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Rocking Out Inside Fender's Office
At its new Hollywood headquarters, guitars line the walls and employees are encouraged to play any time of day.
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The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'
After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.
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When Scaling Your Company, Here's How to Never Lose Sight of Why Customers Fell in Love With Your Business in the First Place
Laura Ashley, Nokia and many others faltered while growing their company. Here's how to not make their same mistakes.
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To Survive, Sometimes You Have to Let Go of Your Vision -- and Ego
Entrepreneurship means exploring unknown paths, and sometimes that leads a founder somewhere different from where they started.
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Figuring Out What Can Sink Your Business -- and How You Can Save It
Here's how to spot hidden weaknesses within your operation and steel yourself for unexpected battles.
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'Bar Rescue's' Jon Taffer Isn't Afraid to Call Founders on Their B.S.
The hospitality legend is on a one-man crusade to help entrepreneurs own their failures, get over their hang-ups and succeed.
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How One of America's Most Beloved Toy Makers Rebounded From Near Death
Wham-O created the Frisbee, Slip 'N Slide and more. Then it fell into disrepair -- until a new leader came along.
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Are Influencers Worth Your Money? We Went Undercover to Find Out.
As traditional advertising methods fade, a new generation of young social media mavens -- 'influencers' -- are offering businesses their endorsements in exchange for money or free stuff. But is it worth it?
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How Two Young Sisters Are Proving Themselves in the World of Franchising
At just 24 and 22 years old, Jessica and Andrea Perez are getting a crash course in the restaurant business, and fearlessly climbing the steep learning curve at Wing Zone.
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How Going From Owner to Employee Made This Entrepreneur a Better Leader
Rik Nonelle founded Window Genie, grew it for 22 years and then sold it -- but stayed on as president.
Entrepreneur3 min readTime Management
How to Figure Out What Your Time Is Worth
March used to be my NBA-watching time. More than halfway through the season, I’d want to see my beloved Miami Heat scrap (or often stumble) its way toward the playoffs. I’d tune in at home. I’d watch on my phone when out. I’d follow games on Twitter.
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5 Ways Franchisees Can Protect Their Business Interests
A longtime franchisee lawyer explains how franchisees can best protect their business interests.
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Eva Longoria: the Best Word for Her Brand Is 'No'
Award-winning actor and serial entrepreneur Eva Longoria moves between industries, constantly looking to challenge the way things have always been done.
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More Women Are Entering Franchising -- and It's Changing the Industry
Women are buying franchises at a rate far faster than men. Now the industry is asking itself: Why?
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A Men's Yoga Brand Learns the Real Meaning of Flexibility
In the fall of 2008, after years of beating himself up playing football and lacrosse, Joe Kudla took up yoga. But he couldn’t find much to wear. “Out of 17 million people doing yoga, six million were men—the fastest-growing demographic,” says the 40-
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The 150 Fastest-Growing Franchises
Meet the companies that are leveraging their ability to scale fast -- and take their franchisees along with them.
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From Online to Offline: How Brands Use Big Data to Figure Out Where Their Customers Will Shop
Ecommerce brands are using big data to open stores exactly where their customers want them.
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How Barry's Bootcamp Found Its Perfect Company Mantra
The CEO of Barry's Bootcamp shares how a piece of artwork at a garage sale helped shape the company's mission.
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When to Use Your Email Signature for More Than a Sign-Off
The email signature can be a powerful marketing tool -- but it can quickly become an irritating vehicle of self-promotion.
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6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now
Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to help your business? Now maybe someone (you?) will make it.  “Spending too much time on your email is toxic, but
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Actor Terry Crews Talks About the Exhilarating Terror of Entrepreneurship
What Terry Crews -- former NFL player, artist, actor, author and now celebrated furniture designer -- has learned about taking chances, harnessing creativity and barreling ahead.
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How Do You Innovate a Barbershop? Ask Great Clips Franchisees.
The franchise is focusing on a digital-first experience.
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The Trick to Creating Superstar Employees? Think of Them as Superstar Employees.
Research shows that your attitude towards your employees may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Taco Bell Is Having a 'Go Big or Go Home' Moment
The company recently announced its plans to expand from 6,500 to 9,000 restaurants globally, and to reach $15 billion in sales by 2022.
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Take a Step Inside LinkedIn's Office Space
The secret to the social networking company's vibrant office culture? Never stop thinking about your next job.
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How Hardee's Shed Its Bikini-Centric Ad Strategy, and Cleverly Grew Up
The franchise is repositioning itself as forward-thinking.
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6 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Interview Question to Ask People
Don't waste your time asking job candidates to name their greatest weakness.
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To Compete Against Other Salons, Sports Clips Made It Easier for Franchisees to Run Their Businesses
It upgraded the point-of-sale systems at all 1,750 locations and introduced online check-in, a service popular with competitors.
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Can Your Company Raise Money? Ask These Questions First.
So you think you’re ready to scale. The foundations of your business are solid, revenues are up and word is getting around. Now it’s time to grow your team, increase your marketing and maybe even move to a bigger space. Right? Not necessarily. Scalin
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How Stressed-Out Parents Are Creating Huge New Opportunities for Franchisors
Parents need a lot of help holding it all together -- and increasingly, they're getting that help from franchises.
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