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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

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

'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

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

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

Wikipedia's Dirty Secret

Want a Wikipedia page for yourself or your business? An underground network of editors will make you one—for a price. 

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
July/August 2017

The Benefits Of Unsteady ground

Alem health Was Built In A War zone. its Founder Is Thankful For That.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
August 2016

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

Fill In the Blank: “My Company Does _______.”

It’s not as easy as it sounds. And you’d better get it right.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
Spring 2017 Startups Issue

It's A Whole Network Of Advisers

Need help with your business but have nobody to ask? Many entrepreneurs are tapping into a curated group of mentors— by signing up for online MBAs.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
October 2016

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

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

Business As A Second Language

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

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2017

The Riskiest People In Franchising

You want to buy a franchise, but you don’t know which one. A booming industry of franchise brokers are profiting from just that problem—but if you’re not careful, they could deal you even more trouble.

8 mins read
Entrepreneur
April 2017

Competition Is Everywhere And It's Not Always Sweet

PERFECT THE PRODUCT, YES , BUT GO ALL-IN ON WHAT NOBODY ELSE CAN REPLICATE : THE EXPERIENCE. THAT’S HOW DYLAN LAUREN BUILTDYLAN’S CANDY BAR.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
October 2017

The Good General

With his latest opus due out this month and a half-dozen more films on the way, the director and historian Ken Burns has learned a lot about how to manage big teams through even bigger projects.

6 mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2017

Hustle And Grow

What can budding entrepreneurs learn from hip-hop? As a new Philadelphia program has shown students: quite a lot.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2017

​You Can't Serve Everyone

By trying to create a luxe water bottle for the masses, Grayl built a product no audience wanted. So the brand hit reset.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2017

The People's Gloss

How did a blogger named Emily Weiss build Glossier, a beauty brand so instantly beloved that its waiting list grew 10,000 people deep? By doing what her competitors wouldn’t: She listened. To everyone.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2017

A World–Class Yarn

In 2012, two tourists, Matt Scanlan and Diederik Rijsemus, got stranded in the Mongolian desert. When they left a month later, they had a wild story, lifelong friends, and the seed of an idea that in a few short years would turn the cashmere business upside down. 

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2017

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

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

Family Affairs

Faced with diminished job prospects, millennials are increasingly partnering with their parents in the franchising world. The result? Wholly new family businesses— and stronger family ties.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Fall 2016

Fresh Delivery

A young immigrant rises rapidly in the pizza business.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Fall 2016

Experience Wanted

Their first businesses went bust. Their second ones turned into  smashing successes. Why? Credit the lessons learned from those first go-arounds. 

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Fall 2016

What Inspires Me - The Gift Of A Lifetime

Ben Clymer, founder and CEO, Hodinkee

2 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

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

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

Think Like A Hotel

The case for treating every business like the hospitality business.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
November 2017