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Entrepreneur | June 2019
June 2019
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Michelle Pfeiffer's Fragrance Brand Took 20 Years (and Plenty of Rejection) to Build

She wanted the fragrance industry to be more transparent.The fragrance industry said no. So the actress took matters into her own hands.

This Family Photo Keeps the Edible Arrangements Founder Focused on Growth

It was taken when he received his 28th order, and today reminds him to work through the inevitable hard times.

How to Make Smart Hires on a Tight Budget

Growing a team is an important (and intimidating) step for a startup. And when money is tight, the pressure is on to get every hire right.

What Franchises Should Look For In a Marketing Firm

Reaching customers (and potential franchisees) is part art, part science. Three industry vets offer advice on finding a marketing and social media firm that strikes the right balance.

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6 Ways to Launch a Business

What's the best way to tell the world that your company exists and is open for business? Six entrepreneurs share their strategies and stories.

Profits Can Be Deceiving. Here's Why I Killed Off My Money-Making Product.

I had a great product. An immediate financial winner. But you know that gut feeling? Here's what I found out. (Trust me, it was painful.)

Why Long Hours and an Obsession With Efficiency Might Be Hurting Your Business

What if working long hours, living on Slack, and growing as fast as possible isn't the best way to run a business? The founders of Basecamp are pretty sure they have the answer.

She Was Rejected On Shark Tank. Then She Used That To Her Advantage.

Melissa Butler knew her line of brightly colored lipsticks would be a hit. So when the beauty industry ignored her, she kept moving forward.

Want to Become a Successful Tech Company? Be Boring!

Tech companies often only want to work on the buzziest projects. But if they put aside their egos, they'd discover a far wider world of opportunity.

Four Tech Founders Share Their Low-Tech Strategies For Success

Owning an innovative technology is just one part of building a successful startup.

Forerunner Ventures Founder Kirsten Green On What She Looks for In a Pitch

The investor breaks down what makes her want to invest in a brand, today's biggest opportunities, and how the tech world is about so much more than technology.

At Chief, the Club for Female Executives, High-Powered Women Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling -- For Good

Take a peak inside the network's TriBeCa clubhouse, where female execs from HBO, Amazon and Instagram come together.

Why This Oakland Cop Became a Subway Franchisee

Kiesha Haggerty has found the two worlds to be surprisingly complementary.

Want to Build A Franchise Empire? Do It Brand By Brand.

Paul Flick wants to serve a homeowner's every need -- which is why his company Premium Service Brands is always expanding.

Lacrosse Star Paul Rabil: I'm 'Risking Everything' to Change the Sport

Many have tried to launch a new sports league. Few have succeeded. But that hasn't discouraged the star, who's trying to revolutionize his sport by competing against the league he once played for.

Sun-Maid Raisins Has a Bold Plan to Reinvent Itself. (Watch Out, Fruit Roll-Ups!)

The storied company's new CEO is tackling a big challenge: a recognizable brand but a declining business.

Greg Flynn Owns 1,245 Restaurants and Makes $2 Billion A Year. Here's How He Did It.

He bought his first Applebee's 20 years ago, and since then has redefined what's possible in the franchise industry. His philosophy: Be different, then go big.

12 Ways to Make More Money Through LinkedIn

It's not enough to just complete your profile. To really stand out, you must understand how LinkedIn works -- and whom it rewards. Ted Prodromou, author of the book Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, explains how.

Everything You Need to Know to Pitch an Investor

Asking investors to fund your business is uncomfortable, intimidating and at times even excruciating. Here's how to make it better.

How to Become the Person Everyone Roots For

Good things don't just happen. They happen to people who hustle for them.

The Top Food Franchises of 2019

Food dominates the franchise world. Here, we rank the strongest brands in 14 tasty categories.

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