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  • Ten Lessons from Great Leaders in Tech Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:59 PM ET
    Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer

    Take a look at what makes them great, and what entrepreneurs can learn from their success.

  • Rent Ties by Mail Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    Tie Try

    TieTry lets men rent ties by mail, similar to how Netflix markets movies. Get details on the tie service.

  • Foodie Fad to Bona Fide Business Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    garden vegetables

    Once relegated to non-profit, community-based endeavors, urban farming is gaining traction with small companies seeking profits. See where rooftop-garden businesses are sprouting up across the U.S.

  • Young Entrepreneur

    The second quarter of 2012 marked the single largest period for venture capital dollars invested since the second quarter of 2001, according to new study. See which tech sectors are hot.

  • Extreme Perks: Get Paid Extra to Go On Vacation Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 9:38 AM ET
    The Cook Islands

    A Denver startup is paying workers more to take a holiday. From rock climbing to house cleaning, see what some firms are offering to attract top talent.

  • Reagan Praised Entrepreneurs, Obama Trashes Them Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 5:56 PM ET

    Does anybody remember, back in the depths of the recession of 1981-82, how President Ronald Reagan kept his chin up and exhorted American businesses to work hard and produce an economic recovery?

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • The thousands of community banks have often said their much larger counterparts have trampled on them. Now some hope the latest Wall Street scandal could give them ammunition to strike back.

  • What's the Best Age to Become a Boss? Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    Good news for older workers looking for a job: New research has determined that managers demonstrate their highest levels of professional vitality in their 50s.

  • Heat Wave Takes Toll On Small Businesses Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 9:13 AM ET

    Besides having to suffer physically, some small businesses are also seeing sales drop as the temperatures rise.

  • Obama vs. Small Business? Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 5:28 PM ET
    Donald Danner, NFIB CEO

    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) President and CEO Donald Danner accused the government of making it more difficult to start a business. This came after President Obama made a controversial comment in a campaign speech over the weekend.

  • 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.

  • Pawn Shops Go Upscale for Affluent Clients Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    Amid a recession and credit crunch, consumers and businesses are turning to pawn shops for a quick cash infusion, USA Today reports.

  • 7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    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.

  • 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

    Engineers told this Israeli entrepreneur that his idea would be impossible to pull off. He soon proved them wrong.

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