Entrepreneur: Latest from Sarah Max 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, 25 Jul 2014 14:15:00 GMT Keeping Staffers Without Email (Half the Workforce) In the Loop. For true engagement, companies need to communicate with all their staff – and not just the ones with corporate email. Red e App founder Jonathan Erwin explains more. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235414 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235414 For true engagement, companies need to communicate with all their staff – and not just the ones with corporate email. Red e App founder Jonathan Erwin explains more. Don't Stop Recruiting Employees Once They're Hired Jon Bischke's company, Entelo, makes it easier for companies to recruit new talent. Yet, the secret to success, he says, isn't just finding the right people, but figuring out how to keep them. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234873 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234873 Jon Bischke's company, Entelo, makes it easier for companies to recruit new talent. Yet, the secret to success, he says, isn't just finding the right people, but figuring out how to keep them. How Relationships Are Fueling One Online Locavore Marketplace Boise startup Direct Local Food connects local farmers and ranchers on their terms – and in the process created a new way to help put more fresh food on tables. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231944 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231944 Boise startup Direct Local Food connects local farmers and ranchers on their terms – and in the process created a new way to help put more fresh food on tables. How Brevity Keeps Us Connected The founder of Shorty Awards, an event recognizing great social media, talks about how pithy posts keep us connected and make us better communicators. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231448 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231448 The founder of Shorty Awards, an event recognizing great social media, talks about how pithy posts keep us connected and make us better communicators. Everyone Gets 15 Minutes of Feedback David Hassell, founder of 15Five, talks about the power of staying connected. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231239 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231239 David Hassell, founder of 15Five, talks about the power of staying connected. Baby's Next Doctor Visit -- Through Instant Message? Entrepreneur McKay Thomas started in pool tables, moved on to baby goods and is now focused on a healthcare app that gives moms a direct line to doctors. He talks about what inspired the new venture and why he thinks most face-to-face doctor visits are overrated. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230470 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230470 Entrepreneur McKay Thomas started in pool tables, moved on to baby goods and is now focused on a healthcare app that gives moms a direct line to doctors. He talks about what inspired the new venture and why he thinks most face-to-face doctor visits are overrated. What Brands Can Learn About Storytelling Shane Snow used his journalism background to found an online platform connecting writers and corporate clients. In the process, he's learned how good, old fashioned storytelling can boost branding. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230321 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230321 Shane Snow used his journalism background to found an online platform connecting writers and corporate clients. In the process, he's learned how good, old fashioned storytelling can boost branding. Step Away From the Foosball Table. Financials are Important, Too. Entrepreneurs Andy Medley and Scott Hill built their Indianapolis marketing and promotions firm PERQ by nurturing office culture, sometimes to a fault. Employees still have fun, but their focus these days is on “winning” at business. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230296 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230296 Entrepreneurs Andy Medley and Scott Hill built their Indianapolis marketing and promotions firm PERQ by nurturing office culture, sometimes to a fault. Employees still have fun, but their focus these days is on “winning” at business. What Captivates the Captivating Tony Haile of Chartbeat Chartbeat's CEO talks about why sailing around the world and traveling to the North Pole isn’t all that that different from running a media analytics company. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229737 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229737 Chartbeat's CEO talks about why sailing around the world and traveling to the North Pole isn’t all that that different from running a media analytics company. Why Businesses Fail: A Data Expert Explains It All Data scientist Thomas Thurston uses algorithms to understand the common traits between businesses that fail and succeed. Turns out, experience is only a small factor, and the best products can actually backfire. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229604 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229604 Data scientist Thomas Thurston uses algorithms to understand the common traits between businesses that fail and succeed. Turns out, experience is only a small factor, and the best products can actually backfire. The One Thing Great Brands Do: Insights From a Branding Expert Melanie Spring, founder of branding agency Sisarina, helps companies express their identities through branding. In this conversation, she explains how branding is evolving and who’s doing it right. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229324 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229324 Melanie Spring, founder of branding agency Sisarina, helps companies express their identities through branding. In this conversation, she explains how branding is evolving and who’s doing it right. The Big Company That Got Nimble Chinese Appliance maker, Haier Corporation, transformed itself from a small refrigerator maker to the world’s largest appliance company by putting more power in the hands of employees. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228450 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228450 Chinese Appliance maker, Haier Corporation, transformed itself from a small refrigerator maker to the world’s largest appliance company by putting more power in the hands of employees. Brand Shop 'Taps' Into Its Expertise to Build Brewery With traditional advertising revenue shrinking, TBD of Bend, Ore., diversifies its branding business by selling craft beers. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228347 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228347 With traditional advertising revenue shrinking, TBD of Bend, Ore., diversifies its branding business by selling craft beers. Back-To-School Reading for Entrepreneurs We asked experts on innovation and transformation to recommend their favorite books for entrepreneurs looking for insight and inspiration. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228150 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228150 We asked experts on innovation and transformation to recommend their favorite books for entrepreneurs looking for insight and inspiration. A Foodie Startup Nixes Web for Brick-and-Mortar Shop Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228043 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228043 Freshfully started as a virtual marketplace for finding local food. When connecting buyers with their farm-fresh fare proved tricky, the Alabama startup shifted to a traditional street-side model. Act Now, Assess Later: One Company's Real-Time Transformation Translation goliath LanguageLine Solutions needed to make a quick transition into on-demand video interpretation or risk losing market share to its sprightly competitors. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227891 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227891 Translation goliath LanguageLine Solutions needed to make a quick transition into on-demand video interpretation or risk losing market share to its sprightly competitors. What Can Your Company Learn From Lego? Unbridled innovation nearly crushed the Danish toymaker. Everything started to click when it focused on making smaller, more controlled, changes. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227746 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227746 Unbridled innovation nearly crushed the Danish toymaker. Everything started to click when it focused on making smaller, more controlled, changes. This Startup's Biggest Hurdle Became Its Greatest Opportunity TalentBin's founders' plan to foster peer reviews of job candidates didn't pan out, but it paved the way for an even bigger idea -- finding those job candidates in the first place. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227654 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227654 TalentBin's founders' plan to foster peer reviews of job candidates didn't pan out, but it paved the way for an even bigger idea -- finding those job candidates in the first place. Catering to Boomers, a Cell Phone Company Takes Off Consumer Cellular made the call to target an older audience -- a move that's led to robust growth in revenue. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227569 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227569 Consumer Cellular made the call to target an older audience -- a move that's led to robust growth in revenue. An Ohio Startup Cuts Its Teeth and Turns To Toothpaste Branam Oral Health began life as the maker of the Gibby-Oral pacifier. But when sales of its natural toothpaste took off, the company pivoted. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227468 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227468 Branam Oral Health began life as the maker of the Gibby-Oral pacifier. But when sales of its natural toothpaste took off, the company pivoted. Crocs: From Footwear Fad to Billion-Dollar Company This iconic shoemaker bounced back after the recession by revamping its product lines and distribution channel. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227304 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227304 This iconic shoemaker bounced back after the recession by revamping its product lines and distribution channel. A Plucky Startup Ditches 'Coin Piggy' Roots and Finds Its Mission GoFundMe, a popular crowdfunding site, went through several iterations before it found its niche helping individuals rally around personal causes. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227221 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227221 GoFundMe, a popular crowdfunding site, went through several iterations before it found its niche helping individuals rally around personal causes. A Rude Experience Inspires a 'Good' Brand Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event. Fri, 10 May 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226611 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226611 Kris Wittenberg vowed to put "Be Good to People" on a T-shirt after an unpleasant encounter. Five years later, she's ready to turn her sideline into a main event. The Great Reinvention: How U.S. Cities Got Their Glow Back We recap our special report on the entrepreneurial scene in the U.S, from New York and Houston to Boise and Baton Rouge, five years since the financial crisis. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226425 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226425 We recap our special report on the entrepreneurial scene in the U.S, from New York and Houston to Boise and Baton Rouge, five years since the financial crisis. A Snapshot of Startups in Small-Town America Far from the maddening crowds, and five years since the financial crisis, we look at the entrepreneurship scene in Burlington, Vt.; Chico, Calif.; Lehi, Utah; Iowa City, Iowa; and Lansing, Mich. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226381 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226381 Far from the maddening crowds, and five years since the financial crisis, we look at the entrepreneurship scene in Burlington, Vt.; Chico, Calif.; Lehi, Utah; Iowa City, Iowa; and Lansing, Mich. A Backstage Tour of Orlando's Startups Florida's "happiest place on earth" may be best known for mouse ears, but you'll find startups working on everything from healthy school lunches to hybrid geothermal systems. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226314 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226314 Florida's "happiest place on earth" may be best known for mouse ears, but you'll find startups working on everything from healthy school lunches to hybrid geothermal systems. Orlando Entrepreneurs Say Magic Is Returning After suffering the double whammy of a housing crash and drop in tourism spending, Orlando's economy seems to have turned a corner. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226271 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226271 After suffering the double whammy of a housing crash and drop in tourism spending, Orlando's economy seems to have turned a corner. A Look at Indy's Innovators Forget the jokes about corn. Indiana's capital city is quietly rolling out solutions for everything from tracking scientific data and charitable donations to juggling kids' soccer schedules. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226253 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226253 Forget the jokes about corn. Indiana's capital city is quietly rolling out solutions for everything from tracking scientific data and charitable donations to juggling kids' soccer schedules. Indy's Entrepreneurs Make a Full-Court Press Sure, Indianapolis is better known for basketball and car racing than entrepreneurship. But proponents say Indy is the best place to launch and grow a startup right now. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226211 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226211 Sure, Indianapolis is better known for basketball and car racing than entrepreneurship. But proponents say Indy is the best place to launch and grow a startup right now. Stepping Inside Boise's Startup Scene No one ever called Idaho's capital a busting metropolis. But its entrepreneurs know how to think big. Here's a look. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226173 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/226173 No one ever called Idaho's capital a busting metropolis. But its entrepreneurs know how to think big. Here's a look.