Entrepreneur: Latest from Peter S. Cohan 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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following Happy employees and great prices lead to devoted customers, or so the theory goes. A New England supermarket chain may sacrifice all this in a battle of cousins. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235871 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235871 Happy employees and great prices lead to devoted customers, or so the theory goes. A New England supermarket chain may sacrifice all this in a battle of cousins. 2 Surefire Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment The goal is figure out if a new contender can whip its rivals at meeting customer needs. But confirmation bias can sully good judgment. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235670 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235670 The goal is figure out if a new contender can whip its rivals at meeting customer needs. But confirmation bias can sully good judgment. 2 Great Startup Tips From a Three-Time Public-Company CEO Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235470 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235470 Mitchell Kertzman gives his pointers about hiring talent and managing expenses for new business success. Founders Are From Mars, Capital Providers From Venus Given their different views of the world, it's a miracle that they ever get together. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235258 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235258 Given their different views of the world, it's a miracle that they ever get together. A New Challenge to Disruption Theory (and a Better Idea for Dealing With New Technology) Controversy has erupted over an influential argument on what happens when incumbent companies are confronted by innovation. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235072 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235072 Controversy has erupted over an influential argument on what happens when incumbent companies are confronted by innovation. 6 Key Factors in Scoring a $1 Billion Valuation for Your Startup The team and the market were ranked as most important keys, according to representatives of six companies that made it. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234826 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234826 The team and the market were ranked as most important keys, according to representatives of six companies that made it. Could GE's Winning 4-Point People Strategy Work for Your Venture? Your startup is not a conglomerate (yet), but this manufacturing firm can teach you how to manage your talent. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234690 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234690 Your startup is not a conglomerate (yet), but this manufacturing firm can teach you how to manage your talent. Does Your Startup Have a Strategy? The way you make six key decisions can determine your new company's fate. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234473 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234473 The way you make six key decisions can determine your new company's fate. Facing Startup Uncertainty? Try 2 Different Ways to Plan for the Future. New business owners often rely on prediction or creation logic -- and sometimes use both. Wed, 28 May 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234266 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234266 New business owners often rely on prediction or creation logic -- and sometimes use both. A Foolproof Guide to Raising Capital for Startups Pass these nine tests and investors will beat a path to your door. Along the way you'll figure out if your firm has a great CEO. Fri, 23 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234156 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234156 Pass these nine tests and investors will beat a path to your door. Along the way you'll figure out if your firm has a great CEO. Raising Capital? Answer These Questions to Score an Investor's Check Shed light on five key areas about a startup's business model to make a compelling pitch for money. Wed, 07 May 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233649 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233649 Shed light on five key areas about a startup's business model to make a compelling pitch for money. 6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup Be sure to describe the consumer pain to be relieved by the enterprise and how big a wedge can be driven between what customers are willing to pay and the costs. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233451 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233451 Be sure to describe the consumer pain to be relieved by the enterprise and how big a wedge can be driven between what customers are willing to pay and the costs. 6 Things You Must Do 36 Months Before Your IPO If you wait till the last minute, the public offering will disrupt your business. And if that happens, what's the point? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233257 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233257 If you wait till the last minute, the public offering will disrupt your business. And if that happens, what's the point? 5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233024 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233024 Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development. Should You Go East Or West for Your Venture Capital? There are big differences between venture capital firms on the East and West Coasts. Here's what you need to know to pick the right one. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230133 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230133 There are big differences between venture capital firms on the East and West Coasts. Here's what you need to know to pick the right one. 5 Things Twitter Needs to Answer on Its IPO Roadshow Under traditional metrics, there is no way to justify Twitter's expected valuation. More answers are needed. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229525 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229525 Under traditional metrics, there is no way to justify Twitter's expected valuation. More answers are needed. Will Investors Ever Learn to Avoid Money-Losing Companies? When a company is losing money, the sky's the limit when it comes to predicting how bright its future will be. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229501 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229501 When a company is losing money, the sky's the limit when it comes to predicting how bright its future will be. How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change Adapting to change quickly is a key way to ensure your business enjoys sustained growth. Here are six ways to make sure you're ready. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229417 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229417 Adapting to change quickly is a key way to ensure your business enjoys sustained growth. Here are six ways to make sure you're ready. Why Your Customers' Cravings Are Your Key to Success Knowing what customers want and delivering will help you gain market share fast. Here's how. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228675 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228675 Knowing what customers want and delivering will help you gain market share fast. Here's how. Your Secret to Hiring a Kick-Ass Team Finding the right mix of talent and passion to drive your team is critical. Here are five steps to help you get there. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228564 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228564 Finding the right mix of talent and passion to drive your team is critical. Here are five steps to help you get there. How to See Your Startup Through The Eyes of Investors Understanding exactly what investors want before you go into a VC pitch will help ensure you connect with investors and close the deal. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228482 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228482 Understanding exactly what investors want before you go into a VC pitch will help ensure you connect with investors and close the deal. What PayPal's Rocky Beginnings Can Teach You About Startup Success Choosing the right market segment and customer base can take trial and error. Here are three lessons from a company that's been through it before. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228206 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228206 Choosing the right market segment and customer base can take trial and error. Here are three lessons from a company that's been through it before. How to Set the Right Goals for Your Business Being laser focused about how you're going to grow your business is critical. Here are a few ways to approach setting goals. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228001 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228001 Being laser focused about how you're going to grow your business is critical. Here are a few ways to approach setting goals. Why Big Brands Want to Be More Like Your Startup As an entrepreneur, you have opportunities and qualities more and more big companies are clamoring to emulate. Here are three and how to capitalize on them. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227824 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227824 As an entrepreneur, you have opportunities and qualities more and more big companies are clamoring to emulate. Here are three and how to capitalize on them. Yahoo Overpays Tumblr's David Karp By Another $81 Million After paying $250 million to Tumblr's founder, Marissa Mayer has decided to waste another $81 million to get him to stick around. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227784 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227784 After paying $250 million to Tumblr's founder, Marissa Mayer has decided to waste another $81 million to get him to stick around. Why Bartending and Other Odd Jobs Can Help You Start a Business Being creative and diverse about your work experience is a smart way to prepare yourself for running your own company. Here's one entrepreneur's unusual path. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227712 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227712 Being creative and diverse about your work experience is a smart way to prepare yourself for running your own company. Here's one entrepreneur's unusual path. The Most Important Test Your New Business Idea Needs to Pass Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227462 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227462 Even when the numbers tell you to press on, if your instincts are sending you warning signals, it might be time to step back and reevaluate your business idea. Here's one entrepreneur's story. Investment Playbook: 4 Factors to Consider Before Investing Investing in a startup means putting your faith and money in another person's vision. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before taking the plunge. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227342 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227342 Investing in a startup means putting your faith and money in another person's vision. Here are some key factors to keep in mind before taking the plunge. Startup Strategy: A Fixed Passion and a Flexible Approach Know what you love and stick to it, but be willing to adapt your approach. Here's how. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227174 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227174 Know what you love and stick to it, but be willing to adapt your approach. Here's how. Lessons From a Startup That Scored $836 Million in VC -- and Failed Better Place, based in Palo Alto, Calif. won funding from investors like General Electric and Morgan Stanley, yet had to shut its doors in May. Here are lessons to learn from the startup's missteps. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226981 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226981 Better Place, based in Palo Alto, Calif. won funding from investors like General Electric and Morgan Stanley, yet had to shut its doors in May. Here are lessons to learn from the startup's missteps.