Ashlea Halpern

Entrepreneur Contributor
Why Tyra Banks Cold-Called Zappos's Tony Hsieh
Mentors

Why Tyra Banks Cold-Called Zappos's Tony Hsieh

Never stop learning.
Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Keep These Owners' Tips in Mind.
Business Ideas

Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Keep These Owners' Tips in Mind.

You can cash in on caffeine addictions -- if you're savvy.
The Important Pivot That Built This One-of-a-Kind Travel Marketplace
Travel

The Important Pivot That Built This One-of-a-Kind Travel Marketplace

She sought to solve one problem, but discovered a bigger one in the process.
What 70 Airbnb Stays Can Teach Anyone About Running Any Business
How to Start a Small Business

What 70 Airbnb Stays Can Teach Anyone About Running Any Business

Anticipate needs, don't lose your cool, and manage expectations, just to start.
How To Make Money In Trendy Businesses-And Survive When The Trend Ends
Trends

How To Make Money In Trendy Businesses-And Survive When The Trend Ends

It takes a mix of strategy, luck and conviction.
Want to Open a Vintage Shop? Experts Share Their Secrets.
How to Start a Small Business

Want to Open a Vintage Shop? Experts Share Their Secrets.

Sales at thrift shops are growing every year. Get in on the growth.
Hemingways' Car Trouble Sparked a Travel Guide Business For This Writer
Travel

Hemingways' Car Trouble Sparked a Travel Guide Business For This Writer

He's creating the guides he'd always wanted.
What Running a Tour Company in North Korea Taught This Founder About Customer Service
Small Business - Big Impact

What Running a Tour Company in North Korea Taught This Founder About Customer Service

Travel can spark unexpected businesses, and Andrea Lee started hers after a pleasant trip to… North Korea? Her story, as told to Ashlea Halpern.
Why This Travel CEO Wants His Customers to Take Giant Risks
Inspiration Everywhere

Why This Travel CEO Wants His Customers to Take Giant Risks

Traveling can spark unexpected businesses-and Tom Morgan started his after a failed trip to Mongolia.
Want to Open a Bakery? Keep These Expert Tips in Mind.
Startup Basics

Want to Open a Bakery? Keep These Expert Tips in Mind.

Be prepared: The work isn't always as sweet as the product.
Want to Run a Pet Café? These Founders' Tips Can Help.
Business Ideas

Want to Run a Pet Café? These Founders' Tips Can Help.

Learn how these entrepreneurs have combined their love of pets with their passion for the community.
A Vat of Ink Inspired This Craft Ecommerce Company
Travel

A Vat of Ink Inspired This Craft Ecommerce Company

Lauren K. Lancy started her business after a colorful trip to Thailand.
Want to Run a Flower Shop? What You'll Need -- and What You Won't.
Startup Basics

Want to Run a Flower Shop? What You'll Need -- and What You Won't.

There's more to the business than beautiful bouquets.
What This Casket Maker Learned from Honda, Tesla and Steve Jobs
Innovators

What This Casket Maker Learned from Honda, Tesla and Steve Jobs

Former auto designer Joseph Ledinh knows he's in a grim business. But that's why it's so exciting.
From Tourist to Mogul: How 3 Americans Found Business Success Abroad
Travel

From Tourist to Mogul: How 3 Americans Found Business Success Abroad

Traveling can spark unexpected businesses -- and David Harmatz started his with a distant Panamanian shack.