Joan Oleck

Joan Oleck

Associate Editor
Joan Oleck is an associate contributors editor at Entrepreneur. She has previously worked for Business Week, Newsday and the trade magazine Restaurant Business, where a cover story she wrote won the Jesse Neal Award.
Can Your Product Fit into a Gift Box? Here's a New Holiday Sales Idea.
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Can Your Product Fit into a Gift Box? Here's a New Holiday Sales Idea.

Holiday markets around the country are getting bigger and bigger every year. Why? The gifts they sell are beautiful, and visitors are ready to buy.
9 Takeaways for Entrepreneurs From Bruce Springsteen's Autobiography
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9 Takeaways for Entrepreneurs From Bruce Springsteen's Autobiography

His bestselling memoir details the decisions that made him a rock'n'roll icon.
These Pot-Smoking Filmmakers Are Now Getting High on HBO
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These Pot-Smoking Filmmakers Are Now Getting High on HBO

The husband and wife creators of 'High Maintenance' started off posting free web videos. Today, you'll have to pay to see them on premium cable.
This Franchise Is Going to the Dogs, and That's Absolutely Fine
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This Franchise Is Going to the Dogs, and That's Absolutely Fine

A Pennsylvania-based father and son gave up their IT jobs to team up in the canine business.
This Franchisee Started a Business That's Got Wheels on It
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This Franchisee Started a Business That's Got Wheels on It

Need a bike repair? A rental? A new bike? Andrew Alexander's mobile Velofix van will bring it to your home or business.
For These Franchisees, 'Care' and 'Assistance' Have Been Personal Priorities for 40 Years
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For These Franchisees, 'Care' and 'Assistance' Have Been Personal Priorities for 40 Years

Home-care business partners Steve Sudberry and Will Reid have been best friends 40 years. Business kerfuffles? They settle them 'on the ping pong table.'
This Franchisee Isn't Just Selling Ice Cream. He's Selling K-12 Science.
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This Franchisee Isn't Just Selling Ice Cream. He's Selling K-12 Science.

First, Rob West had to convince California authorities that 400 gallons of liquid nitrogen at a retail location was perfectly OK.
This Entrepreneur Goes Undercover to Rescue Dogs From Torture in Asia
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This Entrepreneur Goes Undercover to Rescue Dogs From Torture in Asia

Pet nutritionist Marc Ching risks his life posing as an 'American dog meat entrepreneur' in Asian slaughterhouses.
'Starving Artists' No More, This North Carolina Couple Opened Wine & Design's First Franchise
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'Starving Artists' No More, This North Carolina Couple Opened Wine & Design's First Franchise

Marianne and Craig Burt, seasoned fine artists who had faced financial ruin, are now thriving, having opened their second 'paint and sip' franchise in North Carolina.
These Glass Doctor Franchisees Found Smashing Success in a Family Business
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These Glass Doctor Franchisees Found Smashing Success in a Family Business

Kevin and Tamera Tennant started their business in a dumpster, picking up shards of glass, to teach themselves their new trade.
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? This Entrepreneur Did, and Reinvented the Umbrella.
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Have You Ever Seen the Rain? This Entrepreneur Did, and Reinvented the Umbrella.

'I sometimes refer to this as climbing a mountain on roller blades,' the inventor of the 'Nubrella' says of starting his business.
This New Mom Never 'Expected' to Find the Perfect Business Model
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This New Mom Never 'Expected' to Find the Perfect Business Model

But she did. And she partnered with her own mom on two retail franchisee brands, and what turned out to be a true family affair.
The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-Making and Retail
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The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-Making and Retail

At one point, she shares, megastar Robert De Niro leaned in to ask her advice about his idea for an invention.
Movie 'Joy' Celebrates Something We Already Appreciate: Entrepreneurs
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Movie 'Joy' Celebrates Something We Already Appreciate: Entrepreneurs

Who knew that someone would make a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper that centers on a mop inventor.
A Franchise That Develops Leaders Was Just What This Military Veteran Was Looking For
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A Franchise That Develops Leaders Was Just What This Military Veteran Was Looking For

Tutor Doctor has the structure and strong support team that appealed to a 22-year Navy duty officer.