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January 2021

January 2021

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January 2021
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Drew Barrymore Grew Her Lifestyle Brand and Started a New Venture in the Middle of a Pandemic. Here's How She Did It.

Actress and entrepreneur Drew Barrymore runs a lifestyle brand, a production company, and she launched a daily talk show during the pandemic. What are her tricks to making it all work? She'll get back to you.

How an Old Coin Bank Inspires My Entrepreneurial Journey

The homemade coin catchall (from third grade!) reminds me to look for simple solutions.

This Is the Key to Running a Thriving Business in 2021

We're heading into an unpredictable year. Focus on growing your business, and don't obsess over what's out of your hands.

6 Lessons Learned From Franchisors Who Launched in 2020

In the days before Covid-19, a new crop of companies were just starting to franchise. Meet six entrepreneurs whose first year didn't go exactly as planned ... but who made the most of it anyway.

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Looking for Unconventional Inspirational Quotes? Consider Your Rejections.

Hundreds of investors turned me down, so I put their rejections on a wall for everyone to see. It quickly became our call to succeed.

A Digital Revolution Is Coming to Franchising. These Franchises Are Best-Prepared for What's Next.

Powered by venture capital and Silicon Valley ingenuity, tech companies are finding new ways to make franchise systems faster, more efficient and better equipped to flourish during uncertain times.

This Restaurant Just Launched 8 New Brands. Sales Boomed.

To boost sales during the pandemic, the founders of Dog Haus flooded the delivery apps with virtual restaurants that operate out of existing franchise kitchens. They've been so valuable that they're now here to stay.

3 New Productivity Tools That Can Automate Your Workday

These productivity tools can help you stop wasting time on tedious tasks.

Is Starting a Franchise From Home a Good (and Sustainable) Idea?

As Americans began working at their kitchen tables last year, a new kind of marketplace formed: Home-based workers were increasingly relying upon home-based franchisees. But what happens when everyone is allowed back into the office?

How Franchises Can (and Should) Attract Millennial and Gen Z Franchisees

Young franchisees keep brands relevant with millennial and Gen Z customers, and with decades of career growth ahead of them, they can help bring long-term growth and continuity to franchise companies. So why don't we spend more time courting them?

CBD Franchises Are Booming. But How Long Can They Last?

Plagued by misinformation and poor regulation, the CBD industry is banking on brick-and-mortar franchise shops to build confidence with cannabis-curious customers.

The Best Way to Start a Business Isn't With Finances ... It's With Your Own Frustration

Two moms started a business when they saw a problem with the kids' clothing market. Their solution is now the booming clothing brand Primary.

Why Establishing High Expectations Is a Quality of Good Leadership

Regardless of your leadership style, it's important to raise the bar and help your team rise to meet it.

Why the Franchise Industry Will Boom in 2021

After months of forced closures and record-high unemployment, the U.S. is ready for an economic recovery - and the franchise industry is uniquely positioned to lead the charge.

6 Ways to Set Goals in an Unpredictable 2021

We asked founders how they're setting goals for the year ahead and plotting untraveled roads to success.

'I'm Black. I'm a Woman. Let's Talk About Raising Venture Capital.'

As a Black woman, I'm part of a demographic that's least likely to successfully raise venture capital. But there are ways to shift that narrative.

Hint Water CEO Kara Goldin's Most Important Factor for Success: Relentlessness

The founder achieved her success by changing the beverage industry. Now she's trying to change Washington's approach to clean water.

Why (and How) Amazon Created the Kindle and Changed the Book Industry Forever

In this exclusive excerpt from the book 'Working Backwards,' longtime Amazon execs reveal how the company dealt with massive disruption ... and transformed itself as a result.

How Chriselle Lim Creates Her Daily Schedule

Entrepreneur and influencer Chriselle Lim juggles countless projects by scheduling everything - even social-media scrolling.

Why Brit Morin, Jason Wu, and Other Successful Entrepreneurs Prioritize Taking Breaks from Work

The best way to improve your work is sometimes…to get away from work. Six entrepreneurs share their go-to escape.

Three Ways to Build a To-Do List That Actually Keeps You On Task

We asked three entrepreneurs how they stay on task. Here are three styles of to-do lists that actually work.

Take Care of Your Network - So It Will Take Care of You

Podcast host Jordan Harbinger has made a habit of checking in with the people in his professional network on a regular basis - and he makes sure to pay it forward.

4 Ways to Protect Your Time, According to the Founders of Warby Parker, Minted, and Other Top Businesses

As an entrepreneur, your time will always be in demand. Here's how founders at four businesses prioritize their own needs.

Why Carson Palmer Still Studies and Criticizes His Professional Performance

The former NFL quarterback has carried the sports habit into the business world, and it helps him identify his own strengths and weaknesses.

2 Ways Gary Vaynerchuk Holds Himself Accountable

Gary Vaynerchuk, chairman of VaynerX, makes sure nothing slips by.

Hate Meditating? Try This Quick Method to Regain Your Focus

Bespoke Beauty Brands founder and CEO Toni Ko doesn't like meditating. So she created a practice that takes just 128 seconds and refocuses her mind.

Karamo Brown Leans On His Team For Help - And You Should, Too

Queer Eye's Karamo Brown has learned that it's ok to ask for help. Now, it's a habit that makes his days more productive.

Why You Should Break Through Your Boundaries

You set boundaries without realizing it, but boundaries, like rules, are made to be broken.

How Taco Bell Became 2020's Top Franchise

Taco Bell endured years of falling sales without ever letting the struggle show, and the effort paid off: The master of hype finally scored #1 on our Franchise 500 list.

Franchise 500: Our Definitive Ranking of 2021's Strongest Franchises

Get to know the year's top trends and toughest brands, and explore what might be your best franchise opportunity.

Which Franchise Keeps Kids (and Parents!) Sane?

The #6 company on our Franchise 500 list adjusted its education model for the first time since 1954 - and opened 140 new centers.

Servpro's Business Is Booming As It Helps Clean Up Covid

The #10 company on our Franchise 500 list is used to cleaning up after hurricanes and fires. Now it adds "virus cleanup" to its CV.

7-Eleven's Winning Pandemic Plan: Extra Toilet Paper, Beer Delivery, and Lots Of Convenience

The #9 company on our Franchise 500 list calmed customers' pandemic fears with in-stock toilet paper and plenty of delivery options.

How Planet Fitness Grew in 2020, Even While Its Gyms Were Empty

The #8 company on our Franchise 500 list created streaming workouts for Facebook Live and attracted 45 million views.

How Jersey Mike's Subs Grew In 2020: It Began Acting Like a Tech Company

The #7 company on our Franchise 500 list relied on its customer-centric app to survive the pandemic and keep fans fed.

Culver's Thrived In 2020 By Doubling Down On Comfort Food

The #5 company on our Franchise 500 list is now expanding into the Southeast.

How Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Uses Viral Marketing to Create Explosive Growth

The #4 company on our Franchise 500 list wants to be one of the fastest-growing brands in the U.S.

How A Well-Timed Redesign Helped Boost The UPS Store's Growth

The #3 company on our Franchise 500 list met the pandemic with a socially-distant store redesign.

How Dunkin' Pivoted to Serve the Home-Office Crowd

The #2 company on our Franchise 500 list closed some stores during the pandemic, but new stores are seeing higher sales.

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