Aaron Patzer built his company Mint.com into a $170 million business in just two years. How did he do it? In part, he has credited the company’s short and memorable domain name, Mint.com. "Trust is a thing.
Perfectionists have their place in business. They tend to be high achievers and often serve as critics who can help weed out flaws from products and processes. But these folks have it rough in some ways.
Besides offering bowling and Bocce ball, here are some tips for creating a lasting business--even in the restaurant industry. You might think there's a secret sauce to launching a successful restaurant
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Ten founders and CEOs explain what they're planning to change or improve about their business in the coming year. Are you tired of the same old boring New Year’s Resolutions (which statistically next no
Gangsters made Steve Hindy an offer--and he refused. Brooklyn Brewery's first major challenge wasn't cash flow or troublesome employees, it was the Mob. In February 1996, construction was nearly complete
This story originally appeared on Business Insider Being a successful entrepreneur frequently involves a series of missteps and mistakes before finally nailing the right idea or business. The difference,
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Sometimes “fail fast” really just means failure. Here are three reasons we don’t always realize that we might be setting ourselves up to be let down. Not every entrepreneur’s story is a bootstrapped fairytale.
Before you can begin to sell your product or service to anyone else, you have to sell yourself on it. This is especially important when your product or service is similar to those around you. Very few
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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following is the sixth in the series "Live Your Brand" in which branding expert Melanie Spring takes us along on her three-week road across
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My name is Briar Winters, and I live in New York City’s Lower East Side. Marble & Milkweed is my small botanical apothecary studio, focusing on skincare made from raw local honey, beeswax, organic plant
My name is Sarah Parrott and I am the designer, letterpress printer, and owner of Parrott Design Studio. I live and work in Providence, Rhode Island. I have always considered myself a creative person loves
A survey found that small business owners expect nearly a third of their sales to come from e-commerce and over a quarter expect an increase in mobile commerce over the holidays. Thanksgiving is right
I recently came across a newly-published book, SmartStorming, which got me thinking about the dozens of brainstorming sessions in which I've participated. Here's my take on what worked: 1. Only invite
If you've started a new business and are ready to begin marketing it online, I highly recommend Annie Tsai's new book "The Small Business Online Marketing Handbook." Here are some pointers based on the