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Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Clean Up with a Soap Business

A couple turns restaurants' cooking oil into soap -- and sells it back to the establishments.

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A 21st Century Spin on the Matchmaking Business

Jasbina Ahluwalia is making the ancient tradition of Indian matchmaking a 21st century business.

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A New Yorker Finds Success Teaching People to Make Pizza

Mark Bello perfected the pizza, then built a business teaching pizza-crazed New Yorkers how to do it themselves.

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Drinking and Drying

Drybar will style your mane (and pour your champagne) for $35. No wonder business is booming.

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Get a Whiff of These Walls

Scratch-and-sniff wallpaper is just the beginning for Jon Sherman's fantastically eccentric company, Flavor Paper.

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A Whale of an Idea

How one mammal spawned an entire industry

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Ultimate Flying Machine

Two L.A. aviation entrepreneurs have dreamed up the perfect plane for the weekend aviator, Icon Aircraft's A5.

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7 Ways Fashion Startups Can Become the Next 'Rent the Runway'

Jennifer Fleiss of Rent the Runway reveals how a startup can keep even the ritziest fashionistas allured by its user experience.

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Scents and Sensibility: How This Historic Perfumery Is Innovating

A 400-year-old company blends perfumes -- and business practices -- old and new

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Forget Glitter Bombs: Here's a New Passive-Aggressive Way to Shame Your Bad Neighbors

Go on. Stick it to your naughty neighbors like the coward you are.

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Mmmm, Crickets: How Exo Protein Bars Found Its Wings

Two entrepreneurs are singing the praises of cricket-based protein bars.

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How Product Hunt Rose to the Top

The website attracts hundreds of thousands of readers monthly. Find out why.

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How a Data-Driven Meal Delivery Service Cooks Up Exactly What Customers Want

With help from some San Francisco-based software, Munchery can track customers' order histories and preferences. The results taste like success.

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Rolling With The Punches

In conversation with Ahmed Seddiqi and Abdulla Khoory, the Emirati co-founders of the Round 10 Boxing Club in Dubai.

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The Unlikely Dish That's Become Trendy in Denmark

This founder has turned a simple meal into Denmark's most down-to-earth hipster treat -- and he wants to bring it to New York next.

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"How Now Brown Cow?" Coke Decides To Visit The Milky Way

Functional foods have been on the rise now more than ever and almost everyone wants to jump on that bandwagon.

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How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon

While a key aspect of his plan changed, City Winery founder Michael Dorf achieved his original goal: to build a place where people could eat, drink...

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Dishing on Success: How Fishs Eddy Found Its Footing

A 30-year-old NYC housewares emporium plates up a delicious future

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Hate Losing Your Stuff? You'll Love Tile.

A tracker for missing items finds big bucks

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Vinyl Records Are Having a Moment

A 65-year-old record-pressing plant settles into a growth groove.

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This Startup Bridges Cash Flow Gaps, One Invoice at a Time

Fundbox chases down the payments for you. Here's how it works.

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Not in the Mood to Battle Corporate Customer Service? Get a Jerk to Do It For You.

If you're a jerk looking for work, the former head of Reddit just might have a job for you. Nice guys need not apply.

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These Siblings Are Cooking Up America's First Meatless Butcher Shop

No animals were harmed in the making of Aubry and Kale Walch's smash-hit butcher biz.

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Meet the Man Behind Some of the World's Most Famous Water Fountains

From his backyard to the opening ceremony at the Olympics, Mark Fuller's water works have made a big splash.

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Across the U.S., Bars Are Letting You Play Your Favorite Childhood Video Games

Cocktails mix with vintage video games at the newest arcades.

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Meet the Producers Behind Indiegogo's Highest-Funded Film

Rooster Teeth Productions is the innovative company behind the internationally popular online animation videos you haven't heard of...yet.

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The Weird (And Sometimes Wonderful) World Of WikiHow: Crowdsourcing Online Info On Everything

According to Google Analytics, wikiHow had over 40 million people reading the site per month as of June 2014.

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Content Is Boring, So FunnyBizz Was Born

Learn to create better content for your business with a conference designed to promote humor.

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