Category: Startup Insider

Bravery: The Entrepreneurship X Factor

If you’ve never started a company, it’s easy to buy into the myth of overnight success. But real, sustained entrepreneurial success almost always takes years of careful planning, hard work and, most importantly, unwavering bravery. I once started an industry conference presentation with a timeline illustrating our company’s growth that defined our first decade as…

This Franchisee Says He's All About Renewal — of Carpets and Wood, That Is.

Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you’re a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email franchiseplayers@entrepreneur.com. Glenn Buckland was a customer service manager in an Austin, Texas, grocery almost three decades ago, when he decided to get off that particular career ladder. "I liked the idea of…

4 Ways Lack of Margin Is Costing You

Owning your own business means the to-do list never ends. The first reaction of many entrepreneurs is to hustle longer hours and focus on efficiency in business. This is an important stage, but at some point there is no more of you to give. If you are not careful and keep going to the well of efficiency…