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

What Skills Does Elon Musk Have and Why Is He So Successful?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We can rattle off Elon Musk’s accomplishments in our sleep: co-founder of monetary giant PayPal; founder of Tesla Motors, the electric car company that is changing the world; and founder of Space X, which is focused on space exploration and space travel, and has even sent NASA … Read more

How This ‘Shark Tank’ Vet and Her Game-Changing Invention Are Revolutionizing Personal Safety

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With the growing number of hate crimes specifically targeting the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) community, I feel unsafe traveling in public alone. And anti-Asian hate crimes are growing at an alarming rate. According to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, anti-Asian hate crimes … Read more

This Filipino American Founder Is Disrupting the Beverage Aisle by Introducing New Flavors to the Crowded Bubbly Water Market

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Like many 9-year-olds, my son craves independence and wants to do a variety of “adult” things. His wants include walking around Jersey City, NJ alone, having unlimited access to screen time, and eating and drinking whatever he wants, whenever he wants. His recent obsession centers around wanting … Read more

5 Lessons on Life as an Entrepreneur That You Don’t Learn in School

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As we focus on continuing to elevate entrepreneurs from all parts of the world and from all backgrounds, I am reflecting a lot on how nontraditional entrepreneurs can realize their dreams. Sometimes that means unlearning lessons we were taught in school. On the day you graduate and … Read more

How This First-Generation American Founder Is Taking on Fast-Food Giants

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Getting together with family and friends and finding meals that are a crowd pleaser is never an easy task. I scroll aimlessly on Instagram looking for ideas on what to cook. Is this processed? Is this even tasty? Is this too much sugar for my kids? Mason … Read more

These Two Female Fitness Instructors Were Dismissed by Investors. Now, the Joke’s on Them.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As we have adjusted to working from home, my husband and I are constantly on the hunt for nutritious snacks. Without our employers there to offer us an endless array of fruit, chips, yogurt, nuts and protein bars in our office kitchens, we are left to fend … Read more

3 Publicity Lessons Women Founders Can Learn From Spanx’s Sara Blakely

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In 2012, Sara Blakely made headlines as one of the first women billionaires. Her company Spanx was valued at over $ 1 billion; she’d retained 100% ownership, had zero debt and, to that point, had never spent a dollar on advertising. Blakely was not lucky. She’s smart, … Read more