Entrepreneurs

Branson's Latest Bet: Will 2014 Be the Year of Virgin Hotels?
Richard Branson

Branson's Latest Bet: Will 2014 Be the Year of Virgin Hotels?

The billionaire has announced plans for a 240-room hotel in trendy Nashville, Tenn., following additional slated properties in Chicago and New York.
Geoff Weiss
Working From Home? Avoid These Not-So-Obvious Distractions.
Make More Happen

Working From Home? Avoid These Not-So-Obvious Distractions.

You need to structure your environment in such a way that you can maintain your focus on your work.
Adam Callinan
Inspiring Your Team

Hiring Advice for Startups: What You Need to Know

For entrepreneurs, hiring is an essential function for their startup. A bad hire can lead to major headaches, while an amazing addition can help propel a company to the next level.
Murray Newlands
Train and Retain: How to Attract and Motivate a Capable Staff
Inspiring Your Team

Train and Retain: How to Attract and Motivate a Capable Staff

Seeking out top-notch young employees often leaves business owners feeling disillusioned.
Tom Borg
Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

A roundup of some of the Apple co-founder's thought-provoking words, collected from various interviews and speeches.
Remember, Persistence Pays Off. Stay Motivated With These 5 Tips.
Motivation

Remember, Persistence Pays Off. Stay Motivated With These 5 Tips.

You may feel like quitting, but focusing on the big picture will help you avoid giving up.
Stephen Key
At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones
Conferences

At This Business Conference, Roasted Marshmallows Replace Cell Phones

Sonja Rasula was tired of boring business conferences. So, she used her summer camp memories as a launch pad for CAMP, a new kind of networking event for adults.
Kate Taylor
Curiosity and Carelessness: The Surprising Similarities of Navy SEALs and Entrepreneurs
Navy SEALS

Curiosity and Carelessness: The Surprising Similarities of Navy SEALs and Entrepreneurs

Aside from weapons training, is there really any difference between these military elites and those who launch new businesses?
Jeff Boss
Business-Savvy Teens Tap Dynamic New Collector's Market: Designer Sneakers
Collectibles

Business-Savvy Teens Tap Dynamic New Collector's Market: Designer Sneakers

Much-coveted shoes are being bartered and sold by high schoolers at sneaker conventions across the country at eye-opening prices, The New York Times reports.
Geoff Weiss
What Avon and Tough Mudder Can Teach You About the New Economy
Social Entrepreneurship

What Avon and Tough Mudder Can Teach You About the New Economy

Three traits that social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven organizations need to thrive.
Aaron Hurst
How the Coolhaus Founder Stayed Chill as One Food Truck Became a Frozen Treat Empire
Food Trucks

How the Coolhaus Founder Stayed Chill as One Food Truck Became a Frozen Treat Empire

Coolhaus founder Natasha Case went from selling ice cream sandwiches out of an old postal truck to self-made millionaire. Here's how.
Kate Taylor
11 Lessons I Learned at Startups That Keep Me Up at Night
Lessons

11 Lessons I Learned at Startups That Keep Me Up at Night

Founding or working at a new business can be scary, but each experience can lead to improvements.
Danny Wong
Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers
Wholesale Business

Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers

Etsy Wholesale, which debuts in August, will enable makers to sell their creations directly to major retailers -- including Nordstrom and West Elm.
Geoff Weiss