Founders

Starting a Business

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Starting a Business

Zillow Co-Founder Shares a 'Misunderstood' Truth About Starting, Funding and Selling Your Company

Now that he runs a venture fund himself, Spencer Rascoff is sitting on the other side of the table, and he sees what founders get wrong when pitching investors.

Business Culture

How to Identify and Address Dysfunctional Venture Capital Relationships in the Startup Ecosystem

A psychological exploration of dysfunctional founder-investor relationships and how to navigate them effectively.

Growing a Business

The Top 2 Mistakes Founders Make That Hinder the Growth of Their Companies

Here are two of the biggest ways founders sabotage their own success — and how to fix it.

Starting a Business

This Black Founder Was Denied a Business Loan and Set Out to Prove the 'Gatekeepers' Wrong. He's Made More Than $500,000 So Far — But It's Just the Beginning.

Rob Gooljar, founder of IRIS blossom, started an Instagram account to share his love of floral arrangements — then the requests started rolling in.

Living

3 Hacks That Can Help You Get High-Quality Matches on Dating Apps, According to the Lead Engineer Behind a Very Exclusive One

Amanda Bradford, founder, CEO and lead engineer of selective dating app The League, knows what goes on behind the scenes — and how to land the dates you want.

Leadership

The Identity Builder: Keshav Reddy, Founder, Equal

Equal is unique as it is built as a consumer-first platform, ensuring consent, convenience, privacy and speed at the same time. It aggregates all your IDs of health, government, family, financial and records ensuring to give you access when you need it at a business

Side Hustle

These Sisters Started a Side Hustle After a 'Light Bulb' Moment Standing in Line for Coffee — Now Their Business Has Done $100 Million in Total Sales

Elise Whang's and Emily Erkel's respective careers in law and retail strategy consulting provided crucial skills for establishing and growing LePrix, an innovative platform for luxury resale.

Business Ideas

3 Things Your Business Idea Must Have To Succeed — as Proven By Famous Harvard Business School Startups

There are different ways to come up with business ideas, but the successful ones share these factors.

Leadership

This Billionaire Investor Says Most Founders Focus on the Wrong Question — Which Can Be Deadly

Thomas Tull wants founders to move with "velocity," and says too many of them let one preoccupation slow them down.

Growing a Business

This Couple Ignored the Common Wisdom of the Jewelry Industry, And Started Making $100 Million a Year

Aditi and Agkur Daga were told that their founding concept would never work, and at first, they listened. But they took a risk, and reversed course.

Branding

Your Brand Will Flop If It Doesn't Stand Out. Try the Contrarian Design Strategy That Worked for These 6 Founders.

From chocolate bars to pet care, you may recognize these brands when you see them — and their founders made deliberate decisions to make that happen. Here, they explain how they zeroed in on aesthetics that stand out.

Business News

One Rabbi Saw a Gap in the Market for Giant Menorahs. 35 Years Later, He's Gone From Selling 20 a Year to Thousands.

Menorah.net is on track to sell more than 5,000 menorahs this year, the most in its history.

Leadership

4 Out of 5 Entrepreneurs Step Down as CEO — Here Are 3 Things You Need to Do So You're Not One of Them.

Navigating the journey from entrepreneur to CEO is a profound transformation, one that often separates visionary founders from effective business leaders.

Buying / Investing in Business

An Entrepreneur's Blueprint for Crafting a Pitch Deck That Wows Investors

Developing a great pitch deck is critical for obtaining business funding, with an emphasis on connecting with investors' objectives and preferences while stressing design, clarity and a passionate narrative.