Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom

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

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Young Entrepreneurs

SBA Chief Touts Entrepreneurship to Recent Grads in Twitter Q&A

New college graduates are facing never-before-seen student-debt levels. The White House is hoping entrepreneurship is the answer.
How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral
Young Entrepreneurs

How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

Millions of people have tuned into an 11-minute video of entrepreneur Caine Monroy's cardboard arcade creation, but how did that video catch on when so many others don't? To figure it out, we asked th
Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?
Grow Your Business

Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

The cosmetics darling will offer customers a 'Gossip Girl'-inspired selection of goodies in May. If this branding hookup is the harbinger of what's to come, consider these tips for amping up your own
Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money
Venture and Angel Investors

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
Win an Office Even Don Draper Would Love
Management & Operations

Win an Office Even Don Draper Would Love

Does your office say, I'm haggard and in need of Windex? If so, consider entering Turnstone's contest for a chance to win a free $25,000 office makeover and a possible shout out on Entrepreneur.com.
Without the Health Law, Reforms Could Stick
Insurance

Without the Health Law, Reforms Could Stick

Even if you expect the Supreme Court to repeal the health-care law next week, many of the reforms already in effect won't likely go away, say insurance experts.
Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story
Retail Center

Reinventing Retail: How One Owner Is Making Her Boutique Tell a Story

See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
How Dermalogica Is Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost
Bank Loans and Microloans

How Dermalogica Is Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost

To alleviate many of the problems in the world, Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand boldly suggests giving women entrepreneurs a hand up.
Obama Talks Energy, Pain at the Pump
Business Management

Obama Talks Energy, Pain at the Pump

With gas prices inching higher, the pressure is rising on Barack Obama to act. Here's his plan.
How the Republican Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small-Business Taxes
Tax Center

How the Republican Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small-Business Taxes

The Presidential candidates will likely add to their reform agendas in the weeks ahead. But here's a look at the candidates' existing small-business tax plans.
Obama Takes Aim at Corporate Taxes
Tax Center

Obama Takes Aim at Corporate Taxes

The President hopes to revise the U.S. business tax code. Though the goal is to the level the playing field, there would be winners and losers.
The Payroll-Tax Cut Deal Gives Obama's Budget Hope
Tax Center

The Payroll-Tax Cut Deal Gives Obama's Budget Hope

They called the President's budget 'dead on arrival' but new efforts to compromise in Congress may bode well for certain small-business-focused provisions.
Valentine's Niche: Say It With Beer and Beef Jerky?
Targeting Niche Markets

Valentine's Niche: Say It With Beer and Beef Jerky?

In the business of love, nothing is sacred -- not even candy hearts and red roses.
Young Entrepreneur Gabrielle Palermo on Growing a Social Business
Grow Your Business

Young Entrepreneur Gabrielle Palermo on Growing a Social Business

Entrepreneur Magazine's College Entrepreneur of 2011 and co-founder of G3Box shares the challenges of growing the startup.
Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business
Finding Ideas

Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.
Why Watching the Super Bowl May Inspire You to Start a Business
How To Start a Business

Why Watching the Super Bowl May Inspire You to Start a Business

An entrepreneurship organization is running an ad during the Super Bowl. Its goal: To get you to start up.
How to Reinvent Your Business
Hot Trends

How to Reinvent Your Business

The owners of social-buying site Fab.com discuss how they came to the decision to shut down their old venture -- and focus on their new one. Here are their three tips for how to pivot.
Startup America Gets a Do-Over
Tax Center

Startup America Gets a Do-Over

The President issued a new call on Congress to pass an ambitious legislative agenda to help small businesses, but some wonder whether it's just hot air.
Snooki, 'Housewives' and the Reality of Celebrity Businesses
Success Stories

Snooki, 'Housewives' and the Reality of Celebrity Businesses

How 15 minutes of fame can lead to as many problems as opportunities.
How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses
Startup Basics

How 'Small Business' and 'Entrepreneur' Fare in State of the Union Addresses

Small businesses and entrepreneurs were mentioned just six times in Obama's speech. We examine how often past presidents have put them in the spotlight.
Small Businesses Feel the Loss of Keystone Pipeline Project
Hiring Center

Small Businesses Feel the Loss of Keystone Pipeline Project

The President's rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline project will have a dampening effect on a number of small businesses.
How Small Businesses are Becoming Big Campaign Stops
Growth Strategies

How Small Businesses are Becoming Big Campaign Stops

An inside look at five entrepreneurs reaping political publicity, as the presidential hopefuls put them in the spotlight on the campaign trail.
Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012
Hiring Center

Labor Picture May Brighten in 2012

Last year was bleak for many small businesses, but sales, along with hiring, appear to be on their way up. Here's a look at some of the factors that could affect staffing plans -- for betteror worse -
Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold
Compensation and Benefits

Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold

Business owners face higher premiums in 2012, but aren't making any changes until the fate of the Affordable Care Act is clear.
Women Entrepreneurs Put the Government in the Hot Seat
Growth Strategies

Women Entrepreneurs Put the Government in the Hot Seat

Being a woman and an entrepreneur has its benefits, but there are also a number of challenges. Here, the SBA answers your burning questions about how to best overcome them.
Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs
SBA and Government Funding

Lawmakers OK Small-Business Research Programs

Lawmakers moved to extend and expand two key small business research programs facing expiration this week. See what changes may come down the pike.
What to Do When the Mailman Slows Your Business Down
Marketing Materials

What to Do When the Mailman Slows Your Business Down

Business owners may be wondering about their mailing options after the U.S. Postal Service announced it would shutter nearly half of its processing centers.
How to Recover Quickly When Disaster Strikes
Management & Operations

How to Recover Quickly When Disaster Strikes

Small businesses can't predict when Mother Nature may strike, but they certainly can be prepared for hurricanes, ice storms and other calamities.
Maestros of Malt: How Five Craft Brewmasters Got the Beer Bug
Business Ideas

Maestros of Malt: How Five Craft Brewmasters Got the Beer Bug

These Oregon entrepreneurs developed a taste for beer and turned it into a thriving business.
How to Grow Beyond the Food Truck
Growth Strategies

How to Grow Beyond the Food Truck

For a food truck, factors like finding a clutch parking spot and the weather can make or break your business. Here's how the co-owners of the wildly popular Mexicue food trucks are growing their busin

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