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The Impact You’ll Have
The past few months, I’ve begun to care about my company’s impact on the world. Actually, this is my job. Since my startup was acquired by GoodRx a few years ago, I’ve run research and communications, and given that GoodRx is all about helping peopl
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This Business’s Recovery Mirrored the Renaissance of the City Where It Resides
How a dog-treat business used an injection of cash and credit card rewards to turn its fortunes around.
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How This Entrepreneur Earned a Profit From Her First Day in Business
If Nadia Elhaj has her way, Austin will be the popcorn capital of the world. The city is home to her company, Cornucopia Popcorn, a snack-food e-commerce juggernaut that launched in 2008. With two locations, more than a dozen dedicated staffers, and
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More Boomtown for Your Buck
Want an office in one of America’s priciest cities? Expect a $60-per-square-foot price tag for a view of the Green Monster, or a 13 percent marginal tax rate on your California dreamin’. But our Surge Cities list is rich with alternatives to the big-
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A Lovable Debt Collector?
In 2013, Ohad Samet started getting calls from strange numbers. When he finally answered, he discovered the reason: He had a $120 balance on a store credit card. The agent making the call was not particularly pleasant, so, though Samet could afford t
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Start Planning for Tax Season Now
Will Hankinson, the Atlanta-based owner of video rendering service IntroCave, could have banked more of his business’s 2018 profits had he paid closer attention to a big change that went into effect as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
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Public Option
BOX TOP Levie, who founded his company in a USC dorm room with Sam Ghods, Jeff Queisser, and Dylan Smith, was Inc.’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. What was it like to take Box public? Exhilarating, partially because you’re on no sleep. You com
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Where Startups Thrive
The best cities for new businesses in America aren’t always the ones you’d expect. Once again, Inc. and innovation policy company Startup Genome crunched the data to identify America’s hottest Surge Cities—and found there’s lots to learn from their s
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A New Home Without Leaving Home
I was at a dinner meeting near the Arctic Circle recently, sitting at a table of international business leaders, and the conversation quickly focused on Estonia—its ultra-high literacy rate, majority female population, and famous Singing Revolution o
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Dollars to Doughnuts
Quick—give us your best pitch for a new doughnut. Shark Tank ’s Robert Herjavec demanded that—and other feats of startup savvy—of three founders in New York City last August at the second event of this year’s Small Biz Challenge, sponsored by the UPS
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Mexican and Korean Fusion: TaKorean’s Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success
Michael Lenard may not have a drop of either Mexican or Korean blood, but a passion for both cuisines courses through his veins. It was this passion that led Lenard to found Washington, D.C.-based TaKorean, his signature Korean taco grill, back in A
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The Rise of the Fake Applicant
A few years ago, Daniel Zubairi caught a job applicant in a flagrant lie. The woman’s résumé said she worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That didn’t sound right. Zubairi’s Bethesda, Maryland–based cybersecurity company, Sy
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Unconventional Wisdom
One of the great joys of working at Inc. is seeing how real stories of successful entrepreneurs differ from the clichéd notions you see elsewhere. Take Pat Brown, founder of Impossible Foods, the company that brought the world the meatless burger th
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Company of the Year Impossible Foods
Where’s the Beef? Derived from genetically modified yeast, the red liquor on the hands of this Impossible technician contains heme, which makes it look like blood, taste like blood, and sizzle like blood on a grill. On January 7, 2019, at the Consu
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Helping Them Ride the Wave
7Till8, the ecofriendly custom wetsuit company, is off to a nice start. The Grommet’s co-founder Jules Pieri is helping its founders go from niches to riches.
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Future Alert FASTER TECH
If you think we live in a society of instant gratification, just wait until 5G, the fifth-generation wireless network, reaches major cities worldwide. But first, let’s pause to ask a crucial question: Why 5G? First-generation wireless gave us voice.
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The Founder at Rest
THE FOUNDER IN AUTUMN THE COMPANY YOU STARTED IS WORTH $1 BILLION. YOU ACTUALLY LIKE THE NEW CEO. NOW WHAT?
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Should Your Employees Work From Anywhere?
According to a survey of 2,000 working professionals conducted online for LinkedIn by Censuswide, 50 percent of U.S. employees work from home at least one day per week. And some companies, like GitLab, have built successful workforces that are entire
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When You Need Help To Get Help
In 2014, when then–college freshman Jordan DeCicco found only sugar-heavy bottled coffee to sustain him through predawn basketball practice, he got creative. In his dorm room, he concocted a blend of black coffee, protein powder, and MCT oil—a supple
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Reflect, Rest, and Return
The end of the year is always a time of reflection. Many of us look back to see how much we accomplished over the past 12 months, while, at the same time, we look forward to what lies in the year ahead and where we’ll strive to go. For some, the new
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Hire Learning
Lyfe Marketing’s founders have been growing their startup at breakneck speed—and now their hiring strategy is showing signs of wear. So fellow Atlantan and Kabbage CEO Rob Frohwein shared some of the cultural know-how that made his $1 billion compa
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A CEO Takes A Stand
Ed Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, transformed his father’s two-store company into the industry’s biggest player. But going up against the gun lobby may have been his riskiest move as an entrepreneur.
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Styled for Storms
In 2005, David Kahng felt that the umbrella market wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. So the Tufts engineering grad, along with his business partner, Ben Tai, founded Davek out of his New York City apartment with nothing but a round of financi
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Last-Minute Purchase
Ryan Smith had been planning for months to take his software company, Qualtrics, public. Four days before the IPO, he sold it instead.
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This Building Was Printed In 27 Hours
Think it was easy? It wasn’t. Just ask Jason Ballard—the co-founder of Icon—how much hard work and faith his journey has required.
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Fast on Her Feet
In July, Flavors Culinary Group founder Samia Bingham won the Small Biz Challenge in Los Angeles by wowing Shark Tank’s Robert Her•avec with an improvised pitch using a slide deck she’d never seen before. “Samia didn’t have a single ‘um’ in that pi
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Selling the Business ... to Your Employees
Bill Roark remembers the rug being pulled out from under him, in 1999, when his employer was sold to an outside buyer. Though the acquirer tried to find a job for Roark, “when all was said and done, I was on the street corner with a check and a ‘good
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Should You Conduct Formal Performance Reviews?
Industry giants like Adobe, General Electric, and Accenture have given up formal annual reviews in favor of providing feedback throughout the year, and startups around the country have followed suit—but is that as effective? Inc. asked two founders t
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Hot New Startups, Cool Older Looks
Like many great startup origin stories, the one for Love Billy!—a New York-based direct-to-consumer clothing brand—begins at a party. It was 2015, there really was a Billy, and Candice Pool Neistat thought it’d be funny to wear a T-shirt emblazoned w
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Your EAT Is What You Are
No matter what kind of company you are—tech startup or food truck—Google’s acronym should guide you.
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