Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom

Diana Ransom is the former deputy editor of Entrepreneur.com.
Why Watching the Super Bowl May Inspire You to Start a Business
Starting 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
Starting a Business

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
Finance

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
Starting a Business

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
Starting a Business

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
Growth Strategies

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
Growth Strategies

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 -- in 2012.
Small Business Health Care Stuck on Hold
Growth Strategies

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
Finance

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

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
Growth Strategies

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
Growth Strategies

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 business by diversifying their offerings.