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I Can’t Live Without … Soulcycle
“I was never great at going to the gym,” says 32-year-old Ankur Jain, founder and CEO of investment firm Kairos. “I prefer the group experience–the teachers, the music. I want to get a cardio workout and just escape an otherwise really intense workda
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The Top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms
ACCEL-KKR Menlo Park, Calif. AE INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS Boca Raton, Fla. ALPINE INVESTORS San Francisco ARGENTUM New York City BOYNE CAPITAL Miami BRENTWOOD ASSOCIATES Los Angeles CLAYTON, DUBILIER & RICE New York City CLEARVIEW CAPITAL Stamford, Conn. E
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The Future Of networking
JULIAN BASS is a 20-year-old theater major at Georgia State. His visual-effects video has been viewed on social media more than 35 million times since April and caught the attention of Hollywood dealmakers, including Disney’s Bob Iger. Bass is now re
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In Business and the Rise Together
Engineering school trained brothers Ashot and Vazgen Avakyan to be problem-solvers, but their entrepreneurial instincts were already sharp in grade school. Growing up in Armenia, their father would pay them for every book they read. They also earned
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Growth, Powered by People
The founders of Aptive Environmental had a bold aspiration: to become the largest residential pest control company in the United States. Just four years after the company’s launch, it proved to be a serious competitor for the title by taking the No.
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The Best Parts
I detest the term work-life balance. Life doesn’t work that way. I much prefer to treat life as a series of choices, which I make using my priorities–professional and personal–as the filter. For example, when my family was living in Dallas and I got
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Not Just a Cosmetic Change
Gregg Renfrew, the founder and CEO of Beautycounter, a pioneering business in “clean beauty,” lives in Santa Monica, California-not far from Hollywood. So it’s no surprise she would be inspired by a movie. And she was, though not by a traditional Hol
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THE FUTURE OF TRAINING & EDUCATION
ZACH SIMS is co-founder and CEO of Codecademy. The company has taught millions of people how to program since launching in 2011 and has worked with organizations like Google, Amazon, and IBM to train and place talent. DID YOU SEE A jump in people wan
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Start with Teaching and Technology; Add Fun
Morning meetings for the sales team at GetMeHealthcare often start with a book chat. President Michael Tobias-himself the author of the two-book SalesFreaks motivational series- picks and previews the works of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, billionaire hedg
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How Vertical Integration Gave One Marketing Company the Edge
When a Boston-based plumber hit his highest revenue two years in a row, Scorpion’s Chief Marketing Officer Corey Quinn knew his company was doing its job. The Boston plumbing business was just one of thousands that broke sales and revenue records wit
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The Future Of Food
Work Experience: Honest Tea 1998-2020 Co-founder of healthy tea startup, which sold to Coca-Cola Coca-Cola 2011-2020 Innovation catalyst for emerging brands Beyond Meat 2015-2020 Executive chair for plant-based-meat brand Eat the Change 2020- Co-foun
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A Fintech Finds an Investor That Gets It
When Suneera Madhani founded fintech company Fattmerchant in 2014, she did it with a co-founder she knew she could trust: her brother, Sal Rehmetullah. Three years later, when they were ready to scale their Orlando payment processing and business ana
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The Future Of Lending
KAREN G. MILLS was a member of President Obama’s cabinet, leading the Small Business Administration from 2009 to 2013. Now she is president of MMP Group, which invests in financial services, consumer products, and technology. She is the author of Fin
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Always Be Leveling Up
WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY GOAL? Size matters. Even if you’re thinking about an eventual exit, there’s always another level that you’ll aspire to get your company to. Quantifiable measures of growth, while useful and important, are almost beside the point:
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Design for Upward Mobility
WHAT EMPLOYEEDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS DOES YOUR COMPANY OFFER? The beauty of a well-executed employee-development program is that it doesn’t benefit just employees. Grooming them for other positions within your company, or even to become valuable busines
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Smart Solutions Tame Payroll Complexity
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, HR trends such as remote work and employee self-service were gradually infiltrating the workplace and creating additional payroll complexity for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The pandemic has not only acc
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Wisdom Of Women
ONE OF THE MOST telling definitions of entrepreneurship, courtesy of Howard Stevenson, a professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, is also one of the simplest: the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources controlled. And let’s face it: In 202
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Double Vision
REBECCA RYAN is a futurist, economist, author, and the founder of Futurist Camp. A lot of companies will go out of business because of this downturn, but a good number of those closures will have been avoidable, because they will be caused by fear al
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New Business or No Business
HOW WILL YOU ACHIEVE MOST OF YOUR SALES GROWTH OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS. Fast growth begins with identifying your customers. There’s no magic formula for determining where you should look for them or whether you’re better off focusing on new or exis
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Great Workplaces Have Mentors Who Care About Workers
88% ACTIVELY MENTOR MEMBERS OF THEIR TEAM. Mentorship is one of the hallmarks of an effective company. Successful entrepreneurs overwhelmingly embrace the responsibility of offering professional assistance to their junior employees. For many, that’s
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Thanks For Taking The Gloom Away
On a recent podcast, the host and I were discussing the challenges we’re all facing at the tail end of 2020, and I said something about being hopeful for the future. Paul Blanchard, the man interviewing me for Media Masters, wasn’t having it. “Well,
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The Rules Of The Road
Since starting a venture capital firm a few years ago, I’ve met plenty of entrepreneurs who are being led astray by others—hungry vulture capitalists, misinformed mentors, and three-office-hours-a-week professors who love to give everyone A’s. But en
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1 The Idea
Pattern is the hair care line she’d always wanted but no one had created—until now. As an entrepreneur, Tracee Ellis Ross would seem to have some clear advantages: She’s an award-winning actor, producer, and activist-and the daughter of Diana Ross. Y
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Oracles Of Inc.
AT INC., WE TOO ARE IN the soothsaying business. Five years ago, for example, we wrote that more of us would be working from home in 2020. Well, we got that right-though nobody guessed that all of us would be working from home in 2020. Anticipating t
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Solving the Pet Shedding Challenge
No matt er how much unconditional love furry pets provide, the vast majority come with a frustrating trait: fur that sheds. Dog, cat, bunny, and guinea pig owners routinely grapple with removing their pet’s cast-off fur from their homes. That situati
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This Boutique Firm Helps Clients Mine Their Intellectual Property Gold
The word “can’t” is rarely heard at Caldwell Intellectual Property Law. When technology leaders and startups need to develop IP to accomplish business objectives, they turn to Caldwell as their trusted partner. Caldwell has garnered a reputation as b
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Stop Wasting Your Time
Thinking back on it, the fruit flies should’ve been a warning signal. My company, Iodine, had the quintessential San Francisco startup office: ground-floor loft off an alley in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood. The space was great—except that
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2 The People
ezCater Stefania Mallett thinks like an engineer-a legacy of her computer science graduate degree from MIT-so it’s no surprise that when founding ezCater in 2007, she created “a system for everything.” Customers visit the website and order a tasty sp
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Business Icons’ Wisdom Echoes in This Firm’s Investments
Operations have been at the core of private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice’s (CD&R’s) business since its founding in 1978. Co-founder Marty Dubilier was an operating executive, and Jack Welch, the famed CEO who transformed General Electric throu
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