Geoff Weiss

Geoff Weiss

Staff Writer

Geoff Weiss is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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The Soul of Entrepreneurship: How Giving Back Adds Value
Franchises

The Soul of Entrepreneurship: How Giving Back Adds Value

Giveback programs help franchises grow their community footprint and some can even be customized by individual franchisees.
Elon Musk: I'm Afraid of a 'Terminator'-Like Catastrophe
Technology

Elon Musk: I'm Afraid of a 'Terminator'-Like Catastrophe

In an interview with CNBC, Musk said his investment in the artificial-intelligence venture Vicarious marks an effort to keep tabs on a potential robotic uprising.
In the Face of Sudden Tragedy, How This CEO Was Able to Rise Anew
Leadership

In the Face of Sudden Tragedy, How This CEO Was Able to Rise Anew

Just three weeks after moving to Atlanta for her very first CEO role, JuE Wong's husband died of a heart attack. This is her remarkable story.
Your Customers Can Now Direct Message You on Yelp
Business News

Your Customers Can Now Direct Message You on Yelp

The new direct-messaging tool aims 'to ensure people never have to leave Yelp to find all the info their hearts’ desire,' the company said.
Will.i.am Wants You to Buy This Eco-Friendly 3-D Printer
Technology

Will.i.am Wants You to Buy This Eco-Friendly 3-D Printer

The Ekocycle Cube, priced at $1,199 and shipping later this year, purportedly turns old plastic Coke bottles into ‘beautiful objects,’ the artist says.
250 New Emojis Are Coming, Including 'Man In Business Suit Levitating'
Technology

250 New Emojis Are Coming, Including 'Man In Business Suit Levitating'

The update also calls for 'Fog,' 'Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended' and 'Derelict House Building.'
How This French Fry Franchise Spreads Its Quirky Company Ethos Via Mobile Gaming
Franchises

How This French Fry Franchise Spreads Its Quirky Company Ethos Via Mobile Gaming

To educate consumers and incoming employees alike, French Fry Heaven CEO Scott Nelowet knows that people like to learn through play.
Domino's Introduces 'Dom,' a Siri-Like Voice Assistant to Process Pizza Orders
Technology

Domino's Introduces 'Dom,' a Siri-Like Voice Assistant to Process Pizza Orders

A computer-generated voice tool named Dom will enable users to customize their pies and also browse local menus and coupon offers.
Why Franchises Have Discovered Food Trucks
Franchises

Why Franchises Have Discovered Food Trucks

The Original Soupman -- of Seinfeld fame -- says the food truck business offers unique opportunities for franchisees.
Starbucks Will Fund Online College Degrees for Thousands of Employees
Business News

Starbucks Will Fund Online College Degrees for Thousands of Employees

College juniors and seniors who work more than 20 hours per week will be eligible to enroll in a tuition-free online program with Arizona State University.
10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever
Lifestyle

10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever

Sacramento, CA's Tanishq Abraham joined Mensa at age four and expects to graduate from college by 12 or 13.
Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash
Business News

Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash

The acquisition, expected to close later this year, represents the online travel company;s initial foray into the dining industry.
What Truly Authentic Companies Know
Grow Your Business

What Truly Authentic Companies Know

From the reception desk to the executive suite, your employee culture can impact both your product and your company’s perception.
Are Richard Branson and Google Teaming For Space Travel?
Technology

Are Richard Branson and Google Teaming For Space Travel?

According to reports, Google is mulling a stake in Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, a deal in which the tech giant would have to pony up $30 million in exchange for access to pioneering space-travel
With Stalling Growth, Twitter's COO Tweets His Resignation
Leadership

With Stalling Growth, Twitter's COO Tweets His Resignation

No replacement will be named as Ali Rowghani's responsibilities will be redistributed among other executives.
For Some, Business Search Starts at Annual International Franchise Expo
Franchises

For Some, Business Search Starts at Annual International Franchise Expo

This annual trade show, to be held next week at New York City's Javits Center, aims to connect prospective entrepreneurs with leading franchise executives.
How the World Cup Is Fueling a Social Media Frenzy (Infographic)
Social Media

How the World Cup Is Fueling a Social Media Frenzy (Infographic)

Roughly 74 percent of viewers are expected to be on social media while watching the games, according to this infographic.
Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace
Business News

Amazon May Launch a Local Services Marketplace

Amazon is reportedly looking beyond media, apparel, furniture and food -- and putting the call out to babysitters, handymen, birthday clowns and plumbers.
Elon Musk: 'Maybe We'll Make a Flying Car, Just For Fun'
Technology

Elon Musk: 'Maybe We'll Make a Flying Car, Just For Fun'

Making a flying car is 'not the hard part,' said the automotive visionary. Making one that's quiet and safe is a different story.
Playing With Fire? Oklahoma City Shooting Range Granted Liquor License
Starting a Business

Playing With Fire? Oklahoma City Shooting Range Granted Liquor License

Though it may sound like a precarious pairing, guns and alcohol will be kept strictly separate, the facility's owners vow.
Oklahoma Company Creates Bulletproof Blanket to Protect Kids During School Shootings
The 'Treps

Oklahoma Company Creates Bulletproof Blanket to Protect Kids During School Shootings

The backpack-like bulletproof shield may represent one of the most tragically apropos inventions of our time.
Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads
Business News

Illinois Outlaws Beauty Products Containing Non-Biodegradable Microbeads

The tiny, synthetic beads -- found in facial cleansers, hand washes and toothpastes -- have been found to pollute our waters and introduce toxic chemicals into the food chain.
Vodafone Discloses Widespread Government Spying Across Its 400 Million-Person Network
Technology

Vodafone Discloses Widespread Government Spying Across Its 400 Million-Person Network

The company's first ever 'Law Enforcement Disclosure' report details how government agencies are tapping customer lines to listen in on and record phone conversations.
As Buried Cartridges Are Unearthed, Atari Plots a Comeback
Business News

As Buried Cartridges Are Unearthed, Atari Plots a Comeback

With a new CEO leading the way, Atari is focusing on the future. At the same time, a documentary in the works seeks to uncover why, years ago, Atari dumped thousands of cartridges in a landfill.
Jared Leto Is the Latest Celeb to Hop on the Entrepreneurial Bandwagon
Money

Jared Leto Is the Latest Celeb to Hop on the Entrepreneurial Bandwagon

The Academy Award-winning actor and musician has invested in tech startup Zenefits, an automated human resources company.
Airbnb Piloting Dinner Party Program for Complete Strangers
The 'Treps

Airbnb Piloting Dinner Party Program for Complete Strangers

While the initiative marks a brand new foray for Airbnb, it is not the first company to the communal dining party.
Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook
Social Media

Best Practices for Businesses Using Facebook

Have a Facebook page but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips from business owners who rely predominately on the social network to fuel their marketing efforts.
Facebook Shares Social Strategies at First-Ever Small Business Boot Camp
Social Media

Facebook Shares Social Strategies at First-Ever Small Business Boot Camp

Roughly 900 local business owners attended the symposium, marking Facebook's first-ever effort to reach out to entrepreneurs face-to-face.
Myspace is Emailing Embarrassing Old Photos to Lure Back Lapsed Users
Social Media

Myspace is Emailing Embarrassing Old Photos to Lure Back Lapsed Users

Some Myspace users -- who may be surprised to discover that the site still exists – have received alarming emails from the network with their old, embarrassing photos attached.
The Scent in Abercrombie Stores Is Giving Shoppers Serious Anxiety
Marketing

The Scent in Abercrombie Stores Is Giving Shoppers Serious Anxiety

A new study about the impact of scent at retail suggests that consumers are being put off by the retailer's flagship cologne, Fierce, which courses pungently through its 276 stores.

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