Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom is the former deputy editor of Entrepreneur.com.

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Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear
'Trep Talk

Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear

You may have TOMS shoes on your feet and Warby Parker glasses on your face, but this company wants to get into your underwear drawer.
Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers
Business Management

Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers

See just how brutal last year's superstorm Sandy really was.
The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur
Startup Basics

The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur

You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness.
New York's Business Community Waxes Sentimental for Its Departing Billionaire
Grow Your Business

New York's Business Community Waxes Sentimental for Its Departing Billionaire

Despite bans on sugary drinks, smoking and trans fats, the 'nanny mayor' is looking a lot better these days.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mayor Bloomberg's Tenure
Leadership

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mayor Bloomberg's Tenure

In their own words, NYC-based entrepreneurs and business owners say what 12 years under the billionaire mayor was like for their companies and what their prognosis is for the city after Bloomberg leav
Grow Your Business

Aaron Levie on Box's $1 Billion Valuation and Solving the World's 'Unsexy' Problems

From college dropout to enterprise-software wunderkind, the CEO of Box dishes about working with Mark Cuban and his top success tips.
Startup Basics

Race to the Top Goes to College

President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students.
Startup Basics

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.
Marketing

Why Obama Asked Amy Poehler and Jon Bon Jovi to the White House. Hint: It's Not a SNL Sketch

For millions of young Americans who don't now have health insurance, the president is leaning on celebs to spread the word about signing up.
The Weird and Often Creepy Business of TV's Oddities
'Trep Talk

The Weird and Often Creepy Business of TV's Oddities

From outcast toys to Victorian wigs, people crave variety and a release from cookie-cutter design. Fortunately for them, Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn of Obscure Antiques & Oddities are on it.
Business Unusual: The Hidden Cheese Caves of Manhattan
'Trep Talk

Business Unusual: The Hidden Cheese Caves of Manhattan

As people's tastes widen for all things handmade and delicious, the old traditions of cheese making and aging have become big business. See how one cheesemonger is riding the (cheese) curl.
The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup
Startup Basics

The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup

Misrepresenting your company's life stage could carry steep consequences.
After the Protests: What It Takes to Start Up in Turkey
Startup Basics

After the Protests: What It Takes to Start Up in Turkey

Before protesters engulfed Turkey's Taksim Square, the country had become a rising star for businesses and entrepreneurs.
Reporter's Notebook: Visiting Istanbul at a Time of Tumult
Business Travel

Reporter's Notebook: Visiting Istanbul at a Time of Tumult

In heading to Istanbul to cover a business conference, Entrepreneur.com's Diana Ransom walked into what would become a nationwide protest. Here's her take on the week's demonstrations.
Amid Istanbul Protests, Caution at a Conference
Business Travel

Amid Istanbul Protests, Caution at a Conference

At the annual Dell Women's Entrepreneurship Network event in Istanbul, entrepreneurs found themselves waylaid by days of protests and tear-gas explosions.
Preparing for an International Conference
Exploring New Markets

Preparing for an International Conference

From safety precautions to avoiding cultural no-no's, here's how to plan for an international conference with ease.
Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier
News and Trends

Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

The two companies announced a new partnership that'll give citizen inventors access to a portion of GE's patent coffers, as well as a co-branded effort that could effectively appify your home.
Jack Dorsey on Launching Twitter and His Top Advice for Young Treps
Young Entrepreneurs

Jack Dorsey on Launching Twitter and His Top Advice for Young Treps

The social-media site that's found its way into practically every entrepreneurs' toolkit recently turned seven. Here, we chat with the site's co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders.
Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything

When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy.
Young Entrepreneurs

Happy Birthday Twitter: Jack Dorsey on the Ubiquitous Site and His Top Advice for Young Treps

The social-media site that’s found its way into practically every entrepreneurs’ toolkit turns 7 years old today. Here, we chat with the site’s co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders.
Millennials and Money: A Look at How Young People Shop and Spend in America (Infographic)
Business Ideas

Millennials and Money: A Look at How Young People Shop and Spend in America (Infographic)

Young people tend to shop more than their older counterparts, and they use technology as they shop in greater numbers too. Here, check out other striking stats on millennials' shopping habits.
Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: How Ginger + Liz Learned to Play Nice With Vendors

When the nail-polish making duo Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett began their production efforts, finding the right vendors to work with was easier said than done. Here’s why having a plan B can mean al
Can You Afford to Quit Your Day Job?
Money Basics

Can You Afford to Quit Your Day Job?

How to determine if you can afford to work on your startup full-time.
Maintaining Your Startup's Focus
Business Ideas

Maintaining Your Startup's Focus

Too many passions can derail you. Find one that sticks.
Grow Your Business

Biggest Mistakes: What Artsicle Learned from Its First Hire

When co-founders Scott Carleton and Alex Tryon of the art-rental and purchase platform needed help around the office, they soon learned that preparation and clarity are key in hiring employees.
Business Management

Biggest Mistakes: Skillshare on Knowing Your Strengths -- And Weaknesses

When the education-sharing platform began hiring employees, making benefits decisions soon became a priority. But co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn now says he should have left that task up to a prof
Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)
Financing

Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic)

When it comes to raising financing, angel investors are increasingly spending with startups. Here's a snapshot of the angel-investor landscape.
Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration
Young Entrepreneurs

Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration

From Quirky's Ben Kaufman to Aaron Levie of Box, here's what inspires some of the hottest startups around.
Profiles

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
Grow Your Business

Biggest Mistakes: How JackThreads Overcame Its Growing Pains

When the menswear flash-sale site first started up, planning ahead for growth would have helped. Here, founder Jason Ross dishes on his company’s biggest mistake and overcoming it.
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