Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom

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

30 Recent Stories

A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?
Bank Loans and Microloans

A Recovery in Small-Business Lending?

The SBA's 90 percent guarantee on certain loans may be no more, but the borrowing outlook may be brightening.
Finding Success by Putting Company Culture First
Leadership

Finding Success by Putting Company Culture First

As the economy recovers, will your employees want to stick around? Learn from the examples set by Patagonia, Google and Zappos.
An Old-Fashioned Approach to Finding Customers
Finding Customers

An Old-Fashioned Approach to Finding Customers

When the economy got this flooring franchise down, it reengineered its approach to finding customers -- favoring knocking on doors and cold calling.
Six Steps for Revving Up Your Search-Engine Marketing
Finding Customers

Six Steps for Revving Up Your Search-Engine Marketing

To find new customers through paid-search advertising, consider this advice.
How a Government Shutdown Could Affect Small Businesses
Starting a Business

How a Government Shutdown Could Affect Small Businesses

With the deadline to work out a deal on a 2011 budget fast approaching, small business owners find they have a lot at stake.
Congress Moves to Cut Controversial 1099 Provision
Compensation and Benefits

Congress Moves to Cut Controversial 1099 Provision

The Senate overwhelmingly voted to repeal a controversial provision within the health-care law.
Friending Facebook to Connect With New Customers
Grow Your Business

Friending Facebook to Connect With New Customers

Here's how one small Web company is using Facebook Connect to find new users.
April Fools' Day at The Office
Marketing

April Fools' Day at The Office

See what tricks entrepreneurial companies have up their sleeves.
Three Tips for Finding Customers Via Social Media
Finding Customers

Three Tips for Finding Customers Via Social Media

When it comes to using sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find customers, persistence and focus are vital.
Three Cool Ways Entrepreneurs Use iPads for Business
Technology

Three Cool Ways Entrepreneurs Use iPads for Business

Slick slideshows and video conferencing merely scratch the surface of how entrepreneurs are using Apple's iPad for business.
Three Tips to Boost Business on Foursquare
Marketing

Three Tips to Boost Business on Foursquare

Between landing sales and tracking customers, entrepreneurs are finding ways to leverage mobile networking to boost business.
SXSW's Customer Finding Tools of Tomorrow
Finding Customers

SXSW's Customer Finding Tools of Tomorrow

SXSW shines a spotlight on firms that can help business owners connect with customers. Here's a look.
How to Be Entrepreneurial With Giving
Marketing

How to Be Entrepreneurial With Giving

The American Red Cross is just one of many outlets for entrepreneurs interested in helping out the people of Japan.
U.S. Entrepreneurs to Japan: We're Here to Help
Lifestyle

U.S. Entrepreneurs to Japan: We're Here to Help

Small companies aren't just waiting for someone else to help out the people of Japan, they're championing the cause.
Using Social Media to Find the Right Customers
Finding Customers

Using Social Media to Find the Right Customers

Using social media can put your business in front of millions of potential customers. But it's up to you to draw them in.
Fixing a Nearly Fatal Flaw
Leadership

Fixing a Nearly Fatal Flaw

A boutique direct marketer foundered serving too many markets, until the company found its focus.
Small-Business Friendly Presidents
Leadership

Small-Business Friendly Presidents

The U.S. leaders who have done the most -- and least -- for entrepreneurs
Deepak Chopra on the Entrepreneurial Soul
Leadership

Deepak Chopra on the Entrepreneurial Soul

The New Age author shares his views about what it takes to be an extraordinary leader.
Five Ways Indie Florists Survive Valentine's Day
Business Management

Five Ways Indie Florists Survive Valentine's Day

On the flower industry's busiest day, small business owners share their crunch-time sales strategies.
Seven Ways to Retain Top Employees
Motivation and Retention

Seven Ways to Retain Top Employees

How can a struggling startup keep valuable employees from jumping ship -- especially as the job market thaws?
How to Get Found and Boost Sales--Online
Selling Online

How to Get Found and Boost Sales--Online

From dropped shopping carts to identity theft, running a web-only shop is fraught with challenges. Here's how to combat them.
How to Trim Payroll Without Layoffs
Compensation and Benefits

How to Trim Payroll Without Layoffs

Six money-saving strategies to consider before you sharpen that ax
Growth Strategies

Six Ways to Land Venture Funding Today

As the competition for funding heats up, the likelihood of winning over VCs is declining. Here's how to get their attention.
Branding

Make Your Product Stand Out--Without Going Broke

Use these inexpensive design tips to set yourself apart from the competition.
6 Ways to Manage a Virtual Work Force
Training

6 Ways to Manage a Virtual Work Force

Many employers remain concerned about whether they're getting the most from their remote employees.
Online Marketing

7 Ways to Make Pay-Per-Click Pay

Search engine marketing can be costly, get the most out of your efforts.
Exploring New Markets

Smartphone Apps Fuel Business Growth

Attract new customers and increase revenue with a niche application.
Compensation and Benefits

New Retirement Rules: What You Need to Know

Socking away retirement funds is becoming more expensive for small-business owners and employees.
Management & Operations

Tame Your Business's Cell Phone Bills

Want to save money on your wireless bill? Pick up the phone and ask.

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