LIVESTREAM SELLING IS HERE!
Amazon, Facebook, Google, and TikTok are getting involved, VCs are investing, and brands are interested in a new retail spin that takes online shopping live. But an upstart company in Alabama is already living what may be the future of retail—and helping 6,000 small retailers see their business soar
HOW TO BECOME A MASTER AT TALKING TO STRANGERS
Entrepreneurs must become experts at connecting with anyone— and with a few simple strategies, you can. Here’s what happened when I tried them myself.
If You Can Make It There
The French fast-food sensation O’Tacos is rapidly expanding across Europe, but it failed to find its footing with its first outpost in the U.S. What should its fellow foreign companies know about coming to the U.S.? And how can American partners profit from their unique ideas?
Made for Times Both Good and Bad
After inaugurating its franchise program in a challenging year, Outer Banks Boil Company is eyeing future success.
How Do I Tell My Story?
Creating content may be easy, but that doesn’t mean you should do it.
How I Saw the Big Picture
Early in my career, I was easily overwhelmed. I overextended myself, and soon my responsibilities and commitments and ambitions piled up into this mass that felt unfathomably large—until, one day, my manager gave me something that is still on the bulletin board over my desk 26 years later, even as I’ve now transformed my career: It’s a postcard picture of Earth.
Even Franchises Need Virtual Assistants
When you start building your brand, you may try to do everything yourself. I made that mistake, too. Then I discovered the power of outsourcing.
Why Simplicity Is So Complex
Entrepreneurs should make things easy, for themselves and their customers. So why don’t we?
Be a Constant Learner
Sheila Stanley spent years as a schoolteacher. Now she runs a boating franchise. What do the two have in common? A love of learning.
Kate Hudson – “We're Doing This for a Reason”
Kate Hudson has launched three businesses in very crowded industries but knows what separates her from the competition: It’s not just the products. It’s the mission.
WE KNOW LESS THAN WE THINK
And that’s a good thing! The greatest lesson from the pandemic is this: Possibilities are endless.
READY FOR A BIG RETURN
The end of the pandemic is in sight, and many franchises are anticipating an explosion in business. Leaders at four franchises share how their brands are working overtime to prepare for the rush and win back coveted business.
ONE RESTAURANT, EIGHT BRANDS
To boost sales during the pandemic, the founders of Dog Haus flooded the delivery apps with virtual restaurants that operate out of existing franchise kitchens. They’ve been so valuable that they’re now here to stay.
MAKING BIG CHANGES IN TIMES OF BIG CHANGE (OR WHY AMAZON CREATED THE KINDLE)
Entrepreneurs are defined by how they adapt during crises. In this exclusive excerpt from their book Working Backwards, longtime Amazon execs Colin Bryar and Bill Carr reveal how the company dealt with massive disruption…and transformed itself as a result.
THE TIME FOR REINVENTION IS NOW
Our world has changed. As people—and as entrepreneurs—we should change, too. Follow these three steps to find new opportunities and capture them with success.
HIS WORST FIVE YEARS WERE HIS LIFE'S BEST GIFT
What is it like to build a hit business and then lose all control? Oded Brenner, the founder of Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man has a lot to say about that.
HOW TO TAKE DOWN GOLIATH
The biggest companies can still be taken down by the smallest startups. Here are four strategies disruptors use to fight their way up.
THE RISE OF THE SMART BOARD
Miss having in-person meetings in front of whiteboards? Now you can replicate them remotely.
THIS YEAR WILL BE GREAT. REALLY
After months of forced closures and record-high unemployment in 2020, the U.S. is ready for an economic recovery—and the franchise industry is uniquely positioned to lead the charge.
The year 2021 may feel uncertain, but set your expectations high anyway. Doing so will become your guiding force.
Desks That Kill Zoom Fatigue?
Another workday at home getting you down? A new line of desks will help you up— and help you maintain focus.
More Is More
Why do many franchise systems prefer working with multi-unit operators? We dig into four different companies—learning why they recruit franchisees the way they do, and what life is like for someone who owns multiple units.
The Recipe for Success: Strategy and Flexibility
A year after opening his first Curry Up Now, Pritesh Benjamin knows one thing about business ownership: You’ve got to be ready for anything.
Stop Selling to Gen Z
Traditional marketing doesn’t work on this discerning, coveted demo. If you can’t sell to them? Join them.
THE SURPRISING IMPORTANCE OF A COCKTAIL TO GO
This is the story of how complicated it is to change a simple law—and the large role entrepreneurs can play.
Run a Company…or Work for One?
You may own a business, but what happens when you get a great job offer from someone else? Here’s how to decide your next move.
The Unexpected Upside of a Crisis
The pandemic seemed to be tanking the biggest deal of John Berkowitz’s career. Then he learned how to harness the chaos.
A Small Part OF A Small Business Can Be A Big Idea
Lisa Tran’s parents (right) escaped a Communist regime and built a small restaurant in America. Now she wants to reinvent it by building a business based solely on their sauces. Her mom thinks she’s crazy—and maybe she is. But some of the greatest brands were built in much the same way.
Brain coaching – Maximize Your Mind
Stress. Distractions. Constant change. The past year has drained our brains—and now it’s time to regain our sharpness. World-renowned brain coach Jim Kwik shows you how.
Working (and Napping) Across Time Zones
Bearaby makes weighted blankets to help its customers sleep better. To help its employees at all hours, the company embraces a flexible schedule that celebrates snoozing.