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2 mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

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?

2 mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

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.

7 mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

Clif Bar's Crusade

They could’ve taken the money and run. Instead, they became evangelists in the corporate sustainability movement.

3 mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

A Good Egg

For building a kinder, more sustainable hen-laying ecosystem.

5 mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

Lightning in a Bottle

For reviving a lost history and balancing the boardroom.

6 mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

Seesaw – Best in Class

For helping to make remote learning work during the pandemic.

5 mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

Razor's Edge

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.

10+ mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

Stifling Our Startups

Student-loan debt is crippling entrepreneurship in the U.S.—and not just in obvious ways

10+ mins read
Inc.
Winter 2020 - 2021

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.”

2 mins read
Inc.
October - November 2020

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

2 mins read
Inc.
October - November 2020

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

8 mins read
Inc.
October - November 2020

WISDOM OF WOMEN

THE WOMEN OF THIS YEAR’S FEMALE FOUNDERS 100 SHARE THE LESSONS THEY’VE LEARNED FROM BEING FIRST, FEARLESS, AND FORMIDABLE.

10+ mins read
Inc.
October - November 2020

Disruptive MBA Startups You've Never Heard Of

Some of the hottest ventures currently coming out of the world’s best business schools

6 mins read
Inc.
October - November 2020

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

2 mins read
Inc.
October - November 2020

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.

2 mins read
Inc.
October - November 2020

My Mentor Taught Me Always Go Deeper

A branding expert weighs in on a promising business idea.

2 mins read
Inc.
October - November 2020

Best Parts – Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Founder?

In 1971, I founded a payroll-processing company—Paychex.

4 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

THE POWER PLAYER

How I leveled the playing field to give women and minorities more opportunities in the energy industry.

3 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

THE MAVERIC

How I restarted after my mentor died.

4 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

THE DESIGNATED SURVIVOR

How I stepped up to guide my daughter’s company in the middle of a pandemic.

4 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

THE MERCHANT OF EVERYTHING

How I failed and failed and failed until finding a product retailers love

5 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

THE CLOSER

How I learned to outsell the sexists in auto showrooms and leveraged the experience to sell ad programs to dealerships.

4 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

OPENING THE WAREHOUSE DOORS: Cloud Computing and Distributed Warehousing

How logistics is leveling the playing field for small and midsize businesses

3 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

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.

10+ mins read
Inc.
September 2020

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.

3 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

Outer Aisle – The Matriarch

How I converted my husband and four sons into my business partners.

4 mins read
Inc.
September 2020

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.

10+ mins read
Inc.
September 2020

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.

3 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

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