Magazine Issue
May 2017
Entrepreneur3 min read
Don't Think Sending Free Stuff to Editors Will Get You Covered
Coverage can't be bought. You can send us stuff if you'd like, but that doesn't mean we'll write about you.
Entrepreneur5 min read
Silicon Valley's' Kumail Nanjiani on Never Playing It Safe
In its fourth season on HBO, the actor from the hit series 'Silicon Valley' talks about being okay with failure, his hatred for the phrase 'grilled to perfection' and four business ideas for founders.
Entrepreneur2 min read
How Changing Its Packaging Helped This Company Find Sweet Success
A new candy company wanted to present itself as fun and high-end. Its packaging sent a very different message.
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
The Downside of Popularity: How This Company Dealt With Overnight Success
When a menswear rental startup unexpectedly took off and sold out of its entire stock, its founders were forced to tackle a crippling supply-chain issue -- and angry customers.
Entrepreneur4 min read
How Patience, Grit and Beer Helped This Entrepreneur Finally Find Success
Thinking he would be able to find success in a few short years, this founder learned the hard way that entrepreneurs must be in it for the long haul.
Entrepreneur3 min readEntrepreneurship
Here's How to Interview Employees, and Find the Perfect Fit
Adam Bornstein, the founder of Pen Name Consulting and a New York Times best-selling author answers the question that one small business owner has about hiring. Here's his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.  Q: I run a small
Entrepreneur2 min read
What It's Like Inside the KIND Office
The most compelling thing about KIND’s Manhattan headquarters isn’t the Bar Bar, where staffers grab a lineup of free snack bars, but how the company got there at all. Founder Daniel Lubetzky, the son of a Holocaust survivor, says he was raised to be
Entrepreneur2 min read
What This Medical Marijuana Company Can Teach You About Getting Buzz
After raking in $100,000 every month, competitors opened up nearby, resulting in high times fading.
Entrepreneur3 min readEntrepreneurship
3 Entrepreneurs Share How They Got a VC to Say 'Yes'
Elan Zivotofsky is not your typical investor. Rather than just choose where his own firm’s money goes, he makes decisions that also influence thousands of smaller investors. That’s because he oversees investments at OurCrowd, an innovative digital eq
Entrepreneur5 min read
What It Takes to Score a Home Run in Sales
Seated in the middle of a glitzy conference hall, sporting a ponytail, a purple paisley shirt and the air of a magician, Kyle Donovan pitches his invention, an integrated plastic plate and cup, to a member of the Chicago Cubs. He clicks the top of hi
Entrepreneur2 min read
6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers
Trouble luring in new business? Check out these insights from entrepreneurs about how they did it.
Entrepreneur12 min readEntrepreneurship
Reid Hoffman: To Successfully Grow A Business, You Must 'Expect Chaos'
He's the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, Greylock Partner, a mentor to many, and, starting in May, the host of a new podcast called 'Masters of Scale.' Here, Hoffman gives us an inside look at how he teaches entrepreneurs to grow successful businesses.
Entrepreneur2 min read
How to Hack a First Impression
In a study published in 1992, researchers Nalini Ambady and Robert Rosenthal at Harvard University tested the power of first impressions by examining students’ perceptions of their professors. For the experiment, Ambady and Rosenthal showed muted, 10
Entrepreneur8 min read
The 4 Skills Need to Make a Great Impression
Check out the research behind the first few seconds of meeting someone and how to make a great and lasting impression.
Entrepreneur3 min readEntrepreneurship
The Secret to Pitching
A former entrepreneur, improv comedian and venture capitalist shares how to make your pitch stand out.
Entrepreneur1 min read
2017's Best of the Best Franchises
Meet the top franchises of the year across different business categories, from pets to lodging.
Entrepreneur2 min readPsychology
How to Master the Interview
You might think you've got an intuitive knack for interviewing prospective talent, but a whole body of research begs to differ.
Entrepreneur11 min readEntrepreneurship
Where I Live, Entrepreneurs Are Afraid To Talk About Failure -- And It's Hurting Their Businesses
'Fail fast' may be a Silicon Valley motto, but that's not the case across Africa. Here, failure is often stigmatized. And yet, not talking about it is leading to even bigger failures.
Entrepreneur3 min read
After a Brush With Shark Tank Fame, This Woman Closed Her Business for Her Dream Franchise
A small-business owner took her original plan to Shark Tank before scrapping it and buying a franchise.
Entrepreneur3 min read
To Keep Stores Fresh, This Franchise Looks Within
Recently The Melting Pot noticed that a few of its franchisees were looking to sell. This was curious; not only does everyone (arguably) love fondue, but also the 42-year-old Tampa-based franchise prides itself on a loyal base of longtime owners with
Entrepreneur6 min read
How Going to Jail Changed This Franchisor's Outlook -- And Helped Him Rake in $42 Million
Pat Swisher was a brash young franchise titan until a stretch in federal prison changed the way he thought about business.
Entrepreneur2 min read
After Nearly Bleeding to Death, This Founder's New Perspective on Life Helped Redefine Her Business
When Lauren Coles was diagnosed with a life- threatening condition called ectopic pregnancy, her life was full of regrets. Once she recovered, she decided to make a change.