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Where World Records Meet Stupid Human Tricks: The Next Big Idea?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

It's St. Patrick's Day in New York City, and there's a raucous soiree going on at Joe's Pub. But this isn't your typical green beer kind of party. The...

Cat Greenleaf, LUST: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Katia Beauchamp And Hayley Barna, Birchbox: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

There are an estimated 27 million small businesses in the United States. And 27 Million and Counting is our attempt to capture as many of these unique...

The Silly Stand For Silly Bandz

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

As most parents know all too well, Silly Bandz have taken the nation's tweens by storm. The rubber band-like bracelets shaped like animals, musical in...

Jordan Passman, scoreAscore: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Ted Pidcock, Teddy The Dog: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Starting A Food Truck: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

Fueled by Twitter and the nation's growing interest in innovative fast-food options, food trucks have proliferated over the past few years. While food...

Elly McGuire, New Yorkie Greeting Cards: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Kirk Spahn And Trenton Ulicny, TY KU: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Shirley Solomon, Pageant Print Shop: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Norman Kornbleuth, Broadway Panhandler: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Karen Norris, StackMates: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

The Rainmaker

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

The old chestnut says that April showers bring May flowers, but let's be honest -- in most parts of the country, it rains for months on end. In Baltim...

Mitch Rosenfield, The Hempest: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Clothing Made Out Of Trash: The Next Big Idea?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

If you tell most entrepreneurs their products are trash, chances are they would be furious. In Jeremy Litchfield's case, it serves as a successful bus...

Bob Leonard, Spy Store: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Michelle Staley, Busy Breathers: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar... And How To Build A Brand

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

Anybody who has ever set foot in a Manhattan coffee joint, bodega, or laundromat will recognize the following exhortation: Dan Smith Will Teach You...

Protecting A Business Idea: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

It happens to almost every aspiring entrepreneur. You have a brilliant idea for a groundbreaking business, an innovative product or a better-than-the-...

James Locke, The Nutbox: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

A Hero To The Hoarders

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

However unlikely, hoarding has become part of the pop culture landscape. There are books like "Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things," ...

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 14: Should I Try Groupon?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz discusses partnering with deal sites like Groupon and the benefits of launching a garage startup. Plus, a "smarty pants 4-y...

The $30 Million School Project

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

Back-to-school season is upon us, and even the best students need a little motivation to trade the beach, summer camp and carefree days for the classr...

A Long March To Success

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Entrepreneurial inspiration can come from just about anywhere, even the frozen landscape of Antarctica -- or at least its waddling, plumed, flightless...

Norm Brodsky, CitiStorage: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...