Entrepreneur: Latest from Martin Zwilling 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 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT Investors and Customers Aren't So Impressed By Shiny New Tech Unless your product is truly disruptive or you have bags of cash, don't bother bringing it to market. Instead, solve a real-world problem. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237240 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237240 Pointing Out Flaws in Competitors Won't Win You Points With Investors When you're making your pitch, you should showcase your expert knowledge of the market and your rivals from a position of strength. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237008 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237008 7 Key Attributes to Look for in a Balanced Entrepreneur Starting a business requires a mentality that enjoys a mix of activities that include leadership, decision-making and problem solving. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236820 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236820 Tech Entrepreneurs Should Remember Investors Don't Speak Their Language It’s your responsibility to translate your message into values and priorities that the intended receiver can readily relate to. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236625 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236625 Investors Will Show Love to Entrepreneurs Who Do Their Homework Before you ask anyone for money, do research into your market segment with these six free to inexpensive resources. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236446 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236446 Coax the Right Tech Nerd to Partner With at Your Startup If you have business savvy but lack technical skills, bring in a technologist to strengthen your leadership. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236302 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236302 Profitability or High User Count: Which Leads to Startup Success? Google and Twitter have proven that both approaches can work, so you need to determine the right path for your company. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236057 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236057 How Much of Your Company Should You Give to New Co-Founders? It helps to bring in others to fill any gaps in your skill or experience. Here are five variables that will help you determine how much a new partner is worth. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235951 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235951 You Don’t Need Disruptive Technology to Be a Success, Iteration Works Too It can be tough selling a whole new concept, so consider following the lead of another company and making improvements. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235742 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235742 The Hard Truth About How Much Your Invention is Really Worth Investors don't want to invest in a product, they want to invest in a business. Here are seven reality checks to apply. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235438 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235438 Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now. There are five stages of new ventures. Each one will determine who you should seek funding from. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235106 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235106 The 7 Critical Success Factors for a Services Business Unlike with products, whether your business thrives depends almost entirely on you and your skills. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235001 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235001 The Make-It-Yourself Movement Is a New Mecca for Entrepreneurs Along with reductions in cost to developing prototypes, these DIYers may also spur creative new ideas. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234775 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234775 Win-Win: Strategically Partner With Your Top Competitors There are instances when you should make friends with the "enemy" to create the best situation for both companies. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234522 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234522 IP Uh Oh? Is Your Startup Really Ready to Go Public? There are 7 big challenges you should be aware of before you attempt to take this major step. Fri, 30 May 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234346 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234346 The Correct Answers to 'How Will You Use My Money?' Investors need to be assured your business is in good shape. It also helps to not proclaim your desire for a new car. Thu, 22 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234121 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234121 Don't Let These 7 Excuses Sink Your Startup Rather than quitting, look for alternatives: pivot the business model or merge with new partners for support. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233443 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233443 The New Rules of Lead Generation Resemble the Old Rules, Somewhat Along with availing yourself of the power of the web using search engines and social media, tap email, direct mail and trade shows -- not to mention cold calling. Peruse these seven strategies. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232684 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232684 The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229953 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229953 10 Reasons Not to Write a Business Plan Writing a business plan isn't for everyone. Here are ten strategies you might be better off trying first. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229804 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229804 10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have Aggressive, result-driven leaders have long been considered the best entrepreneurs. But collaboration and communication are proving to be far more valuable these days. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229646 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229646 10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you've believe for too long. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229600 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229600 10 Ways to Promote Yourself to Entrepreneurial Success It's not enough if you think you're special. Others should think you are too. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229328 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229328 Do You Have the Moxie to Be a Parallel Entrepreneur? Forget serial entrepreneurship, founders who start up more than one company at a time are all the rage these days. See if you're cut out for the multi-business hustle. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228551 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228551 Why Entrepreneurs Must Harness the Power of Frequency As the saying goes, "practice makes perfect." Here's a strong case for it. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227859 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227859 8 Keys to Award Winning Startup Customer Service It's a mistake to only consider customer service as an afterthought. Here are the keys to creating a world-class response system at your startup. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 08:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227149 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227149 10 Cash-Flow Surprises That Could Kill Your Startup Even if your company is profitable, you could still run out of that oh-so-important business lifeblood: cash. Here are some common capital issues to avoid. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 05:00:25 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229048 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229048 A Case for Exploring Alternative Capitalism Models While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic. Here's a look at what other forms have emerged in recent years. Sun, 09 Jun 2013 07:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226856 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226856 Do We Really Need an Alternative Form of Capitalism? While not a love story, capitalism is certainly epic. Thu, 23 May 2013 09:00:37 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228980 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228980 9 Leadership Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs The most successful leaders know what they're good at and exploit it to the reach their fullest potential. Here's how to identify and reveal your hidden potential. Sun, 19 May 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226696 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226696