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Joan Oleck

Joan Oleck

Entrepreneur Staff / 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.

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Entrepreneurs

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'The Greatest Showman,' starring Hugh Jackman, sets the entrepreneur's life to music but sidesteps the controversial side of P.T. Barnum's business dealings.
Movies

Why Actress Robin Wright's Favorite Role May Just Be Entrepreneur

The 'House of Cards' actress relishes her evil character, but her heart is in the war-torn nation of Congo.
Richard Branson

Richard Branson Reveals His 6-Word Motto That's Motivated His Billion-Dollar Career

The Virgin founder also announced that his space company will get off the planet within four months.
Risk

How Do You Confront 'Risk'? This Future Entrepreneur Chomped Down on a 'Reaper' Chile Pepper With Grace and Daring.

You try doing this! The Carolina Reaper has been rated by Guinness as "The World's Hottest Pepper."
Innovation

Why the Passing of American Icon Sam Shepard Should Remind You of the Importance of Innovation

ALS, which killed Shepard, is the focus of entrepreneurs working in healthcare to rid us of this and lesser-known diseases.
Virtual Reality

Real Estate, Movies, Retail: VR Is Exploding. The Opportunities for Entrepreneurs Are Huge.

The 'Art of VR' conference in New York City features an alien bursting from a human, and lots of people excited about this burgeoning industry.
National Small Business Week

A TV Channel for Dogs -- Yes, Really -- Just Got Some Wagging Validation

Almost everyone's pooch can now enjoy this subscription channel, which is taking over cable like some sort of doggone HBO.
Cats

'Catpreneurs' Unite at New York's First 'Cat Camp' Symposium

Love felines? Here are six cat-centric businesses that may give you the purr-fect idea for your own.
McDonald's

New Movie 'The Founder' Explores Entrepreneurship's Dark Side Through McDonald's Origins

You've heard of Ray Kroc, who built the burger empire. But what do you know of his methods?
Holiday Shopping

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.
Rock stars

9 Takeaways for Entrepreneurs From Bruce Springsteen's Autobiography

His bestselling memoir details the decisions that made him a rock'n'roll icon.
Marijuana

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.
Franchise Players

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.
Franchise Players

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.
Franchise Players

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.'