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Lisa Price: How I Turned a Hobby Into a Thriving Business

Carol's Daughter founder Lisa Price talks about how she went from making beauty products in her kitchen to running a company that's now a household brand name.

William Bratton: The Universal Elements of Effective Leadership

Former NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says whether you're leading a business or a police department, the keys for successful leadership are the same.

Ted Leonsis' Secret to Success: Get Happy

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Ted Leonsis talks about why happiness leads to success, not the other way around.

Robbie Vitrano: Purpose, Profit & Building a Better Business

Robbie Vitrano, founder of Naked Pizza and incubator Idea Village, says the key to a resilient company is a strong social mission and roots in the local community.

Dawn Halfaker: How Tragedy Shaped My Business

Dawn Halfaker, a retired army captain and founder of software company Halfaker and Associates, talks about overcoming a life changing injury--losing her arm in the Iraq war--to start a new life as an entrepreneur.

Clif Bar's Kevin Cleary: Secret to Success? Passionate Employees

Kevin Cleary, president and COO of Clif Bar, says that engaging employees in your company's mission is the foundation for growth and success.

John Caplan: Strategies from a Successful Serial Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur John Caplan, currently CEO of OpenSky, has been in the start-up world for two decades. Here's what he's learned.

Don't Accept 'No' For An Answer

Eric Albee, CEO of Aromatic Fusion, a fragrance product company, was denied an extension on his line of credit. So he found a different way to take on his first contract with Bath & Body Works.

Zumba: How We Built a Global Fitness Empire

Zumba Fitness' three founders--Alberto Perlman, Alberto Aghion, and Alberto "Beto" Perez--talk about turning a passion for dance into a rapidly-growing business.

Josh Linkner: How to Be More Creative

Entrepreneur Josh Linkner gives advice on how to make your company more creative--and how creativity leads to growth.

How to Find Your Company's Purpose

Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, founded spiritual social network Intent.com. Here, she talks about finding purpose, mission, and passion in your work.

Eric Ries: How to Build a Lean Start-up

Veteran entrepreneur Eric Ries talks about why the quickest path to a fast-growing company is through efficient leadership and constant evaluation of your goals.

Kevin Ryan: How Gilt Groupe Recruits Top Talent

Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan talks about hiring, firing, and managing employees.

Neil Blumenthal: Secrets to Warby Parker's Rapid Growth

Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal reveals his company's strategies for bootstrapping, handling big competition, and finding a social mission.

John Besh's Big Turnaround

In 2005, New Orleans chef John Besh was living his dream as a high-brow chef. Then Hurricane Katrina hit, and he lost everything. Here's how he staged a comeback.

From Def Jam Fan to Hip-Hop Entrepreneur

Daymond John identified a cultural need for hip-hop fashion, and then grew FUBU into a $350 million (sales) clothing business.

Entrepreneur Ric Elias Almost Died. What Happened Next

In January 2009 Ric Elias was aboard the flight that crash-landed in the Hudson River. The experience changed his approach to life and leadership at Red Ventures, the tech firm he co-founded.

Gary Vaynerchuk's Secrets to Social Media

In 1997, Gary Vaynerchuk launched Winelibrary.com, and helped grow his family business from $3 million to $60 million in seven years. Here he explains marketing in an Internet world.

Barbara Corcoran's 8 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

In 1973, Barbara Corcoran took $1,000 and started a real-estate business. She sold the Corcoran Group for $66 million in 2001.

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Dared to Ask, 'Why Not?'

How Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, took $5,000 and an idea for footless pantyhose, and turned it into a multimillion-dollar women's undergarment business.