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Teen Entrepreneurs Learn to Embrace Failure. Can Adults?
Koby Wheeler has launched and crashed three businesses. But he’s not embarrassed by any of it. “It gives me more confidence,” he says, “because I have those experiences. I know to ask better questions, I know to trust my gut, and I have a more long-t
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Greg Flynn Owns 1,245 Restaurants and Makes $2 Billion A Year. Here's How He Did It.
He bought his first Applebee's 20 years ago, and since then has redefined what's possible in the franchise industry. His philosophy: Be different, then go big.
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At Chief, the Club for Female Executives, High-Powered Women Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling -- For Good
Take a peak inside the network's TriBeCa clubhouse, where female execs from HBO, Amazon and Instagram come together.
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This Family Photo Keeps the Edible Arrangements Founder Focused on Growth
It was taken when he received his 28th order, and today reminds him to work through the inevitable hard times.
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She Was Rejected On Shark Tank. Then She Used That To Her Advantage.
Melissa Butler knew her line of brightly colored lipsticks would be a hit. So when the beauty industry ignored her, she kept moving forward.
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Sun-Maid Raisins Has a Bold Plan to Reinvent Itself. (Watch Out, Fruit Roll-Ups!)
The storied company's new CEO is tackling a big challenge: a recognizable brand but a declining business.
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12 Ways to Make More Money Through LinkedIn
It's not enough to just complete your profile. To really stand out, you must understand how LinkedIn works -- and whom it rewards. Ted Prodromou, author of the book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, explains how.
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6 Ways to Launch a Business
What's the best way to tell the world that your company exists and is open for business? Six entrepreneurs share their strategies and stories.
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Profits Can Be Deceiving. Here's Why I Killed Off My Money-Making Product.
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.)
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How to Make Smart Hires on a Tight Budget
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.
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Michelle Pfeiffer's Fragrance Brand Took 20 Years (and Plenty of Rejection) to Build
She wanted the fragrance industry to be more transparent.The fragrance industry said no. So the actress took matters into her own hands.
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Want to Become a Successful Tech Company? Be Boring!
Tech companies often only want to work on the buzziest projects. But if they put aside their egos, they'd discover a far wider world of opportunity.
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Forerunner Ventures Founder Kirsten Green On What She Looks for In a Pitch
The investor breaks down 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.
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Everything You Need to Know to Pitch an Investor
Asking investors to fund your business is uncomfortable, intimidating and at times even excruciating. Here's how to make it better, according to Andreessen Horowitz managing partner Scott Kupor.
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Why Long Hours and an Obsession With Efficiency Might Be Hurting Your Business
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.
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Women Are Disappearing From the Cannabis Industry. Why?
When cannabis was legalized in Oregon, many people saw business opportunity. But Amy Margolis saw something more specific: She saw business opportunities for women.  Margolis was a criminal defense attorney in Portland and had spent a decade defendin
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Want to Build A Franchise Empire? Do It Brand By Brand.
Paul Flick wants to serve a homeowner's every need -- which is why his company Premium Service Brands is always expanding.
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How to Become the Person Everyone Roots For
We’ve all done it: We see someone score amazing attention, or win some award, or snag the perfect client, and we wonder, How’d they pull that off? It can seem random. What do they have that we don’t? How did luck happen to break their way? I used to
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Why This Oakland Cop Became a Subway Franchisee
Kiesha Haggerty has what might seem like two extremely different careers. She’s a 20-year veteran of the Oakland, Calif., police department, and the owner of a Subway franchise. But to her, the careers work in perfect harmony: Both are about connecti
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Lacrosse Star Paul Rabil: I'm 'Risking Everything' to Change the Sport
Many have tried to launch a new sports league. Few have succeeded. But that hasn't discouraged the star, who's trying to revolutionize his sport by competing against the league he once played for.
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What Franchises Should Look For In a Marketing Firm
Reaching customers (and potential franchisees) is part art, part science. Three industry vets offer advice on finding a marketing and social media firm that strikes the right balance.
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Small Team? No Problem. Here's How to Multitask With Efficiency.
Asking staff to take on multiple responsibilities doesn't have to mean chaos. Here's how to keep the office calm, happy, and productive.
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Kristen Bell and Her Cofounders Built a Company to Save Lives. But Growing It Wasn't So Simple.
With an entrepreneurial can-do mindset, the four Hollywood vets have built a business with soaring sales and global impact.
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Want to Save the World? Kristen Bell Can Tell You How.
Bell and the other founders of This Saves Lives answer burning questions from budding social entrepreneurs.
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The Best Ideas Are the Ones That Make the Least Sense
Think business is all about rational thought and logic? Think again -- and to find the biggest, best ideas, start thinking way outside the box.
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Black Female Founders Face Constant Rejection. They're Thriving Anyway.
Despite the lack of funding, black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs today. Here's why.
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Why Former NBA Star Al Harrington is Betting On Cannabis
The athlete is working to get sports leagues to embrace cannabis and CBD as a valuable resource for healing.
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Why This Cannabis-Infused Beverage Is Being Marketed Like a Health Drink
Mood33 is about feeling good more than feeling high -- and the design of its packaging has to make that clear to consumers.
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To Succeed, Just Follow This Six-Step Plan
You are six steps away from your goal. So am I. So is everyone.  And I mean it! Regardless of our circumstances, career paths, or past accomplishments, we are all six steps away. But here’s the kicker: We can never see more than one step ahead. This
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The Recruitment Platform Gradujuana Was Failing... Until It Changed Its Name to Vangst
When Karson Humiston was nearing graduation from St. Lawrence University, she attended a cannabis trade show in Denver. Jobs were on her mind; what kinds were available, what were their requirements. And in talking to the vendors there, she learned t
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