This Facial Shop Focused on Helping People Instead of Pushing Products — and Raised $8 Million in the Process

Heyday founders Adam Ross and Michael Pollak are on a mission to “take the facial out of the spa.” November 13, 2018 5 min read In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Who are you and what’s your business? AR: I’m Adam Ross and I am the co-founder and CEO of Heyday. We’re a facial shop that is looking to take the facial out of the spa and into people’s lives. We provide personalized facial services in three different treatment times (30, 50- and 75-minute treatments for $65, $95 and $140, respectively), and also sell a curated range of skincare products in our shops and via heydayskincare.com. MP: I’m Michael Pollak, and I’m a co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of Heyday. Beyond the facial, we’ve created a place […]

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20 Things Military Veteran Entrepreneurs Know About Risk That You Can Use Every Day

20 Things Military Veteran Entrepreneurs Know About Risk That You Can Use Every Day “My military background taught me how to create a successful team by surrounding myself with smart people. It’s important to know your strengths and weaknesses and to put people around you who have shared values and who can do the things you’re not good at. I don’t want to be the weakest link in the chain! “I would add that being part of a team is to expect to learn from everybody. I was 21 years old and had just graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. I was sent to my first squadron as a division officer. In that role, I was in charge of leading 10 people who were 10 to 15 years older than me and who knew a lot more than I did. I walked in and said if you want me to […]

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(60-Second Video) Elon Musk, Warren Buffett and Midterm Election Mega Billions!

Here are three things entrepreneurs should know today. November 5, 2018 1 min read Elon Musk says Apple doesn’t pass the yawn test anymore. In an interview with Recode, he said that yes, Apple still makes great phones, but it has stopped making products that “blow people’s minds.” Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway reported an almost $1 billion stock buyback, its first since 2012. Experts say it is a signal that the Oracle of Omaha just can’t find anything else worth buying. The midterm elections are tomorrow, and politicians on both sides of the aisle agree on one thing: this may be the most important election in our lifetimes. No matter which way the votes go tomorrow, this election has already cemented itself in history: a record-setting $5.2 billion was spent on campaigns. Have a great day! And vote tomorrow! Watch the previous 3 Things to Know video: Tech CEOs Lose $61 Billion Read_more […]

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6 Sleep Habits and Early Morning Rituals of World Cup Champion Alex Morgan

The soccer superstar announces her partnership with high-tech sleep system Molecule and shares her tips for scoring a good night’s sleep. November 5, 2018 5 min read As a gold medal Olympian and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Alex Morgan knows more than most about the importance of sleep and recovery. “I abuse my body every day for my job on the pitch,” she told Entrepreneur, “so it is vital to me to feel rested and recovered when I wake up.” To that end, Morgan has announced her partnership with Molecule, makers of a high-tech sleep system and recovery engineered for athletes. “It’s an honor to have Alex join our team of Molecule athletes that includes Tom Brady and Russell Wilson,” says the company’s founder and CEO Albert Oh. “Alex takes her recovery just as seriously as she does her training, and it reflects on her performance and her position as […]

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Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern “I’m Addicted to the Hustle”

How this week’s ‘How Success Happens’ guest overcame personal struggles and built an empire. November 1, 2018 2 min read I didn’t know what to expect when we scheduled an interview over breakfast with today’s guest Andrew Zimmern. As you may know, the chef, writer, restaurateur and TV personality made a name for himself traveling the world and eating some, well, bizarre foods on his hit travel/food show, Bizarre Foods. Turns out our breakfast was pretty normal — we didn’t dig into a fresh plate of scrambled brains or anything — but the conversation was anything but typical. Related: Anthony Bourdain’s Tips For Eating Great When Traveling Abroad Over the past couple of years, Zimmern has built a true empire around his name with books, TV shows, restaurants (including his new Twin Cities joint Lucky Cricket), and a production company, but as he very candidly told me, the road to success has not […]

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The World Series and a Call for Unity.

Stay in the know. October 29, 2018 1 min read The Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers last night, becoming the 2018 World Series champions. It’s the club’s fourth championship since 2004, a record unmatched by any MLB team during in that stretch. Yay. Last week, a photo of Justin Bieber eating a burrito sideways went viral, with millions opining that the singer was mentally stable. Turns out, it was an elaborate hoax created by a Bieber lookalike and group of pranksters known as “Yes Theory”. In cities across the country this weekend, thousands gathered to honor the 11 victims of the tragic mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In one tribute, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto declared “We will defeat hate with love.” It’s a powerful call to action for all of us to take to heart. Watch the previous 3 Things video: Starbucks Unleashes a […]

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Make Sure You’re Having Fun

New York Rangers great Adam Graves on giving back and finding meaningful wins in life. October 22, 2018 6 min read The phrase “he’s a great guy” gets tossed around pretty loosely, but sometimes you talk to someone who actually earns the title. Case in point: former New York Ranger and two-time Stanley Cup champion Adam Graves. The fact that Graves helped bring Lord Stanley’s gorgeous silver goblet to New York back in 1994 was undoubtedly great (there are some New Yorkers who are still trying to get over their post-victory hangovers) but that’s not what I’m talking about. What makes Graves such an amazing person is his unwavering passion for making kids’ lives better. If you have a couple of minutes, watch this video of Graves visiting the home of 11-year-old Rangers superfan Matt Adonis, who is battling a brain tumor. Just keep some Kleenex handy. Related: 40 Most Entrepreneurial Athletes […]

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Sears Closes Shop and Superhumans Are On the Way. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. October 15, 2018 1 min read After 125 years in business, Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The retail powerhouse dates back to the late 1880s and its mail-order catalog offered everything from toys to tools to, at one point, cocaine and opium. Come for the maple syrup, stay for the weed. This Wednesday, recreational marijuana officially becomes legal in Canada. Maybe it’ll finally chill those wild Canadians out. In less cheery news, the final writings of Stephen Hawking will be published this week and in them, the late physicist predicts that our world will be populated by a breed of genetically engineered “superhumans” and that Artificial intelligence could develop “a will that is in conflict with ours.” Make friends with your microwave oven before it’s too late. Have a great day! Watch the previous 3 Things video: These Are the Top CEO Salaries of 2017 Read_more Related posts: […]

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This Drew Brees Video Will Give You Chills Even If You Don’t Like Football

This inspiring video will put your will to win in overdrive. October 9, 2018 1 min read In a post-game interview last night, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said, “It played out even greater than I ever could’ve imagined.” He was talking about his amazing achievement on the field: In the second quarter victory of the Saints game against the Washington Redskins, Brees became the NFL’s all-time passing leader with a 62-yard touchdown pass to receiver Tre’Quan Smith. Related: 40 Most Entrepreneurial Athletes In the Game The NFL stopped the game as the crowd and Brees’ teammates alike roared to recognize his incredible accomplishment .(Peyton Manning previously held the record with 71,940 yards.) Brees hugged teammates on the field and shouted out to the fans before hitting the sidelines to hugs and kiss his wife, Brittany, and his four children, among others. Brees was mic’d up for the game and, in one […]

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Elon Musk Dodges a Bullet. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. October 1, 2018 1 min read As a part of a settlement with the SEC about claims of misleading investors, Elon Musk has agreed to step down as Chairman of Tesla and pay a $20 million fine–but he gets to stay on as CEO. In response to the settlement, he tweeted a link to the seminal 1990s hip-hop classic, “OPP”. We won’t even ask you if you are down. The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against California to block its new net neutrality law, which would prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing specific types of content. The Justice Department called California’s new legislation  “extreme,” “illegal,” and “burdensome” on internet providers, according to The Verge. Also in California news, a new law enacted this weekend requires publicly traded firms to have at least one woman on their board of directors […]

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Mr. Bezos Goes to Washington? 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. September 24, 2018 1 min read Mr. Bezos goes to Washington? Maybe. Data site Sperling’s Best Places has named the town of Oatlands, Virginia as the likely spot where Amazon’s HQ2 will land. It’s got plenty of space and is close to D.C., making overnight deliveries of Trump Chia Pet heads that much easier. Good news for business travelers: US lawmakers unveiled a bill that requires the FAA to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats — including legroom and width. Spotify is collaborating with Ancestry.com to suggest songs based on the cultures your ancestors came from. I’m from Long Island, so I’m mentally preparing for a lot Mariah Carey and Flavor Flav.  Watch the previous 3 Things to Know Video: Facebook Launches Its Dating Platform Read_more Related posts: Jeff Bezos Reveals 3 Strategies for Amazon’s Success Jeff Bezos Successfully Launched a Rocket and the […]

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Elon Reveals His First! 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. September 17, 2018 1 min read And away we go! Tonight, Elon Musk will announce the name of the first passenger who signed up to travel around the moon on SpaceX’s BFR rocket. In an Entrepreneur Twitter poll, 67% of respondents said that they’d happily hop aboard if given the chance…and unlimited barf bags. Billionaire Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne Benioff, announced that they will fork over $190 million to purchase Time magazine. With cash. Let me know if you need any help carrying over those bags of money, Marc. Oh Fortnite, is there anything you can’t do? Preserve marriages, that’s one thing. According to a report from UK site Divorce Online, 200 divorce petitions were this year that cited Fortnite as a reason for the separation. Who says romance is dead? Watch the previous 3 Things video: The Impossible Burger Slides […]

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John Legend Gets the EGOT! 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. September 10, 2018 1 min read At last night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, John Legend became the first African American man and youngest person to achieve EGOT status. That is, a person who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. There are only 15 in history! Pass the barf bag: After a flight was diverted due to extreme weather conditions, an American Airlines pilot bought all 159 passengers Papa John’s pizza. Haven’t those poor people suffered enough? And here’s some cheery news: a study about workplace death found that after falls and car accidents, homicide is the third leading cause of worker fatalities. That’ll make you think twice about stealing your co-worker’s lunch out of the fridge.  Watch the previous 3 Things video: Starbucks to Open Its First Location in Italy Read_more Related posts: 8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That […]

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How Do You Grab Millennial Buyers?

Lincoln is making a big bet on tech. August 28, 2018 4 min read What do millennial drivers crave in an SUV? Lincoln is hoping that “help not getting lost” is high on the list. This summer, Lincoln’s flagship SUV, the Navigator, came equipped with something the company hopes will appeal to younger buyers: Waze. Sure, most of us already have the traffic and speed-trap-avoiding app downloaded on our phones, but we’d all also agree that having to look down at our phones bouncing around in a cupholder as we drive can be a drag and a distraction. The Navigator’s SYNC 3 system ends that by letting drivers plug in and operate the app on the dashboard vehicle’s touchscreen, which keeps your eyes up and your thumbs off the phone keyboard. Related: 4 Strategies to Use When Marketing to Millennials Sounds pretty sweet, but is it really? Earlier this summer, I had the chance to […]

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Is Amazon Bribing Its Employees? 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. August 27, 2018 1 min read The 2018 US Open kicks off today and it should be a big payday for official ball sponsor Wilson Sporting Goods. Over the course of the next two weeks, 71,001 tennis balls will be served! If you want love, try bribery. Quartz reports that certain Amazon employees were given a paid day off and a $50 Amazon gift card after they tweeted nice things about the company. Senator John McCain died at the age of 81 this weekend, leaving behind an incredible legacy of honor, bravery and respect. In his book Faith of My Fathers, McCain wrote this inspiring call to action: “Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone.” Watch the previous 3 Things to Know video: Chipotle […]

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30 Super Inspiring Quotes About Finding Success as an Entrepreneur

Leaders of companies big and small share the mindset it takes to achieve your dreams in the face of all obstacles. August 21, 2018 4 min read True, being an entrepreneur can be exhausting, lonely, frustrating and terrifying. But it’s worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears when you are pursuing your passion and turning your dream into a reality. In an ongoing series called Real Entrepreneurs, we pick the brains of founders and leaders about what it is like to have every decision big and small rest on their shoulders and have compiled their thoughts on what it takes to succeed on the long, sometimes crazy journey of an entrepreneur.   Read_more Related posts: Zig Ziglar Success Quotes to Make You a Better Entrepreneur Quotes From 10 Inspiring Women on Understanding Your Value 57 Entrepreneurs Share their Favorite Entrepreneur Success Quotes 9 Inspiring Quotes from the 27-Year-Old Billionaire and […]

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Here’s the Biggest Lesson I Learned Working for Elon Musk at Tesla

Tesla veteran Sisun Lee has worked at some of the most prominent companies on the planet, and now he’s running his own with a mission to help you think clearly and feel energized no matter what you drank the night before. August 20, 2018 5 min read Most great business ideas offer a way to solve problems and cure people’s headaches. CEO Sisun Lee, aims to do that literally with his product Morning Recovery, a drink supplement engineered to help the heartiest of partiers wake up with great memories and zero hangover. During a trip to South Korea, where drinkers down a mind-scrambling average of 13.7 shots per week, Sisun noticed many of the locals drank concoctions containing dihydromyricetin that helped them function the day after the most epic booze-a-thons. He brought some back to the U.S., gave it out to friends and quickly realized that he might have bottled […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Makes Crazy Box Office History. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. August 20, 2018 1 min read Sleep guru Arianna Huffington tweeted Elon Musk, pleading with him to abandon his around-the-clock work schedule and to get more rest. Musk replied rather grumpily with a flat out no, writing, “You think this is an option. It is not.” To quote a best-selling book narrated by Samuel L. Jackon, “Elon, go the @#$% to sleep!” Got a great, really really short idea for a movie? GIPHY announced it is launching a film festival for gifs. The winner of the Nov. 8 awards will receive a not-so-tiny $10,000 prize. Submit your mini masterpiece here.  Crazy Rich Asians made crazy history this weekend. The first Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years earned $34 million, making it the first rom-com in three years to open to over $20 million. Note to entrepreneurs: people are hungry for something different. Watch […]

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McDonald’s Launches MacCoin. 3 Things to Know Today.

Stay in the know in 60 seconds. July 30, 2018 1 min read Did you go see a movie this weekend? Did you use MoviePass? Or did you try? The owner of MoviePass disclosed that there was a “service disruption” due to the company’s inability to make certain required payments. Meaning they ran out of cash. So they borrowed $5 million and started rolling again. On with the show! Tesla released its latest zero-emission ride: a $1,500 surfboard. It’s only selling 200 of them, so if you’re interested, sorry, they’re surely sold out by the time you’re seeing this. McDonald’s launched its own international currency: the MacCoin. It is not a cryptocurrency, however; just a voucher for a buy-one-get-one-free Big Mac.  Have a great day! Watch the previous video: Facebook’s Stock Tanks and the ‘Fortnite’ Founder Is Now a Billionaire! Read_more Related posts: Monkeys Take Hot Baths to Reduce Stress! 3 Things to Know Today. Uber Accused of ‘Vomit […]

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The Producer Behind Ali Wong and Jim Gaffigan Reveals How to Make Money By Making People Laugh

Brian Volk-Weiss built one of the world’s largest comedy production and distribution companies taking risks on comedians before they were household names. July 25, 2018 2 min read Ah, comedy. What one person thinks is cutting edge, another person thinks is offensive. What one person thinks is stupid, another person thinks is brilliant. Have you ever heard the saying, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard’? It’s typically attributed to English actor Edmund Kean, who supposedly said it on his deathbed. But whether he really said it mid-croak, it is true. Related: 9 of the Funniest and Most Shocking AI Fails It takes a certain kind of fearlessness to stand up in front of people and say, “I’m going to make you laugh” and it takes even more guts to say, “I’m going to put up my own money producing a special that I think will make people laugh.” That’s what this week’s How Success Happens guest […]

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