NFL

Brand Reputation

Why the New 'Take a Knee' Policy Isn't Likely to Heal the NFL's Damaged Brand

The NFL's goal is to make the whole issue go away by taking back control of the story. There is no sign it has succeeded.
Franchises

What Do NFL Players Do When They Leave the Game? Increasingly, They Open a Franchise. Here's Why.

Franchisees thrive on the same skills pro athletes learn: speed, versatility and great coaching.
Sales Strategy

What Football Teaches Us About Startup Sales Strategy

Territory management or opportunity management -- quarterback or running back? You decide.
Marketing

Better Marketing, Better Sales: 5 Marketing Don'ts From Papa John's

The NFL "take a knee" protests were a marketing challenge but Papa John's should have been able to respond without getting in the news as the preferred pizza of Nazis.
Leadership

3 Leadership Lessons I Learned From the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association

DeMaurice Smith advocates on behalf of players, but he also empowers them to follow their passion and educates them on building a brand.
NFL

Why You Shouldn't Run Your Business Like the National Football League

Most brands couldn't withstand the amount of public criticism and negative press the NFL has absorbed. Your brand is probably one of these.
Sales

Who Will Win the Top-Selling Jersey in the NFL?

Sports merchandise powerhouse Fanatics is keeping score.
Shark Tank

Gronk Takes on 'Shark Tank': 'We'll Dominate'

New England Patriot superstar Rob Gronkowski's new streaming show matches entrepreneurs with all-star athletes. Let the games begin!
Real Entrepreneurs

How to Tackle Creativity, According to Super Bowl Champion Martellus Bennett

The New England Patriots superstar has made it his business to embrace fun and creativity.
Twitter

Twitter Users Cheer Thursday Night Football Live Video

The CBS live feed marked the first time an NFL game had been broadcast on Twitter and the event quickly began to trend on the social media platform in the United States.
Business

4 Business Lessons Learned From My NFL Coaches

A former NFL player extracts business advice from his former NFL coaches.
Reinvention

From the NFL Locker Room to the Boardroom

Entrepreneurship was plan B for Chicago Bears offensive lineman Tafa Jefferson.
Athletes

Professional Athletes: The Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs

What do you think keeps Steph Curry, Kevin Seraphin and Carmelo Anthony busy in the off season? Think 'tech.'
Motivation

NFL Veteran Steve Weatherford's Formula for Prosperity

He's followed the formula since he was 13 years old, and it worked for him. Find out the steps for yourself.