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WE KNOW LESS THAN WE THINK

And that’s a good thing! The greatest lesson from the pandemic is this: Possibilities are endless.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

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Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

THE RISE OF THE SMART BOARD

Miss having in-person meetings in front of whiteboards? Now you can replicate them remotely.

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Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

4 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

Great Expectations

The year 2021 may feel uncertain, but set your expectations high anyway. Doing so will become your guiding force.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Summer 2021

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.

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

Stop Selling to Gen Z

Traditional marketing doesn’t work on this discerning, coveted demo. If you can’t sell to them? Join them.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

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.

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Entrepreneur
June 2021

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

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.

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Entrepreneur
June 2021

Rebecca Minkoff – To Hell in a Handbag

Rebecca Minkoff’s luxury fashion brand cratered in the pandemic. But she’s been at the bottom before, and she knows the way back up: You have to be fearless.

6 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2021

THE CREATIVE PROCESS STARTS WITH PROCESS

My business barely survived its first few years, and I nearly crumbled under the stress.Then I learned the greatest lesson of my career, which transformed our company into the go-to apron brand for restaurants everywhere: Without process, we are nothing.

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

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.

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Bethenny Frankel Is a Time-management Machine

She builds multimillion-dollar brands, stars in TV shows, and vigorously defends every moment of her day. The secret? It starts with deciding what matters (and what doesn’t).

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Think Like a Disruptor

If you want to shake things up, you must have a mindset that’s different from everyone else’s. Here are three ways to reshape your thinking.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Staying Ahead of Change

Yousuf Ali had a successful career in marketing until he failed to embrace new technologies. Now, as a My Eyelab franchisee, embracing forward-thinking capabilities is the key to his success.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Can Creativity Be Created?

Your team has big ideas. To unlock them, you must first build an environment of support and encouragement.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Managing Mental Illness Can Be a Team Effort

Like so many people—and so many entrepreneurs— my husband and business partner struggles with his mental health. I’m speaking up so others know: With the right understanding, life and business can still be good.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

His Worst Five Years Were His Life's Best Gift

What is it like to build a hit business and then lose all control? The founder of Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man has a lot to say about that.

6 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021

Creating Trust Where There Was None

Home renovations are full of headaches—but how do you fix an age-old industry woe? Here’s how Jean Brownhill, founder and CEO of Sweeten, built something better.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2021