Frances Dodds

Features Director at Entrepreneur.com

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Writing

Why Writing About Your Life Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Making yourself into an "I" character can help you put some distance between yourself and your ego, eschew perfectionism, and get reacquainted with what you really believe in.

If You're in Franchising and Need a New Bank, Ask These Questions

Now more than ever, franchisors and franchisees alike need to work with a bank they can trust. Here's how to get the most of your financial partner.
Women Entrepreneurs

The Wing Founder Audrey Gelman Says She Made Big Mistakes

The former CEO of the women's coworking space is speaking out to take responsibility for how the company mistreated employees of color and sustained classist structures.
Government

Here's How a Justice Amy Coney Barrett Could Affect Entrepreneurs

Barrett is poised to become the most pro-corporate justice on a Supreme Court that is already friendly to big-business interests. But how will that affect small-business owners, freelancers and entrepreneurs?

She Sold Her Co-Working Business and Joined a Giant Competitor. Here's Why.

Shelley Bade has had a complex journey with the co-working franchise Office Evolution. It began as a competitor, then turned into a support system when she needed it the most.
Managing Technology

Losing the Battle Against Your Kids' Screens? Try a Family "Rewirement Plan."

The San Diego-based Screen Time Clinic offers parents customized coaching on how to curb their kids' technology usage.
Black entrepreneurs

Before He Became a Revolutionary Coffee Roaster, He Photographed Revolutionaries

Red Bay Coffee founder Keba Konte has been documenting political movements for decades, and says the events of this year have had a "profound impact" on Black businesses. But there's been loss and fear, too.
Media Companies

The Mogul of Black Celebrity News: 'Now Is When Your Competition Is At Its Weakest'

MediaTakeOut's founder Fred Mwangaguhunga talks about running the leading Black celebrity gossip site in the era of Black Lives Matter, and why now is the time for media disruption.
work culture

Welcome to the Age of FOMU (Fear of Meeting Up)

Fears for physical safety have morphed into social anxiety. But could our collective FOMU leave work culture better off?
Zoom

Zoom Earned More In 3 Months Than All of Last Year

The video conferencing company's stock soared roughly 23 percent, and its second quarter sales are up 355 percent from last year.
Education

Distance Learning is a 'Nightmare' for Many Special Needs Kids. These Businesses Are Creating Tools to Help.

The loss of in-person special education has been devastating for many families who are trying to keep their kids' progress from stalling or regressing. Fortunately, education entrepreneurs are innovating to offer a bit of relief.
Technology

This Founder Was Inventing a "Touchless" World Before We Knew We Needed One

Simplehuman's Frank Yang was envisioning intuitive, design-centric home products long before they became instrumental in saving lives.
Black entrepreneurs

His Criminal Record Disqualified Him From Receiving PPP. So He Pushed Back, and Got the Rules Changed.

Troy Parker's cleaning and construction business hires returning citizens who struggle to find work elsewhere. When he was told he was ineligible for stimulus funds because of mistakes he already paid for, he started making calls.
News and Trends

Republicans Unveil Their $1 Trillion Stimulus Proposal. Here's What's in It.

They want to send out another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, while cutting those $600 weekly unemployment benefits to $200.