When “You Can't” Means “I Will”
A former boss told me I wasn’t entrepreneurial. How wrong she was.
Find The Right Help For Hire
Expert opinions and guidance can help your business soar—but before you invest, be sure you know what you’re looking for.
What It Really Takes To Pivot
When Tripping.com’s customer base wasn’t interested in buying what it planned to sell, the company had to find a new model—and let go of the past.
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.
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?
How Do You Deliver Bad News?
Entrepreneurship comes with plenty of highs—and lows. Business owners have to not only absorb the problem but tell everyone else, too. We asked six leaders: How did you handle sharing the hardest news of your career?
Top 9 Multitasking Masters
Think you're busy? Take a look at Guy Fieri's calendar. Or a U.S.Army general's. Or an in-demand teenage actor's. Or the CEO of a globally recognized company's.On the following pages, some of the busiest people on the planet explain how they get it all done.
Christina Tosi- The Accessible Chef
In 10 years, Christina Tosi has grown Milk Bar from a single New York bakery to a national dessert empire—without losing touch with the customers (and employees) she loves.
Why Branding Matters Most
Having a brilliant product or service isn’t enough. To capture today’s consumers, smart startups are first crafting a brand strategy—one that builds a forward-looking foundation for the company.
Are NDAs Really That Important?
To trusting entrepreneurs, a confidentiality agreement may seem unnecessary. But it’s a vital step toward protecting your business—and its future success.
Entrepreneurs can thrive at any age. This CEO is 13and building a multimillion-dollar candy empire.
How Do I Spend On Digital?
To buildand keepan audience, digital marketing is a must. But investing too heavily in asingle platform can cost you money, customers, and opportunity.
Turn Trouble Into A Lucrative Opportunity
Are you prepared for a big, unexpected cost?Saima Khan wasntand it forced her to rethinkher entire business.
Give Them What They Want
Three entrepreneurs share their smart approaches to better serving customers. (Hint: Ask what they want!).
'If You Can't Get A Job, You've Got To Make A Job'
How does acompany boundworker transform into a free-thinking entrepreneur? Itisnt easy but for laid-off factory workers like Marty Mann, getting it right is a matter of survival.
Who's Tackling Life's Hard Stuff?
Kairosis a company that funds startups. And those companies have a mission: to identifyunsexy, overlooked, challenging industries, and then fix them like nobody else ever has.
You Did It— Now Go Do It Again
Heres the most important lesson you can learn from your past.
The Supreme Zen Of Loving Your Haters
In the years since founding Moon Juice, Amanda Chantal Bacon has been laughed at, ridiculed, and troll-mobbed more than most entrepreneurs will be in a lifetime. Then she used it all to grow her company.
Silent Bob Gets Real
Director Kevin Smith created memorable big-screen stoners. Now they’re a legitimate business.
Partners In Marriage And Business
Husband-and-wife team Raj and Veenu Parkash knew how to run a business together. But when they became first-time franchisees with Lightbridge Academy, they realized they still had plenty of lessons to learn.
I Hired The Wrong People!
JUST cofounder Josh Tetrick wanted to build a disruptive company, so he hired disruptive employees. Then he got disrupted himself.
Why You Need To Take A Workcation?
Entrepreneurs are escaping for days of intense focus, isolation, and brutal feedback from their peers. Then they come back feeling refreshed. Ready to go?
A Learning Process
Neha Gupta built her fast-growing college-application business, College Shortcuts, one step at a time. But she always led with her heart.
The (Re)making Of Minted
Mariam Naficy had a vision for her company, Minted, the artists’ platform and marketplace. But the business took on a life of its own—teaching her that entrepreneurship, like design, requires a lot of iteration.
Former NBA Star AI Harrington Has A New Role: Cannabis Champ
Will major sports leagues ever embrace cannabis? Former NBA star Al Harrington believes so— and he’s actively making the case (and the plants).
The Secret To Sales: Magical Thinking?
We’re told that business is rational and logical. But what if that’s wrong? Advertising executive Rory Sutherland, vice chairman of Ogilvy Group, argues that real success comes from defying everyone else’s logic.
A Company With Soaring Sales and Global Impact
What do four actors know about ending child hunger? Back in 2013, when they started their mission-driven company, This Saves Lives, not much. But today, thanks to an entrepreneurial can-do mindset, Ryan Devlin, Ravi Patel, Kristen Bell, and Todd Grinnell (from left) are leading a company with soaring sales—and global impact.
Audrey Gelman Building A Business That Nurtures Female-led Startups
Audrey Gelman, cofounder and CEO of the women-focused coworking space The Wing, talks about building a business that nurtures female-led startups.
DRAFTKINGS REALLY LIKES its odds. Since launching in 2012, the daily fantasy sports site has raised close to $650 million in funding, and has deftly navigated the thin legal line between skills-based games and gambling.
Charity Or Company?
Some nonprofits are getting into the business of making money. So how does that work?