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Change Is Inevitable. Here's How to Start Preparing Right Now.
One night this past April, Martellus and Michael Bennett were texting each other. If you follow the NFL, you know these brothers: They’re big and tough, with Super Bowl rings to prove it. But Martellus also spent the past few years making comic books
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How Coworking Space The Wing Has Helped Women Soar
Audrey Gelman opened the coworking space The Wing to give women a place to collaborate and grow their ideas. A powerful community has followed.
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How a Major Personal Crisis Led to a Smarter Business
When his child suddenly required round-the-clock care, an entrepreneur adapted his company's operations to allow him to run it from anywhere, anytime.
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How This Entrepreneur Repaid His Most Valuable Employee: His Mom
An entrepreneur's mom worked for him for years -- without a salary. When he finally made it, he wanted to give her something she'd love.
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Check Out TheSkimm's New Playful Headquarters, Designed By Its Employees
Employees of the daily news site had a say in their new office's design -- including space for all their empty Champagne bottles.
Entrepreneur3 min readLeadership & Mentoring
Here's How Bosses From Hell Helped 6 Entrepreneurs Grow
From control freaks to being uncooperative, founders share what they learned from their worst boss.
Entrepreneur12 min readBiography & Memoir
How Kevin Hart Went From Being a Comedian to the Guy Who Owns Comedy
He's one of America's most famous funnymen, but here's what most people don't see: Kevin Hart is often in his office, running a far more ambitious comedy machine.
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How to Run a Thriving Auto Shop (Without Knowing Much About Cars)
In 2006, Jonita White quit her job in San Diego and moved to Texas. She did it to be closer to family, but she also saw it as a chance to pursue her dream of becoming a real estate agent. Then the housing market crashed in 2007, just as she’d earned
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Why Dippin' Dots Is Teaming Up With a Popcorn Brand
Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn are opening an increasing number of joint locations -- and sales are soaring.
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The 4 Marketing Moves Every Franchise Should Make
To implement successful advertising and social media campaigns in the franchise world, franchisors and franchisees must communicate, collaborate and cooperate.
Entrepreneur10 min readLeadership & Mentoring
Inside the Quest to Build the World's Next Biggest Franchises -- by Incubating Them Like Silicon Valley Tech Startups
Aurify Brands is helping food entrepreneurs scale their fledgling brands by providing them with everything from capital to operational support and mentorship.
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How a Classic Children's Book Motivates an Entrepreneur to Chug Through Challenges
Since I was little, I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. I used to take a wagon around the neighborhood and do roving garage sales. I always had this desire to do something. Related: The Early Entrepreneurial Spirit of Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezo
Entrepreneur3 min readTech
Can the 'Freemium' Model Work For You? Here's How to Know.
Offering 'freemium' products can be a smart way to acquire customers and build a lucrative business, but it's not the right move for every company.
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Stop Sacrificing Your Future by Clinging to Your Past
I was at a bar recently with MICK, a successful DJ who spins for celebrities and big brands, and we were discussing his future. He has ambitious plans to expand his business, but like any entrepreneur, he’s also concerned: Can he pull it off? What if
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How an Old Photo Helped a Cancer Survivor Focus on His Dream -- of Making Ice Cream
Now in 5,000 grocery stores, the founder of Vice Cream shares how he found inspiration after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymphoma.
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The CEO of the Girl Scouts Wants to Turn Today's Cookie Sellers Into Tomorrow's Powerful Female Entrepreneurs
Sylvia Acevedo is used to being the only woman in the room. The engineer and rocket scientist spent the bulk of her career at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, along with stints at Dell and IBM, but she never doubted herself in those rarefied settings. That
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Simply the Best: the Top Franchises in 110 Categories
These 110 franchises have all found a way to be at the peak of their industry in the present day.
Entrepreneur3 min readBusiness Biography & History
How This Company Went From $10,000 in the Bank to a Baby-Care Empire Sold in 30,000 Stores
Fridababy became a baby-care juggernaut by first importing products to the U.S. that new mothers didn't know they needed.
Entrepreneur5 min readTech
Can the Annual Review Be Replaced By an App?
More companies are turning to apps that offer real-time feedback from bosses, peers and subordinates alike. But do they work?
Entrepreneur3 min readBusiness Biography & History
Make Yourself Comfortable Inside SeatGeek's Office
The office is seen, affectionately, as a home away from home, which is perhaps why the company is attracting so much new talent.
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6 Entrepreneurs Share the Bad Idea That Led to a Success
Good ideas are the product of bad ideas -- the failure leads us to success. So we asked six entrepreneurs: What was a bad idea that led to a great one? Related: The Simplest Test of Whether Your Business Idea Is Good or Bad “When we launched [job mar
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Is Hiring a PR Firm Worth It?
Generating buzz on your business is almost always a good thing -- but when it comes at a high cost, what's the return on investment? Related: Public Relations Hacks You Can Use for Your Business Q: I’m trying to decide whether we should take the plun
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A $20,000 Watch That Tells More Than Time
After struggling for years, an entrepreneur finally splurged -- and it pushed her to work harder.
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How to Name (or in Some Cases, Rename) Your Company
Jennifer Fitzgerald is co-founder and CEO of Policygenius. But in 2013, when her company was starting out, it had a different name: KnowItOwl. “We thought it was a clever play on the term know-it-all,” she says. The company helps consumers find the r
Entrepreneur5 min readEntrepreneurship
6 Entrepreneurs Share the Brilliant, Crazy Ways They Took Their Companies From Pennies to Profit
Strapped for cash? You’re not alone. The business press may make it seem like every startup rakes in millions from VC firms, but in reality, many, many, many more entrepreneurs build without any cash infusion. And that often makes them smarter and sc
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The Craziest Plan That Worked: How Richard Rawlings Hustled His Way Into the TV Show 'Fast N' Loud,' Then Used It to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Brand
In the six years since 'Fast N' Loud' first aired, Richard Rawlings has turned Gas Monkey into a multimillion-dollar brand.
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The Bourbon Industry Was Opposed to Change. Then Jefferson's Bourbon Started Changing Everything -- and Winning.
Trey Zoeller walks into Jack Fry’s, a Louisville bistro founded in the 1930s by a beat cop with the winnings from a fixed horse race (or so the story goes), takes a seat at the bar and orders us a couple bourbons. And then a couple more. And then som
Entrepreneur3 min readFashion & Beauty
She Wanted Better Lash Extensions, So She Made Her Own -- and Then Built an International Franchise
That old adage that beauty is pain? Jessica Le doesn’t buy it. After suffering through a costly four-hour eyelash-extension procedure in 2010, Le, a cosmetology graduate, set out to build a better system. Eventually she developed four lightweight las
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Why This Halal Guys Fan Quit His Job to Open the Brand's First Franchise
Paul Tran used to be a consultant who helped franchises grow. Then he ditched the corporate job for life as a franchisee.
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Starting a Franchise But Need Financing? Here's What to Do.
In theory, getting a loan for a franchise business should be easier than financing a new startup. You have brand recognition, a proven track record and hard data on your side. But even when armed with franchise facts and figures, convincing someone t
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