Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer features business owners and CEO’s who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side happy, wealthy, and growing. Feifer, Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief, pulls these stories out so other business can avoid the same crippling problems.
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The Star of Wicked on Broadway Quit Her Safe Wall Street Job to Pursue Her Passion. Here's How.
At 27, Jessica Vosk took the ultimate leap of faith: She quit her Wall Street job to pursue her dream of acting full-time. Now, night after night, she stars as Elphaba in Wicked, the second highest-grossing Broadway show of all time. Vosk's path wasn't easy: On this episode of How Success Happens, she offers tips for using your “business brain” to ensure people want to work with you time and time again, motivating yourself even on your worst days and networking without feeling "fake."
The Secrets of Managing Stress and Forging Strong Relationships From a Professional Bridesmaid
Jen Glantz launched her business Bridesmaid for Hire with a Craigslist post. Today, the writer and career coach helps people get through the most pressure-filled days of their lives -- and has learned a lot about finding opportunities in unexpected places.
How This Warby Parker and Casper Alum Ended up 'Accidentally' Raising a Seed Round
How to Build a One-Person Million-Dollar Business
Author and business journalist Elaine Pofeldt discusses how solo entrepreneurs can break $1 million in revenue before they hire a single employee.
Billionaire Ray Dalio Reveals The Secrets to His Success
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Reveals Why You Should Rethink What It Means to Be a Great Mentor
The serial entrepreneur's next act is helping new entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. He reveals the advice he won't be giving them.
Why This Chef Quit His Job at a Top Restaurant to Work in School Cafeterias
How Entrepreneur Jennifer Openshaw Is Helping Teen Girls Find Success -- Early.
Jennifer Ann Openshaw is an American financial innovator, author, and commentator. She is perhaps best known for starting Women’s Financial Network – the first online financial firm created for women and a trendsetter in the financial industry. Her new venture, 'Girls With Impact' offers young women entrepreneurs, grades 9-12, a digital education on business plans, funding, the art of pitching and more.
The Producer Behind Ali Wong and Jim Gaffigan Reveals How to Make Money By Making People Laugh
Brian Volk-Weiss built the world's largest comedy production and distribution company taking risks on comedians that weren't yet household names and became global superstars.
The Woman Behind Female Founders Fund Shares How to Pitch, Grow and Scale Your Idea for Success.
10 Things This First-Time Novelist Did to Write and Sell a Bestseller
A conversation with author Stephanie Storey about how she found success with a daring risk-it-all game plan.
Meet Entrepreneur Sharon Rowe, Whose 'Tiny Business' Mantra Aims to Help Give Leaders Their Lives Back
Rowe's been in business since the late '80s, making and marketing "eco bags" to replace those yucky plastic bags clogging up our beaches and park.
From Customer to CEO in 11 Years: Joey Gonzalez of Barry's Bootcamp Shares Top Success Strategies
On the latest episode of How Success Happens, Joey Gonzalez of Barry's Bootcamp shares how he rose from customer to CEO of the high performance boutique fitness chain. The father of two also talks work-life balance, how his immigrant parents inspired him to succeed and key business growth strategies.
This Entrepreneur Explains Her Simple Daily Strategy For Overcoming Rejection and Building Resilience
Daymond John Talks Shark Tank, Success Tactics and the Joy of Beekeeping
On the latest episode of How Success Happens, the insanely busy Daymond John shares what goes on behind the scenes of Shark Tank, his advice for starting and growing a business, and explains how he relaxes by surrounding himself with bees. Yes, bees.
If You Want to Get to the Next Level, Start Asking for What You Want
Becoming an entrepreneur often means forging your own career path. Career Contessa's Lauren McGoodwin evolved from education major to recruiter to founder. Now, her site advises women on how to take control of their careers -- including which skills are most important for getting to where you want to go, whether you're an employee or an entrepreneur.
Kumail Nanjiani talks 'Silicon Valley,' 'The Big Sick' and Dealing With the Fear of Failure
In this special episode, we listen in to the hilarious interview Kumail Nanjiani did for the May 2017 issue of Entrepreneur magazine. Learn about how he got his start in tech, how he got the courage to make the leap into comedy and how he and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, figured out how to work together without driving each other nuts.
Entrepreneur Heidi Zak: To Move Quickly and Solve the Right Problems, Leaders Need to Ask Better Questions
Heidi Zak founded ThirdLove in 2013 to change how women buy bras. The company pioneered half-sizes and developed an app that’s helped it aggregate more than 150 million data points from real women to ensure a better fitting bra. She’ll explain a surprising key to moving quickly and building her business that can help any leader: asking better questions.
Leaders: Work on Knowing Yourself. This Founder Did and It’s Made All the Difference.
Serial founders get good at knowing how to mobilize, when a big change is coming and how to push through. And if they’re lucky, they also know themselves a lot better. That’s certainly the case with Adam Braun. With his first venture, Pencils of Promise, Braun, who was in his 20s at the time it started, was able to completely focus of his nonprofit’s mission: to build schools and create educational programs for those living in developing countries. He built 450 schools across the globe. He also suffered from major burnout -- a state he’d rather not reach again. Today, Braun is a more experienced founder with a new project: MissionU, a college alternative with no upfront tuition. To learn more about how Braun prevents burnout, the principles behind MissionU and his take on being an entrepreneur, listen to the latest edition of How Success Happens.
If You’re Not Asking Yourself This Simple Question, This Longtime Founder Says You’re Toast
This Leader Is Making It Easier for the Deaf Community to Start Their Own Businesses
Chris Soukup understands the frustrations the deaf community faces. He’s seen deaf children put in schools that isolate them and deaf adults struggling to get work. A third-generation member of the deaf community, he knows the unexpected roadblocks that can emerge during any task -- from placing a phone call to even applying for a loan. But Soukup also understands what’s possible -- and he’s working to make a global impact with his nonprofit Communication Service for the Deaf, an organization dedicated to supporting people with hearing loss.
This Man Spent Four Years with the World's Most Innovative People. Here's What They Taught Him
Mark Stevenson is a futurologist and historian who's book We Do Things Differently took him across the globe to find people looking for unexpected solutions for the big problems we’re facing across the globe. In this podcast, he talks about what that research taught him about how laughter and tenacity power innovation -- and what anyone can learn.
Thinx Co-Founder Taps a Lifetime of Design Influences for New Shoe Company
Antonia Dunbar has built a career developing new products to make women's lives better. She's been called a "feminist genius" for her part in designing THINX underwear, a revolutionary self-absorbing undergarment which eliminates the need for tampons or pads. Now Antonia Dunbar is stepping into the shoe industry with Antonia Saint New York, a line of high-tech heels and flats that feel like sneakers on the inside. How Success Happens host Linda Lacina spoke with the serial disrupter about her drive to provide innovative solutions for women, and how sacrifice, commitment and practice have fueled her success.
Simple Routines Help Hugh Forrest and His Team Plan SXSW's Thousands of Panels in Music, Tech and Film
Each year, thousands descend upon Austin, Texas for SXSW, a celebration of tech, movies, education and politics. They come, in part, for the more than 2,000 panels and presentations packed with thought leaders, actors, authors, astronauts and a range of buzzy personalities. Attendees have Hugh Forrest, the event’s chief programming officer, to thank for the lineup. In this podcast he’ll talk about how he’s learned to maximize the 10-12 month planning cycle that makes the festival come to life. He’ll also share the routines he puts in place not just to make that event possible, but to keep his team connected and engaged and moving projects forward.
A Hurricane Took Her Home and Uprooted Her Staff. How One Entrepreneur Pushed Forward and Recommitted to Her Company.
Martha Stewart’s Empire Was Actually Her Third Career. How Curiosity and Optimism Have Helped Her Evolve.
Martha Stewart launched her brand more than 25 years ago and it continues to serve as a model for what’s really possible for when it comes to building a personal empire. This brand -- a third career after modeling and stockbrokering -- has expanded from books and magazines to a range of collaborations including a cooking show with rapper Snoop Dogg, and partnerships with retailers like Home Depot, Staples, Macy’s and most recently, the QVC. She’ll talk to us today about what she’s learned -- and the role of curiosity and optimism in building something that evolves and lasts.
One Entrepreneur Wants to Remind You: Tough Times Mean You’re Changing, Not Failing.
Daina is one of the co-founders of Health-Ade, a kombucha company, that you might have seen at Whole Foods or on the shelves of one the more than 10,000 stores it’s available at in all 50 states. But five years ago, before its first or its second plant, before the $25 million in funding, it was just a side hustle started in her apartment with some friends and $600. Today, Daina will talk about those hard early days, about quitting a corporate job and an orderly life, about getting evicted and taking conference calls in her car. She’ll talk about how she found a light to follow when the path wasn’t clear -- and what she’d like every new founder going through just these struggles to understand.
Every Life is Precious. How This Simple Idea is Helping One Woman Coach Underserved Entrepreneurs.
This Best-Selling Author and Goal Expert Says These 4 Simple Mistakes Are Holding You Back From Designing Your Future
Michael Hyatt is a bestselling author whose latest book "Your Best Year Ever: A 5 Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals" uses the latest research to help us take control of our time and our dreams to build the lives we want. He’ll talk to us about the 25,000 people who helped inspire this book as well as the simple ways we all get off track and what we need to do instead.
Cards Against Humanity’s Founders Are Less Concerned With Balance Sheets Than Making Each Other Laugh
You might know Cards Against Humanity as profane, dark and politically tinged party game. You might also know it for its pranks, like the Super Bowl ad that featured only a potato with the word “advertisement” written on it. But you might not know the company funds a scholarship for women pursuing STEM careers and has raised millions for causes like internet privacy and government transparency. It might also surprise you that CAH for many years was run by 8 friends-turned-founders who kept their day jobs while running the card game as a sidehustle. Today we’ll talk to two of its founders, Ben Hantoot and Max Temkin, on their unique approach to running a company.
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