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Franchising's Fountain Of Youth

Young franchisees often prove to be a franchisor’s biggest asset. The challenge is finding them, funding them, and letting them take control.

4 mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2020

Restaurant rescue?

Jon Taffer, host and executive producer of the TV show Bar Rescue, sees problems lurking in the franchise food space. To fix them, he’s opening his own restaurant concept, called Taffer’s Tavern. Will it work?

7 mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2020

People Are Not Data

Want to really connect with consumers? Take it from me, a guy who ran marketing at You Tube, Spotify, Google, and Instagram : You can’t rely on data alone. It’s time to build some truly human connections.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2020

The Founder & The Idea Man

The founder of MeUndies would have never met a man named Grease if both of them hadn’t ended up in the same federal prison. But their friendship changed everything (including the business).

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
January - February 2020

Learning To Work Together

When four friends decided to open a Coder School franchise together, they were nervous about what it could mean for their relationship. So they created a structure that left no room for gray areas.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

Pure Barre's Ultimate Workout

The fitness brand pushes customers to be the best they can be. As company president, Sarah Luna is challenging the business to do the same. by STEPHANIE SCHOMER

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

A Hand To Hold

CLOSE TO THE HEART A necklace featuring her mother's thumbprint lends Lacouture constant support.

1 min read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

What If Your Product Doesn't Sell?

Jesse Wolfe created a delicious hummus that people loved, but he struggled to make big sales. Then he discovered that to succeed, you have to spot the opportunity in failure.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

First, Get Investors. Then, Make the Product

When she set out to launch the new paint brand Clare, Nicole Gibbons was told to build first and raise money later. But to really create the startup she wanted, she’d have to go in reverse.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

Want To Keep Employees? Educate Them

Franchises struggle to attract and retain good entry-level workers. That’s why many are starting to pay for their employees’ education. The results are good—but franchises still have a lot to learn.

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

Stop Doing What People Hate!

Jesse Cole built a baseball team from scratch into the Savannah Bananas, the hottest ticket in town. Now he has a lesson for every CEO who wants to turn a company around:

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

How To Survive A Wipeout

What happens when a company ignores its hard-core customers and tries to grow at all costs? GoPro discovered the answer: It crashes hard. Now the action-camera company is trying to pick itself back up—by thinking a lot smaller.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

How To Succeed In 2020

We’re not just about to enter a new year. We’re heading into a whole new decade. That means plenty of fresh opportunities, new challenges, and the chance to build businesses that will create a better tomorrow. Thirteen entrepreneurs and experts talked us through the trends to come—and offered advice on how to navigate your way to a successful future.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
December 2019

100 Powerful Women

Women know how to fight the good fight—and they won’t back down until the job is done. Get to know 100 female-led businesses and brands that are creating change and redefining the rules of success.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
October - November 2019

100 Powerful Women

Women know how to fight the good fight –and they won't back down until the job is done. Get to know 100 female-led businesses and brands that are creating change and redefining the rules of success.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
October - November 2019

100 Powerful Women – Karlie Kloss – Super-nerd

KARLIE KLOSS created a coding camp for girls, but the biggest takeaway isn’t how to code. It’s how to defy expectations.

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
October - November 2019

100 Powerful Women

Women know how to fight the good fight–and they won't back down until the job is done. Get to know 100 female-led businesses and brands that ar creating change and redefining the rules of success.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
October - November 2019

100 Powerful Women

Women know how to fight the good fight –and they won't back down until the job is done. Get to know 100 female-led businesses and brands that are creating change and redefining the rules of success.

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
October - November 2019

Katie Sturino's Megababe Line Goes Where The Rest Of The Beauty Industry Is Afraid To

Powerful women

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
October - November 2019

Erin Loos Cutraro Educates And Inspires Thousands Of Women To Run For Public Office

Powerful women

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
October - November 2019

From Nasty Gal To Girlboss: Sophia Amoruso Bounces Back From Bankruptcy

Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso started and ran a booming company, complete with a Netflix series based on her life—until it all collapsed at once. With her new company, Girlboss, she’s doing everything differently.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Fall 2019

Low-Cost Marketing That Works

What’s the best way to tell the world that your company exists and is open for business? Six entrepreneurs share their launch strategies and stories.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Fall 2019

She Used To Sell Cigarettes. Now She Sells Health And Wellness

Lisa Locker built a high-powered corporate career. But when she ditched the suits and became a CycleBar franchisee, she found a whole new challenge.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Fall 2019

Who Do I Hire First?

Growing a team is an important (and intimidating) step for a startup. And when money is tight, the pressure is on to get every hire right.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Fall 2019

Do People Say You're Crazy? That's Good

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.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Fall 2019

How To Make A $1 Billion Industry

How did a handful of founders create a $1 billion aftermarket for shoes that no one wears? It’s a tale of hoops, hype, head-spinning colorways—and an object lesson in how entrepreneurs can spot opportunity in the chaos.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2019

How Jazzercise Has Survived The Times

Jazzercise was once the most famous fitness brand in America. Today, that’s hardly true—but thanks to a unique franchising arrangement, it’s just as beloved as ever.

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2019

Kevin Murphy - The $3.4 Billion Man

Kevin Murphy left Wall Street for cannabis in 2011, grew his company, Acreage Holdings, and sold it this spring for billions. And he says there’s plenty more room for growth.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2019

Always Be Closing? No, Never Be Closing

Sales isn’t about pushing. It’s about persuasion. Jason Harris, CEO of the creative agency Mekanism, says it’s time to start thinking differently about making a deal.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2019

The Botox Bar!

Nicci Levy had a great idea: Create a luxury day spa focused on medical micro treatments like Botox. But how do you actually build something like that?

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
September 2019