Jennifer Chang

Jennifer Chang
Jennifer Chang is the former associate editor for SUCCESS. She has a corgi puppy who has more Instagram followers than a dog should have. Tweet or follow her thoughts and favorite links at @jenzchang.

Afraid of Risks? How to Be Bolder

By Jennifer Chang | June 28, 2017

Let’s talk about risks. Even if you’re not contemplating a risky new move, you’ve probably taken a few risks to get to where you are today, and chances are you’re not done taking them. In a recent podcast for Harvard Business School, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey defined entrepreneurship in terms of risk-taking. “The definition of entrepreneurship is…

Teach a Person to Fish…

By Jennifer Chang | May 17, 2015

Despite the church’s many open windows and doors, the sticky August heat hung in the air like a pesky, unwanted visitor. I paused mid-lesson to wipe the sweat from my forehead and glanced up at my students, all of them female entrepreneurs from neighboring villages in northern Ghana. One was quietly dozing off, another concentrated on…

Capturing Joy with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

By Jennifer Chang | March 8, 2015

Laura Novak was in demand: She had celebrity clients and regularly spoke at photography conferences and workshops across the country. But something was amiss. “It was so heavily about me, and I wanted to create something bigger than myself—something that wasn’t just about one person as a brand, but about a collective, a team,” Novak…

How The Container Store CEO Keeps the World Organized

By Jennifer Chang | February 27, 2015

In 1978 Kip Tindell and his two partners founded The Container Store, which also became the start of the storage and organization industry—an entirely new retail category at the time. But rather than focusing on the product—as innovative as it was—Tindell focused on the people. Instead of treating employees as replaceable cogs, the company invested more…

A College Entrepreneur Wants to Revolutionize High-Impact Sports

By Jennifer Chang | February 21, 2015

Find a problem and solve it—that’s one of the keys to success for any entrepreneur. Daniel Goldberg, a Syracuse University senior who enjoys mixed martial arts, did just that—and recently won the right to represent the United States in April at the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Goldberg’s business, Diamond MMA, has garnered raving…

Filling Dad’s Shoes: A CEO Takes Charge of His Family Business

By Jennifer Chang | February 5, 2015

It’s never an easy road to follow in your father’s footsteps and run the family business. But when your father transitioned that business from a traditional niche publisher to a booming Internet company, it can be a downright thorny challenge for any successor. Founded in 1966, Edmunds published paperback quarterly pricing guides for new and used cars.…

5 Basic Etiquette Rules for Social Media Marketing

By Jennifer Chang | February 4, 2015

Perk up your pinkies and slide your elbows off the table; it’s time to talk social marketing etiquette—good manners for when you’re interacting with fans online. They can be as obvious as “Don’t take sides in an Internet argument” (it never ends well) or the more subtle “Don’t ‘like’ your own posts on Facebook” (it doesn’t hurt…

When a Novel Idea Isn’t Enough… Invent It

By Jennifer Chang | January 24, 2015

Necessity is the mother of invention, which was certainly true for ElliptiGO co-founder and CEO Bryan Pate. When knee and hip pain forced the avid runner to give up his favorite sport at age 32, Pate tried cycling for exercise. But he found the seat and position uncomfortable. An elliptical trainer might have been a…