Entrepreneur: Latest from Laura Lorber 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, 19 Aug 2013 12:46:00 GMT 'Jobs' Movie Is Missing the Magic of His Story Moviegoers get plenty of inspiring quotes in 'Jobs' but little inspiration. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:46:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227971 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227971 Entrepreneur Who Led the Pack in the Dog-Walking Business Dies The New Yorker is credited for making dog-walking a professional business. The easy-entry niche has since boomed along with soaring demand from busy families. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227419 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227419 Shaquille O'Neal on Geeks, Partnering and Winning in Business The retired basketball star has advice for entrepreneurs. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:18:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226057 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226057 Gary Vaynerchuk on Social Media's Multiplier Effect The author of 'The Thank You Economy' shares his views on the power of connecting with customers online. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224896 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224896 How Gary Vaynerchuk Went from 'America's Wine Guy' to Business Expert The serial entrepreneur and business author talks about his struggle to recast his personal brand. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224894 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224894 Gary Vaynerchuk on Connecting With Employees on a Personal Level The entrepreneur talks about the power of recognizing workers as individuals. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224892 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224892 Gary Vaynerchuk on Growing Up in a Family Business The serial entrepreneur talks about his relationship with his father and becoming an entrepreneur. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224897 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224897 Think the Flintstones, EQ and Other Tips from Gary Vaynerchuk About Connecting With Customers In this chat interview, we asked entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk your questions about winning over customers on social media. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225010 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225010 Webinar: Smarter Online Marketing With John Jantsch Join us Wed. Nov. 14, at 12 noon Eastern for a free webinar, 7 Stages of a Total Online Presence, with Duct Tape Marketing's John Jantsch. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224939 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224939 Community and the Value of a 'Kinky' Business Idea Do others feel your pain? Then you might just have a great business idea. A recent online kerfuffle underscores the power in harnessing the passion of a community. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:29:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224111 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224111 Women Entrepreneurs: Still a Long Way to Go, Baby Women-owned businesses may represent a big source of potential growth for the U.S. economy and jobs. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224037 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224037 An Entrepreneur's Life: Gary Vaynerchuk Social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk talks about his life and dreams as an entrepreneur. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224019 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/224019 Happy Small Business Week: Time to Shine in D.C. National Small Business Week is a big deal for small business. Here's what you can expect. Wed, 16 May 2012 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223563 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223563 Entrepreneur.com Redesign Launches Today We're unveiling our new redesign. Tell us what you think. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 23:59:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220189 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220189 Airbnb: From Scrounging for Rent to a $1 Billion Valuation A business born of a need to find a way to pay the rent receives funding that values the company at more than $1 billion. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220064 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220064 Crazy B---- Tea Wins Our Independence Day Video Contest We asked readers to send in their videos describing the moment they declared their independence as business owners and then put them to a vote. Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:33:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219946 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219946 Help Us Celebrate Independence Day: Vote for Your Favorite Video Readers sent in short videos describing the moment they declared their independence. What's your top pick? Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:51:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219936 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219936 When Was Your Independence Day? Help us celebrate Independence Day. Send us a video describing the moment you decided to start your own business. The Entrepreneur.com community will vote on favorites through the July 4th weekend. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 01:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219841 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219841 Pandora, Passion and Persistence The Internet radio company's initial public offering can be a good occasion for entrepreneurs and others to reflect on what it takes to start and grow a new company. Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219803 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219803 How to Focus Your Finding-Customers Efforts It can pay to be organized when prospecting for more sales. These free template forms can help you keep better track of your contacts and follow-up plans. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 01:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219536 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219536 Atlas Shrugged. I Napped. People Clapped. Love or hate her, Ayn Rand is popular among many entrepreneurs and business leaders. The new movie can be a good way to learn about her ideas if you aren't up for her 1,300+ page book. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:31:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219508 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219508 Entrepreneur.com Goes Mobile Entrepreneur.com's new mobile app is available for download. Tell all your fans and tweeps. Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:12:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219288 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219288 Three Tips for New Entrepreneurs Every time a grocery bagger said paper or plastic, Margaret Moss would cringe, envisioning the stashes of used bags in her car or kitchen.Her yearning to go green eventually led to a business idea: a set of reusable bags that fit into a handy pouch. In 2009, after investigating consumer camping gear and experimenting with an old sewing kit, the mother of triplets launched Repax Bags LLC with partners Sammie Bohn a Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:29:58 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219061 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219061 How to Score an NFL 'Emerging Business' Contract for Super Bowl XLVI <p>Want to get in on the Super Bowl action? If you&#039;re a women or minority-owned business, now could be your chance.</p> <p>You can start making plans for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis in 2012. The Super Bowl XLVI Indianapolis Host Committee is holding an NFL Emerging Business Program wo Wed, 02 Feb 2011 09:00:57 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219043 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219043 Delegation Tips for Control Freaks <p>The concept of power is an important thing for entrepreneurs. As the owner, one might say that you&#039;ve achieved your position in your company because you have more power than the others.</p> <p>But what would happen if you gave some of that power away to your subordinates? Many leaders are reluctant, even loath, to hand over even a small portion of their control. They fear that by doing so, their authority would shrink, their influence would decrease, their employees would st Fri, 28 Jan 2011 09:42:18 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219037 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219037 Nine Essentials for Sales Success Tom Black grew up in a boxcar. When he first began working, he was 17 years old and selling books for the Southwestern Company, famous for its hiring of college students to sell reference books door to door on commission. He smashed records and became a top sales manager. Now a professional sales trainer, he teaches people what he knows about selling, sales Fri, 21 Jan 2011 05:23:39 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219029 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219029 Taking Off the Social Media Training Wheels <p>After our 30-day social media experiment, we recently pushed Big Papa&#39;s BBQ out of the nest. The two-week period at the end of December was the perfect time to see whether the company&#39;s social media wings had developed. We had a well-established rhythm for communications each day that it could follow. With fewer people engaged online Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219024 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219024 Small-Business Technology Resolutions for 2011 Just like trying to lose those last five pounds or promising to get to the gym more often in the coming year, the best 2011 New Year&#039;s resolution for small-business technology is much same as it was in 2010: Take the security of your business seriously. Here is a list of simple steps small businesses can take -- but often don&#039;t -- that can make their firms safer in the new year. <b>1. Chang Mon, 27 Dec 2010 07:33:14 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218999 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218999 Our Social Media Push Passes the Sales Test <p>It&#39;s been just over 30 days since we began our Social Media Challenge for Big Papa&#39;s BBQ in Denver. Turns out, &quot;challenge&quot; was the perfect word for it. There was no online barbecue conversation to speak of in this city when we started. There were no followers for Big Papa&#39;s. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:17:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218995 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218995 Connecting Social Media to Offline Marketing <p>We&#39;ve settled into a social media rhythm for Big Papa&#39;s BBQ in Denver for our Social Media Challenge -- the live test case we&#39;re using to illustrate the power of social media to drive conversation, influence and sales. As we increase the online activity, we also want to use their restaurants and employees to help us get the word out. After all, their restaurants are their most important venue and their employees are their Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218988 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218988