CATEGORIES

Danica

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?

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
July - August 2018

When Brands Are Better Together

Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn are opening an increasing number of joint locations— and sales are soaring.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2018

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2018

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.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2018

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. 

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2018

'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.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2018

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2018

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.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2018

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.

6 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2018

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.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
May 2018

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.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
April 2018

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.

7 mins read
Entrepreneur
April 2018

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2018

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?

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2018

Master Mentor

What four entrepreneurs learned from working side by side with JeffBezos.

4 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2018

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2018

Jon Taffer

THE HOSPITALITY LEGEND AND BRASH, IMPOSING STAR OF THE HIT SHOW

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2018

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2018

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2018

Words To Live (And Work) By

Words To Live (And Work) By

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2018

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2018

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2018

'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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2018

Louder

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

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2018

Landing On The Wrong Shelves

When its first big retail experience went bust, yogurt brand Noosa had to plot a new expansion plan.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2018

How To Survive 150 Straight Rejections

And come away smarter, tougher, and more successful.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2018

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?

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2018

What Inspires Me - The Gift Of A Lifetime

Ben Clymer, founder and CEO, Hodinkee

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2018

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.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2017

When “You Can't” Means “I Will”

A former boss told me I wasn’t entrepreneurial. How wrong she was.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
November 2017