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, 17 Sep 2014 22:15:00 GMT 7 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup Without Losing Your Best Talent A new CEO seeks to make dramatic changes without disarming the staff. Here's what he did. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237198 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237198 What a Simple Halloween Candy Bucket Can Teach You About Entrepreneurial Potential Do you like games with predictible odds or are you eager to make the most of the resources you have? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237247 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237247 5 Powerful Poker Tips That Shaped an Engineer Turned Executive A tech professional was not picking up on essential people cues. Playing cards cured him. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236726 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236726 5 Secrets of a Jerk-Free Workplace It's just like obscenity. You can recognize jerks but the definition is hard to put into words. It's even harder to keep them out of your business. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236629 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236629 4 Great Tips for Winning the Early-Stage Venture Game An Israeli entrepreneur who helped Imperva go public has launched his own company, tapping a multinational talent base Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236362 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236362 2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition What if companies benefited employees, customers and communities alike and made shareholders better off? Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236169 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236169 6 Secrets for Creating Fierce Employee and Customer Loyalty Employees are on strike at New England's Market Basket to win back their old CEO. Here's why they care so much and what entrepreneurs can learn from this grocery chain. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236022 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236022 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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