Know the Costs of Being a Founder Before Taking the Plunge

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I’ve started two companies, raised over a quarter of a billion dollars, and each venture was successfully exited. From the outside, it may look like founders who have pulled this off had an elegant and perfectly-executed plan, but I can tell you that being a founder feels … Read more

Black-owned and operated craft coffee shop Overflow Coffee works to expand, as founder seeks to inspire entrepreneurs

CHICAGO (CBS) – Overflow Coffee is one of the only Black-owned and operated craft coffee shops in the city – and as it works to expand, its founder also wants to pay their success forward. As CBS 2’s Marissa Perlman reported Wednesday, the coffee shop wants to support Black, Latinx, and women entrepreneurs … Read more

Gilded Body Founder Blair Armstrong on Launching Her Brand & What Keeps Her Motivated

Most brand founders have the mind of an innovator, the passion of a visionary, and the dedication of a leader. Blair Armstrong, founder of Gilded Body, can add another trait to the list: the heart of an artist. Her elegantly handcrafted candles and body care products not only upgrade the self-care experience, but resemble a … Read more

How Free Women founder built business as a refugee in Utah

As a young woman in Afghanistan, Hanifa Javadi dreamed of owning her own business. Each day at 5 am, she would take a seat beside her in-laws and meticulously weave a rug by hand for the next 15 hours. Seven years went by like this, and Javadi never saw any earnings from her labor. “All … Read more

Visual arts curator & founder of Reform Mumbai, Sonal Motla

In 1977, the International Council of Museums officially nominated May 18 as International Museum Day, creating a unique moment for the international museum community. The organization recommended having a proper theme every year, inclusive of, but not limited to, globalization, bridging cultural gaps, and care for the environment. We spoke to Sonal Motla, a renowned … Read more

Atlanta’s Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild founder shares her story

I grew up in Crossett, Arkansas with my mother and father and two sisters. At the time I lived there, my town was segregated like most towns in the South. We spent much of our time at the First Baptist Church. Almost everyone in the town, including my father, worked for the Georgia Pacific Paper … Read more