Entrepreneur: Latest from Jane Porter 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 Tue, 27 May 2014 14:15:00 GMT How a Biomed Tech Company Raised $35.7 Million Before Going to Market CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234127 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234127 CardioInsight found a way to 3D map the heart's electrical activity, but it took a village of funding resources to get there. How One Idea Went From the Research Lab to the Marketplace -- Raising More than $6 Million in the Process Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind. Mon, 19 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234016 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234016 Researchers can monetize their innovations if they keep this entrepreneur's lessons learned in mind. How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted) Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship. Mon, 12 May 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233733 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233733 Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship. How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley. Mon, 05 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233597 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233597 This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley. Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233358 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/233358 To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course A business professor reveals the countless hours required to stage an online course for thousands of students from around the globe. Trust us, it's not for the faint of heart. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:25:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232979 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232979 A business professor reveals the countless hours required to stage an online course for thousands of students from around the globe. Trust us, it's not for the faint of heart. Need Fresh Content For Your Blog? Try These 3 Idea-Generating Tips Make the effort to connect with your blog readers in unique and meaningful ways by sharing stories born from your experiences. Here are three ways to do it. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:29:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227130 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227130 Make the effort to connect with your blog readers in unique and meaningful ways by sharing stories born from your experiences. Here are three ways to do it. 5 Ways to Use Twitter Beyond the Basics There's so much more to Twitter than tweeting out your latest new promotions or sales. Here are five key ways to energize your Twitter strategy on a budget. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227059 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227059 There's so much more to Twitter than tweeting out your latest new promotions or sales. Here are five key ways to energize your Twitter strategy on a budget. How Failure Made These Entrepreneurs Millions Even the most successful entrepreneurs experience their share of failures. Here are five ways to use failure as a means to succeed. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227011 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227011 Even the most successful entrepreneurs experience their share of failures. Here are five ways to use failure as a means to succeed. 10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225613 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225613 Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company. Unlocking Business Ideas Hidden in the Natural World A look at how the growing field of biomimicry has led to innovations inspired by nature. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225795 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225795 A look at how the growing field of biomimicry has led to innovations inspired by nature. 3 Bad Sleep Habits You Need to Break If you think you've got better things to do than worry about your sleep routine, think again. You may be unwittingly sabotaging your snooze time -- and your productivity. Here's how to snap out of it. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225741 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/225741 If you think you've got better things to do than worry about your sleep routine, think again. You may be unwittingly sabotaging your snooze time -- and your productivity. Here's how to snap out of it. 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney A quick guide to finding a legal professional that is the right fit for your business. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225395 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225395 A quick guide to finding a legal professional that is the right fit for your business. Debunking 5 Common Myths About Sleep Burning the midnight oil is common among entrepreneurs trying to get their companies off the ground. If you think you can squeak by with a few less hours of shuteye, think again. Here's why. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225612 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225612 Burning the midnight oil is common among entrepreneurs trying to get their companies off the ground. If you think you can squeak by with a few less hours of shuteye, think again. Here's why. 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea Need help trying to figure out if that great idea you're passionate about could become a successful business? Here's how to evaluate a potential winner. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225514 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225514 Need help trying to figure out if that great idea you're passionate about could become a successful business? Here's how to evaluate a potential winner. 3 Things You May Not Know About Sustainable Packaging, But Should When it comes to product packaging, making eco-friendly decision are not as cut and dry as many entrepreneurs may think. Here's what you need to know to make the best decision for your business. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225621 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225621 When it comes to product packaging, making eco-friendly decision are not as cut and dry as many entrepreneurs may think. Here's what you need to know to make the best decision for your business. 5 Ways to Stop Stress Before It Starts What science tells us about stress and how entrepreneurs can nip it in the bud. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225585 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225585 What science tells us about stress and how entrepreneurs can nip it in the bud. 3 Ways to Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products A look at how to best protect your products so they arrive at your customer's door intact, without going overboard and wasting money and materials. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225557 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225557 A look at how to best protect your products so they arrive at your customer's door intact, without going overboard and wasting money and materials. 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a PR Firm From measuring success to costs and services, here's what you need to know before turning to a public relations firm. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225393 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225393 From measuring success to costs and services, here's what you need to know before turning to a public relations firm. 8 Ways to Come Up With a Business Idea If you're planning to start a business, you first need to figure out a winning concept. Consider these strategies to help get your creative juices flowing. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225513 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225513 If you're planning to start a business, you first need to figure out a winning concept. Consider these strategies to help get your creative juices flowing. 4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy For many ecommerce companies, customer-return policies can be just as important as the price or the product. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:31:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225495 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225495 For many ecommerce companies, customer-return policies can be just as important as the price or the product. 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tax Accountant While you may think of accountants as numbers people, a good accountant does more than just crunch the numbers. Here's what to ask to find the best one. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225378 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225378 While you may think of accountants as numbers people, a good accountant does more than just crunch the numbers. Here's what to ask to find the best one. 6 Things About Money You May Not Think About -- But Should One of the common mistakes entrepreneurs make is losing sight of their personal finances when trying to grow their business. Here's how to avoid falling into that trap. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225377 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225377 One of the common mistakes entrepreneurs make is losing sight of their personal finances when trying to grow their business. Here's how to avoid falling into that trap. 10 Questions to Answer Before Pitching Investors Preparation can mean the difference between securing funding and being left high and dry. Here's how to make sure you've covered all your bases. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225155 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225155 Preparation can mean the difference between securing funding and being left high and dry. Here's how to make sure you've covered all your bases. 10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a Business Doing your due diligence before buying a company will earn you bargaining power and help you avoid unforeseen problems. Here's what you need to know. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225090 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225090 Doing your due diligence before buying a company will earn you bargaining power and help you avoid unforeseen problems. Here's what you need to know. 7 Steps to Regaining Your Focus If you're prone to distraction, these techniques can help you refocus in as little as 60 seconds. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225097 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225097 If you're prone to distraction, these techniques can help you refocus in as little as 60 seconds. 5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping Free shipping can entice customers to buy your product, but make sure it doesn't lead you awry. Here are common mishaps to be aware of. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225150 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225150 Free shipping can entice customers to buy your product, but make sure it doesn't lead you awry. Here are common mishaps to be aware of. 10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers Consider this your vendor checklist, from costs and payment options to purchasing terms and sell-through. We've got you covered. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224701 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224701 Consider this your vendor checklist, from costs and payment options to purchasing terms and sell-through. We've got you covered. Seven Secrets to Cold Calling Success Many business owners dread picking up the phone to reach potential customers or investors for the first time. Here are seven tips to overcome your fears and prepare to win. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224931 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224931 Many business owners dread picking up the phone to reach potential customers or investors for the first time. Here are seven tips to overcome your fears and prepare to win. 5 Creative Packaging Ideas to Delight Your Customers You may not have the budget or visibility of larger brands, but you can still capture customers' attention and create buzz with your product. Here are tips for (literally) thinking outside the box. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224792 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224792 You may not have the budget or visibility of larger brands, but you can still capture customers' attention and create buzz with your product. Here are tips for (literally) thinking outside the box.