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Mar 18, 2019

You know Smarties. It’s a classic American candy—and so classic, in fact, that its leadership became afraid to make any branding changes. As a result, decades passed and the brand looked increasingly stale. Then a new generation of leaders took over the company and had to wrestle with a big question: What’s...


Mar 11, 2019

Mike Casey is a young jazz musician, and his jazz teachers were blunt with him: Making a living in this business is hard. So Mike decided to approach his jazz career the way an entrepreneur would—by embracing tools like a CRM, testing out ways to optimize streaming music platforms, and seeking out the kind...


Mar 4, 2019

When things are going wrong, how do you know whether or not to keep going? That's the question that faced Kabir Shahani of Amperity, a company that, in its early days, missed a huge deadline and seemed unable to develop the technology it needed to thrive. Important, difficult questions had to be answered. Investors...


Feb 25, 2019

What’s the secret to having a great work partnership… with someone you’re also personally close to? That’s what we aimed to learn in this special conversation, in which we put two Entrepreneur readers on the phone with our March issue cover stars, the Property Brothers. We asked Drew and Jonathan Scott (better...


Feb 18, 2019

Employers often discourage their team members from having side hustles. That's an insane policy, guaranteed to drive your most ambitious and creative people out of your company. Here's a better idea: Think of flexibility as a retention strategy. On this episode of Problem Solvers, we make the business case for...