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Find The Right Idea

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Entrepreneurs Brian Kissel and Venkat Krishnamurthy took us to the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund Laboratories to see their invention.

Do What You Know

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The Souto Brothers were smart to learn about the coffee business from their father.  The  knowledge and experience they gained even as children helped them achieve success.   Home...

Build On Your Past Experience

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The most efficient way to find the next opportunity for a new business or for growing your current business is to look inside yourself and your industry.

Let Your Childhood Inform You

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Anne has a "feel for the cloth." Many say she started the "little yellow ducky" fad.  A craftsman, George Kartsotis, says that Anne's ideas have been key to his success.

Take Time To Understand Yourself

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Teresa Zubizaretta capitalized on the fact that she was a woman in an industry that had been historically dominated by men.  She knew being a woman and a Hispanic were assets.     More...

Change An Industry

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Kim Blickenstaff, Chairman / CEO,  has been hugely successful in spite of all  experts who told him it would be impossible -- that they had "a stupid idea."   More...

Make The Old New

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FastSign founder Gary Salomon said that temporary sign business is a niche that big companies weren't interested in so he jumped in with a technology solution.

Be Open to New Technologies

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Nigel Skeffington fell in love with a new technology that fit his past experience. More...

Build On Your Education

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A classic family business, three generations of compassionate people are involved at every level of the operations. They left Cuba with nothing when Castro took over and today their pharmacies are the most productive in the USA.  More...

Do What You Know

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Like so many owners, Marc Katz started with no money but with deep knowledge and experience in the industry he chose.