Overcoming Obstacles

12 Dark and Sordid Truths That Every New Entrepreneur Will Learn the Hard Way
Reality Check

12 Dark and Sordid Truths That Every New Entrepreneur Will Learn the Hard Way

The myriad of surprises that await a first-time entrepreneur will trigger the desire to crawl under his or her desk and hide in a fetal position.
Peter Gasca
Running Towards the Light
Challenges

Running Towards the Light

Adjusting to his abrupt loss of sight gave this entrepreneur new perspective on his future.
Tom Lounibos
After A Tragedy, This Restaurateur Did What All Entrepreneurs Must: She Learned How To Keep Going
Overcoming Obstacles

After A Tragedy, This Restaurateur Did What All Entrepreneurs Must: She Learned How To Keep Going

Her husband died, but Jen Hidinger continued to chase their dream-while lending a hand to others in the industry.
Owning Mistakes Is Part Of Success
Overcoming Obstacles

Owning Mistakes Is Part Of Success

Overcoming obstacles and failures is part of the process.
Lewis Howes
Explore Iceland in February, and Learn to Enjoy All of Life's Journeys
Entrepreneur Network

Explore Iceland in February, and Learn to Enjoy All of Life's Journeys

Jennifer Hacker of lifestyle website Toast Meets Jam shares lessons she learned about life and business trekking through the Nordic island.
Entrepreneur Network
Just as a Kite Flies Against the Wind, You Must Defeat Resistance -- or Fall to the Ground
Entrepreneur Network

Just as a Kite Flies Against the Wind, You Must Defeat Resistance -- or Fall to the Ground

Dr. Dragos of Amazing University talks about the importance of fighting your inner resistance to your biggest dreams.
Entrepreneur Network
Will There Be Potholes on the Road to Franchise Freedom? Yes. There Will Be 7, to Be Exact.
Make More Happen

Will There Be Potholes on the Road to Franchise Freedom? Yes. There Will Be 7, to Be Exact.

Here are the seven points in the franchise due-diligence process that are prone to stopping someone from moving ahead with a franchise -- but you will get past them.
Tom Scarda, CFE
Cerebral Palsy Did Not Stop Me From Starting a Successful Business
Overcoming Obstacles

Cerebral Palsy Did Not Stop Me From Starting a Successful Business

My handicap made me face circumstances and get creative with my solution. It gave me my career -- and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Lucinda Honeycutt
4 Reasons You Will Lose Value In Your Startup, and How to Stop It
Make More Happen

4 Reasons You Will Lose Value In Your Startup, and How to Stop It

Here are a few major roadblocks entrepreneurs need to overcome and advice on how to do so.
Tallat Mahmood
What Producer Jerry Zaks Can Teach You About Overcoming Obstacles
Overcoming Obstacles

What Producer Jerry Zaks Can Teach You About Overcoming Obstacles

To make it in the theater, Zaks needed a tremendous amount of commitment, dedication, motivation and perseverance.
Joe De Sena
How Secondhand Clothing Gave This Woman a Second Chance
Franchises

How Secondhand Clothing Gave This Woman a Second Chance

Rita Cortese risked everything for her Plato's Closet franchise.
Gwen Moran
How This Family Rebuilt Their Business After Devastating Losses
Franchises

How This Family Rebuilt Their Business After Devastating Losses

A personal tragedy and an economic downturn hit David Ogburn hard, but he staged a comeback.
Gwen Moran
How This Entrepreneur Coped With Tragedy While Running a Business
Franchises

How This Entrepreneur Coped With Tragedy While Running a Business

Barry Foot turned his passion for cruises into his profession. Then he used his profession to honor his late wife.
Gwen Moran
How These Entrepreneurs Bounced Back From Unfathomable Loss
Franchises

How These Entrepreneurs Bounced Back From Unfathomable Loss

Let the stories of these three franchise owners inspire you.
Gwen Moran