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Problem Solvers

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.

Episodes

Episode 29: The Danger of Profitability: It Masks Deeper Problems

From the outside, Cogent Entertainment Marketing looked like a success: It got early into the influencer marketing game, quickly signing big clients and making good money. And because profits were hi...

Episode 28: Going From B2C to B2B: Why Poppin Transformed Itself

What happens when you’re trying to sell to consumers, but your best customers are actually other businesses? Furniture-maker Poppin’s answer: It radically transformed itself to meet this new customer....

Episode 27: How Transparent is Too Transparent?

Beck Besecker believes in transparency. So much so, that he calls Marxent, “aggressively transparent.” That means everyone can talk to everyone else. Everyone has a voice. Everyone has access to mana...

Episode 26: How A Young, New, Female Boss Took Over Her Male-Dominated Company

Chrissy Monaco was basically raised at Monaco Ford, her dad’s car dealership. Then in January of 2017, she took over as co-owner and new boss—now in charge of men she’d known all her life, some of wh...

Episode 25: He Said Yes Too Many Times, Then Learned to Say No

Entrepreneurs love to say yes—to new ideas, to new opportunities, and to new markets. But yes can be dangerous: The wrong yes will compound itself, stretching a company thin and clouding its sense of...

Episode 24: How to Win in a Ruthless Industry? Try Being Nice.

Tami Halton Pardee started out working in Hollywood—an industry known for crushing hours and sociopathic behavior. Then she left to work in real estate in Los Angeles—another industry known for crush...

Episode 23: How Tough Mudder Expanded Its Loyal Fanbase

Every entrepreneur wants a loyal fanbase, a group of repeat customers who will evangelize their favorite brand. But superfans come with challenges: They love a company exactly the way it is, and they...

Episode 22: What’s Holding Your Company Back?

In its first four years, Tyson Lawrence’s logistics company reached $5 million in sales. “Everything I touched turned to gold,” he says. But then the golden touch disappeared, and his growth stalled....

Episode 21: How to Survive 150 Straight VC Rejections

Sam Sisakhti had a great idea for a company, and early on it seemed like others agreed. He got funded on his very first pitch. But when that funding fell apart, and Sam embarked on a punishing year a...

Episode 20: Survive the Holiday Crush Like Baked By Melissa

For many entrepreneurs, the stretch between Halloween and New Year’s is when teams get stressed, systems get strained, and even the smallest inefficiencies amplify into crises. But if a company build...

Episode 19: Find Overlooked Growth Opportunities, With Study Giant Quizlet

Here’s a thought that’s going to make you crazy: Somewhere in your business, in a place you’ve completely overlooked, there’s a major opportunity you’re passing up. On this episode, we explore how it...

Episode 18: What Happens When You Can't Deliver Your Kickstarter Project to Backers?

A successful Kickstarter campaign is exciting, but it can also be a curse. New entrepreneurs routinely miscalculate how much money they need to fulfill orders, and get drowned in unexpected costs. Ho...

Episode 16: Dollar Shave Club for Couches Shows Upside in Asking "Why Are Things Sold The Way They Are?"

Here’s the most exciting question to ask today: “Why is this thing sold this way?” The answer will reveal all sorts of business opportunities, and startups who asked this question have gone on to dis...

Episode 15: When You Try Making "Something For Everyone," You Attract Nobody

You want customers to love your product, of course. But what happens when they don’t? The simple answer: You have to make a change -- and it won’t be easy. Today we follow the story of Grayl, a compa...

Episode 14: From A Garage To Its Own Warehouse, How Boxed Grew Fast

How do you scale when your business depends on it? Chieh Huang of Boxed knows this well; his company is like an online wholesale club (with no membership fees), and in four years, he took it from a g...

Episode 13: How This Dating App Company Spiked User Engagement

Every company wants to increase user engagement. But for a company like Meet Group, it was a life-or-death need. It runs four free dating apps (Meet Me, Skout, Tagged, and hi5), and relies largely on...

Episode 12: The Power of Simple and How HelloFresh Increased Customer Retention

HelloFresh made one counterintuitive change in its business, and it sparked an immediate boost in sales. The result should be a lesson to all entrepreneurs: In business, simple things matter. Simple...

Episode 11: How He Convinced 300,000 People To Work With Him, From Malaysia

It can be hard convincing others to work with you, especially if your company is new. And yet, you need them: They’re your future suppliers, contractors, partners, and sponsors, which means you must...

Episode 10: What To Do When Your Solution Is Actually Creating More Problems

Hanson Grant had built a hit product called Think Board, and what seemed like a world-class customer support team. But when his product started getting terrible reviews on Amazon, he scrambled to fig...

Episode 9: How Increasing Your Prices Can Attract Better Customers

How do you raise prices? It’s not easy, as the cofounders of Motto can attest. For more than a decade, they’ve been raising prices -- while evolving from a little design shop to a full-scale, high-en...

Episode 8: How To Hire The Perfect Team, With Zapier CEO Wade Foster

Many entrepreneurs struggle with how to hire the right people. But they don’t always think about when to hire those people. That can lead to disaster, as Zapier cofounder and CEO Wade Foster knows we...

Episode 7: How DraftKings Survived And Made Daily Fantasy Sports Legal

How can a company survive a crisis so big, its very future is in doubt? Draft Kings knows the answer. It was a startup on the rise, making millions by allowing fans of fantasy sports to bet online --...

Episode 6: What To Do When Customers Don't Share Your Vision

What happens when customers don’t share your vision? It can be an emotional blow. Here you poured your heart into a product, only to find that customers want something different. Shira Berk faced this...

Episode 5: From $50 Consulting Fees to 4m Monthly Uniques with The Points Guy Brian Kelly

How do you turn a great idea into a great business? It’s an infinitely complex question. You have to build an infrastructure around that idea -- one that amplifies it and makes it compelling enough fo...

Episode 4: What Happens When The CEO Can't Possibly Talk To Every Employee or Customer?

How can you scale yourself? It’s something every successful entrepreneur needs to figure out. At some point, your company will become so big that you can’t be in the weeds the way you once were. If y...

Episode 3: Her Cookie Company Went Viral, Which Meant A Bouncer and 4-Hour Lines

What’s it like when your company goes viral? Take it from Kristen Tomlan, the founder and CEO of a viral cookie dough company called Do ("Dough") "It's terrifying." And exhausting. And it exacerbated...

Episode 2: What Happens When You Realize Your Plan is Flawed At Launch?

You did your homework. You lined up the right investors. You hired the right talent, created a product that everyone in your industry thought was just going to totally wow people and then you launch.....

Episode 1: How Do You Keep Buyers and Sellers Inside Your Marketplace?

Jaron Gilinsky created Storyhunter, a platform that connects media companies and brands to freelance video producers and journalists in 180 countries. But to succeed, he had to overcome two major prob...