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7 Stages of Every Growing Business

Les McKeown, founder of Predictable Success, outlines problems and solutions through every stage of a business.

Ben Rattray: The Role of Business in Social Change

The founder of explains how he came to focus on creating social good and why it's increasingly important for companies to 'be their best selves.'

How to Recruit Better, Retain Longer, and Make Fewer Hiring Mistakes

Selena Cuffe, co-founder of Heritage Link Brands, Sharon Virst-Mozer, founder of FCi Federal, and Katie J. Morgan, senior human resources executive at Bank of America, discuss their experiences managing the hiring process.

SoulCycle: How 2 Strangers Built a Fitness Phenomenon

Founders Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler explain how a lunch meeting led to the indoor cycling obsession that's inspiring people across the country.

Georgetown Cupcake: The Recipe for a Successful Family Business

Co-founders and sisters Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne talk about the challenges and triumphs of building a wildly popular cupcake business from scratch.

Essie Weingarten: Colorfully Disrupting the Beauty Industry

By trusting her own taste and emphasizing quality, the Essie Cosmetics founder built a beloved nail polish brand.

Laura Fitton: Mastering Social Media for Business

The founder of oneforty explains how entrepreneurs can become smarter and more effective on social media.

Alexa von Tobel's 8 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The founder of LearnVest offers the most important lessons she learned while building her award-winning financial management business.

What Does It Take to Turn Around a Business?

Joy Chen explains her path to becoming the CEO of Yes To and the steps she took to rebuild the brand.

Lauren Bush Lauren: Fashioning a Social Enterprise

The FEED founder talks about how her fashion background and passion for fighting world hunger combined to turn her into a leading social entrepreneur.

Kevin Ryan: Being a Successful Entrepreneur in Any Field

The serial entrepreneur talks to Inc.'s Kimberly Weisul about the lessons he's learned from starting multiple companies, including Gilt Groupe and Business Insider.

Why Esther Dyson Invests In What She Invests In

The angel investor talks to Inc.'s Christine Lagorio-Chafkin about her investment decisions and why she can't stand redundancy.

Gary Hirshberg: How You Know It's Time to Get Out

Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of Stonyfield Farm, examined the signs that it is time to pull away from a leadership position in your company.

John Mackey: How to Become a Conscious Leader

Lewis Schiff interviews the co-founder of Whole Foods about 'conscious capitalism' and how businesses can serve all their shareholders: customers, employees, suppliers, investors, communities and the environment.

John Hendricks: Taking on Big Media, Government and Wall Street to Create a Business

Lewis Schiff interviews the founder of Discovery Communications about innovation, entrepreneurship and his new book, A Curious Discovery.

Norm Brodsky: Use Compassionate Leadership to Create a Positive Culture

Longtime entrepreneur Norm Brodsky talks to Lewis Schiff about his path from authoritarian to compassionate leader and the lessons he learned in developing company culture.

Naked Pizza Founder Robbie Vitrano: Revitalizing a City Through Entrepreneurship

After working to rebuild New Orleans as an entrepreneurial hub, Vitrano took the lessons he'd learned to the fast food industry. His goal? Creating something that mattered.

Randy Hetrick: Culture Is the Glue for Your Company

The founder of TRX and former Navy SEAL credits his company's growth to their strong, clearly defined culture.

Caterina Fake: How to Balance Creativity and Productivity

The founder of Flickr and Findery talks about making time, paying attention, and mastering change in an industry that's constantly in flux.

Lisa Price: Taking a Business from the Kitchen Table to HSN

The founder of Carol's Daughter, HSN's top-selling hair care brand, talks about getting her start by mixing and bottling products in her kitchen.

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