You don’t have to be a racing fan to know her name. But now that she’s retired, she’s facing the same question that puzzles every entrepreneur: How do you leave something you’re great at and start over?
When Brands Are Better Together
Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn are opening an increasing number of joint locations— and sales are soaring.
The Expertise That Matters
Jonita White didn’t know much about cars, but she did know about people. That’s how she became a successful Christian Brothers Automotive owner.
Kevin Hart Owns The Jokes
He’s one of America’s most famous funnymen, but here’s what most people don’t see: Kevin Hart in the office, building a brilliant business that goes far beyond—and is intended to outlive—his own fame.
Can A Free Product Make Money?
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.
'A Car For Me? No, For Mom'
The Splurge is our monthly column about entrepreneurs’ first big gift to themselves—because hard work deserves its rewards. This month: thanking a very valuable employee.
No Products? No Problem
How Fridababy went from a three-person team with $10,000 in the bank to a baby-care empire sold in 30,000 stores.
The $20,000 Motivation
The Splurge is our monthly column about entrepreneurs’ first big gift to themselves—because hard work deserves its rewards. This month: a watch that tells more than time.
The Girl Scouts' Woman
Sylvia Acevedo is a former entrepreneur and NASA rocket scientist. Now, as CEO of the Girl Scouts, the lifelong member wants every girl to know how to access—and create—opportunity.
A Brand Where Less Is More
Amazing Lash Studio founders Jessica and Edward Le are building a powerhouse business in the notoriously tough beauty industry. How? By saving customers time and money.
Can Entrepreneurship Save Us?
After Hurricane Maria savaged PUERTO RICO, a man named JESSE LEVIN dropped in with a bold vision: He’d use what he’d learned as an entrepreneur and apply it to disaster relief. And it worked.
Everything Is Storytelling
Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh is trying to turn an obscure Bolivian spirit into a hot company. Step one, he says: Tell its tale.
Fast-Tracked To Success
AMOL KOHLI used to wash dishes at Friendly’s as a teenager. Fifteen years later, he owns 16 restaurants—and he still draws on those early lessons to be an effective leader.
The Investor Test
Finding someone to support your business is about more than facts and figures on a term sheet. So we asked six entrepreneurs: How do you know when an investor is the right fit?
What four entrepreneurs learned from working side by side with JeffBezos.
Wing Zone Wunderkinds
As young Wing Zone franchisees, sisters Jessica and Andrea Perez are getting a crash course in the restaurant business, and fearlessly climbing the steep learning curve.
THE HOSPITALITY LEGEND AND BRASH, IMPOSING STAR OF THE HIT SHOW
Prepare For The Worst
The stronger your business is, the more you stand to lose. Here’s how to spot hidden weaknesses within your operation and steel yourself for unexpected battles.
Know Why They Love You
Ready to scale? Take care not to lose sight of what attracted people to your brand in the first place.
Words To Live (And Work) By
Words To Live (And Work) By
From Owner To Employee
Rik Nonelle founded Window Genie, grew it for 22 years, and then sold it—but stayed on as president. He says that’s made everyone better.
Are You Your Company?
As Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman found, this can be a thorny question— especially when you end up in an unexpected industry.
'I Wish I'd Fired More People'
It took the founder of Panera Bread three decades to perfect his recipe for a well-run business. Now, after stepping down as CEO in January, he looks back on what he wishes he’d done differently.
BARBARA CORCORAN rose through the real estate business on the strength of her smarts, hustle, and relentless, ingenious, and often utterly shameless self-promotion. Now an investor and a star of the hit Shark Tank, she’s urging a new generation of entrepreneurs to follow her lead. And it’s easier said than done. BY AARON GELL
Landing On The Wrong Shelves
When its first big retail experience went bust, yogurt brand Noosa had to plot a new expansion plan.
How To Survive 150 Straight Rejections
And come away smarter, tougher, and more successful.
Entrepreneur, Author, Or Both?
There’s a lot of pressure on entrepreneurs to be not just great business owners but also great business minds. Writing a book seems like a logical path to influencer status. But is it?
What Inspires Me - The Gift Of A Lifetime
Ben Clymer, founder and CEO, Hodinkee
Venus Williams Learns To Let Go
Tennis trained her to be a one-woman,hyperfocused, do-it-all yourself machine. But as she’s discovering, entrepreneurship requires more balance.
When “You Can't” Means “I Will”
A former boss told me I wasn’t entrepreneurial. How wrong she was.