Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom

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

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Young Entrepreneurs

Live Chat with Social-Media Maven Jason Sadler

Check out our recent live chat with IWearYourShirt.com's Jason Sadler and Adina Grigore of Sprout Skincare.
What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners
Money

What Paul Ryan on the GOP Ticket Could Mean for Small-Business Owners

In choosing the conservative Congressman from Wisconsin, Mitt Romney makes a bold choice. But is it a good one?
Ginger + Liz and Their Vision for Healthy Nails
Young Entrepreneurs

Ginger + Liz and Their Vision for Healthy Nails

When Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett set out to rid nail polish of toxins, they found a flawed beauty industry in need of a makeover. See how they're making their mark.
Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful Invites
Young Entrepreneurs

Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful Invites

Upending the paper invite isn't the only goal for this company. Changing the way people communicate is the larger challenge for young visionaries Alexa and James Hirschfeld.
People's Pops and Its Vision for the Way We Eat
Starting a Business

People's Pops and Its Vision for the Way We Eat

The U.S. may be awash with sweet treats, but these ice-pop makers have given the tired category a makeover.
How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work
Starting a Business

How Loosecubes Aims to Change Where We Work

Campbell McKellar describes her vision for a different kind of co-working space -- one where individuals get to choose where they work.
Congress Forestalls Student-Loan Rate Hike
Young Entrepreneurs

Congress Forestalls Student-Loan Rate Hike

Congress narrowly passes a bill to prevent student-loan rates from doubling as of July 1. Young entrepreneurs breathe a sigh of relief.
Young Entrepreneurs

The Health-Care Law's Mandate: A Tax on Young Americans?

Minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold the health-care law, critics lambasted it for amounting to a massive new tax -- which would mostly affect young people.
How the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold 'Obamacare' May Affect Small Businesses
Insurance

How the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling to Uphold 'Obamacare' May Affect Small Businesses

After the High Court moved to keep the individual mandate, economists expect lower insurance costs overall, yet some businesses may still get burned by the employer mandate.
Artsicle: On a Mission to Change the Art World
Young Entrepreneurs

Artsicle: On a Mission to Change the Art World

Changing the age-old art business is no easy task. But entrepreneurs Alexis Tryon and Scott Carleton explain how they're trying to do just that.
5 Scenarios for the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care
Insurance

5 Scenarios for the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care

In anticipation of the Supreme Court's ruling on the health-care law, we outline five possible outcomes for small-business owners to chew on -- and plan for.
Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money, Too
Starting a Business

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money, Too

In starting up a social venture, your charitable mission is often clear. But impact investors want to know your organization will last. Here, 3 tips to make it happen.
Young Entrepreneurs

Are Young Treps Nurtured or Born?

Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry talks about his family of entrepreneurs and asks the question: Can young entrepreneurs be cultivated?
Young Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money Too

In starting up a social venture, your social mission is often clear. But impact investors want to ensure that your organization will last. Here are three tips for making everyone happy.
Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World
Profiles

Crowdtilt and Its Vision for a More Collaborative World

We speak with James Beshara the co-founder of the group-funding site Crowdtilt about what it's like to run a fast-moving young company with major investors watching.
Celebrated Social Entrepreneur Luma Mufleh and Her 4 Guiding Principles
Young Entrepreneurs

Celebrated Social Entrepreneur Luma Mufleh and Her 4 Guiding Principles

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are Luma Mufleh's top tips for a life well lived.
Former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt and His Top 5 Tips for Excellence
Young Entrepreneurs

Former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt and His Top 5 Tips for Excellence

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are Eric Schmidt's top tips for young treps.
Salman Khan to Rice University Grads: 'Be a Source of Positivity'
Young Entrepreneurs

Salman Khan to Rice University Grads: 'Be a Source of Positivity'

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are three tips from the Khan Academy's Salman Khan.
Michael Bloomberg's 7 Steps to the Top
Young Entrepreneurs

Michael Bloomberg's 7 Steps to the Top

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are Mike Bloomberg's seven ways to the top.
Oprah Winfrey's 3 Steps for Success
Young Entrepreneurs

Oprah Winfrey's 3 Steps for Success

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. See if you can spot an inspiring tip or two.
Gtrot and a Vision for Local Discovery
Evaluating Your Idea

Gtrot and a Vision for Local Discovery

Zach Smith of Gtrot talks about the company's changing vision and how the founders keep their eyes on the prize.
Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off
Grow Your Business

Chobani Yogurt's Success Starts Where a Giant Left Off

Chobani's founder Hamdi Ulukaya tells the story of his company's modest beginnings and current growing pains.
Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status
Management & Operations

Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status

When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes.
Google Hangout with SBA Chief Karen Mills
SBA and Government Funding

Google Hangout with SBA Chief Karen Mills

As part of National Small Business Week, Entrepreneur's Diana Ransom moderated a live chat with SBA chief Karen Mills and winners of the SBA's video contest.
For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'
Growing Your Business

For SBA Award Winner, Success Means: 'Do the Right Thing'

This year's Small Business Person of the Year discusses the challenges of managing rapid growth.
How JackThreads Plans to Own the Male Demographic
Profiles

How JackThreads Plans to Own the Male Demographic

Other than dispel the idea that men don't like shopping, flash-sale site founder Jason Ross is hoping to train his company's energy on making a one-stop-lifestyle-shop for men.
Birchbox and Changing the Way We Shop
Young Entrepreneurs

Birchbox and Changing the Way We Shop

When Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna realized the flaws in the way women buy cosmetics, they started a company to revamp the system. Here, the Birchbox founders chat about their vision for the future
Skillshare and Changing the Way We Learn
Young Entrepreneurs

Skillshare and Changing the Way We Learn

Learning doesn't have to end at graduation. Here's how Malcolm Ong and Michael Karnjanaprakorn built a business that aims to put learning first.
Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice for New Grads Gets Some Respect

While the number of employed young people remains desperately low, some experts suggest entrepreneurship as an increasingly worthy option.
Young Entrepreneurs

Are You Ready for Student-Loan Rates to Skyrocket?

As House and Senate members bicker over how to pay for maintaining low rates on certain federal student loans, a July 1 deadline looms.

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