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How This Molly Maid Franchisee Built a Million-Dollar Business
The story of Christina Clark’s career is quite literally one of rags to riches. Clark graduated high school in the mid ’90s and got a full-time job as an assistant house cleaner for Molly Maid. Within six months, she was promoted to route manager. Ev
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Why This Franchisor Invests in Franchisees Who Have No Experience
Home Franchise Concepts CEO Shirin Behzadi knows what it's like to be underestimated -- so now, she gives everyone a fighting chance.
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How Franchises Can Find the Right Technology Partners and CRMs
One size doesn't fit all. Here's how franchise systems can find the perfect fit -- and prepare their franchises for changes to come.
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I Became a Better Marketer When I Started Thinking Like an Entrepreneur
A few months ago, my wife and I were brainstorming ways to market our novel. We spent three years writing it together -- it’s called Mr. Nice Guy, and it comes out October 16. And as any author knows, publicizing and marketing a book is tough. It’s a
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Old Company. Troubled Industry. Inside the Effort to Reboot Century 21, the Real Estate Giant.
Technology has threatened the real estate agent, but people still hate the home-buying process. Can Century 21 fix it?
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How Christina Tosi Took Milk Bar From a Single Bakery to a Sugary Empire in 10 Years
The chef and entrepreneur won't settle for anything less than perfection -- which is why she spent two years developing a single cake recipe.
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How This Cowboy Hat Reminds the CEO of Zenefits That Hard Work Is Always Worth It
When he's not at the office, Jay Fulcher is working at his family's horse ranch. Both take a grueling amount of time and commitment.
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Why This CEO Fired Himself and Asked His Friend to Take Over
Matt Bodnar was always good at solving problems. But when he became CEO, he saw his company struggle under his leadership. So he made a drastic change.
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Savvy Startups Like Casper and Brandless Are Investing in Brand Image First -- and You Should, Too
Product used to be king, but in today's fast-moving, copycat-filled world of business, a strong identity can be the key to success.
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Why This Comforter Startup Had to Make Its Product Less Perfect
When Buffy set out to build a cozy, cooling, eco-friendly comforter, they encountered an unexpected problem in manufacturing -- and had to solve it by making the item less perfect.
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Evernote's Silicon Valley Headquarters Offer Company-Wide Collaboration (and Lego-Building Classes)
The open space and cross-departmental gatherings creates an office culture where colleagues are constantly learning from each other.
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Want Brutally Honest Feedback From Employees? Here's How These 6 Entrepreneurs Get It.
It's tough being the boss, and no one is perfect. Here's how your team can help you be better.
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Why This Online Clothing Company Started Sharing Its Profits With Brick-and-Mortar Stores
To calm the nerves of traditional shops and department stores (and grow their customer base), Ledbury made a drastic offering.
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Why You Need to Use NDAs to Protect Your Business
Don't think of them as aggressive -- instead, think of nondisclosure agreements as a fast-track toward trust.
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What You Can Learn From Some of the Best Company Cultures in America
From emotional team building talks to a dunk tank reserved for the boss, here's how these employers keep their teams happy.
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The Topgolf Founders Fought Through Countless Rejections -- and Built America's Favorite New Game
After being shunned by investors and struggling to find their audience, a big-thinking partner helped guide these founders to viral success.
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Guy Fieri Is Insanely Busy. Here's How He Gets It All Done.
The chef, TV star, vintner and entrepreneur has a secret to being in a million places at once.
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With Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso Is Using Past Failures to Fuel Her Latest Success
During the spring of 2017, the world was getting nasty toward Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso. It wasn’t a treatment she was used to. Until then, she’d been an entrepreneurial darling: the It-girl founder of a booming clothing retailer, frequent subject o
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The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Are Amazing. Let's Support Them!
We need to stop the division between 'older generation' and 'younger generation.' That holds both sides back.
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Why MOD Pizza Loves Hiring Ex-Cons
Eight years ago, Ally and Scott Svenson started hiring felons to staff MOD Pizza. That turned out to be one of the best business decisions they ever made.
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Malcolm Gladwell's Advice to Entrepreneurs: 'Don't Be One Thing'
The author and podcaster believes entrepreneurs and creatives should think of themselves as ever-adaptable -- open to opportunities wherever they come.
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The Top 200 Franchise Brands People Love the Most
Welcome to Entrepreneur’s second annual ranking of the top franchise brands. While our signature ranking, the Franchise 500®, takes a holistic view of the elements that might make a company attractive to prospective franchisees -- growth, costs, supp
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The Tricks and Secrets to Mastering a Remote Workforce
Maintaining an all-remote workforce is no longer a fringe notion. But you have to do it thoughtfully.
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How a Photo Inspires This Record Company's CEO to Treat His Team Like Family
What keeps the CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records going? An old photo from his first big break.
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A Brutal Performance Review Helped Sweetgreen's CEO Manage Everything Better
Jonathan Neman shares what he learned from getting an evaluation from co-founders, employees and family.
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After Having a 'Hell of a Year,' This Entrepreneur Rewarded Himself With the Car He Wanted, Not the Car He Needed
'Anyone who says money can't buy happiness has clearly never driven my car,' says Steven Sashen, CEO and co-founder of Xero Shoes.
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Rent the Runway's New Office Space Reminds Employees 'Everyone Deserves a Cinderella Experience'
The newly renovated Manhattan headquarters is made for work but built like a fashionista fairy tale.
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How These 6 Entrepreneurs Dealt With Difficult Employee Issues
From firing to rewarding talent, these founders share how they handled tough personnel decisions.
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3 Super Simple Ways to Understand What Your Customer Wants
Entrepreneurs share their smart (and sometimes painfully simple) approaches to finding out how to better serve their customers.
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Here's How People Successfully Work With Friends, Family and Even Their Spouse
When I say that my wife and I wrote a novel together, people’s first reaction is almost universal: “You’re still married?” The idea seems terrifying -- but we loved it. The project took us three years, and though we had disagreements along the way, w
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