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Michael Strahan Executes His Game Plan
"I’m not going to fool you. This is who I am. This is what you get. I think people have seen every side of me." He retired a Super Bowl champion. Then he let his curiosity, personality, empathy, and leadership skills steer him into a thriving television and business career.
The Future of Finance
When Jim McKelvey co-founded Square in 2009, most shoppers still purchased goods by swiping a credit card. Eleven years later, the way we pay for things has changed drastically. What’s next?
Customers Love Her Olive Oil. Can She Meet Rising Expectations?
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, talks retail expansion and new product development with fellow Texas entrepreneur Aishwarya Iyer, founder of olive oil upstart Brightland.
Clif Bar's Crusade
They could’ve taken the money and run. Instead, they became evangelists in the corporate sustainability movement.
A Good Egg
For building a kinder, more sustainable hen-laying ecosystem.
Lightning in a Bottle
For reviving a lost history and balancing the boardroom.
Seesaw – Best in Class
For helping to make remote learning work during the pandemic.
The founders of razor upstart Harry’s relished their challenger status, picked a fight with a consumer goods giant, and made the biggest deal of their lives. They then learned some of the toughest lessons of hardball capitalism.
Stifling Our Startups
Student-loan debt is crippling entrepreneurship in the U.S.—and not just in obvious ways
THE FUTURE OF FOOD
“THE OLD RESTAURANT MODEL IS DEAD. IT NO LONGER MAKES SENSE TO PAY FIXED RENT FOR SPACE PEOPLE CAN’T SIT IN.”
Smart Solutions Tame Payroll Complexity
Always a fundamental responsibility for employers, payroll has played an even more important role for SMBs during the COVID-19 pandemic
TY HANEY REFASHIONS HER LIFE
The Outdoor Voices founder talks about her return to the once-troubled, too-fast startup— and what she shares with a string of recently ousted female founders. AS TOLD TO TOM FOSTER
WISDOM OF WOMEN
THE WOMEN OF THIS YEAR’S FEMALE FOUNDERS 100 SHARE THE LESSONS THEY’VE LEARNED FROM BEING FIRST, FEARLESS, AND FORMIDABLE.
Disruptive MBA Startups You've Never Heard Of
Some of the hottest ventures currently coming out of the world’s best business schools
Why Every Small Business Must Embrace Digital Payments
Post-pandemic it’s more important than ever that your company offer contactless payment options, and here’s how
Ask an Expert – Is This a Business?
In her 20 years at Inc., Leigh Buchanan has had some time to cook up a few business ideas. She ran one past an expert.
My Mentor Taught Me Always Go Deeper
A branding expert weighs in on a promising business idea.
Best Parts – Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Founder?
In 1971, I founded a payroll-processing company—Paychex.
THE POWER PLAYER
How I leveled the playing field to give women and minorities more opportunities in the energy industry.
How I restarted after my mentor died.
THE DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
How I stepped up to guide my daughter’s company in the middle of a pandemic.
THE MERCHANT OF EVERYTHING
How I failed and failed and failed until finding a product retailers love
How I learned to outsell the sexists in auto showrooms and leveraged the experience to sell ad programs to dealerships.
OPENING THE WAREHOUSE DOORS: Cloud Computing and Distributed Warehousing
How logistics is leveling the playing field for small and midsize businesses
Instacanvas – Living The Dream
Matt Munson faced down entrepreneurship’s hidden demons— loneliness, depression, and a crippling fear of failure—and emerged as a great leader and a better person. Now, he wants to help you do the same.
The Google Whisperer
Matt Wursta’s startup helps founders make the most of Google cloud tools. When Covid-19 hit, his service was critical to companies that could no longer afford it. He helped them anyway.
Outer Aisle – The Matriarch
How I converted my husband and four sons into my business partners.
Kabir Barday – Cookie Monster
Kabir Barday, founder of OneTrust, is a first-generation American entrepreneur— and was early to realize that online privacy laws are creating a massive new market.
Hustle and Heart
Monica Peraza O’Quigley loves the challenge of creating new companies. With her latest, the Etho, she’s zeroing in on her goal to empower women worldwide.