Success Stories

10 Books for the Aspiring Entrepreneur's Summer Reading List

Entrepreneurship isn't just about smarts and sweat. It's about the inspiration to stick it out from startup to sell-off. Use these books to motivate your journey and tickle your brain.

Peter Daisyme

· 6 min read

Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett Are Wrestling's Most Entrepreneurial Couple

The married duo has moved past their time in the WWE and is modeling how to nurture multiple paths to prosperity.

Kenny Herzog

· 15 min read

Nobody Likes a Success Story

There's a right way to tell your story, and it isn't about sharing all your great accomplishments.

Jason Feifer

· 4 min read

Let Go of Assumptions and Reset Your Brand Mindset

Many small businesses make the mistake of trying to please everyone. You can't, so stop trying.

Sean and Thora Dowdell

· 4 min read

Kara DioGuardi Knows How Songwriters and the Music Industry Can Survive

The former 'American Idol' judge and Grammy-nominated songwriter's boutique music-publishing company, Arthouse Entertainment, continues finding innovative ways to incubate young talent. Because as DioGuardi assures us, "the paradigm has shifted."

Kenny Herzog

· 11 min read

Tony Khan Helps Run an NFL Franchise, Premier League Football Team and All Elite Wrestling. And He Trusts Himself Now More Than Ever.

A candid Q&A with the billionaire sports exec and pro-wrestling fanatic about wins, losses and knowing when to let go.

Kenny Herzog

· 15+ min read

Why Owning Your Own Business Is Everything

The smallest businesses have the biggest potential, and there's nothing like helping them realize it.

Chinwe Onyeagoro

· 4 min read

Slauson & Co. Paves Way for Overdue Inclusion in Funding Entrepreneurs

The upstart VC founders discuss how economic empowerment and inclusion will help build a new generation of tech-enabled companies whose values are aligned with the customers they serve.

Danielle Sabrina

· 4 min read

She Gamed Groupon to Make $300,000 Doing Massage Therapy. Now She Runs a Million-Dollar Business Helping Black Spa Owners Do the Same.

Candace Holyfield is empowering Black spa owners to build bigger brands, and creating spaces to celebrate their accomplishments.

Frances Dodds

· 12 min read

I Built Apron Brand Hedley & Bennett Into a Fast Success. Our Lack of Structure Almost Brought Us to a Halt.

My business barely survived its first few years, and I nearly crumbled under the stress. Then I learned the greatest lesson of my career, which transformed our company into the go-to apron brand for restaurants everywhere: Without process, we are nothing.

Ellen Bennett

· 12 min read

How Success Happened for WebMD and Sharecare Founder Jeff Arnold

Jeff Arnold found success starting WebMD and, most recently, Sharecare.

Robert Tuchman

· 4 min read