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Angie Hicks on Customer Loyalty

The founder of Angie's List talks to Scott Gerber about building a well-known reviews site from scratch.

The Crock Pot Approach to Creativity

Your business may keep you racing like a frantic short order cook, but truly great ideas require a slow simmer, advises the founder of Behance. Save a little time to stir these pots.

Angie Hicks Shares Her Secrets to Success

A lot has changed since the mid-1990s when Google and email were barely in use. Here, the service rating site founder explains what sets her small business apart.

7 Questions for Restaurateur Mario Batali

Mario Batali may be the busiest man in his business. That's no reason, he says, not to treat people well. Plus, more.

Warby Parker CEO: Why Empathy Matters

Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker, says it's important to teach your staff to be aware of others. Here's why.

Chef John Besh: Building a Restaurant Chain With Heart

The Besh Restaurants owner talks cooking, strategy, and service with Eric Schurenberg.

Why Warby Parker Opened a Retail Store

The future of retail is at the intersection of e-commerce and bricks-and-mortars, says co-founder Neil Blumenthal.

Mario Batali on Growing a Business

The celebrity chef talks branding, business, and building quality products with Scott Gerber.

Jon Oringer Says Shutterstock Can Sell Whatever it Wants

The founder so believes in his company model, he says there's no limit to what it can do.

10 Questions for Pandora's Tim Westergren

Pandora Radio ran through a series of business models and endured a series of crises on its road to success. But founder Tim Westergren, for one, doesn't do regrets.

Pandora's Tim Westergren: The Man Who Remade How You Hear Music

The founder of the personal radio giant talks start-up strategy, innovation and disruption with Inc.'s Scott Gerber

5 Things You Must Know About Angel Investors contributor Erik Sherman gets a sneak peak at the forthcoming book, What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know.

10 Questions for Barbara Corcoran

The famed entrepreneur reveals the biggest business myth and what her personal theme song is.

Barbara Corcoran: Doing It Her Way, and Doing It First

The real estate entrepreneur and reality TV star holds nothing back in an in-depth interview with Inc.'s Scott Gerber

12 Questions for Gary Vaynerchuk

We challenged Vaynerchuk--co-owner of wine retailer Wine Library, CEO of the social-media strategy firm VaynerMedia, and (he's set on it) future owner of the New York Jets--to speak freely. Not a problem.

Daymond John: It's All About Relationships

You don't build a brand like FUBU by begging for favors. Daymond John explains how he found partners who believed in him.

Gary Vaynerchuk: The Hardest Working Man in Social Media

Inc.'s Scott Gerber corners the wine and social media entrepreneur for a heart-to-heart talk about life, Twitter, and the most valuable thing in business.

Alexis Maybank: How to Build a Luxury Brand Online

In an extended interview with Inc.'s Scott Gerber, the co-founder of Gilt Groupe reveals the secrets of one of the Web's most innovative retailers.

Danny Meyer Talks About Employees, Investors, Competitors, and His Dad

The serial restaurateur and Inc.'s Scott Gerber examine how Union Square grew from a single restaurant in 1985 into an empire admired for its management.

Naveen Jain: On Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Inc.'s Scott Gerber and Naveen Jain, the futurist and founder of InfoSpace and inome, go deep on innovation, passion and the hardest lessons entrepreneurs can learn.

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