The Property Brothers Offer Free Advice On Building a Strong Business — and a Strong Partnership

Drew and Jonathan Scott talked to two Entrepreneur readers (and husband-and-wife cofounders) about strengthening their working relationship. February 27, 2019 6 min read This story appears in the March 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » There’s no way around it: Business is personal — ­especially when your cofounder is a sibling, a spouse, or a close friend. Dean Praetorius and Kiki Von Glinow know this all too well as the husband-and-wife founders of Brooklyn-­based digital consultancy Toast Media Group. The couple told Entrepreneur that they’re refining how they work together, so we put them on the phone with Jonathan and Drew Scott to talk about partnership best practices, mutual respect, and learning to let go.    Kiki: So nice to meet you guys. We always jump at the chance to get free advice, so this is great. Diving in: How do you give each other feedback that’s constructive and respectful?  Drew: We […]

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Silent Bob Is Now a Legitimate Ganjapreneur

Kevin Smith details how he and Jason Mewes have turned their iconic characters into a budding business. February 26, 2019 4 min read Life really does imitate art. In his 1994 indie film Clerks, writer-director Kevin Smith introduced the characters Jay and Silent Bob — two guys who spent all day peddling weed outside a New Jersey Quick Stop. Smith himself played Silent Bob; his childhood pal Jason Mewes played Jay. The characters would return in many of Smith’s movies…and now, 25 years and a different regulatory environment later, the duo are getting their own legal cannabis brand, Jay and Silent Bob’s Private Stash. Manufacturing-and-distribution company Chemesis International is to thank for it: The company initially approached Smith, who was more than enthusiastic to finally become a real-life ganjapreneur. Related: This Military Vet Is Remaking The Cannabis Security Guard Industry You’re a famous weed enthusiast. Why name the brand after […]

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23 Celebrities in the Cannabiz

From actors to pop stars and everyone in between, these are some of the big names cashing in on the pot boom. Read_more Related posts: Cannabis Boxes Curated by Celebrities Are Big Business The Advice 50 Business Leaders and Celebrities Would Give Their Younger Selves What This Blog is and What it is Not SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) Mozilla Pulls Facebook Ads Over Privacy Flap Why How-to Content Continues to Grow How This Entrepreneur Succeeds in Managing a Global Media Empire With Her Husband Move Over AOL: The Ten Best Premium E-Mail Services Today

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Ryan Reynolds Just Bought a Gin Company He Called ‘the Best on the Planet’ — But His Email Reply Makes It Seem Like a Joke

The company told Business Insider Reynolds will ‘play an active leadership role in the business and creative direction.’ February 22, 2018 4 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds is well known for his roles in the likes of Deadpool and The Proposal, and for frequently making headlines for his hilarious relationship with his actress wife Blake Lively. What you may not know is he’s also the owner of a gin company. The actor announced today that he is now the official owner and chairman of Aviation Gin, owned by Davos Brands — and it all came about after he tried the gin for the first time, declared it the “best-tasting gin in the world,” and decided to invest. Aviation, which was founded in Portland, Ore., is one of the world’s best-rated gins, according to data from Wine Enthusiast, a drinks magazine. The company […]

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