Mattel Introduces New Body Types for Barbie

Read More

Image credit:Barbie After years of declining sales and waning interest, Mattel on Thursday introduced new body-type variations of the Barbie doll. Barbie now comes in three new body shapes: curvy, petite and tall. All three sizes are available on Mattel’s website, along with the classic version of the doll. This is big news for the toy maker — "curvy" Barbie is featured on the cover of Time’s latest issue —…

Hey, Book Lovers: Now You Can Smell the Part

Read More

Image credit:Shutterstock If you've ever waxed rhapsodic about "old book smell," or regret that your literary needs are more often than not met by technological means, whether it's an e-reader or audio book, several companies have come up with olfactory solutions for the busy prose lover who doesn’t get to log much time in book shops. All manner of perfumes and candles now come equipped with elements that approximate the…

This Franchise Gives Hair Stylists a Salon of Their Own Without the High Costs

Read More

Image credit:Phenix Salon Suites This story appears in the January 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Most hair stylists come out of beauty school with dreams of eventually opening their own salon, with their own clientele, own product lines and décor. The reality? Many of them will never come up with the down payment on a salon. Instead, they’re stuck working for someone else or renting a chair, listening to…

These 2 Franchisee-Moms Aim to Fill the Gaps in STEM Education

Read More

Image credit:Zaniac Learning Franchise Players is Entrepreneur's Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com. Women in the U.S. make up half the national workforce, but when it comes to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), men outnumber women, 3 to 1.  Camilla Gazal and Flavia Naslausky are two Brazilian-American moms in Connecticut on a mission…

11 Money Lessons Entrepreneurial Parents Can Teach Their Kids Over Summer Break

Read More

Image credit:alanclark18 | Foap.com Reader Resource Get the working capital your business needs–learn more about Entrepreneur Lending, powered by CAN Capital » It’s that time of year again: The kids are home from school for the summer, and parents are sorting out how to occupy them. Ideally, kids should continue to learn during this down time, so why not offer them some valuable life lessons about money and responsibility? As the author of…

6 Business Books That Will Revolutionize Your Business and Change Your Life

Read More

Image credit:Pixabay Books have the power to change lives. We live in a time when books are more affordable and accessible. Yet, fewer entrepreneurs read books, using the excuse of a lack of time. If you can’t find time to read, you as an entrepreneur will not grow, which will have an effect on your business. If you study any successful entrepreneur, you’ll see one of the keys to their…

10 Profitable Reasons to Major in Math or Science

Read More

Image credit:Shutterstock Good news for all you math and science whizzes out there: You sort of own the job market. Most of the top 10 best jobs—based on work environment, income, job outlook, stress and other factors—call for backgrounds in those two fields, according to a recent report released by career website CareerCast.com. "We see every year that STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] jobs are rising on the list…

How a Developer Boot Camp Marched Its Way to Millions

Read More

This story appears in the July 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Roshan Choxi was surprised that he learned more about software development during a 2010 summer internship at an early-stage web startup than during the four years he spent at a top-five engineering school.  “Even at a high-caliber engineering program like that, what you learn is so divorced from anything pragmatic or related to the type of skills you need to…