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Do you know who made your shoes?

Lahore, Pakistan, is renowned for the skill of its shoemakers. But that ancient craft seemed bound for extinction as cheap imported shoes flooded the...
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Check out these 3 inspiring startups

Entrepreneurs dream of their idea making the world better. Three Americans are headed to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit with inspiring startups.

Work together, make more money. Join a cooperative!

Two heads are better than one, especially in business. By pooling resources, entrepreneurship cooperatives enhance communities and promote job creation.
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Economies flourish with more women-owned businesses [video]

The ranks of female entrepreneurs are growing fast for a good reason. A country's GDP jumps when female business owners get the capital and help they need.
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Boost your chances of startup success with these experts’ advice [video]

A panel of experts on business success answered questions from around the world, starting with tips on increasing your startup's exposure.
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Got a business idea? Take this leap.

The world improves one great idea at a time. Ask the Kenyan who turned a bicycle into a cellphone charger. Or the South African...
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This unwanted stuff could have a second life

The U.S. Materials Marketplace is a new way to speed up adoption of a circular economy — where less is wasted and the environment is spared..
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Thomas Edison protected his bright ideas — all 1,093 of them

Patents protect the ideas and work of inventors and are part of a broad category of legal protection known as intellectual property rights.
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Innovation propels U.S. economy to Number 1 ranking

The U.S. economy once again is the most competitive, thanks to the American knack for innovation and entrepreneurship, the World Economic Forum says.