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Colleen DeBaise

Colleen DeBaise is special projects director at Entrepreneur.com. She is the author of The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook, and previously served as the Journal's small-business editor. She has also covered entrepreneurship at BusinessWeek and SmartMoney. Colleen is a regular guest expert on television and radio, and has appeared on MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC, CBS and NPR.

30 Recent Stories

3 Steps to Close the DealPlay Video

3 Steps to Close the Deal (Video)

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.
April 30, 2013 in Sales
Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech StartupPlay Video

Tips for Launching an Ed-Tech Startup (Video)

As investment grows in education technology, more entrepreneurs are looking to start businesses. Here are tips from those in the trenches.
April 26, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Talk Money With a Sales ProspectPlay Video

How to Talk Money With a Sales Prospect (Video)

It's always a challenge to bring up the subject of fees with a potential new customer. Marketing expert Ilise Benun has these tips.
April 22, 2013 in Sales
Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent ClassroomPlay Video

Ed-Tech Startups Aim to Reinvent Classroom (Video)

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.
April 18, 2013 in Profiles
In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big ProblemsPlay Video

In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big Problems (Video)

These companies, based at the accelerator Blueprint Health in New York, aim to use technological innovation to change the health-care system.
April 12, 2013 in Profiles
Health-Tech Startups Ride Digital WavePlay Video

Health-Tech Startups Ride Digital Wave (Video)

We take a look at this fast-growing sector that's changing the way the healthcare system works.
April 4, 2013 in Grow Your Business
How to Get Customers to Pay UpPlay Video

How to Get Customers to Pay Up (Video)

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.
April 2, 2013 in Managing Cash Flow
Why Everyone Wants a Piece of Ed TechPlay Video

Why Everyone Wants a Piece of Ed Tech (Video)

Startups with an educational focus are moving to the head of the class with investors.
March 28, 2013 in News and Trends
How to Fix a Cash-Flow EmergencyPlay Video

How to Fix a Cash-Flow Emergency (Video)

Here are three quick tips to help keep your company afloat when you're waiting for money to come in.
March 26, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Accounting 101 for a Growing BusinessPlay Video

Accounting 101 for a Growing Business (Video)

Tax expert Mark Kohler offers tips on keeping track of your company's finances.
March 12, 2013 in Accounting Basics
Where to Spend Your Marketing DollarsPlay Video

Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars (Video)

Marketing expert Karen Leland talks about why business owners should spend upfront on marketing.
March 11, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Networking Strategies for People Who Hate NetworkingPlay Video

Networking Strategies for People Who Hate Networking (Video)

Three quick tips to make real connections in business -- and take the nervousness out of networking.
March 6, 2013 in Networking
Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Pinterest for BrandingPlay Video

Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Pinterest for Branding (Video)

Marketing expert Karen Leland offers quick tips on using Pinterest for your business.
February 28, 2013 in Social Media
New to Digital Marketing? How to Keep 'Face Time' With CustomersPlay Video

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

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.
February 20, 2013 in Online Marketing
Barbara Corcoran on How to Win Over the 'Crowd'Play Video

Barbara Corcoran on How to Win Over the 'Crowd' (Video)

The Corcoran Group founder answers an entrepreneur's question about what works on crowdfunding sites.
February 14, 2013 in Financing
Barbara Corcoran on Two Things Investors Look ForPlay Video

Barbara Corcoran on Two Things Investors Look For (Video)

The Shark Tank investor describes exactly what she looks for when entrepreneurs pitch to her.
February 14, 2013 in Angel Investors
3 Tips for Branding Your Growing BusinessPlay Video

3 Tips for Branding Your Growing Business (Video)

Expert Erika Napoletano offers advice on how to get your customers to see your business as the solution to their problems.
February 13, 2013 in Branding
What's Hot in Venture Capital in 2013

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.
February 13, 2013 in Venture Capital
How to Avoid BurnoutPlay Video

How to Avoid Burnout (Video)

Business coach Ann Mehl provides tips on figuring out work-life balance as an entrepreneur.
February 11, 2013 in Productivity
Finding Zen in a Hectic CityPlay Video

Finding Zen in a Hectic City (Video)

Jason Franklin of Bolder Giving, a nonprofit that teaches people about philanthropy, heads to New York's Rubin Museum when he needs personal inspiration.
February 5, 2013 in Profiles
Finding Your First InvestorPlay Video

Finding Your First Investor (Video)

Owen Davis from NYC Seed suggests building an initial product and showing off your expertise to impress investors.
January 24, 2013 in Angel Investors
Getting Your Name Out There as a StartupPlay Video

Getting Your Name Out There as a Startup (Video)

Incubator advisers and entrepreneurs talk about what works when it comes to raising awareness for a new company
January 8, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Tips for Pitching the Media

Tips for Pitching the Media

Ahead of Entrepreneur's Growth Conference in Dallas on Jan. 10, we share these pointers for pitching the media.
January 2, 2013 in Getting Press
How to Maximize Business Growth (Infographic)

How to Maximize Business Growth (Infographic)

The path to entrepreneurial success can be a tricky one to navigate. Our infographic explains it.
December 21, 2012 in Grow Your Business
For Autism Researcher, Yankee Stadium is Field of DreamsPlay Video

For Autism Researcher, Yankee Stadium is Field of Dreams (Video)

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.
December 19, 2012 in Profiles
Watch Our Google Hangout With Angela Jia Kim on Massive Growth

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.
December 18, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Day #10: Our Top Picks for Sports Lovers

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.
December 5, 2012 in Business Ideas
Day #9: Groovy Gifts of Apparel, Made by Indie Merchants

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.
December 4, 2012 in Business Ideas
Day #7: Our Top Beauty Gifts Made by Indie Merchants

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.
December 2, 2012 in Business Ideas
Day #5: 10 Great Foodie Gifts This Holiday Season

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.
November 30, 2012 in Business Ideas
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