Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom is the former deputy editor of Entrepreneur.com.
Preparing for an International Conference
Growth Strategies

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
Technology

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
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.
Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything
Starting a Business

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.
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)
Entrepreneurs

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

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 all the difference.
Can You Afford to Quit Your Day Job?
Starting a Business

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
Starting a Business

Maintaining Your Startup's Focus

Too many passions can derail you. Find one that sticks.
Biggest Mistakes: What Artsicle Learned from Its First Hire
Growth Strategies

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.
Biggest Mistakes: Skillshare on Knowing Your Strengths -- And Weaknesses
Growth Strategies

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

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
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.
Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed
Starting a Business

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.
Biggest Mistakes: How JackThreads Overcame Its Growing Pains
Growth Strategies

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.