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How Marshall Faulk Made a Business Out of Helping Athletes Give Back

NFL Hall-of-Famer Marshall Faulk and co-founder Nicole Bradley talk about the challenges of launching their philanthropy-based branding agency.

Vesta Preferred: Building a Realty Firm From Scratch

Ever since Greg Pekarsky and Brad Robins founded Vesta Preferred Realty, the two have been working nonstop. Finding balance and a strong support network has helped them keep growing their Chicago-based start-up.

How One Designer Turned His Passion Into a Service Business

Since serial entrepreneur Scott Wilson launched Minimal, a product design studio, it has worked with Xbox, Apple, and Nike, and raised $1 million on Kickstarter.

One Entrepreneur's Mission to Prevent Breast Cancer

Through her non-profit Bright Pink, Lindsay Avner has established herself as a leader in breast and ovarian cancer prevention. Her organization has affected over 5 million people worldwide.

Meet the Husband-Wife Team Behind Babysitter Site Sittercity

Genevieve Thiers and Dan Ratner, who are married, talk about how they started and scaled--and everything in between--Sittercity, their babysitter matching site.

Eboo Patel: How to Build an Inspirational Business

Social entrepreneur Eboo Patel talks about how he built his global organization, the Interfaith Youth Core, and how he maintains a meaningful personal life.

How CrowdSpring Made a Stellar Comeback

Creative services company CrowdSpring's founders Mike Samson and Ross Kimbarovsky talk about starting up, almost losing it all, and making a comeback.

How Redbox Reinvented the Video Rental Business

From leadership to company culture, Mark Achler, an executive at video rental service Redbox, talks about the ups and downs of leading a game-changing start-up.

Network After Work: How to Turn Networking into a Business

James Miller and Samantha Ballenger, co-founders of Network After Work, have helped thousands of people secure new jobs and useful contacts. Here's a look behind the scenes of their growing start-up.

A Serial Entrepreneur's Next Big Bet

Howard Tullman has built more than a dozen businesses in the last 40 years. His latest, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, is a for-profit digital arts vocational school.

How 2 Software Engineers Built GrubHub

Matt Maloney and Mike Evans founded GrubHub, an online restaurant delivery service, in Chicago in 2004. Since then, they've expanded into 300 cities, and raised $84 million in venture financing.

Lara Miller: True Story of a Fashion Line Launch

Lara Miller started her women's clothing business in 2005. Her sophisticated, symmetrical designs are now sold in more than 50 stores around the world. But she faced plenty of ups and downs along the way.

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