Entrepreneur: Latest from Lisa Girard 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 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT 10 Questions to Ask When Preparing for a Trade Show If you are considering exhibiting at a trade show, here is what you need to know to best strategize for the event. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229621 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229621 10 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Day Job to Run Your Own Company The dream of being one's own boss is what leads many people to start businesses, but don't be too hasty in leaving your bread-and-butter job. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228183 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228183 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go Every time you are tempted to fire an employee, use it as an opportunity to look in the mirror and learn. The fact that an employee isn't performing according to your expectations may not be his problem, but yours. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227817 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227817 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Measuring Your Management Strengths Managers often have no problem evaluating their employees' strengths and weaknesses, but taking stock of their own skills is just as important. Here are the 10 key questions to ask yourself when evaluating how well you manage people. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227816 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227816 10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Business Partner Having a partner could share the load...or create added burden. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227576 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227576 10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan Here are some of the key issues to consider before starting your application. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227191 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227191 10 Questions to Ask When Pricing Your Product Read our guide to figuring out what you should be charging for your products and services. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227083 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227083 10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office Here's a look at how to design or refashion your office to meet the requirements of today's fast-changing workplace. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226839 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226839 10 Questions to Ask When Determining Your Salary These guidelines will help you settle on the right amount for you and your business. Tue, 28 May 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226683 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226683 10 Questions to Ask Before Naming Your Business A strong business name helps define your company in the market. Here is a guide to making yours meaningful and memorable. Tue, 14 May 2013 06:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226543 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226543 Tipping Its Hat to a Younger Generation, Pukka Headwear Finds Success in the Golf Industry After years of struggle, the golf cap company stands out in a crowded market with a customized approach to selling. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226400 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226400 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing an Office Space When setting up your base of operations for a startup, you have to think not only about location but also about your future needs. Here's what you need to remember before moving in. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226116 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226116 10 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business Selling a business should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision. Here's what you need to think about to figure it out. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225984 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225984 Lessons in Persuasion From the Most Celebrated American Presidents With a nod to Presidents' Day, we examine what entrepreneurs can learn from the White House's greatest communicators. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225675 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225675 3 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers Exceed customer expectations through everything from great customer service to surprise gifts. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225092 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225092 5 Tips for Coping with Cranky Customers As the holidays bring out more disgruntled shoppers, it's important to be sensitive and avoid alienating them. Here's how. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224945 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224945 7 Deadly Sins of Business Meetings Meetings can yield better results if company leaders provide focus -- and a little creativity. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224151 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224151 3 New Technologies to Make Shopping More Interactive Experts weigh in on new technologies from virtual greeters, to mirrors that give fashion advice, and touch screens loaded with information. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224108 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224108 A Sneak Peek at the Store of the Future Look for more decentralized, less cluttered stores that offer experiences and personalized products. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223764 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223764 Smaller Retailers Tap Into the Power of Digital Displays Four retailers illustrate how digital signs can help attract customers and boost revenue. Mon, 07 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223494 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223494 Fast-Growing Chegg Aims for High Marks with Students From homework help to the inside scoop on professors, we examine how this textbook entrepreneur is staying ahead of the curve in the education market. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222655 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222655 Five Strategies for a Winning Sales Presentation How to put your best pitch forward, win over prospects and make more sales. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222405 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222405 How to Conquer Your Sales Fears Five common sales worries business owners face -- and ways you can combat them to close the deal. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220691 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220691 Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management A look at common mistakes entrepreneurs make with inventory, and how to fix them. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220631 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220631 From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche How entrepreneur Marty Metro created technology that turned used boxes into a $10 million eco-friendly business. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 03:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220508 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220508 Three Ways to Streamline Shipping for the Holiday Rush Small-business owners share their time-saving strategies for the upcoming season. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220330 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220330 Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When starting a business, details can get lost in the excitement of a new venture. Here are the top legal mistakes unwittingly made by new business owners -- and how to avoid them. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220224 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220224 Five Signs It's Time to Change Your Prices Are your prices driving away customers or creating unrealistic demand? You may be making one or more of these common mistakes. Here's how to turn it around. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220158 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220158 How to Stop Stress in 60 Seconds or Less Five quick ways business owners can avoid overwhelm. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220080 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220080 How to Find Your Passion in 5 Creativity Exercises Want to start a business, but not sure what to pursue? Here's how to discover what you love. Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219709 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219709