Overcoming Obstacles

Michael Dell Gets Honest About How He Built a Billion-Dollar Business: 'I Wasn't 50 Percent Smarter Than Everybody Else'

Dell believes his willingness to try, fail and learn has helped set him apart in a risk-averse business world.

Jason Feifer

Her Low-Income Patients Were Labeled 'Noncompliant and Defiant.' So She Raised $500 Million to Build a Healthcare Company That Put Them First.

Working as a doctor, Toyin Ajayi witnessed how the healthcare system fails traumatized patients in marginalized communities-down to the language it uses to describe them. She started Cityblock Health to change the equation.

Her Mother Was Killed by a Drunk Driver. Now She's CEO of a Powerful Alcohol Company. Here's What Made Her 'Walk Into the Fire.'

Pernod Ricard North America owns many of the world's most recognizable alcohol brands. Its CEO, Ann Mukherhee, lived through alcohol-related personal tragedies. In her opinion, that's why she's right for the job.

Dan Bova

How 8 Women Leaders in Franchising Are Overcoming the Industry's Greatest Challenge

From workforce shortages to changing minds in Washington, these women are pushing the franchise world forward.

What is This Thing Called Happiness?

We all want happiness, but so many of us are just aiming for it and uncertain how to achieve it.

Jen Sugermeyer

I Was A Contestant On The Big Shot With Bethenny. Here's What I Learned About Facing My Fears

I imagined becoming toxic. I imagined being cancelled. It was the most scared I've been in my entire life.

How to Combat the Single Biggest Problem Businesses Face

Learn about this significant blunder leaders make and how to overcome it.

Chris Estey

'Max' Brenner Was Pushed Out of His Own Company, Financially Destroyed, and Banned From Making Chocolate For Five Years. But He Learned: 'Hell Has Benefits.'

After a crushing legal battle, the founder was ousted from Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man, and forbidden from any new ventures for five years. Now he sees the darkest time in his life as a gift.

Frances Dodds

5 Ways to Combat Ageism When You're a Young Entrepreneur

Prejudice against young entrepreneurs has more to do with experience than the number of candles on your birthday cake. Here's how to succeed in spite of it.

Shoaib Aslam

Why the President of Microsoft Signed My Air Jordans

My favorite shoes -- Nike Air Jordan 11s -- have an important signature on them, but it's not their namesake's. It's from someone who inspires me to move forward as an entrepreneur.

José Ochoa

Working Through the Pandemic Made This Industrial-Services Franchise Stronger

Industrial-services franchise Pirtek USA was deemed an essential business last year. Making it through a pandemic wasn't easy, but CEO Kim Gubera says they're stronger as a result.

How to Start a Side Hustle: Manage Your Fear

If you're starting a side hustle, don't stand in your own way. Follow these four steps to embrace your power.

Kim Perell