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September 2021
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Livestream Selling Is 'QVC on Steroids,' and It Turned This Alabama Startup Into a Billion Dollar Business

Amazon, Facebook, Google, and TikTok are jumping into the game, but this company is already living what may be the future of retail-and helping 6,000 small retailers see their business soar.

How to Become a Master at Talking to Strangers

Entrepreneurs must become experts at connecting with anyone-and with a few simple strategies, you can. Here's what happened when I tried them myself.

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Some Franchises Prefer Recruits Who Want to Own More Than One Location. Here's Why.

We dig into four different companies to learn why they recruit franchisees the way they do, and what life is like for someone who owns multiple units.

Nobody Likes a Success Story

There's a right way to tell your story, and it isn't about sharing all your great accomplishments.

How Sweeten Built Trust Into the Home Renovation Process

Home renovation startup Sweeten created trust as the foundation of its business -- and now it has $1.5 billion worth of work in its pipeline.

Franchising Gave This Entrepreneur a Fresh Start -- and a Chance to Embrace New Technologies

Yousuf Ali had a successful career in marketing until he failed to embrace new technologies. Now, as a My Eyelab franchisee, embracing forward-thinking capabilities is the key to his success.

6 Ways to Build Strong Partnerships

Finding trustworthy vendors and partners is key to growing your business -- but it's a challenging relationship to perfect. We asked six entrepreneurs to share their best methods.

Her Mom Sold Rice Cakes in a Refugee Camp. Now She Sells Her Mom's Hot Chili Sauce in Gourmet Grocery Stores. Her Mom Isn't Impressed... Yet.

As Lunar New Year celebrations begin, Lisa Tran tells the harrowing, inspiring story of her family's journey from Vietnam to Portland, Oregon, and reflects on the spirit of entrepreneurship that guided them every step of the way.

This Founder Built a $1 Billion Brand ... By Giving Away $5 Gift Cards

By getting scrappy, Grove Collaborative's Stuart Landesberg learned big lessons.

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