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  • Startup Customers Design Own Soft Drinks for Profit Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:28 PM ET
    UFlavor

    uFlavor, which sells beverages in unique flavor combinations, is perfecting a web platform that allows users to customize drinks and sell them for a profit. What's your flavor?

  • Businesses That Will Let You Blow Stuff Up Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    Drive A Tank in Kasota, Minnesota

    Small-businesses models don't have to be boring. Because America is a great country, there are plenty of businesses that allow adrenaline junkies to blow up objects. Here's your machine gun.

  • Anatomy of the Perfect CEO Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 10:20 AM ET
    "The Boss" nametag

    Some CEOs run firms from corner offices, while others work alongside employees. Here's a sketch of the perfect CEO based on multiple studies, as compiled by TMN. Do you have what it takes to be a CEO?

  • Losing Her Sight Taught Her How to Run a Business Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
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    Despite the sudden loss of eyesight that Alex Elman once labeled as a "total loss of independence," she has since achieved more as an entrepreneur.

  • Innovation in Virtual Markeplaces Generating Buzz Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 4:49 PM ET
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    One of the hot topics the venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and executives have been buzzing about at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference is marketplaces.

  • Visa and Mastercard: What Entrepreneurs Should Know Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
    Visa

    Last week's multibillion dollar settlement with credit card giants MasterCard and Visa affects millions of retail entrepreneurs: It will give them a break on some fees and allow them to charge additional fees of their own.

  • Zynga Exploring 'Real Money Gaming': CEO Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 2:24 PM ET
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    Perhaps the biggest news out of the interview was the fact that Zynga spacer is "actively exploring real money gaming" — i.e. gambling. This could be a massive new source of revenue for Zynga, which has a hugely popular online Poker game.

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    Coursera's co-founder and co-CEO Daphne Koller spoke about her plans to bring the highest quality higher education to the masses.

  • Heat Wave Takes Toll On Small Businesses Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 9:13 AM ET
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    Besides having to suffer physically, some small businesses are also seeing sales drop as the temperatures rise.

  • Romney Campaign Fights Back!   Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 7:30 PM ET
    Romney Campaign Fights Back!

    National Review's Robert Costa discusses the details of his interview with Mitt Romney, regarding President Obama's remarks on small business. John Sununu, Romney Campaign Surrogate; Stan Greenberg, Democratic polling advisor; and Ed Rogers, BGR Group, provide perspective.

  • How Marissa Mayer Prevents Work Burnout Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer

    Newly appointed Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer offered tips for preventing work burnout at a NYC gathering last month.

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    Electronic Arts stock is trading around a 52-week low, but Electronic Arts' CEO John Riccitiello tells me that the fundamental problem is not with the company, but with investors understanding its business.

  • 7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:09 AM ET
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    Unfortunately, many retailers don't notice poorly designed areas of their stores until it's too late. Here are seven common store spaces that retailers botch up and ways to avoid making the same mistakes.

  • Marc Andreessen Talks Facebook, Romney and Yahoo Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
    Marc Andreessen

    Investor Marc Andreessen goes on the record about Facbook's IPO, who he wants to win the presidential race and also discusses Yahoo's new CEO.

  • What Is Shake Shack's 'Special Sauce'? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 5:31 PM ET
    The original Shake Shack location at New York's Madison Square Park.

    CEO Randy Garutti wants to achieve global burger domination ... without becoming a soulless corporation.

  • Cool Aha Moment: The Cardboard Bicycle Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
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    Engineers told this Israeli entrepreneur that his idea would be impossible to pull off. He soon proved them wrong.

  • Wine and Art: What Better Franchise? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET
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    Hand a canvas and some painting supplies to a not-so-budding artist, and a blank stare may follow. But give this same Picasso in the rough a corkscrew and wine glass, and you’ve got a franchise opportunity.

  • No Such Thing as the Self-Made Rich? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:14 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    In a speech last week, President Obama  said that government, rather than self-determinism, creates the foundation of large wealth in America.

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    This week Aereo won a victory — a federal judge ruled in favor of the startup, refusing to block the controversial antenna-based subscription service that takes free over-the-air TV broadcasts and streams them to any Internet-enabled device.

  • Game Over For Consoles, While Mobile Wins Big Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 3:52 PM ET
    Video game on tablet

    Another month, another slew of bad numbers for the traditional videogame industry as consumers shift to mobile and social games. 

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