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How to Earn Customers' Trust
As we produced this issue of Entrepreneur, an annoying thing happened: I arrived at work to find my office door closed and locked. Blame the overnight cleaning crew? I don’t know — but I never lock my door and don’t even have a key, so this was a pro
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How This Former Submarine Officer Learned to Lead Under Pressure
As a young Navy officer, Rick Stollmeyer made some mistakes. Now, as CEO of Mindbody, he's learned to make more considered decisions.
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How Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake Learned to Embrace Her Power
The founder of the $2 billion business shares how she's grown as a leader, how she pays it forward, and how she handles bad news.
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6 Ways for Cofounders to Settle Disagreements
When your business is an equal partnership, who breaks the tie? Six entrepreneurs share their methods.
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What It's Like Inside Shake Shack
A collaborative culture with shifting responsibilities is the burger brand's recipe for success.
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My First Business Died - But It Helped Make My Next Company a Success
When government policies and decisions killed my buzzy New York startup, I learned to build a better (and more sustainable) operation.
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How the Founder of Year & Day Made Millennials Love Tableware
Kathryn Duryea didn't want Ikea dishes, and she didn't want fancy china. And she bet other people her age felt the same.
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Small Businesses Are Now Hiring Apprentices. Should You?
The old plumber and electrician trainee model has been reimagined for the new world -- and could be exactly what a startup needs.
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How to Find New Customers for an Old Product
Having a successful product or service is a big win. But keeping it top of mind for consumers (and winning new ones) can be a challenge.
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Tracee Ellis Ross Spent 10 Years Building Pattern, Her Hair Care Brand
The actress and entrepreneur has learned that to be successful, the message is as important as the product.
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By Listening to Her Customers, This Entrepreneur Found a Larger Audience -- And a Greater Mission
Michelle Kennedy launched the Peanut app to help moms. But now, the app is out to help all women.
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"When?" is the Most Important Question for Entrepreneurs. (The Answer: Now?)
When do you launch? When do you act? When do you change? The cofounder of Square has answers.
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Why OxiClean's Anthony Sullivan Bought a Hemp Farm Before Launching a CBD Brand
Anthony Sullivan is usually on TV pitching OxiClean, the line of cleaning products he’s become famous for. (His marketing company produces its commercials, which he also stars in.) But now he’s also pitching his own CBD brand, and he wants people to
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Why This Entrepreneur Left Tesla to Open a Tech Repair Franchise
Minhthe Nguyen used to be an overworked Silicon Valley engineer. Now, as a uBreakiFix franchisee, he's still overworked -- but happier than ever.
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How This Franchise CEO Learned to Lead By Making Mistakes
SpeedPro president and CEO Larry Oberly is haunted by some of his earliest missteps as a manager. But today, that's made him a better boss.
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What Franchises Should Know Before Hiring a PR Firm
Franchisors and franchisees alike can benefit from a talented PR firm that can get the attention of new customers. Here's how to find a match.
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When a Company Outgrows Its Founders: How a Little Breakfast Chain Plans to Go Big
Eggs Up Grill is a quirky, homegrown, Southeast breakfast chain. With new owners and a mandate to grow, the brand has a delicate balance to strike.
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Ayesha Curry Has Built a Business Empire -- and She's Still Learning
The entrepreneur turned a YouTube channel into a lifestyle brand, including a book, restaurants, and TV gigs. Her guiding principle: Treat every step as an education.
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#2 on the Franchise 500: Delivery and Booze Are Boosting Taco Bell's Sales
The #2 company on our Franchise 500 list is now looking to find its next big success overseas.
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6 Decisions That Could Change Your Business
I hired a business coach seven years ago, and it helped me propel my company forward. As an entrepreneur, running a business feels like something you should be able to figure out on your own, but investing in a coach helped me raise the bar in every
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#3 on the Franchise 500: McDonald's Had a Bumpy Year, But Still Leads in Innovation
From the remote island of Mauritius to the distant deserts of Kuwait, you can’t escape the Big Mac. The world is home to more than 38,000 McDonald’s. So what’s left to conquer?  Try Silicon Valley. Ronald McDonald has landed in tech land, not with bu
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What It's Like Inside Wayfair
Working at Wayfair’s Boston headquarters is a lot like shopping on Wayfair online. Each of its four floors, which were designed by IA Interior Architects, channels a different style featured on the $8.6 billion home-furnishing e-com giant’s site -- f
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#4 on the Franchise 500: How Sonic Drive-In Uses Artificial Intelligence to Improve Customer Service
The #4 company on our Franchise 500 list is learning from its customers -- and serving up exactly what they want.
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How Edible Arrangements Learned to Embrace a New Kind of 'Edible'
Tariq Farid thought he had a lock on the word edible. For more than  20 years, his company, Edible Arrangements, was famous for its bouquets of fruit and platters of chocolate-dipped fruit, and customers had begun casually referring to the company as
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#5 on the Franchise 500: The UPS Store Meets Customers Where They Are
The #5 company on our Franchise 500 list has found new growth by opening smaller locations inside pharmacies, hotels, and military bases.
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Larabar's Founder Stocked Shelves at Whole Foods to Learn About Retail
By starting at the bottom, Lara Merriken got a quick education to food-product sales and marketing.
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#6 on the Franchise 500: Ace Hardware Is Fusing Online Sales With In-Person Service
If it seems like there’s an Ace Hardware everywhere you go, that’s because it’s true. Over the past five years, 836 stores have opened in the U.S., which brings the total count to 5,312. According to the company, 75 percent of all U.S. homes and busi
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This Founder Built a $1 Billion Brand ... By Giving Away $5 Gift Cards
Stuart Landesberg started his career at Lehman Brothers and TPG Growth, but he felt a pull toward the sustainable-­living industry. He’d grown up composting in his family’s backyard and had a vision of selling eco-friendly products online. “I was fil
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#7 on the Franchise 500: Planet Fitness Knows You Don't Want to Go to the Gym
The #7 company on our Franchise 500 list attracts first-time gym-goers with low prices and a shame-free environment.
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9 Ways to Supercharge Your Morning Routine
Whether with celery juice or a sports podcast, these 9 founders found a new way to start the day.
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