Magazine Issue
June 2017
Entrepreneur2 min read
9 Science-Backed Insights on Finding Success in Your Business and Personal Life
Whether at work or at home, success is something we strive for in all aspects of our lives. And while there are a number of obvious things you should be doing in order to achieve your goals and reach success, there are also some not-so-obvious ones.
Entrepreneur2 min read
Pitching Your Business to a Journalist? Here's What Works.
Entrepreneurs often ask me if publicists’ pitches really lead to stories. Journalists don’t like answering that. When we bite on a publicist’s suggestion, we feel like we aren’t doing our jobs -- that rather than hunting down a great yarn, we just ra
Entrepreneur5 min read
Famed Actor Alan Alda on the Secrets to Better Communication
In his new book, 'If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?,' the M*A*S*H star examines the science behind why we connect, why we don't and why listening is the best sales strategy.
Entrepreneur5 min read
Want to Get Better at Networking? Think Smaller.
To expand their professional networks, entrepreneurs are seeking smaller and smaller crowds.
Entrepreneur3 min readPsychology
The 3-Step Approach for Testing Out Your Business Idea
Let’s say you wake up one day and decide the world needs a better mop, and you’re just the person to make it. Before setting out, you interview prospective customers. “Are you looking for a better mop?” you ask someone. The person searches his memory
Entrepreneur2 min read
Going Inside the Kickstarter Office
At Kickstarter's Brooklyn headquarters -- a former pencil factory with tons of natural sunlight --125 employees take turns hosting seminars, screenings and book club.
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
How 6 Business Titans Created a Thriving Team
As the host of podcast Masters of Scale, Reid Hoffman asks everyone from Mark Zuckerberg to Sara Blakely what it takes to build a successful company.
Entrepreneur2 min read
The One Question You Must Be Prepared to Answer When Pitching Investors
When you’re a VC, your job is like drinking from a fire hose. You have a constant stream of business plans and pitches coming at you. There’s no way to get through all of them. So you start looking for shortcuts, quick little glimmers of magic that t
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
Before You Decide to Expand, Answer These 3 Questions
When opportunity knocks, sometimes it's smart to ignore it.  Q: My wife and I started a church. It’s grown, and now we’re considering expanding to multiple services instead of just one. How do we decide whether to make that jump? -- Kris H. Kris, alm
Entrepreneur1 min readEntrepreneurship
The Most Brilliant Business Ideas
Check out some of our favorites from Entrepreneur's 'Brilliant Ideas' series in the magazine.
Entrepreneur2 min read
Why MailChimp's Insane Fake Ad Campaign Paid Off
The company's 'Did You Mean MailChimp?' helped the email marketing platform reach 334 million people.
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
For Entrepreneurs, VC Capital Is Not Always the Best Option
Entrepreneurs get creative about funding their businesses -- and maintaining control of their vision.
Entrepreneur12 min readEntrepreneurship
What Gary Vaynerchuk Learned by Experimenting on Himself
Gary Vaynerchuk is half man, half brand, half digital experiment. And somehow, that all adds up.
Entrepreneur2 min read
This Website Uses Customer Feedback to Create Products People Want
GIRU is a product development platform that pulls consumers into the R&D process, asking them to contribute feedback and vote on potential features.
Entrepreneur2 min read
Ellevest's Investing Platform Knows How to Speak to Women
Founded by Sallie Krawcheck, a Wall Street vet, the platform understands women's way of investing their money is different than how men do it.
Entrepreneur2 min read
The Website That Is Helping Companies Find Diverse Talent
When companies say they don’t have the resources for diversity recruiting, it hurts our ears,” says Porter Braswell, who spent years at Goldman Sachs, where he was regularly asked to help with diversity outreach. Nevertheless, diversity-light compani
Entrepreneur2 min read
Why Women-Only Coworking Spaces Are on the Rise
In a growing crop of single-sex co-working spaces, women are harnessing community, inspiration and success.
Entrepreneur2 min read
Don't Be Afraid to Embrace Boring Ideas
Dutch design firm Kikkerland is known for bringing whimsy to utilitarian products -- say, a cocktail shaker in the shape of a maraca, or a portable barbecue in the shape of a suitcase. So it was surprised when one of its most successful products of t
Entrepreneur3 min read
After Fleeing Iran, This Entrepreneur Is Living the American Dream
You never know whom you’ll find behind the counter at Checkers. Take Nick Nasrollahi, a part-owner of seven locations. He fled his home country of Iran in 1985, when he was 18 -- making a seven-day journey across the mountainous desert on foot, by ca
Entrepreneur3 min read
Meet the Matchmaker for the Restaurant Industry
A recruiting firm founder knows a new job can change everything -- even for her franchisees.
Entrepreneur9 min read
Gearing Up: When Will Robots Finally Take Over the Fast-Food Business?
Fast-food franchises often get a bad rap for being slow to change, but this time they find themselves in the unique position of being among the first in the food-service realm to make a major investment in automation.
Entrepreneur2 min read
How an Open-Water Swim Helped an Entrepreneur Conquer her Fears
As I stood at the banks of the lake, I stuck my hand into the dark water. I could barely see my fingers a few inches down. Soon, I’d be jumping into this water, along with hundreds of other people -- the first step of my first sprint triathlon, where