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Blake Lively Knows Being a Perfectionist Is 'Weaponized' Against Women, But She's Micromanaged Her Way to Millions, So She's Not Stopping Now
The "Gossip Girl" actress is done apologizing for being a control freak. After all, obsessing over every little detail is what's made her mixer brand Betty Buzz a raging success.
Here's When It's Time to Ignore Everyone Else's Advice
A sign I received as a gift has shown me how to chart my own path.
'Agree to Disagree' Can Lead to Feuds and Fallouts. Here's a Better Way to Handle Conflict.
The cofounders of Smart Passive Income have learned that pushing through disagreements leads to successes more than avoidance and resentments.
Here's Why You Should Steal Someone Else's Leadership Style
To become the best leader you can be, you must start by being a version of the leaders you most admire.
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Are You Ready to Be an 'Off-Leash' Boss?
Six leaders share how they hit the right balance between full-blown autonomy and micromanaging their employees.
The 5 Must-Have Items That Help You Mix Business and Pleasure Like a Pro
From cozy slip-on shoes you can do anything in, to a portable projector for entertainment on the go.
What If a Boss and an Employee Swapped Roles? We Tried It.
It's a little something we like to call the "boomerang boss."
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Wants to Invest In "Someone Who Probably Needs a Good Shrink Instead of a Business"
She's been around long enough to know that the best entrepreneurs are often driven by deep personal injuries.
Have You Ever Obsessed Over 'What If?' According to Scientists, You Don't Actually Know What Would Have Fixed Everything.
Counterfactual thinking is a natural impulse, but we're better off when we learn to counter it.
These Are the Thinking Habits Most Likely to Destroy Your Life, According to a Therapist
Dr. Jennifer Guttman teaches us how to identify negative thought patters, and offers practical exercises to help us redirect our fears.
Here's Why a Crisis May Actually Be the Best Thing That Can Happen to You
There's something empowering about a lack of choices.
I Built a Public Persona Around Positive Thinking, Until the Most Devastating Year of My Life Made Me Rethink Everything. Here's What I Realized.
When we're grieving, it's not always possible to find silver linings, or be "positive" in the traditional sense. But if we are willing to be present, "microjoys" can bring us back to ourselves.
We Are Obsessed With the Wrong Question
Nothing is perfect, so we should stop wondering if it could be. Instead, we should ask ourselves this question.
4 Franchisees Reveal How This Fun-Focused Day Inspired Them to Take the Plunge
At Unleashed Brands' "Discovery Day," these fresh franchisees are signing up for a future of fun.
Looking to Figure Out How Much You'll Make as a Franchisee? Consider These Factors.
There are some important clues you can track down before deciding if owning a given franchise location will give you the financial payout you're hoping for.
Culver's Hasn't Closed a Store in 4 Years — And It's All Thanks to One Smart Strategy
The Wisconsin-based burger joint is in the Top 10 of our Franchise 500 for five years running.
Burnt-Out Teachers Are Flocking in Droves to This Top Tutoring Franchise
The franchise has been #1 in the tutoring category for 22 years running by keeping an eye on what kids and franchisees need.
Yes, You Can Buy a Franchise In a Bad Economy — But First, Ask These 5 Questions
A step-by-step guide on what to find out before you sign.
These 11 Franchises Climbed the Ranks of the Franchise 500 This Year. Here's How They Did It.
These brands each jumped over 100 spots on our Franchise 500. One of them jumped 400 spots, after not even ranking last year.
From Boozy Ice Cream to Bounce Houses, Here's How These 7 Brands Turned Fun Into a Full-Time Job
There's a whole new generation of franchises looking to capitalize on all things fun.
The UPS Store Prioritizes Diversity — Here's How it's Paying Off
The shipping franchise is expanding swiftly through its Diversity Ownership Program, and that's helped it stay a top 10 franchise for seven years.
This Innovative Move Keeps Wingstop Flying High
In our Franchise 500's Top 10, the aviation-themed restaurant franchise is betting big on international expansion.
West Coast, Get Ready — Dunkin' Is Coming, and It's Bringing 'Insta-Ready' Gen Z Drinks With It
The coffee shop's sales topped $10 billion in 2021, and its coming in at #5 on our 2023 Franchise 500.
Taco Bell Uses This Little-Known Secret to Stay on Top Year After Year
The franchise is keeping cravings strong by taking enough risks to make it "cool," to both insiders and outsiders.
Focusing on These 2 Key Areas Helped Ace Hardware Capitalize on the Pandemic Sales Spike
The home improvement boom has landed the neighborhood handy store in the Top 10 of our Franchise 500.
What Popeyes' Viral Menu Strategy Can Teach You About Staying Relevant
Innovative new dishes has helped this chicken institution stay among the top five franchises in the world.
These Are the Hottest Franchises to Watch in 2023
Welcome to our annual Franchise 500 ranking! You'll learn about the industry's hottest trends and brands, and what's keeping the most resilient veterans on top, all while exploring the best franchise opportunities.
The Secret to Jersey Mike's Increasing Popularity? Danny DeVito and the Special Olympics Are Only Half of It.
The sandwich chain is staying true to its roots, and focused on real people, and that's helped it stay a top 10 franchise for five years in a row.
What Hampton by Hilton's 14-Year Reign as the Top Hotel Franchise Can Teach You About Customer Service
The hotel franchise, in the top 10 of our Franchise 500, is marching into the future by paying attention to its customers' evolving needs and desires.
Should You Buy a Franchise or Start Your Own Small Business? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions First.
In other words, are you an entrepreneur... or a systempreneur?
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