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Made in the USA: Doughnuts with an Edge
From organic offerings to creme brulee crullers, independent doughnut shops are reinventing the breakfast favorite and giving the likes of Dunkin’ Donuts a run for their money.
February 22, 2011
Voodoo Doughnut: Get a Bacon Maple Bar…Or Get Married
With quirky creations like the Voodoo Doll and the Marshall Mathers, two longtime friends turned a downtown Portland, Ore., doughnut shop into an institution — that even performs weddings.
December 21, 2010
Why Queens, New York, Is a Hotspot for International Franchises
With more than 132 nationalities represented by its residents, the borough and county of Queens in New York City is the most diverse in the U.S.
May 10, 2010
Food Franchises Seeing Green in Going Green
With companies greening everything from laundry detergent to shoes, it’s no surprise that food franchises are joining in on sustainability efforts.
March 18, 2010
The Post-Etsy Crafts World: Can You Really Make Money Off Your Hobby?
In this weak economy, the handmade products revolution is a way for crafters to earn money when typical jobs are out of reach and a way for consumers to spend their money on authentic goods while supporting local economies rather than giant corporations.
February 17, 2010
When It Makes Sense to Create Competitors
When the owners of Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles decided to start a craft brewery, they couldn’t have imagined what a long, strange, bureaucratic-hoop-filled journey it would be.
February 16, 2010
Food Truck Entrepreneurs Start a Revolution on Wheels
On a somewhat chilly Thursday evening, a group of young college students have driven 10 miles because of a tweet. Their destination: a bar in Costa Mesa.
February 11, 2010
Tailwaiters: Creating a Business in a Stadium Parking Lot
Jason Wotman admits the whole idea was born out of laziness. Tailgate parties are fun, but the transportation, set-up and clean-up are certainly no picnic.
January 12, 2010
Art Gets Entrepreneurial
Artists looking to make a name for themselves are forgoing the musuem/gallery route and selling their own products.
Fascinated by Japan
If it’s big in Japan, it could also hit big in the United States–and these entrepreneurs are betting on it.
Surviving a Slow Economy
If the experts agree we’re in a recession, these tips will have you so far ahead of the game, the news will barely register.
Casual Games Get Serious
The $2.25 billion casual gaming industry is on the brink of explosive success. How can you join the game?
These entrepreneurs don’t just run businesses; they do good works. And they’ve been recognized with $500K Fellowships for their accomplishments.
Telemarketing Will Never Be the Same
Almost five years after the Do Not Call registry began, marketers have gotten creative.
Fantastic Spaces in Unusual Places
Find out how creative entrepreneurs turned unusual spaces into the perfect location for their business.
Find out how one man with a tempeh-feuled dream changed Thanksgiving forever.
5 Out-of-the-Ordinary Outsourcing Trends
Outsourcing is reaching new levels of creativity as entrepreneurs figure out more tasks that can be sourced elsewhere.
Bringing Work Home
You can go back home again. Many businesses are finding that homeshoring is a viable alternative to offshoring.
For these entrepreneurs, every day is like Halloween. Ghosts, spirits and other things that go bump in the night help bring in the chills and the business.
An A-Mazing Moneymaker
Family-friendly ag-tourism attractions like corn mazes are helping keep small farms alive.
Halo: The Power of 3
Think the biggest video game launch in history doesn’t apply to you? Here’s why you’re wrong.
A Marketplace with a Mission
Etsy.com founder Rob Kalin hasn’t just created an online marketplace for crafts; he’s built a site that creates entrepreneurs and strives for a sustainable future.
Small Business, Big Clients
Don’t fear taking on giant corporations as clients and business partners. Everyone benefits when Goliath hires David.
More Than Moonlighting
These entrepreneurs reveal what it takes to run two completely different businesses.
10 Search Engines You Don’t Know About
Go beyond Google and get vertical. These specialized search sites will help you find the business information you need–fast.
Solid-Gold Music Businesses
You don’t have to be a rock star to make a living from music. Find out how four entrepreneurs have turned their love of music into thriving enterprises.
D’oh! Business Blunders From the Simpsons
For the past 18 years, the fictional town of Springfield has been rife with entrepreneurs, from Ned Flanders to Krusty. Here’s what you can learn from their ‘f-diddly-failures’ and successes.
Pirate Sales Catch Wind
Avast, ye mateys! These entrepreneurs have turned their pirate dreams into treasure.
Entrepreneurs in the Movies
Take a look at our picks of the best portrayals of entrepreneurs on the silver screen.
Starting a Second Life Business
Find out what entrepreneurial opportunities the virtual world of Second Life has to offer.
Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, Xing–the glut of social networking sites can make it impossible to decide where to spend your time and energy. Here are a few new networks to consider.
When it comes to getting help, business owners are finding it pays to go virtual.
March 2008 – Entrepreneur’s Startups magazine
The Whole Package
Packaging today needs style and substance.
Control Your Emoticons
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what’s an emoticon worth?
The Gossip Artist
Perez Hilton’s life is a Cinderella story for the blogging age. In just three short years, the popularity of PerezHilton.com has skyrocketed.
Still on the Block
You’ve invested everything and built a business you want to stick with for the long haul. Now business is thriving–but what if your neighborhood is dying?
Jim Mousner has a photo of himself at age 5 donning a fedora and carrying a briefcase, playing secret agent….
A New Direction
Life may be different but your friends still matter.
Eat and Be Merry
Eatertainment venues combine fun, food and games.
Hot Trends for 2005
The reasons why people buy are just as important as what they buy. Read on to find out the eight trends that are leading people to their next purchase.
Starting an Arts and Crafts Business
Think all you need to know is how to knit or paint? Not quite. If you want to start a serious crafts business, you’ll have to focus on the business and the craft.
Big in Japan
Forget Honda, Fujitsu and Sony–take your next big cue from Tokyo’s teenage girls.