting a dental practice, read on.

By Lisa Furgison | Share This

6 Forward-thinking Businesses That Are Making the World a Better Place

As we begin the year, it’s always helpful to look back and reflect on the things that went particularly well. While it’s easy to learn from others’ mistakes, there’s a lot to be said for emulating ideas that work. These businesses all share key qualities that make them admirable, including innovation, sustainability, creativity, and social responsibility. Warby...

By Angelique O'Rourke | Share This

Is a Small Business Your Destiny?

There is a difference between having a job and having a business. In either case, you are going to be working hard to accomplish your tasks. The key difference is that, when running your own business, you control the product that you work on, and thus the work that you are doing. For a lot...

By Ryder Cochrane | Share This

MicroAid: Helping Entrepreneurs Rise Out of Poverty

For those living in extreme poverty in developing nations, even the most entrepreneurial people face challenges. While in recent years, the rise of microloans and microcredit programs have certainly done some good, there are new ideas cropping up about ways to create sustainable change using education, business planning skills, and technology. To learn more, we...

By Angelique O'Rourke | Share This

Welcome to Summoner’s Rift: Why a Free Start Can be Better for Business

At first glance, the business model sounds insane—a game that you can download and play for free. Not a free trial, not on a basic account, the game can be played forever while never spending a single penny on it. You read that right—the game is free. Anybody can play it for as long as they...

By Ryder Cochrane | Share This

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