This site was created by high schooler Joseph Zhang in hopes of discovering new, inspiring stories about businesses and entrepreneurs to share with everyone. Businesses With Stories is an independent online publication that comes out with new stories about businesses bi-weekly.

Businesses with Stories is a unique, student-run publication that seeks to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and to offer opportunities to talk to CEOs and founders of companies ranging from nascent startups to established Fortune 500 businesses.

Joseph Zhang – Founder and Editor-in-Chief


Joseph Zhang founded this site the summer before his sophomore year in high school. Interested in business since he was young, he had already been through every Inc. and Forbes magazine article in the house before he turned towards the CEOs and founders themselves to learn more.

When he’s not transcribing, writing, or working on putting together the publication schedule for the site, he’s doing debate, helping students prepare for the high school DECA business program competition, or creating slideshows for the investment program at his school.