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May 2017

May 2017

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May 2017
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Reid Hoffman: To Successfully Grow A Business, You Must 'Expect Chaos'

He's the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, Greylock Partner, a mentor to many, and, starting in May, the host of a new podcast called 'Masters of Scale.' Here, Hoffman gives us an inside look at how he teaches entrepreneurs to grow successful businesses.

After Nearly Bleeding to Death, This Founder's New Perspective on Life Helped Redefine Her Business

When Lauren Coles was diagnosed with a life- threatening condition called ectopic pregnancy, her life was full of regrets. Once she recovered, she decided to make a change.

6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers

Trouble luring in new business? Check out these insights from entrepreneurs about how they did it.

The Downside of Popularity: How This Company Dealt With Overnight Success

When a menswear rental startup unexpectedly took off and sold out of its entire stock, its founders were forced to tackle a crippling supply-chain issue -- and angry customers.

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How Going to Jail Changed This Franchisor's Outlook -- And Helped Him Rake in $42 Million

Pat Swisher was a brash young franchise titan until a stretch in federal prison changed the way he thought about business.

What This Medical Marijuana Company Can Teach You About Getting Buzz

After raking in $100,000 every month, competitors opened up nearby, resulting in high times fading.

To Keep Stores Fresh, This Franchise Looks Within

The Melting Pot's new program 'Path to Grow' helps managers become franchise owners.

How Changing Its Packaging Helped This Company Find Sweet Success

A new candy company wanted to present itself as fun and high-end. Its packaging sent a very different message.

What It's Like Inside the KIND Office

The snack bar's headquarters is fun,friendly, and (no surprise) full of free munchies.

After a Brush With Shark Tank Fame, This Woman Closed Her Business for Her Dream Franchise

A small-business owner took her original plan to Shark Tank before scrapping it and buying a franchise.

Silicon Valley's' Kumail Nanjiani on Never Playing It Safe

In its fourth season on HBO, the actor from the hit series 'Silicon Valley' talks about being okay with failure, his hatred for the phrase 'grilled to perfection' and four business ideas for founders.

How Patience, Grit and Beer Helped This Entrepreneur Finally Find Success

Thinking he would be able to find success in a few short years, this founder learned the hard way that entrepreneurs must be in it for the long haul.

Success Secrets of 9 Top Franchises

A look at what sets the best apart from the rest

The 4 Skills Needed to Make a Great Impression

Check out the research behind the first few seconds of meeting someone and how to make a great and lasting impression.

How to Hack a First Impression

Head high, eyes forward, and please, please keep your hands out of your pockets.

2017's Best of the Best Franchises

Meet the top franchises of the year across different business categories, from pets to lodging.

The Secret to Pitching

A former entrepreneur, improv comedian and venture capitalist shares how to make your pitch stand out.

What It Takes to Score a Home Run in Sales

Here are some lessons from vendors as they try selling to Major League Baseball teams.

Here's How to Interview Employees, and Find the Perfect Fit

Stop focusing on a potential employee's resume and achievements.

Don't Think Sending Free Stuff to Editors Will Get You Covered

Coverage can't be bought. You can send us stuff if you'd like, but that doesn't mean we'll write about you.

Where I Live, Entrepreneurs Are Afraid To Talk About Failure -- And It's Hurting Their Businesses

'Fail fast' may be a Silicon Valley motto, but that's not the case across Africa. Here, failure is often stigmatized. And yet, not talking about it is leading to even bigger failures.

How to Master the Interview

You might think you've got an intuitive knack for interviewing prospective talent, but a whole body of research begs to differ.

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