Entrepreneur: Latest from Kelly K. Spors http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT 100-Year-Old Jolly Time Pop Corn Offers Kernels of Wisdom Fourth-generation owners Garry and Carlton Smith share how their family-owned business has stayed fresh for a century. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231931 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231931 Fourth-generation owners Garry and Carlton Smith share how their family-owned business has stayed fresh for a century. What You Can Learn From Nintendo's Weird and Wonderful 125 Years From playing cards, to taxis to love hotels, it’s been a long road to producing iconic gaming systems. We explain what entrepreneurs can learn from this long-running company. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231486 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231486 From playing cards, to taxis to love hotels, it’s been a long road to producing iconic gaming systems. We explain what entrepreneurs can learn from this long-running company. Century-Old Businesses: Their Secrets to Success It's getting harder to reach 100. We explain what's worked. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/231211 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/231211 It's getting harder to reach 100. We explain what's worked. Bitstrips' Founder on the Importance of Mobile and the Year Ahead Bitstrips' CEO Jacob Blackstock talks about the company's soaring growth and plans for 2014. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230474 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230474 Bitstrips' CEO Jacob Blackstock talks about the company's soaring growth and plans for 2014. What Mobile Gifting Will Look Like in 2014 2013 was a big year for CEO Matt Brezina whose company Sincerely got acquired. He tells us what he's learned and how this former startup will grow in the new year. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230379 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230379 2013 was a big year for CEO Matt Brezina whose company Sincerely got acquired. He tells us what he's learned and how this former startup will grow in the new year. A College 'Trep's Plans for 2014 Entrepreneur caught up with College Entrepreneur of 2012 Bryan Silverman and talked about the upcoming year and his plans after graduation. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229797 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229797 Entrepreneur caught up with College Entrepreneur of 2012 Bryan Silverman and talked about the upcoming year and his plans after graduation. Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time HAVEN founder Kayce White explains what she’s gleaned from the rapid growth of her all-natural cleaning products business. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230157 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230157 HAVEN founder Kayce White explains what she’s gleaned from the rapid growth of her all-natural cleaning products business. Why This 'Trep Will Start School in 2014 Entrepreneur caught up with its past 'Treps of the Year, Emerging Entrepreneur Jason Lucash, about how the year has changed him and how it's prepared him for 2014. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229607 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229607 Entrepreneur caught up with its past 'Treps of the Year, Emerging Entrepreneur Jason Lucash, about how the year has changed him and how it's prepared him for 2014. Manufacturer Thinks 'Lean' to Cut Waste, Boost Efficiency This printing company used methods from Toyota to reduce errors and inefficiencies. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229771 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229771 This printing company used methods from Toyota to reduce errors and inefficiencies. How Online Direct Sales Saved This Luxury Business The financial crisis forced Vero Linens to find a new target market. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228208 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228208 The financial crisis forced Vero Linens to find a new target market. For Agility, A Shift to Freelancers Shedding overhead helped this North Carolina marketing agency refocus and become profitable after a merger. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227709 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227709 Shedding overhead helped this North Carolina marketing agency refocus and become profitable after a merger. More Reasons to Rethink Paper Records In this case study, RM Foods deployed an ERP system that helps it keep better track of inventory and financials than spreadsheets and handwritten paperwork. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227265 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227265 In this case study, RM Foods deployed an ERP system that helps it keep better track of inventory and financials than spreadsheets and handwritten paperwork. When Manufacturing in China, Face Time Can Be Critical In this case study, costume company Revolution Dancewear put in the miles to improve its relationship with its Chinese manufacturers. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226985 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226985 In this case study, costume company Revolution Dancewear put in the miles to improve its relationship with its Chinese manufacturers. Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year? President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224272 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224272 President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes. An Entrepreneur's Top Leadership Challenges -- and How to Meet Them As their companies expand, business owners aren't always ready to deal with new management issues. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 06:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222767 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222767 As their companies expand, business owners aren't always ready to deal with new management issues. The Method Vision: Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too This guiding principle helped the founders of an eco-friendly, entrepreneurial company take its cleaning products from the car trunk to the aisles of Target. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 02:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222523 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222523 This guiding principle helped the founders of an eco-friendly, entrepreneurial company take its cleaning products from the car trunk to the aisles of Target. How to Take Your Business to the Next Level Consider these three successful strategies to kick-start growth in your company. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220495 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220495 Consider these three successful strategies to kick-start growth in your company. Five Ways to Build Business Credit Consider these options to start building an enviable credit history for your small business. Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220192 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220192 Consider these options to start building an enviable credit history for your small business. Five Simple Ways to Boost Productivity Follow these common-sense tips to get more stuff done -- faster. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220081 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220081 Follow these common-sense tips to get more stuff done -- faster. Three Ways to Find an Edge in a Crowded Market Whether you're a pioneer or a latecomer in a competitive industry, here are strategies to stay ahead of the pack. Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219945 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219945 Whether you're a pioneer or a latecomer in a competitive industry, here are strategies to stay ahead of the pack. Three Ways to Prepare for a Business Launch From showcasing expertise to soliciting feedback and offering free samples, consider these tested strategies for startup success. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219765 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219765 From showcasing expertise to soliciting feedback and offering free samples, consider these tested strategies for startup success. How a Microbusiness Rebounded from the Recession A fashion startup survives cash-flow problems and redesigns itself for a comeback. Mon, 09 May 2011 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219579 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219579 A fashion startup survives cash-flow problems and redesigns itself for a comeback. Banking on a New Business Model How an online party glassware company saved its business by revamping how it goes to market. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219530 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219530 How an online party glassware company saved its business by revamping how it goes to market. Rallying the Team for a Recovery How encouraging employees to come up with ideas helped one company get creative in serving its clients. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219401 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219401 How encouraging employees to come up with ideas helped one company get creative in serving its clients. HomeAway's Super Bowl Ad Game As the young company bets on a new commercial, co-founder Brian Sharples opens his playbook. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218091 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218091 As the young company bets on a new commercial, co-founder Brian Sharples opens his playbook. Tech-Gear Company Makes Traditional Trendy How DODOcase leveraged social media, and the skill of a master bookbinder, to catapult its iPad cases onto the market. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217822 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217822 How DODOcase leveraged social media, and the skill of a master bookbinder, to catapult its iPad cases onto the market. For Franchises, Growing Rapidly Isn't Always Best Not so fast: When expansion trumps controlling costs and other goals, operations can turn sloppy. Sun, 04 Dec 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81172 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81172 Not so fast: When expansion trumps controlling costs and other goals, operations can turn sloppy.