Countless startups fail every year. But there are not countless reasons that they fail. “I’m talking to entrepreneurs three or four times a week, and they’re all coming to me with the exact same issues,” says Tarek Kamil, a serial entrepreneur with five launches under his belt (most recently, as founder and CEO of the […]
When it’s time to size up your opposition, consultant and author Becky Sheetz invokes the wisdom of ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu: Know your enemy, and know yourself. 1. Cultivate spies. Hire your competition’s top salespeople — or at least invite them for lunch, dinner or cocktails. “It’s a great conversational way to find […]
Jon King and Jim Stott founded Stonewall Kitchen, which is an almost $100 million business. But 25 years ago, the business (and life) partners began their company with a series of happy accidents.
Hey, wanna feel old? Great. Let me a get a startup exec. on the phone. [Ring, ring] Hi there. I’m trying to reach Elena Gorman, product marketing lead at HipChat, the group-chat and file-sharing company. [Waiting] Elena, hello! Question for you: What do you think of when I say the word telephone?
This story appears in the November 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Most people haven’t heard of a scrappy little ski company called Renoun, but we gave it a lot of space in this issue — a story about founder Cyrus Schenck. I bet you’re wondering: How did Schenck pull that off? I’m going to tell you. […]
Is your business under new ownership? These entrepreneurs who bought existing businesses share how they made updates while keeping loyalists happy.
The app world’s secrets are known by relatively few. Most people think success is due entirely to how “viral” your app becomes, as if it’s some external factor beyond your control. As it turns out, you can control it. And I’m living proof it’s possible. Since the app store’s inception, I’ve been working with mobile […]
At Business Insider, we believe capitalism can and should be a force for good. With this inaugural edition of Business Insider 100: The Creators, we are celebrating leaders who embody this spirit. Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums up the drawbacks of such a […]
If you’ve ever tried searching for free stock photos on the Internet, you probably know what a ridiculous hassle it can be. As a general rule, free stock photos are extremely difficult to find. A huge portion of the stock photo market is owned by professional companies like Shutterstock and 123RF, who charge $20 or […]