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What the Startup Ideas Behind Product Hunt, Uber, the iPad, and Google All Have in Common

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

Some of the of the most successful companies in history started by "doing what's working." "Do what's working" means supplying something (or a variati...

Where Your Next Startup Idea Will Come From

Daniel Gulati | Posted 01.24.2014 | Huffpost Code
Daniel Gulati

Does anyone dispute that 2013 has been the year of the tech company? LinkedIn has surged over 100%. Twitter and Zulily popped more than 70% and 80% re...

Stranger Danger Shouldn't Stifle Your Business

David Mandell | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
David Mandell

We're conditioned from childhood to maintain a healthy dose of fear of strangers. They're not like us. They could be creepy. But what if they're also the key to your success or growth?

Want to Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen!

Getrude Matshe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

Last year, I watched a TEDx video by Ernesto Sirolli called "Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! ", it was filmed in Christchurch, New Zealand s...

Making Ideas Stick

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

It is vital that our ideas move people: a simple idea makes people set priorities; an unexpected idea attracts their attention; a concrete idea is easier to understand; a truthful idea makes people believe; an emotional idea makes people desire; and a good story invites the audience to act.

The Amazing One-Handed Bottle Opener

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.08.2013 | Small Business

We have officially straddled the line between brilliance and laziness.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod: How Can We Take On Big Competitors?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Small Business

No matter your industry, you'll eventually find yourself going head-to-head with a bigger competitor. So what's the best way to take them on? And w...

Jason Sadler Makes $500,000 A Year Wearing T-Shirts

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.02.2011 | Small Business

Jason Sadler will earn more than $220,000 this year. Next year, he expects to bring in around half a million. All because the 28-year-old founder of I...

Rod Kurtz

Is Now A Good Time To Start A Business?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Small Business

The unemployment rate still stands at nearly 10 percent. The housing market continues to slide. The Dow has had more wild mood swings than the cast of...

Starting A Business With Your Spouse: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.06.2011 | Small Business

Successful marriages can often lead to successful business ventures. Take Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, who turned Clif Bar & Company into a $235 mi...

Jackie Ekholm, Moo Kids Chocolate: 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...

Made In The USA: Celebrating Whiskey, The 'Water Of Life'

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

The word whiskey, traced back to its Gaelic origins, comes from "usquebaugh" (later "usky"), which means "water of life." That water flows freely in t...

Bringing Style To Senior Citizens

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

Face it: With each tick-tock of the clock, you're getting older. Aging is something many fear, but it's inevitable. But the three women behind Omhu ar...

Michelle Ng, Young & Ng: 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...

Brian Backus, Kidlandia: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | 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...

Tom Kovic, Victory Collegiate Consulting: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | 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...

How Wes Hurt Plans To Become The Cupcake King

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

Wes Hurt cringes when anyone refers to the cupcake craze as a trend, although he admits that it is quite trendy right now. Still, that word -- trend -...

Ben Craw

Tom Cannon, BungoBox: 27 Million And Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.30.2011 | 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...

Brewing Up Success

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.17.2011 | Small Business

Father's Day is the day we trumpet all things Dad -- and beers and barbecues are often central to the celebration. But that wasn't always the point. T...

Jayant Kulkarni, Quartzy: 27 Million and Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Ben Craw | Posted 09.24.2011 | 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...

Made In The USA: When The Beach Beckons

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 09.10.2011 | Small Business

Justin Labdon had a simple goal: To become a beach bum. Almost a decade ago, when Labdon lost his job in the technology industry, he left Boston to...

Alicia Ciccone

Protecting Babies On Their Very First Journey

HuffingtonPost.com | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.27.2011 | Small Business

In typical "mompreneur" fashion, Tammany Atkinson created a soothing solution to one bruiser of a problem. When her first son, Jackson, started to ...

Giving Bridal Gowns A Second Life

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.14.2011 | Small Business

Josie Daga conjured up the idea for PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com in 2004, long before the country plunged into recession. But, not surprisingly, when th...

Ben Craw

Ford Blakely, Zingle: 27 Million and Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.14.2011 | 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...

Ben Craw

Robert Marandos, BowlSole: 27 Million And Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.10.2011 | 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...