In the past few years, the word entrepreneurship has become a buzzword rivaling others like synergy or globalization. Emerging from a slumping economy, our country’s best and brightest thinkers have gotten the itch to start their own businesses.

According to DocStoc, there are over 28 million small businesses in America as of 2013. In that same report, an estimated 543,000 new small businesses get started each month. Additionally, over half of the working population now works for small businesses.

With all of this innovation, its easy to get caught up in the excitement of the brilliant new ideas and creative solutions produced by the flux of these startups. But what about the people behind the businesses? Who are the folks that are bringing these ideas to the market and what are their stories? What collaborations and coalitions among individuals make entrepreneurship possible?

The answers to these questions might be…

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