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21 tough interview questions you may have to answer if you want to work at Amazon

Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.<p>"I'd rather interview 50 people and not hire anyone than hire the wrong person," CEO Jeff Bezos once said.<p>In fact, Bezos used to interview every single applicant to ensure that the right people were tasked with moving his …

How One Company Grew From $30 Million To $100 Million In Less Than 4 Years

Howard Rogers, CEO of BrightClaim, learned a lot about business as a young man growing up on a farm. The lessons he learned then served him well as an insurance professional and, later on, as owner of one of the most innovative insurance-services companies in the nation.<p>“It teaches you lessons you …

Through Thick and Thin: How to Find a Co-Founder Who Will Last

You need to create criteria, be patient, thorough and know your weaknesses.<p>This story appears in the October 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>A business partnership is like a marriage. Embrace the courtship.<p><b>Q.</b> <i>I’m about to start my own business, but I want someone to help juggle the</i> …

8 Invaluable Business Lessons Learned From 8 Years Running My Own Business | Inc.com

I started my business eight years ago. I told my wife that we'd make this a year by year thing fully expecting it to be a one-year experiment.<p>Eight years later, here are the eight most important things I've learned on my journey from startup through growth and inevitable periods of …

Entrepreneurship

VCs Are Starving -- Starving! -- for Solid Investments: 5 Ways to Take Advantage

Believe it or not, it's a founder's market right now.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Raising capital is no easy task. Over the past five years, I’ve had to do it multiple times -- for a management buyout, for our first accelerator fund and for the purpose of supporting …

How To Test A Business Idea

You have a great idea, and you’re ready to dive into entrepreneurship. But, are you sure your idea is viable? Before investing in a new business, you need to test your idea’s true potential.<p>Testing your small business idea<p>Do you know your business idea’s chances of success? Use these four …

Small Business

Founders, Hire People You Like and Then Do These 6 Things | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a successful CEO? Or how to make changes once you've realized your business idea isn't working? The best CEOs are problem-solvers, nimble and team-players.<p>However, there's more to it than that. Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway has six …

How to Know When a Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Finding a winning idea, and building a company with that idea in mind, is always a struggle.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a stat that every entrepreneur has heard at least once -- nine out of 10 business ideas will fail.<p>Entrepreneurship is a gamble. And with …

The Essential Recipe for a Successful Business Campaign

Every campaign is unique in its details but all the successful ones share the same key ingredients.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There <i>is</i> a recipe you can follow for a successful campaign that will satisfy your audience.<p>While you may need to tweak some of the …

5 Mindset Changes You Must Make When Going From Employee to Entrepreneur

As one prominent author wrote, "Entrepreneurs don't finish when we are tired. We finish when we are done."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thousands of people dream of the day they can quit their jobs and escape the 9-to-5 life. In fact, Gallup found that 87 percent of …

4-Step Formula to Pursuing Your Dreams

Learn the value of keeping a Dream List, and use these tactics to push yourself towards your dream life.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was 26, I was fumbling through life in different jobs that were only partially fulfilling, unsure of my future but certain of …

Podcast: This Founder Shares Why the Philosophy 'Don't Hire 'Til It Hurts' Went Horribly Wrong for His Company

In the latest episode of 'Problem Solvers,' the co-founder of software company Zapier talks about not only knowing how to hire a stellar team but when to onboard people.<p><i>Introducing our new podcast,</i> Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer<i>, which features business owners and CEOs who went through a</i> …

The Bodega Effect: Lessons In Branding From the Rise and Fall of a Startup

When you set out to disrupt the status quo, don't pick a status quo people love.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the old adage, <i>there’s no such thing as bad publicity.</i> Tell that to the recently launched Bodega, a startup supplying small personal “stores” …

5 Ways Fear of Failure Can Ruin Your Business

Our fears play a big role in our lives. Fear of failure undermines of our ability to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In our society, failure has become some sort of taboo. None of us like to talk about it. But we all know it's there. Its looming presence almost …