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You Are Just Six Steps Away • Stuck trying to figure out what’s next? It’s time to start moving.
The (Re)Making of Minted • Mariam Naficy had a vision for her company, Minted, the artists’ platform and marketplace. But the business took on a life of its own—teaching her that entrepreneurship, like design, requires a lot of iteration.
CYBER SOUTH: LOUISIANA CONTINUES TECH SECTOR GROWTH
Find Your Perfect Work-Life Balance • Unplugging from your business can feel like an impossible task. We asked six entrepreneurs: How do you create space and time away from work?
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS • Brett Beveridge, founder and CEO of T-ROC, shares his best advice on leadership, managing employees, and more.
Finding Profit in Waste • For centuries, innovative companies have found ways to repurpose other companies’ junk. Now blockchain enthusiasts say this process can become a lot more efficient—and open a new world of opportunity for entrepreneurs.
A Learning Process • Neha Gupta built her fast-growing college-application business, College Shortcuts, one step at a time. But she always led with her heart.
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Getting the First Sale • Acquiring your first customers is a pivotal moment—and a huge challenge. Here’s how three entrepreneurs got creative to kick-start their startups.
“I Was So Focused on My Business, I Missed Precious Time with a Loved One” • Without the right team, an entrepreneur can become dangerously consumed by their business. Jung Lee, founder of the events production-and-design firm Fête, reveals the moment she learned to step back.
Mixing Science and Style • To create a leather-free sneaker that still looks (and feels) like leather, the founders of Veja had to learn the ways of the laboratory.
Kill the Business? • When Adam Schwartz’s T-shirt company was struggling, he didn’t try to save it. Instead, he launched a competitor—and scored big.
Making the Most of a Small Team • When you’re building a business with just a few employees, multitasking doesn’t have to mean chaos. Follow these steps to lay a strong foundation of function and efficiency.
The Best Outsourcing Options for Every Size Business
IN GOOD COMPANY • What do four actors know about ending child hunger? Back in 2013, when they started their mission-driven company, This Saves Lives, not much. But today, thanks to an entrepreneurial can-do mindset, Ryan Devlin, Ravi Patel, Kristen Bell, and Todd Grinnell (from left) are leading a company with soaring sales—and global impact.
“How Do I Save the World?” • Building a company is hard, but building a mission-driven company is really hard. With the help of social enterprise platform Classy and the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy, we collected burning questions from budding social entrepreneurs and asked This Saves Lives’ founders for answers.
RIGHT TIME/WRONG TIME • In business, timing is everything. But there’s no secret handbook that tells entrepreneurs exactly when to make big moves or decisions. (Too bad!) Instead, learn from those who’ve been there: Eight entrepreneurs dish about the best-timed decisions they’ve ever made, the worst-timed, and how to tell the difference.
The Best Ideas Make No Damn Sense • We’re told that business is rational and logical. But what if that’s wrong? Advertising executive RORY SUTHERLAND, vice chairman of Ogilvy Group, argues that real...