Lauren Conrad has come a long way since her Laguna Beach days, especially when it comes to business. Happily, in Allure’s November 2012 issue, Lauren shares her business secret: “It’s OK to say no. I think people are smart and know when you’re doing something for money. I never really felt the need to do things simply for a paycheck.” As for the rest of the article, Lauren also shares about the time she took a burlesque class and what it feels like to be hated by the public. To read more from the cover story at Allure.com or pick up the issue on October 23.