The Beauty of Being Rejected
I thought my idea to shake up the book industry was brilliant. Investors didn’t. That ended up being my greatest asset.
Can There Be Two Tinders for Clothes?
She was a first-time founder with a fresh idea. Then a $30 million competitor arrived.
Getting More from Less
Everyone has been forced to cut back in some way—but limitations can lead us to even greater growth. We asked six entrepreneurs: What unexpected benefits have you gotten from change?
Are We Going Digital Forever?
The pandemic swiftly moved our world online. Once you discover the power of engaging your customers digitally, you won’t want to go back.
“How Can I Help You?”
Don’t know exactly what your customers want? Ask them. That’s how Christine Schindler turned a raw technology into a popular tool to make restaurants safer.
Michael J. Fox – “With Gratitude, Optimism Is Sustainable”
After a hard year for everyone, beloved actor Michael J. Fox has some advice: No matter the circumstances, optimism is possible. And he should know.
What Makes Peloton, Apple, Netflix, and Tesla Successful?
They’re not just smart companies. They’re vertically integrated companies—and it’s a strategy even small startups can consider.
How the Future Gets BUILT
Intelligent algae that eat carbon. Underwater drones. An internet for Mars. It’s not easy building the stuff for tomorrow when you also have to run a sustainable business today. But that’s what Hypergiant is trying to figure out.
Zooming into the Future
This year, ZOOM transformed from a business tool into a lifeline. How did the company keep up? Simple, says founder and CEO Eric Yuan: It focused on fundamentals.
15 Ways Franchises Became Stronger This Year
No matter what service or product they provide, franchisees and franchisors were rocked by 2020. But many made adjustments that improved their businesses—not just for now but for long into the future. Here’s what 15 of them learned.
Recruiting - TOP TECH TALENT AT LOW COST?
It’s possible. The crisis has created a great hiring opportunity for companies, so long as you approach it the right way, through the right channels.
THE WIZARD OF WHOPPER
Fernando Machado is the marketing genius who turned Burger King (and Popeyes!) into a buzzy, relevant, always-on-point brand. Here’s how he pulls it off.
Reinvention - MATCH.COM, BUT FOR FOOD?
To help save the food industry, this founder has a plan: Think differently about who uses the kitchen.
Franchise Success - KEEPING CLEAN, AND CLEANING UP
Spaulding Decon founder and CEO Laura Spaulding has made a career of cleaning up crime scenes, meth labs, and now, COVID-19. But her biggest job is keeping franchisees prepared.
Next Big Thing - THE NEW APPRENTICES
The old plumber and electrician trainee model has been reimagined for the new world—and could be exactly what a bootstrapped, growing startup needs.
Working from Home - HOW TO HIRE AND ONBOARD REMOTELY
Make the technology as easy as possible, and build a sense of team camaraderie.
Management - IS IT TIME TO SAY GOODBYE?
Whether or not we like it, firing employees is a part of entrepreneurship. Here’s how to know when to let go of a team member.
Brand Power - How To Win Friends and Influencer People
Shaun Neff builds the hottest brands for the hottest people, including Kendall Jenner, Shay Mitchell, and Millie Bobby Brown. His secret to creating a hit: It’s all about the vibe.
Focus On Your Mission
Our worlds may feel shaken. But we’re actually much sturdier than we think.
The Book That Launched a Factory
WHAT INSPIRES ME.
The End of the Line
COVID-19 has forced the restaurant industry to rethink everything. No brand has seen a more dramatic shift than The Halal Guys, a food cart turned franchise where long lines and busy stores were part of the appeal. So how do you transform a hot spot into a safe, reliable meal?
TARAJI P. HENSON “ MY ‘WHY' WAS GREATER THAN THE FEAR”
How actress and entrepreneur Taraji P. Henson learned to be open about her mental health challenges and is now helping others do it, too.
A New Pipeline
The global tech company Infosys wanted to diversify its hiring. But to get it right, it needed to rethink a lot more than just its recruiting methods.
How Not to Get Disrupted
Disruption sounds sexy...until you’re the one getting toppled. Here’s what it takes to stay on top.
Best Deals for Vets
Many franchises offer incentives to military veterans. Here’s our list of the top 150.
Building a Strong Team
Dan Murphy is an Army vet and a former NCAA athlete who knows the power of community. Now, as COO of the gym franchise D1 Training, his business is only as strong as its weakest link.
From Coworking to Co-Leading
Shelley Bade has had a complex journey with the coworking franchise Office Evolution. It began as a competitor, then turned into a support system when she needed it the most.
It's Time to Get Creative
We may be physically apart, but actor and entrepreneur Joseph Gordon-Levitt says we can (and should!) still find ways to creatively collaborate.
5 Questions Every Founder Must Ask
How to know whether the sacrifice is worth it.
Need an Assistant?
Virtual assistant services are on the rise. Here’s how to hand your tasks (and inbox!) over to a total stranger.