How Do I Find Talent?
Recruiting staff is no easy feat. Six entrepreneurs share where they look—and what they look for.
From Indie To Franchise
After running her sign-and-awning business for 18 years, Nikki Taheri decided to turn the operation into a FastSigns franchise.
Did You Hire An Astronaut Or An Architect?
If your employee is unhappy, it could be because they’re misunderstood. Caroline Stokes, founder of the recruiting agency Forward, explains the big question you should ask.
Charity Or Company?
Some nonprofits are getting into the business of making money. So how does that work?
How Startups Are Thriving Smaller Cities
To attract the best investors and employees, startup founders once had to move to the coasts. But now they’re turning around and going back home. Are smaller cities becoming the place to grow big?
16 Entrepreneurs Age 20 And Under Are Making Their Mark
The founders of the future are getting a major head start. Meet 16 entrepreneurs age 20 and under who are making their mark on today’s business world.
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.
‘I'd Rather Be In Control Of My Own Destiny'
How Alexis Courtney went from a Cookie Cutters multi-unit franchisee to the company’s co-owner and COO.
Five Entrepreneurs, Five Different Ways Of Raising Money
Five entrepreneurs. Five different ways of raising enough money to buy a franchise. Here’s what they learned.
Inside Uber's Innovation
What does success look like at Uber? The company has famously had its share of scandals, and its IPO earlier this year disappointed investors, but in a letter to his staff, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote that “our true north will be determined over the long term.” Much of that long-term vision is explored here, in a recently renovated industrial complex in San Francisco called Pier 70, which once housed shipbuilders and ironworkers but is now home to Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group. The employees in this space work on projects far outside Uber’s core ride-hailing business—they’re designing and developing self-driving vehicles, plans for aviation sharing, and the company’s JUMP bikes and scooters. And they get out of the office a lot: Working on transportation often means going along for the ride.
What It's Like Being Mentored By Gwyneth Paltrow!
Even the busiest, most high-profile people can make time for others. Here, the Goop CEO talks about the power of mentoring—and is joined by the cofounder of Maisonette, whom she’s supported for years.
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 Guide To Saying No!
Leaders love to be work heroes. But that can come at a hidden cost. Oftentimes, the most valuable thing you can do is say no—and here’s how.
Should I Spend Big On Social Media?
Paid ads on social platforms can get your business in front of a lot of eyeballs. But don’t overlook the many other (and cheaper) ways to grow your customer base online.
Two Companies, Two Kids, One Family
Neil Blumenthal is cofounder of WARBY PARKER.. His wife, Rachel, started ROCKETS OF AWESOME. With children ages 4 and 8, they run their home life like a third business. Here’s how it breaks down by the hour.
The More Difficult, Most Satisfying Second Act
Tamara Mellon is most famous for cofounding Jimmy Choo. But in 2013, she started building a new brand…named after herself. It’s been bumpy. (She went bankrupt.) But she’s finally become the entrepreneur she always wanted to be.
Papa John’s founder and primary spokesman was mired in scandal and dragging down sales. This is the inside story of how the brand hatched a turnaround plan— and how SHAQUILLE O’NEAL became the perfect face for it.
Leaving Corporate Life
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.
Leadership With A Twist
What happens when a company outgrows its founders? Painting with a Twist is in the process of finding out. The women who launched the business, which popularized the paint-and-sip concept (wine + paint = fun!), no longer felt they could lead it. So they set out to find someone who could.
The Reinvention 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, leading to unforeseen challenges—and profit.
The Power Of Old Brands
Can an old brand serve a new customer? The revivers of Slice are finding out.
The Rule I Broke
What happens when you blow off the traditional wisdom of starting a business? Take it from these seven entrepreneurs who followed a new plan that worked even better.
Changing The Game
Many have tried to launch a new sports league. Few have succeeded. But that hasn’t discouraged lacrosse star Paul Rabil, who’s trying to revolutionize his sport—by competing against the league he once played for.
How Do You Reboot A Brand?
What happens when you have a recognizable brand but a declining business? Here’s how Sun-Maid raisins’ new CEO tackles the challenge.
Where Are The Women?
The number of female executives in cannabis is shrinking. Now the industry’s most powerful women are working to fix that.
Michelle Pfeiffer: "Follow Your Own Rules"
Michelle Pfeiffer wanted the fragrance industry to change its ways. The fragrance industry said no. That’s when she discovered what it really means to be an entrepreneur: If you want something done, you do it yourself.
No Meetings? No Late Nights? No Work Insanity?
What if working long hours, living on Slack, and growing as fast as possible isn’t the best way to run a business? The founders of Basecamp are pretty sure they have the answer.
Whom Do I Hire First?
I’m starting to hire, and, frankly, I need more help than I can afford. How do I prioritize what roles need to be filled?
What VCs Want
Kirsten Green, the founder and managing partner of Forerunner Ventures— whose portfolio includes Glossier, Hims, and Away—details what makes her want to invest in a brand, today’s biggest opportunities, and how the tech world is about so much more than technology.
Serving Double Duty
Kiesha Haggerty splits her time between life as an Oakland cop and as a Subway franchisee—but she’s found the two worlds to be surprisingly complementary.