Expansion

How to Keep Your Business Open 24/7 Without Having Anyone Working All Those Hours

Customers expect access to you any time of day. These tips can help you pay attention at all times without burning the candle at both ends. March 15, 2017 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book Dynamic Communication. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound […]

Entrepreneurs

Zapier’s CEO Reveals How His Automation Startup Reached A $5 Billion Valuation Without Jumping On The VC ‘Hamster Wheel’

Zapier CEO Wade Foster avoids thinking about fundraising as much as possible. Profitable for years, his startup, which provides automation tools that connect apps together, gets plenty of interest from venture capitalists. Foster prefers thinking about his customers, he says: museum tour guides, Etsy sellers and coffee shop owners who don’t have time to follow […]

Miscellaneous

Neil Blumenthal: How to Grow a Billion-Dollar Company Without Taking Huge Risks

Successful entrepreneurs are often seen as impulsive gamblers. Neil Blumenthal says he used a different strategy to grow billion-dollar eyewear brand Warby Parker: minimizing risk. According to Blumenthal, building your business strategy around risk minimization can save money and help your company scale to meet demand. Warby Parker‘s first retail store was a showroom built into its New […]

Entrepreneurs

What Happens When COVID-19 Is Driving Demand? Grove Collaborative Delivers Soap And Sanitizer To Customers Without Sacrificing Mission

Orders jumped by 50% post-COVID which raised questions about which stakeholders to prioritize Grove Collaborative Grove Collaborative was founded in 2014 to help people find home products—soap, skin care, pet food, and more—that also protect our planet through more sustainable ingredients and packaging. Grove has since grown into a successful online subscription service with products […]