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Meal-kit maker Chef'd went belly up, but its brand lives on — with a strategy that shows where the industry is heading

Time was, online meal-kit companies like Blue Apron were going to either revolutionize the food industry, taking on both grocery stores and restaurants — or go bankrupt because of the cost and complexity of shipping fresh meat and produce to customers’ front doors.<p>But now a third option is …

Selling

Why we should all adopt the New Nordic eating guidelines

<b>Naturally, official Nordic eating guidelines include things like: "Eat more food from wild landscapes."</b><p>I never thought I’d see the day when I would …

World Health Organization

Seven Tips For Stronger Negotiating Skills In Business

Negotiating a good business deal is not about winning or playing hardball, but about creating opportunities to influence and to achieve outcomes that both sides are happy with.<p>While it’s crucial to have a strategy and to know your negotiation range and ‘walk away’ point, more often than not success …

Creating Opportunities

10 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurial Graduates

Take command of your success with these essential reads.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new class of graduates are entering the workforce, and many are doing it on their own terms. Unlike previous generations, a large percentage of this "internet generation" are …

Entrepreneurship

9 Money Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Does the thought of a financial podcast summon images of your college accounting professor droning on and on in a too-warm lecture hall?<p>Well, it is time to ditch the flashback. Because these top podcasts won’t put you to sleep at the wheel. I’ve rounded up the best money podcasts that are as …

Self-improvement

Shopping in The Digital Age: A Tale of Two Online Grocery Experiences

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” Charles Dickens wasn’t talking about …

6 Entrepreneurs Share the Brilliant, Crazy Ways They Took Their Companies From Pennies to Profit

Whether you're self-funded or not, there's plenty to learn from a bootstrapper.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Strapped for cash? You’re not alone. The business press may make it seem like every startup rakes in millions from VC firms, but in reality, many, many,</i> …

This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.<p><i>In this series,</i> <i>Open Every Door</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path,</i> …

Silicon Valley

Hack Your Way to 10,000 Twitter Followers with These 7 Tips

What if I told you that you could get 10,000 followers by optimizing your Twitter strategy?What if I also told you that it would be pretty easy to …

5 Mental Powers Every Entrepreneur Can Develop

High performers aren't superhuman, they've just honed their minds in ways anyone could but few do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm both fascinated by and perpetually in awe of people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and Tim Ferriss. They accomplish, grow, connect …

Self-improvement

You Too Can Grow a Successful Subscription Company. Here's How.

Dog toys? Baby stuff? Puzzles? Makeup? How can you think 'outside the box'?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Subscription companies have a unique opportunity to connect with their customers. By offering a recurring product, they get multiple chances to interact. Products …

Business Strategy

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

The New Trick Brilliant Managers Use to Provide Effective Feedback

Everyone loves feedback -- or do they? See how this strategy works with human nature to get you what you want.<p>Feedback is one of the hottest buzzwords of the new millennium. Whether it's Millennials forcing companies to become more transparent, or start-ups using agile methodology to launch, …

Why Waste Plastic On Produce Stickers When We Could Use Lasers?

The two companies have teamed up on an initiative to replace the pesky stickers with laser-printed labels on organic avocados and sweet potatoes. A …

Sustainability

How Elon Musk's brother Kimbal Musk is disrupting farming with 'food revolution'

In early November, Musk and fellow entrepreneur Tobias Peggs launched Square Roots, an urban farming incubator program in Brooklyn, New York.<p>The …

Leaked documents from startup Maple show the brutal economics of food delivery

On average, the restaurant-in-an-app lost money on each meal in 2015.<p>It has been a challenging year for food-delivery startups. SpoonRocket went out of business. Munchery is struggling. DoorDash and Postmates secured new investments at a lower and flat valuation, respectively.<p>Maple, the …

Tim Ferriss' 3 Rules of Branding

<b>1.</b> <b>Instead of fixating on the often nebulous “brand,” think of how you can “own a category”</b> in the minds of 1,000 die-hard fans who can then act as …

What 29 Top Entrepreneurs Are Doing Differently in 2017 (and You Should Too)

Marketing masters and entrepreneurs share their New Year's resolutions for their businesses.<p>The end of the year is always a time for reflection for me, and I know the same is true for many entrepreneurs. As we share our achievements and challenges with family over the holidays and wait for our …

The 10 Best Business Lessons Of 2016

Here’s a list of the best advice we’ve given for building and growing a successful organization.<p>Over the last year, there have been a lot of changes on the business landscape from Yahoo being sold to Verizon to Gawker going bankrupt. Along the way we’ve talked to CEOs of big companies, first-time …

How to Automate Your Social Media Marketing With IFTTT Applets

Looking for effective ways to streamline your social media marketing tasks? Have you heard of IFTTT applets? Applets let you automate social media …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

5 Mental Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers

Great leaders think one way; lousy leaders think another. Which kind of leader are you?<p>One of the great advantages of observing the business world over a couple of decades (and interviewing hundreds of executives) is that you start seeing the patterns of thought that lead to success or failure.<p>This …

50 Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

The hardest part of marketing is coming up with the ideas.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More website traffic is always a good thing. And most online marketing strategies do revolve around building traffic to your site. Yet it’s sometimes challenging to come up with …

Marketing

10 Success lessons from Tim Ferriss – “The Indiana Jones of Digital Age” for entrepreneurs

Share5<p>Tweet<p>Share2<p>+11<p>Shares 8<p>Tim Ferriss is a serial entrepreneur, author and public speaker with an estimated net worth of $20 million. He runs a …

Entrepreneurship

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

10 Online Marketing Tools That’ll Accelerate Growth of a New Business

<i>Did you recently take the step of starting a new business?</i>As exciting as this may be, it’s only natural to feel a bit of fear in the early days. With …

Marketing

Emotional Branding: 5 Strategies To Get and Keep The Right Customers

There is an ever increasing number of entrepreneurs that would benefit from understanding that they must trigger prospective customers emotionally in order for them to buy their product or hire them for their services. Tapping into the emotions that solicit a call to action. Since most often our …

Customers

Brands Won’t Master Viral Video Until They Change Their Approach

In the past, celebrity endorsers ruled the marketing world. Their recognizable faces and voices, which came with huge price tags, backed every major …

12 Oregon Wines Worth Traveling For

Nashville-based Sommelier Chelsey Johnson shares a mixed case that makes her nostalgic for the Pacific Northwest.<p>Tennessee native Chelsey Johnson may …