Stephanie Schomer

Stephanie Schomer

Entrepreneur Staff
Deputy Editor

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Franchises

By Supporting Its Franchisees, Kona Ice Enables Them To Better Serve Local Communities

The shaved-ice franchise focuses on community engagement to build year-round demand for the warm-weather treat.
Franchise Financing

What Franchises Should Look for In a Bank

Industry vets offer up advice on finding the financial and lending partner that works for your business.

Designer Nicole Miller Shares How She's Learned to Embrace Social Media, Influencers -- and the Need for Resiliency

Miller never saw herself as a 'woman' entrepreneur but recognizes that 'Somehow, the men get touted more than we do.'
Success Strategies

Three Creative Ways to Acquire Your First Customers

Don't know where your all-important first sale is coming from? Take advice from these entrepreneurs and think outside the box.

This Founder Built a National Business By Helping Kids Get Into College

Neha Gupta's College Shortcuts helps kids and parents navigate the paperwork and stress of college admissions.

Minted Grew From a Stationery Brand to a Global Design Platform. Here's How.

By listening to her community and reacting quickly, Mariam Naficy built a business bigger than her wildest visions.

This Female Founder Leans on Her Best Friend for Business Advice -- and Even Recruited Her to Join Her Company

Anna-Mieke Anderson, founder of ethical diamond brand MiaDonna, has relied on pal Melanie Ware since the two were 11 years old.

Lilly Singh Conquered YouTube -- Now She's Taking On Hollywood

With a new gig as one of NBC's late-night talk show hosts, the comedian and content creator is ready to tackle traditional media.
Starting a Franchise Business

This Franchise's Publicist Loved the Company So Much, She Became a Franchisee

After years representing franchises, Ellie Lamonaca fell hard and fast for Conserva Irrigation.

When Their Investor Bailed, These Female Founders Launched Their Company Anyway

Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee bootstrapped a single hair salon in Hollywood. When a client requested a braiding style, the stylists decided to 'own' the trend.
Legal Advice

What Franchises Should Look for in a Law Firm

How to find a lawyer who will focus more on moving your business forward and less on billable hours.
Franchisors

How These Franchisees Became Franchisors

Whether they started a new brand or bought their parent company, these four entrepreneurs took the leap and became the big boss.

How Coachella and an Old Postal Truck Helped Launch Ice Cream Brand Coolhaus

The founders of the beloved sweet treat started small and scrappy -- and now they're ready to take over the ice cream aisle.

How This College Dropout Created a Fast-Growing But 'Culture-First' Hollywood PR Agency

As founder and CEO of Metro PR, Tess Finkle has built a business that serves its clients and employees alike.
Product Design

How One Bag Fits Every Shopping Cart

The founders of Lotus Trolley, a reusable shopping bag system, measured shopping carts across the globe to build a product that would work for all customers.