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Blowing All Your Cash on a Sweet Location? When It Works, It Really Works

Johnny Cupcakes founder Johnny Earle took the 'go big or go home' approach. Here's how he spent all the money he had to move into one of Boston's most prized retail spaces.

A 'Perfect' Near-Death Experience Put Everything Into Perspective for This CEO

Ric Elias was aboard the flight that crash-landed in the Hudson River. That experience eventually led him to make major changes at his company.

'Nature' Offers an Unusual Way to Keep Meetings From Running Too Long

Flickr's Caterina Fake explains an easy way to make sure your meetings are always efficient.

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on What Motivates Better Than Money

You might not be able to hand out raises like candy, but that shouldn't stop you from giving your employees the recognition they deserve.

Why You Have to Get Better at the Boring Stuff

There are plenty of thrills when you're starting up. But those long stretches of mind-numbing work? That's what ultimately determines whether or not you're successful.

Marcus Lemonis: How to Move Your Business Forward

Turnaround king Marcus Lemonis, star of the CNBC Show 'The Profit," speaks to Inc. 5000 entrepreneurs about why it's essential to work the front line, the importance of volunteering, and how focusing on human capital can improve your business.

Stonyfield Farm's Gary Hirshberg on Stepping Down as CEO: I Got Bored

Starting a business is thrilling... until it's not. Stonyfield Farm's co-founder Gary Hirshberg explains how his entrepreneurial ADD made him rethink his role as CEO.

How GoPro's Founder Makes the Tough Calls

GoPro's Nick Woodman reveals the two places where he seeks inspiration when he needs it most.

Leila Janah Is on a Mission to Fight Global Poverty With Technology

Leila Janah, CEO of Sama Group, spoke at the Inc. Women's Summit about how she plans to shake up entrenched political, economic, and social systems around the world.

John Mackey: Making Money Is Essential, But It's Not Everything

Whole Foods' John Mackey describes what he means by 'conscious capitalism'--a movement he co-developed after some trial and error in business.

Women Entrepreneurs Discuss Launching a Business in Silicon Alley

Founders Lori Cheek of Cheek'd, Meika Hollender of Sustain Condoms, and Miki Agrawal of THINX discuss why they chose to launch in New York City and what they've experienced, both good and bad, as women in their industries.

The Age of the Low-Profile Founder Is Over

People buy from people, so the sooner you embrace becoming the face of your company, the better. And that means getting over your fear of public speaking.

Founders of Vice Media, Upworthy, and Aereo on Disrupting the Status Quo

VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi, Upworthy co-founder Eli Pariser, and Aereo founder Chet Kanojia--the entrepreneurs behind three of media's most daring companies--talk with Inc. executive editor Jon Fine about what they've learned so far and what's next.

How I Got Into Whole Foods? Patience

FEED co-founder Lauren Bush Lauren was meeting all the right people. But it wasn't until the stars aligned that her partnership with Whole Foods finally came together.

Investor Esther Dyson: You Don't Deserve Your Good (or Bad) Luck

The angel investor on what she learned from investing in Google, and what kind of startups grab her attention.

Finance Innovators Round Table: Charles Schwab and Aaron Patzer

Charles R. Schwab, founder of Charles Schwab, and Aaron Patzer, founder of, sat down with Inc. editor-at-large David Whitford to discuss their startup stories, the conflicts they overcame on their way to success, and the future of the finance industry.

Shutterstock Founder: Accept the 100% Certainty That You Will Fail

Shutterstock's Jon Oringer explains a powerful lesson he received from an early mentor.

5 Successful Female Founders Debate Women in Business, Then and Now

Jennifer Hyman (Rent the Runway), Lexy Funk (Brooklyn Industries), Kay Koplovitz (USA Networks), Caterina Fake (Flickr) and Robin Chase (ZipCar) talk about how they got started, their biggest challenges, and how things have--and haven't--changed for women entrepreneurs.

How to Survive When Your Business Gets Incredibly Complex

CEO of Predictable Success Les McKeown explains what happens after the initial "fun" stage of starting a business.

John Doerr: 3 Things to Know Before You Start a Company

The Silicon Valley VC on the key concepts you need to understand before you take the leap.

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