Success Stories http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/success-stories The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Success Stories en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT 5 Books That Reveal the Secrets of Your Entrepreneurial Heroes Here are five must-read books that show what entrepreneurial success really takes, and how we can apply the principles of the best to our business. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234458 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234458 Dorie Clark Here are five must-read books that show what entrepreneurial success really takes, and how we can apply the principles of the best to our business. 9 Things Exceptionally Smart Entrepreneurs Do to Be Successful The difference between success and failure often comes down to these actions. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235655 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235655 Thomas Oppong The difference between success and failure often comes down to these actions. How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234985 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234985 Jason Daley At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system. Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.' The fashion-retail founder explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to veer off of the prescribed track, why it is okay for them to make mistakes and how founders should strive to be like Indiana Jones. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235498 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235498 Nina Zipkin The fashion-retail founder explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to veer off of the prescribed track, why it is okay for them to make mistakes and how founders should strive to be like Indiana Jones. Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire Some wise words that you can put into practice at your own startup endeavors. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234302 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234302 Carol Roth Some wise words that you can put into practice at your own startup endeavors. How Entrepreneurs, Such as Daymond John, Learn to Improve Their Game Startup life is fraught with peril, but it's one space where prior experience really helps. These business owners share how their business expertise evolved. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234562 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234562 Laura Schaefer Startup life is fraught with peril, but it's one space where prior experience really helps. These business owners share how their business expertise evolved. Oprah Calls This Person the 'Perfect Entrepreneur' In this interview, the talk-show legend talks to this founder about the passion that inspired him to launch an international giant. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234493 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234493 Jason Fell In this interview, the talk-show legend talks to this founder about the passion that inspired him to launch an international giant. How to Turn Haters Into Raving Customers In this podcast, Lewis Howes chats with millionaire Timothy Sykes about how we can cultivate loyal customers and make a ton of money. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234319 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234319 Lewis Howes In this podcast, Lewis Howes chats with millionaire Timothy Sykes about how we can cultivate loyal customers and make a ton of money. 5 Quotes to Inspire the Optimistic Entrepreneur in You A positive attitude can take you far in your career, like these five successes prove with their perspective of possibility. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234420 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234420 Adam Toren A positive attitude can take you far in your career, like these five successes prove with their perspective of possibility. How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name Essie Weingarten, the entrepreneur behind the wildly popular nail polish line, grew her childhood passion into a multimillion-dollar brand. Thu, 29 May 2014 18:10:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234331 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234331 Catherine Clifford Essie Weingarten, the entrepreneur behind the wildly popular nail polish line, grew her childhood passion into a multimillion-dollar brand. A Bulldog Inspired This Woman's $50 Million Startup When this woman's dog won a photo contest, she had a revelation -- that turned into a multi-million dollar business. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234246 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234246 Christina Scotti When this woman's dog won a photo contest, she had a revelation -- that turned into a multi-million dollar business. How This Wildly Popular Web Series Made It Big The creators of 'Submissions Only,' a comedy web series that airs on BroadwayWorld.com, have struck a sweet spot with audiences well beyond the theater world. Wed, 28 May 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234245 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234245 Nina Zipkin The creators of 'Submissions Only,' a comedy web series that airs on BroadwayWorld.com, have struck a sweet spot with audiences well beyond the theater world. 5 Ways to Change the Odds Whatever the odds are facing you, the biggest variable in your life is you. Tue, 27 May 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234192 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234192 Matt Mayberry Whatever the odds are facing you, the biggest variable in your life is you. Because Life Isn't Easy: 4 Secrets of Success Amid Adversity Tragedy and personal setbacks can ruin you, or inspire you to do more with your life. Here's some advice. Thu, 15 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233744 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233744 Ryan K. Novak Tragedy and personal setbacks can ruin you, or inspire you to do more with your life. Here's some advice. TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.' After failing at launching a cable network, Blake Mycoskie found his passion in social entrepreneurship. Here is how he turned TOMS into a global force for good. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233899 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233899 Nina Zipkin After failing at launching a cable network, Blake Mycoskie found his passion in social entrepreneurship. Here is how he turned TOMS into a global force for good. This Entrepreneur Almost Gave Up On Himself. Now, He Runs a Million-Dollar Brand. Raj Peter Bhakta could be called crazy for some of his previous endeavors, but he seems to have hit it right with WhistlePig whiskey. Thu, 15 May 2014 15:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233870 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233870 Catherine Clifford Raj Peter Bhakta could be called crazy for some of his previous endeavors, but he seems to have hit it right with WhistlePig whiskey. All Successful Entrepreneurs Do These 3 Things WhistlePig Founder Raj Peter Bhakta experienced his fair share of business flops before founding a multimillion dollar brand. In this video, he summarizes what he has learned about building a successful business. Wed, 14 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233790 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233790 Catherine Clifford WhistlePig Founder Raj Peter Bhakta experienced his fair share of business flops before founding a multimillion dollar brand. In this video, he summarizes what he has learned about building a successful business. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Turned Easter Into Sweet Business Candy and Easter go hand in hand. Some of the sweet treats in your basket are also big business for these companies. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233077 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233077 Matthew Toren Candy and Easter go hand in hand. Some of the sweet treats in your basket are also big business for these companies. Success or Failure: Which Breeds Stronger, More Resilient Entrepreneurs? Are champions born or are they made? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231535 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231535 Jason Ankeny Are champions born or are they made? Lessons in Greatness: One Woman's Journey From Heart Condition to Climbing Mt. Everest In this podcast, adventurer and leadership professor Alison Levine discusses her personal struggles and the lessons she has learned along the way. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233048 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233048 Lewis Howes In this podcast, adventurer and leadership professor Alison Levine discusses her personal struggles and the lessons she has learned along the way.