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America’s Entrepreneurial Roots: A Nation Founded by Small Business Owners

The United States may be the most successful startup experiment ever launched, complete with the greatest entrepreneurial manifesto (the Declaration of Independence) ever written and the most brilliant business plan (the Constitution) even conceived. Not unlike modern day startups, our nation was founded by a group of innovators who firmly believed they had a better solution to a timeless challenge – in their case, how to organize and run a country. But then, America’s enterprising roots and enduring entrepreneurial spirit won’t be a surprise once you understand the backgrounds of our founding fathers–many of whom, it turns out, were successful small business owners themselves. Here’s a look at some of the entrepreneurial stories behind several of the notable signers of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson The primary author of the Declaration of Independence and eventual third president of the United States was a successful landowner, lawyer and farmer before joining […]

America’s Entrepreneurial Roots: A Nation Founded by Small Business Owners

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Wine (Even) Cooler: The Entrepreneur Behind Booze-Infused Popsicles

Mike may sell a frozen product, but he’s a very warm person and his enthusiasm for his business is infectious.

Wine (Even) Cooler: The Entrepreneur Behind Booze-Infused Popsicles

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These Mobility-Minded Tech Startups Are Revving Detroit’s Economic Engine

Find out how innovative mobility startups are injecting disruptive new technology into Detroit's renowned automotive industry.

These Mobility-Minded Tech Startups Are Revving Detroit’s Economic Engine

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With Your Help, This Pittsburgh Tech Startup Plans to Turn Potholes Into ‘A Distant Memory’

Maintaining America’s transportation infrastructure has always been a challenge, but what if there was a way to monitor and accelerate repairs on our roadways simply by driving on them?

With Your Help, This Pittsburgh Tech Startup Plans to Turn Potholes Into ‘A Distant Memory’

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Hawaiian Hops: How This Entrepreneurial Maui Couple Brewed Success in the Craft Beer Business

Garrett and Melanie launched their dream business in 2005 as a seven-barrel brewpub in Hawaii, using their own savings and sweat equity, and with support from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Hawaiian Hops: How This Entrepreneurial Maui Couple Brewed Success in the Craft Beer Business

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This North Carolina City Has Emerged as the Startup Capital of the South

Find out why Durham is attracting ambitious innovators and investors from Silicon Valley, New York City, Boston and beyond.

This North Carolina City Has Emerged as the Startup Capital of the South

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America’s flag, American made: Get to know Annin Flagmakers

Annin Flagmakers has been manufacturing American flags since 1847. Here's their story.

America’s flag, American made: Get to know Annin Flagmakers

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Tracing the Origins of Wilmington, North Carolina’s Revamped Economy

The transformation of the Wilmington metropolitan area is, in many ways, indicative of the success of a number of governmental reforms.

Tracing the Origins of Wilmington, North Carolina’s Revamped Economy

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FROM WIND SPRINTS TO WINDFALLS: ORGANIZED RUNNING MEANS BUSINESS

With entrance fees ranging anywhere from $35 to $145, race events have transformed what was once a primarily solo activity into a lucrative production.

FROM WIND SPRINTS TO WINDFALLS: ORGANIZED RUNNING MEANS BUSINESS

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From Text Messages to Transportation: How Infrastructure Makes it All Possible

This infographic explores the vitally important role infrastructure plays each and every day of your life.

From Text Messages to Transportation: How Infrastructure Makes it All Possible

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