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How SMBs Can Build Growth-Ready Teams

Planning for the long term should continue despite short-term challenges in other areas.

4 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

HOW I GOT COVID-19 TESTS TO MARKET IN TWO WEEKS

Everlywell founder Julia Cheek created a lab test game-changer. Then she took on the Covid-19 crisis—and found herself in the eye of a storm.

10+ mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

Founders Project: Sure, you lead. But the right hire leads to success.

Daniel Lubetzky, founder of multibillion-dollar snack company Kind, talks navigating financial uncertainty and staffing for next-level growth with fellow Mexican-born entrepreneur Fany Gerson, founder of sweets company La Newyorkina.

8 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

Exit Interview – Andy Dunn

CLOTHES MADE THE MAN – Dunn co-founded menswear retailer Bonobos with Brian Spaly in 2007. (He is seen here at the Madison Avenue store in New York City.)

2 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

Build a Better Bottle— From Paper

Seeking an eco-friendly detergent bottle, California mom Julie Corbett created her own.

3 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

They Helped Save Their Co-Founder While Building a Company

Every founder knows that the culture they create can ensure their company’s survival. Rarely, though, does it save an actual life. But that’s exactly what happened at MX, a Lehi, Utah-based fintech company co-founded by Ryan Caldwell and Brandon Dewitt in 2010.

2 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

Alertmedia – Don't Start a Business Unless You Have a Mission To Build It On

Brian Cruver was a cocky, 29-year-old, freshly minted MBA who thought he had landed in the big leagues when he took a job in 2001 — at Enron.

4 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

DTC Isn't Dead— It's Everywhere

Rumors abound of the end of direct-to consumer e-commerce. So why are DTC sales expected to grow almost 25 percent this year?

5 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

Place & Purpose

So much for the onsite gym and the free lunch. They’ll return someday. But, as the 389 firms on our fourth annual Best Workplaces list show, how you work together is more important than the place you call work. Meet six of the companies rising to the new challenge.

3 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

Lead With Purpose

Inc. tapped three masters of team management—Stanley McChrystal, Raj Kumar, and Daniel Coyle—for advice on sharpening your leadership skills in good times and bad.

8 mins read
Inc.
May - June 2020

THE END OF OWNERSHIP

Two years ago, Joymode was hot off a big funding round, and carving out a spot for itself in the booming sharing economy. But the startup is now backed into a corner and wondering: Is there such a thing as oversharing?

5 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

Scandinavian Minimalist

VIKING RIVER CRUISES By dimming the glitz and emphasizing culture, the company reinvigorated an industry.

5 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

Remaking a Classic PACKAGING DESIGN

The 13-egg carton was a design exercise for Randy Ludacer. Then an egg farmer called.

3 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

Hitting the High Notes

Startups create the buzz, but some outfits, like music publisher Hal Leonard, born in radio days, outperform for decades.

3 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

DINO DON'S BEAST MARKET

A journalist turned his curiosity about prehistoric creatures into a very modern enterprise.

1 min read
Inc.
March - April 2020

Chart Busters

Hal Leonard still making sheet music and beating the digital band.

2 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

The number of Latinx startups is rocketing. Their funding is not. And the U.S. economy suffers

Unless we solve the “scaling gap,” we’re missing out on the opportunity to grow employment and GDP.

4 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

Waco Then the World

How Chip and Joanna Gaines turned a modest Waco, Texas, house-flipping operation into one of the most powerful new brands in entertainment, publishing, and retail.

10+ mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

How I Did It – Survive and Shine

AMBER LEONG CIRCADIAN OPTICS – She spent 20 days in the hospital fighting for her life, months after emigrating alone from Malaysia. Her experience gave her the courage to start a company. Her story made her a Shark Tank darling.

5 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

The Real Workforce Impact of HR Technology

From automating basic administrative tasks to attracting more talented employees, HR technology has a lot to offer small and midsize businesses.

7 mins read
Inc.
March - April 2020

Future Alert Faster Tech

The next generation of broadband wıll reshape industries—and your business.

10 mins read
Inc.
December 2019

The Silicon South Is Rising

When Scott Millwood was growing up and going to college near Greenville, South Carolina, he says, “I didn’t see it as a place where I’d want to live.” With the textile industry moving its mills to Asia, “the city faced a really tough transition.” Millwood remembers the grand old Poinsett Hotel, erected in 1925, sitting vacant downtown.

4 mins read
Inc.
December 2019

California's Stealth Startup Hub

Once a recurring punch line in Johnny Carson’s monologues, the agriculture-and-oil town of Bakersfield, California—home to the country’s most prolific carrot farm—is not the most obvious example of a West Coast startup hub.

2 mins read
Inc.
December 2019

What Makes A City Surge?

The best cities for new businesses in America aren’t always the ones you’d expect. Once again, Inc. and innovation policy company Startup Genome crunched the data to identify America’s hottest Surge Cities—and found there’s lots to learn from their successes.

7 mins read
Inc.
December 2019

Company Of The Year: Impossible Foods

Its first great feat was making veggie burgers sexy. Its second will be surviving success.

10+ mins read
Inc.
December 2019

Food Revolutionaries – Pioneer Woman

Ariane Daguin has spent almost 35 years building the artisanal food company D’Artagnan. Along the way, she’s transformed how Americans think about food. And there’s still so much for her to do.

10+ mins read
Inc.
October 2019

'Girl Boss'? 'SHE-E-O'? 'Mompreneur'? No Thanks

Enough with the cutesy nicknames

4 mins read
Inc.
October 2019

Money Movers - Because Industries Could Use A Shakeup

These founders are redefining old businesses like insurance and banking, and bringing financial services to people who have never had them.

2 mins read
Inc.
October 2019

Jazzercise, Smart Socks, Massages And More

Those fitness classes you go to? she basically invented them.

5 mins read
Inc.
October 2019

A Celebration Of Women In The Workplace

How a diverse leadership team helped fuel Aflac’s success story

4 mins read
Inc.
October 2019