Colleen DeBaise

Colleen DeBaise

Colleen DeBaise is special projects director at Entrepreneur.com.

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3 Steps to Close the Deal
Sales

3 Steps to Close the Deal

You've had your meetings. You've submitted your proposals. No answer yet? Here's how to take control of the conversation and get the job done.
Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech Startup
Startup Basics

Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech Startup

As investment grows in education technology, more entrepreneurs are looking to start businesses. Here are tips from those in the trenches.
How to Talk Money With a Sales Prospect
Sales

How to Talk Money With a Sales Prospect

It's always a challenge to bring up the subject of fees with a potential new customer. Marketing expert Ilise Benun has these tips.
Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent Classroom
Profiles

Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent Classroom

Investment in education technology has tripled in the past decade. We take a look at three startups seeking to solve big problems in today's schools.
In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big Problems
Profiles

In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big Problems

These companies, based at the accelerator Blueprint Health in New York, aim to use technological innovation to change the health-care system.
Health-Tech Startups Ride Digital Wave
Grow Your Business

Health-Tech Startups Ride Digital Wave

We take a look at this fast-growing sector that's changing the way the healthcare system works.
How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Managing Cash Flow

How to Get Customers to Pay Up

Got a foot-dragging client who's late on sending a check? Follow these three tips to make sure your customers settle up on time.
Why Everyone Wants a Piece of Ed Tech
News and Trends

Why Everyone Wants a Piece of Ed Tech

Startups with an educational focus are moving to the head of the class with investors.
How to Fix a Cash-Flow Emergency
Cash Flow & Money Management

How to Fix a Cash-Flow Emergency

Here are three quick tips to help keep your company afloat when you're waiting for money to come in.
Accounting 101 for a Growing Business
Accounting Basics

Accounting 101 for a Growing Business

Tax expert Mark Kohler offers tips on keeping track of your company's finances.
Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars
Marketing Basics

Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars

Marketing expert Karen Leland talks about why business owners should spend upfront on marketing.
Networking Strategies for People Who Hate Networking
Networking

Networking Strategies for People Who Hate Networking

Three quick tips to make real connections in business -- and take the nervousness out of networking.
Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Pinterest for Branding
Social Media

Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Pinterest for Branding

Marketing expert Karen Leland offers quick tips on using Pinterest for your business.
New to Digital Marketing? How to Keep 'Face Time' With Customers
Online Marketing

New to Digital Marketing? How to Keep 'Face Time' With Customers

Expert Jason Falls answers a business owner's question on how to maintain that personal connection to customers when you're using digital marketing methods.
Barbara Corcoran on How to Win Over the 'Crowd'
Financing

Barbara Corcoran on How to Win Over the 'Crowd'

The Corcoran Group founder answers an entrepreneur's question about what works on crowdfunding sites.
Barbara Corcoran on Two Things Investors Look For
Angel Investors

Barbara Corcoran on Two Things Investors Look For

The Shark Tank investor describes exactly what she looks for when entrepreneurs pitch to her.
3 Tips for Branding Your Growing Business
Branding

3 Tips for Branding Your Growing Business

Expert Erika Napoletano offers advice on how to get your customers to see your business as the solution to their problems.
What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2013
Venture Capital

What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2013

A panel of New York City venture capitalists say advertising technology, financial technology and nanotechnology will be among 2013's most buzzworthy sectors.
How to Avoid Burnout
Productivity

How to Avoid Burnout

Business coach Ann Mehl provides tips on figuring out work-life balance as an entrepreneur.
Finding Zen in a Hectic City
Profiles

Finding Zen in a Hectic City

Jason Franklin of Bolder Giving, a nonprofit that teaches people about philanthropy, heads to New York's Rubin Museum when he needs personal inspiration.
Finding Your First Investor
Angel Investors

Finding Your First Investor

Owen Davis from NYC Seed suggests building an initial product and showing off your expertise to impress investors.
Getting Your Name Out There as a Startup
Marketing Basics

Getting Your Name Out There as a Startup

Incubator advisers and entrepreneurs talk about what works when it comes to raising awareness for a new company
Tips for Pitching the Media
Getting Press

Tips for Pitching the Media

Ahead of Entrepreneur's Growth Conference in Dallas on Jan. 10, we share these pointers for pitching the media.
How to Maximize Business Growth (Infographic)
Grow Your Business

How to Maximize Business Growth (Infographic)

The path to entrepreneurial success can be a tricky one to navigate. Our infographic explains it.
For Autism Researcher, Yankee Stadium is Field of Dreams
Profiles

For Autism Researcher, Yankee Stadium is Field of Dreams

As part of our Thought Leaders series focusing on inspiration, we interview Dr. Joan Fallon at Yankee Stadium -- a place that she says renews her passion for work.
Watch Our Google Hangout With Angela Jia Kim on Massive Growth
Grow Your Business

Watch Our Google Hangout With Angela Jia Kim on Massive Growth

If you have burning questions about turning your small business or business idea into an entrepreneurial success story, don't miss this live video chat.
Day #10: Our Top Picks for Sports Lovers
Business Ideas

Day #10: Our Top Picks for Sports Lovers

On the last day of our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide, we roll out five products for the special angler, yogi or Frisbee player in your life.
Day #9: Groovy Gifts of Apparel, Made by Indie Merchants
Business Ideas

Day #9: Groovy Gifts of Apparel, Made by Indie Merchants

Sandals. Subscription underwear. We've got our top apparel picks in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
Day #7: Our Top Beauty Gifts Made by Indie Merchants
Business Ideas

Day #7: Our Top Beauty Gifts Made by Indie Merchants

We tested your lotions and potions -- and deemed these to be the best stocking stuffers.
Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season
Business Ideas

Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season

We drank and tasted our way through all the food submissions in this year's gift guide -- and deemed these the most delicious.
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