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My Instant Hit Was A Total Failure

I had a great product. An immediate financial winner. But you know that gut feeling? Here’s what I found out. (Trust me, it was painful.)

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2019

Learning To Fail

What can adult founders learn from fearless teenagers? Plenty.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2019

Fight For Your Vision

Melissa Butler knew her line of brightly colored lipsticks would be a hit—so when the beauty industry ignored and even rejected her, she kept moving forward.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
June 2019

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.

4 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

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.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

Black Women Find A Way

When African American female founders are turned down by investors and banks (which is almost always), what do they do? They find incredibly innovative ways to use their skills and resilience to fund their businesses. Here's what they know.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

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.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

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).

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

From Football Star To Franchisee

After retiring from the NFL, Jason Avant set out to build a new career in franchising that would bring him (and his customers) plenty of joy.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

Finding Profit In Waste

For centuries, innovative companies have found ways to repurpose other companies’ junk. Now blockchain enthusiasts say this process can become a lot more efficient—and open a new world of opportunity for entrepreneurs.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

6 Ways To Find Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

Unplugging from your business can feel like an impossible task. We asked six entrepreneurs: How do you create space and time away from work?

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

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.

6 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

Right Time/ Wrong Time

In business, timing is everything. But there’s no secret handbook that tells entrepreneurs exactly when to make big moves or decisions. (Too bad!) Instead, learn from those who’ve been there: Eight entrepreneurs dish about the best-timed decisions they’ve ever made, the worst-timed, and how to tell the difference.

9 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
April - May 2019

Build The Brand First

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.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

Imagine The Possibilities

When you think like an entrepreneur, you see everything around you differently.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

Run Two Companies At Once!

Starting a business is hard enough. So why are some entrepreneurs launching two companies at the same time? Because it can be a great way to test ideas.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

'How I Found My Business'

The internet seemed to destroy the once-booming travel agency industry. But the industry has evolved, and for one U.S. military veteran, it provided the perfect opportunity.

10 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

Yes,You You Can Do It All

Think you’re busy? Take a look at Guy Fieri’s calendar. Or the schedule of a U.S. Army general. Or a film producer. Or the CEO of a global organization. On the following pages, some of the busiest people on the planet explain how they get it all done.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

Make It Happen

A failing business can sometimes lead to a winning idea. It happened to this grooming products leader.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

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.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

Million-Dollar Maid

Christina Clark started working as a cleaner for Molly Maid 23 years ago. Today, she owns two franchise territories in Florida that earn a combined $1 million annually.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

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.

2 mins read
Entrepreneur
Startups Spring 2019

Break The Rules! These 11 Founders Did

What happens when you blow off the traditional wisdom of starting a business? Take it from these 11 entrepreneurs: Things can work out even better.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2019

Lilly Singh Aims Beyond Youtube

Social media stardom has a downside: Few who achieve it can transcend the digital platform and build a lasting brand. But with her new production studio, Lilly Singh intends to do just that.

6 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2019

Don't Wait. Do It Today

What’s the greatest killer of companies? Corporate consultants Benjamin Gilad and Mark Chussil, who have worked with hundreds of giant brands, have an answer: It’s waiting to act on something that needs to be done right now.

5 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2019

Silent Bob Gets Real

Director Kevin Smith created memorable big-screen stoners. Now they’re a legitimate business.

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2019

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.

10+ mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2019

Getting Your First 'Yes'

When launching a business, even the smallest victory can feel like a pivotal milestone. We asked six entrepreneurs: How did you get your first big win?

3 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2019

Why You Need A Partner!

Drew and Jonathan Scott, the home-renovating stars of HGTV’s PROPERTY BROTHERS, have built an entertainment empire out of hard work, an eye for design, and a healthy dose of schmaltz. And they owe it all to this belief: In business, two heads are better than one.

8 mins read
Entrepreneur
March 2019