This Company Aims to Revamp the House-Flipping Process For Both Buyers and Sellers

Targeting first-time home buyers and utilizing a portfolio of strategies is key, according to RESICAP’s founder. September 11, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. When the recession hit in 2008, RESICAP founder and co-CEO Andy Capps — along with his business partner, Lance Popp — saw rare opportunity in the housing market. Since then, they’ve aimed to make flipping single-family homes higher-quality and more cost-effective. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  What does your company do? My business partner, Lance Popp, and I met at the gym — we were always there at the same time and started talking shop. We realized our skill sets complemented each other to reposition entry-level houses to first-time home buyers. During the recession, we were buying entry-level houses, renovating them and then flipping them to first-time home buyers because at the time there was no institutional interest. […]

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Inside the Company That’s Turning Traditional Financial Advisors Into Independent Business Owners

Good Life Financial Advisors reshaped the finance industry by using the 2008 recession to their advantage. September 10, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Traditional financial advisors do their clients (and themselves) a disservice, argues Conor Delaney, co-founder and managing partner at Good Life Financial Advisors. That’s why he designed his company to support independent, service and community-oriented advisors by taking on the backend business work for them.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  What does your company do? In 2008, when the recession hit, investors got smart. They started wondering why they were being interviewed by these big, overcharging companies that benefited their shareholders before them and provided the least amount of service. That gave our company the opportunity to come in. We take financial advisors who are in a culture of sales and move them into a culture of service […]

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This Company Turned Pharmaceutical Research Into a Profitable Marketplace. Here’s How.

The CEO and president of Scientist.com says workplace culture is the primary driver behind 54 straight months of company growth. September 9, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. What happens when you take the most expensive and time-consuming aspect of your industry and make it marketplace-ready? In the case of Scientist.com: serious profits, greater innovations and even saved lives. CEO and president Kevin Lustig, Ph.D., explains how the company is revolutionizing pharmaceutical research. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  What does your company do? We’re a B2B marketplace for the pharmaceutical industry that’s helping the industry become more efficient at doing drug research. We’re used by large pharmaceutical companies to reduce costs, save time, promote innovation and ensure compliance. It used to be that scientists would do the research themselves in big pharmaceutical company labs. Today, researchers are often not doing the work […]

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To Find Success as an Entrepreneur, Focus Less on Your Bank Account and More on Your Purpose

The CEO of data analytics company Moblize discusses the importance of selflessness in building a company. September 5, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every year, we publish the Entrepreneur 360 — our list of the 360 most well-rounded companies in America, based on an evaluation of impact, innovation, growth, leadership and business valuation. Our 2019 list debuts on Oct 1. In advance, we’re checking in with some 2018 honorees, including the one below. For Amit Mehil, the CEO of Moblize, a Houston-based data analytics company that primarily works with oil and gas companies, success isn’t defined by how much money a company makes; rather, it’s defined by that company’s larger purpose for the world we live in today. This sort of mindset has not only helped Mehil and his company expand — Moblize currently has 100 employees worldwide and, according to the company, has seen 200 percent year-over-year growth in […]

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Past Entrepreneur 360 Honorees Share Their Best Success Advice and Growth Strategies

The fifth annual Entrepreneur 360 List will be released Oct. 1. This week, we’re looking back at last year’s honorees. September 3, 2019 2 min read In 2015, Entrepreneur launched an annual search for the most entrepreneurial companies in America: the Entrepreneur 360™. It was an ambitious undertaking: inviting companies to apply, factoring in their impact, innovation, growth, leadership and value and creating a proprietary algorithm to rank them based on not only revenue but also the degree to which they’re well-rounded. The list aims to spotlight the foremost leaders among entrepreneurs today. In 2018, it expanded to Singapore and India. In honor of the fifth year of Entrepreneur 360™, we’re focusing in on all the things that make a small business fully dynamic — a 360-degree operation, both in terms of revenue growth and company culture. To do that, we’re looking back on honorees from last year and asking […]

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How This Bedding Company’s Strong Social Mission Helped Build Consumer Trust

Young shoppers want to buy from companies they feel good about, so they’re driving businesses to be accountable for every choice, says the co-founder and CEO of Malouf. September 3, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every year, we publish the Entrepreneur 360 — a list of the 360 most well-rounded companies in America, based on an evaluation of impact, innovation, growth, leadership and business valuation. Our 2019 list debuts on Oct 1. In advance, were checking in with some 2018 honorees, including the one below. The Business Roundtable, a group of executives from major corporations including Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook, recently announced it was redefining the purpose of a corporation. Rather than just focusing on shareholders, the group agreed that businesses need to consider conscious capitalism as a way of moving forward. “The American dream is alive but fraying,” Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan and chairman of […]

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For This Marketing Company, Success Comes From Its Team of ‘A-Players’

By promoting from within and staying true to its values, Abstrakt Marketing Group has grown to be one of the largest agencies in the St. Louis area. September 3, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every year, we publish the Entrepreneur 360 — a list of the 360 most well-rounded companies in America, based on an evaluation of impact, innovation, growth, leadership and business valuation. Our 2019 list debuts on Oct 1. In advance, were checking in with some 2018 honorees, including the one below. Defining itself as a full-service business growth company, St. Louis-based Abstrakt Marketing Group has more than 300 “A-players” to help drive its success. What is that, exactly? “From interns to C-Level, we hold each of [our] team members to the expectation that they exhibit these five core competencies: attitude, awareness, ambition, adaptability and accountability,” explains CEO Scott Scully. “We’ve found that if [and] when team […]

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The Path to Building a $1 Billion Business Begins With Finding the Right Team

22nd Century Technologies has grown from 20 employees to 4,000 in the last 22 years. Here’s how the company maintains a strong culture. September 3, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every year, we publish the Entrepreneur 360 — a list of the 360 most well-rounded companies in America, based on an evaluation of impact, innovation, growth, leadership and business valuation. Our 2019 list debuts on Oct 1. In advance, were checking in with some 2018 honorees, including the one below. Finding success in business is often no easy feat, especially when it comes to two decades of business. But that’s exactly what IT service firm 22nd Century Technologies has achieved. Launched in 1997, the Somerset, N.J.-based company has grown from 20 employees to about 4,000, servicing both the private sector (including Honeywell and Toyota) and the government (counting Homeland Security and the Air Force as clients). According […]

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