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Why I Hit Pause

My company had grown big—the wrong kind of big. So to survive, I had to strip it all down.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
July/August 2017

Oh No, It's A Best-Seller!

When Dogfish Head created a hit beer, it did what seemed crazy at the time: It turned down sales.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
July/August 2017

You Can't Be Just One Thing

When Nick Kenner launched Just Salad, he knew exactly what his product would be. The rest? He ignored it. That is, until competition forced him to focus his brand—and get good at everything.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
July/August 2017

How To Resist Shiny-Object Syndrome

HAVE YOU EVER worked with someone who is full of big ideas and constantly hops from one project to the next?

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
July/August 2017

Keeping SoulCycle At A Sprint

As she fights to keep her brand ahead of the boutique-fitness pack,SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan talks about perfecting the customer experience,harnessing your team’s talent, and chasing a certain former president.

6 mins read
Entrepreneur
July/August 2017

Do You Need A Franchise Broker?

You want to buy a franchise but don’t know which one. A booming industry of franchise brokers wants to help—but first, you need to tell the difference between a true expert and someone just trying to make a buck.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2017

The External Startup Man

The key to Tim Ferriss’ never-ending quest to do everything faster, better, and more profitably: You have to know when TO STOP.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2017

The Sweet Spot

After stumbling onto a winning macaron business, a group of friends is taking the rainbow-colored cookies national.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2017

It Was Never Intended To Be Just A Candy Store

How Dylan Lauren broke through a sugar-stuffed market and built Dylan’s Candy Bar, one of the most beloved sweets brands in the world.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2017

Glacial To Gangbuster

Sarah Kauss slowly, patiently persuad the world to buy her $35 fashion-forwad water bottles. Now sales are at $100 million.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2017

Business As A Second Language

Two deaf brothers, eager to work together, find few barriers in franchising.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2017

Build A Billion Dollar Team

Paul English sold Kayak to Priceline in 2012 for $1.8 billion. Now he is back with Lola, a mobile app that combines AI with human travel agents to plan and book trips. At both companies, he says, the key to success is the people he hires.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2017

To Franchise, Or Not To Franchise

For many brands hoping to expand, franchising is a great model. But it’s not the only (or always the best) option. We follow two similar entrepreneurs as they choose different paths to growth—one going into franchising and the other into licensing. Here’s how it worked out, and what you need to know.

7 mins read
Entrepreneur
Spring 2017 Startups Issue

Is Bigger Really Better?

When opportunity knocks, sometimes it’s smart to ignore it.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

Women Think About Money Differently

Ellevest's investing platform speaks its customers’ language.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

Nick Nasrollahi Living The American Dream

It’s alive and well (and multi-unit) with this drive-in burger franchisee.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

Fast Food's Robotic Revolution

When will robots finally take over the fast-food business?

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

How Gary Vaynerchuk Mastered The Art Of Engagement

Gary Vaynerchuk is half man, half brand, half digital experiment. And somehow, that all adds up.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

The New Rules Of Networking

To expand their professional networks, entrepreneurs are seeking smaller and smaller crowds.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

Why Are You Special?

It’s a weirdly hard question to answer, especially when pitching your company. This VC turned entrepreneur learned that the hard way.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

How To Learn The Most From Your Customers

LET’S SAY YOU wake up one day and decide the world needs a better mop, and you’re just the person to make it.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

When 'Doing Good' Isn't Good Enough

A social entrepreneur’s product flops, so he finds a new way to keep his cause alive.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

Match Maker

A recruiting-firm founder knows a new job can change everything—even for her franchisees.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2017

Mr. Clean Comes Clean

Pat Swisher was a brash young franchise titan until a stretch in federal prison changed the way he thought about business.

7 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2017

Baiting The Hook

New customers don’t just walk up and offer you their money.So we asked six entrepreneurs: How do you attract more business?

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2017

The Risk Factor

On April 23, HBO’s Silicon Valley fires up its fourth season of roasting and toasting the tech industry. For actor, comedian, and writer Kumail Nanjiani, the show’s success also validates a lifelong philosophy: You’ll never get anywhere by playing it safe.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2017

Clearing the High Bar

A self-serve beer company becomes a lesson in perseverance. 

4 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2017

Staffing Smarter

An entrepreneur in need of new employees worries about making a bad choice.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2017

How Michael Dubin Sold Dollar Shave Club For A Cool $1 Billion

In five years, Michael Dubin turned a warehouse full of surplus razors into an industry-changing phenomenon. For the first time since selling his company for $1 billion, he talks in detail about how it happened—and why he’s only getting started.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
April 2017

The Business Of Business Books

Every entrepreneur today seems to have written a book. But here’s what they might not tell you: The book wasn’t really written to be read. And they didn’t always do any writing.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
April 2017