Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom

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

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Startup Basics

Video Chat With Brad Feld, Today at 12:30pm ET

For budding young entrepreneurs a little guidance can go a long way. Stay tuned for our video chat with Brad Feld, the entrepreneur and early-stage venture investor.
Bryan Silverman on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting Up in College
Startup Basics

Bryan Silverman on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting Up in College

As the College Entrepreneur of 2012, the co-founder of Star Toilet Paper discusses his top startup challenges and ways he's helped overcome them.
Big-Box Backlash: The Rebirth of Mom-and-Pop Shops
Growth Strategies

Big-Box Backlash: The Rebirth of Mom-and-Pop Shops

As consumers grow more comfortable with ecommerce, Amazon.com isn't the only web company making big-box stores sweat. These days, corner cafes and artisanal cheesemongers are taking a bigger piece of
Jason Lucash on Why Humor Can Be an Entrepreneur's Best Resource
Young Entrepreneurs

Jason Lucash on Why Humor Can Be an Entrepreneur's Best Resource

The co-founder of OrigAudio lets viewers in on the top business lessons he's learned along with key tips on how to stand out amid stiff competition.
Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy
Success Stories

Limor Fried on Making DIY Look Easy

The founder of Adafruit Industries offers insights into how she managed to build a small empire from castaway Altoid tins and other common household items -- and secure the title of Entrepreneur of 20
Entrepreneur Coach Antonio Neves on Finding Focus and the Power of Storytelling
Business Management

Entrepreneur Coach Antonio Neves on Finding Focus and the Power of Storytelling

The founder Thinqaction and business coach offers up his top tips for tackling camera-shy tendencies, along with a host of other challenging entrepreneurial issues.
Top Advice from the Entrepreneurs of 2012
Growth Strategies

Top Advice from the Entrepreneurs of 2012

The winners of Entrepreneur's annual awards, handed out at Entrepreneur's recent conference in Dallas, offer a few key lessons that any business owner can -- and perhaps should -- take to heart.
Barbara Corcoran on Ways to Build a Super-Charged Sales Force
Growth Strategies

Barbara Corcoran on Ways to Build a Super-Charged Sales Force

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran let listeners in on a few secrets at Entrepreneur's recent conference in Dallas. Here's how she cultivates top salespeople.
The Rise of Entrepreneurship on College Campuses (Infographic)
Starting a Business

The Rise of Entrepreneurship on College Campuses (Infographic)

The uptick of entrepreneurship among young people across the country is causing many college campuses to add classes or retool out-of-date programs. Here's a snapshot.
Starting a Business

Young Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2012

From inspiring quotes and giant-brand mishaps to tips on starting up and growing a business, here are the stories that became our readers' favorites this year.
Purpose and Its Vision for Powering Social Movements
Young Entrepreneurs

Purpose and Its Vision for Powering Social Movements

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Jeremy Heimans describes his vision for creating a home for sparking social movements.
Young Entrepreneurs

Meet Entrepreneur's Emerging Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalists

With just one week to go before the Entrepreneur of 2012 awards are announced, we spotlight the finalists for the emerging entrepreneur category.
Meatball's Top Picks for Your Pet
Marketing Ideas

Meatball's Top Picks for Your Pet

This holiday season, don't forget to treat your furry friends too. For our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide, Meatball the bulldog gives his top pick from the pets category.
A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)
Starting a Business

A Hard Look at Global Entrepreneurship (Opinion)

At a forum on young entrepreneurship, a more complex vision for what starting up is like for people in countries outside the U.S.
Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda
SBA and Government Funding

Barack Obama's Second Term Small-Business Agenda

Barack Obama won his reelection bid last night. See what his second term holds for small businesses.
Building a Market and a Vision for a New Kind of Tea
Young Entrepreneurs

Building a Market and a Vision for a New Kind of Tea

In this installment of Young ­Visionaries, social entrepreneur Dan MacCombie describes his vision for producing a different kind of tea and supporting indigenous farmers in South America.
United By Blue and Its Vision for Clothing and Clean Waterways
Young Entrepreneurs

United By Blue and Its Vision for Clothing and Clean Waterways

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Brian Linton describes his vision for apparel that can help clean up the waterways.
Charity Water and Its Vision for Clean Water
Young Entrepreneurs

Charity Water and Its Vision for Clean Water

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Scott Harrison describes his vision for helping bring clean water to those in need.
DonorsChoose.org: A Vision for Supporting Teachers and Students
Young Entrepreneurs

DonorsChoose.org: A Vision for Supporting Teachers and Students

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Charles Best describes his vision for helping individuals fund unique opportunities for learning within the nation's public schools.
Warby Parker and Inspired Vision
Young Entrepreneurs

Warby Parker and Inspired Vision

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneurs David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal describe their vision for sharp eyewear for the developed and the developing world.
Tips for Hiring Your First Employee
Hiring Center

Tips for Hiring Your First Employee

Rich, Happy & Hot's Marie Forleo founder explains how successful business owners hire employees without a human-resources department.
How to Attract the Clients You Want
Finding Customers

How to Attract the Clients You Want

Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom talks with small-business expert Marie Forleo about leading small companies reach the types of customers most likely to be willing to pay their prices.
Smart Ways to Market a Service Business
Marketing Basics

Smart Ways to Market a Service Business

How do successful small companies market their services? Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom talks with small-business expert Marie Forleo to find out how.
Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade
Exploring New Markets

Going Global: Where Obama, Romney Stand on Trade

In the U.S., exporting and improved trade relations have become economic bright spots for small-business owners. We look at each candidate's global views.
Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question
Cash Flow & Money Management

Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question

When it comes to regulations, small businesses may feel the sting the most. Here, we parse how each of the candidates might alleviate those pressures.
Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending
Managing Cash Flow

Obama vs. Romney on Government Contracting and Federal Spending

With the Presidential election nearing, we break down the candidates' stance on small-business contracting and how they plan to invest -- or not invest -- future federal dollars.
Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'
Compensation and Benefits

Where the Candidates Stand on 'Obamacare'

As paying for health care remains one of small-business owners' biggest burdens, we look at how the candidates would trim costs and tackle reform.
Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans
Tax Center

Obama vs. Romney: A Tale of Two Economic Plans

With the Presidential election just around the corner, we break down the candidates' stance on small business, jobs and the economy.
Meet Entrepreneur's College Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalists
Profiles

Meet Entrepreneur's College Entrepreneur of 2012 Finalists

Each year, Entrepreneur looks to spotlight a young entrepreneur in its annual College Entrepreneur contest. Meet the finalists in the running for College Entrepreneur of 2012 and vote for your favorit
10 Inspirational Quotes From Top Entrepreneurial Leaders
Profiles

10 Inspirational Quotes From Top Entrepreneurial Leaders

For those plugging away on their startups on days when everyone else has off, here are a few choice words of wisdom to keep you going strong.

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