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Case Studies and Success Stories

There's nothing like a good example to motivate and inspire you! We'll take a look at case studies, testimonials, success stories, and other research on entrepreneurism.

Keeping a Client
When a client expresses unhappiness with your pricing or service, don't hit the panic button. Use it as an opportunity to shore up the relationship and improve your business overall.

Using Crowdsourcing to Save Time and Money on Your Business
Crowdsourcing is gaining momentum as a solution for business problems ranging from web design and logos to complex technology solutions. A number of web portals have emerged to help small businesses put their requirement out to hundreds or thousands of experts who present solutions from which the buyers can choose. Here are a number of articles all about crowdsourcing and how to benefit …

Entrepreneur Success Story: Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Brian Scudamore started his company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 1989 straight out of high school with $700 and a beat-up old pick-up truck. Today they have 95 franchise partners across North America with a true national presence — they are in 47 of North America's top 50 cities. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will do about $32 Million in 2004 — not a bad return on a $700.00 investment!

Crowdsourcing: It's Not Just for Logos and Web Design
RFID and asset management firm uses crowdsourcing to develop a new technology.

The Startup Garden
Former Harvard Business Review and Inc. Magazine writer/editor Tom Ehrenfeld shares his articles on entrepreneurship from the late great Industry Standard. His insightful articles draw lessons from the successes and failures of a variety of high-tech startups and the entrepreneurs that created them.

The Startup Garden
Former Harvard Business Review and Inc. Magazine writer/editor Tom Ehrenfeld shares his articles on entrepreneurship from the late great Industry Standard. His insightful articles draw lessons from the successes and failures of a variety of high-tech startups and the entrepreneurs that created them.

The Best iPad Applications for Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Early adoption is part of entrepreneurship. People who start businesses are the ones who grab the latest gadgets and gizmos to get capture competitive advantage. See submissions

Entrepreneurship: A Definition Revisited
Three Harvard researchers explore the impact of founding resource choices and industry-related experience of the founders on the success of new ventures.

Entrepreneurship: A Definition Revisited
Three Harvard researchers explore the impact of founding resource choices and industry-related experience of the founders on the success of new ventures.

Supplementing and Possibly Replacing Your Full Time Job
Are you employed full-time and also own a side business? We're interested in hearing about your entrepreneurial venture: why you chose it, does your employer know about it, how much it supplements your income (as a percent or in dollars), and whether you plan for your side business to replace your job and if so, how and when. See submissions See submissions

Negotiating Price: How to Come Up with a Win-Win
What do you do when a long-time client goes out to bid on your service and threatens to take the business away? There's always someone cheaper, after all. Here are some tips to get the best possible -- though not perfect -- outcome for everyone.

Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Juvenile Products Market
A former Microsoft HR manager saw an opportunity where most people see a nuisance: picking up the sippy cups, pacifiers and other objects tossed by toddlers from their strollers, car seats and high-chairs.

Mompreneur Hit 7 Figures As Only Employee and Part-Time
Sari Crevin launched her juvenile products company as a part-time business and didn't go full-time, or hire employees, until sales hit $1 million.

Turning a Profit by Improving an Old-Line Business
A young entrepreneur takes his experience in retail kitchen cabinet sales and his brother's e-commerce and search engine optimization know-how, and together they launch an online business that broke even in six months and is headed for $1 million in sales in its second year.

Tim Sykes Got His Business Noticed with a Compelling Personal Narrative
Day-trader Tim Sykes has what thousands of other promoters of stock-trading systems don't have: a compelling personal narrative. His story and his message discipline have landed him on CNBC, CNN, ABC and numerous other media outlets.

Not Worrying (Too Much) About Competition
Young entrepreneurs are setting new rules for business success, often defying conventional wisdom about focusing on one thing at a time and not pursuing markets where there's already a great deal of competition.

On The Level
A look at one woman's experience with MLM on the Internet. She says that it makes it easier, but don't expect it to do the work for you.

On The Level
A look at one woman's experience with MLM on the Internet. She says that it makes it easier, but don't expect it to do the work for you.

Unique Entrepreneurial Businesses & What Makes Their Them Successful
Founders of unique and profitable small businesses share their stories and secrets of success.

Three Startups Make All the Right Moves
USA Today looks at the success of Sigma Networks, Sanrise Group, and Perlegen Sciences, each of which raised over $100 million in new funding at a time when venture capital was drying up.

Three Startups Make All the Right Moves
USA Today looks at the success of Sigma Networks, Sanrise Group, and Perlegen Sciences, each of which raised over $100 million in new funding at a time when venture capital was drying up.

Tell Your Entrepreneurship Story
We know the accolades due Steve Jobs for the iPod, Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook, Jeff Bezos for Amazon, and the rest of the dozens of world famous business magnates who made a difference in the culture and the way we live over the past 10 years. But we can learn just as much from the less famous people who solved a problem by starting a business and created huge opportunities for themselves and o…

The Secrets of a Successful Muse Business
A look inside a successful muse business inspired by Tim Ferriss's book The Four Hour Work Week.

Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs
Best podcasts and video interview series for entrepreneurs

Writing Better Proposals Can Be Easy
Ruben Gamez started his company, Bidsketch, to provide contractors easy-to-produce yet elegant-looking templates that would streamline the job-bidding process. Gamez shares his insights on marketing a startup and the most common mistakes consultants make below.

Entrepreneurial Success Story: Chipotle
Chipotle is a delicious, and very lucrative, fast-casual restaurant chain and entrepreneurial success story. Read on for more about this entrepreneurial success story.

How New York Became a Center For Tech Entrepreneurs
New York City has become second only to Silicon Valley as a source of light and heat in the tech world. One important reason for New York's stunning tech transformation? Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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