Entrepreneur: Latest from Kimberlee Morrison 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 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:32:08 GMT Gen-Y: Buck Up and Start a Business Unemployment numbers remain at record highs all over the country. Among the most affected are those in Gen Y -- young college grads who are finding it nearly impossible to find jobs in their discipline. Those who do find jobs, often find that they are ill suited for the corporate environment. Scott Gerber, a serial entrepreneur and author of the upcoming book, <i>Never Get a Real Job </i>(Wiley, 2010), says the answe Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:32:08 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218934 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218934 <img src="/blog/images/young-entrepreneur-council.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 0 20px 5px 0;" />Unemployment numbers remain at record highs all over the country. Among the most affected are those in Gen Y -- young college grads who are finding it nearly impossible to find jobs in their discipline. Those who do find jobs, often find that they are ill suited for the corporate environment. <br /><br /> Scott Gerber, a serial entrepreneur and author of the upcoming book, <i><a href="http://www.nevergetarealjob.com/book" target="_blank">Never Get a Real Job</a> </i>(Wiley, 2010), says the answe How to Ditch the Cube Pamela Slim, author of Cubicle Nation, wants to set you free. Consider her advice for opting out of corporate life. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217380 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217380 Pamela Slim, author of <em>Cubicle Nation</em>, wants to set you free. Consider her advice for opting out of corporate life. What You Need to Do Before You Pitch Investors Raising money isn&#039;t just about going to venture capitalists or angel investors. In fact, Scott Gerber said during his presentation at the Winning Strategies Conference in Long Beach today that most small businesses don&#039;t need as much capital as they think, and&nbsp;some don&#039;t need capital at all. Still others simply haven&#039;t undergone the proper assessment necessary to determine what they need. So, how do you get money for your business and how do you know you&#039;re ready to Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:04:29 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218911 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218911 <img src="/blog/images/scott-gerber1.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 0 20px 20px 0;" />Raising money isn&#039;t just about going to venture capitalists or angel investors. In fact, Scott Gerber said during his presentation at the Winning Strategies Conference in Long Beach today that most small businesses don&#039;t need as much capital as they think, and&nbsp;some don&#039;t need capital at all. Still others simply haven&#039;t undergone the proper assessment necessary to determine what they need.<br /><br /> So, how do you get money for your business and how do you know you&#039;re ready to When Nature Calls RunPee.com lets you, well, you know, during movies. Wed, 09 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206962 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206962 RunPee.com lets you, well, you know, during movies. 21st Century Skills for a 21st Century Economy We&#039;ve heard a lot of talk in recent years about American students being unprepared for the work force post academia. Do we need to reform the American school system to ensure that our students have what it takes to work in today&#039;s evolving economy?According to Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel, authors of <i>21st Century Skills</i>, the Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:52:32 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218643 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218643 <img alt="21st-century.jpg" src="/blog/images/21st-century.jpg" style="margin: 0pt 20px 20px 0pt; float: left;" width="142" height="209" />We&#039;ve heard a lot of talk in recent years about American students being unprepared for the work force post academia. Do we need to reform the American school system to ensure that our students have what it takes to work in today&#039;s evolving economy?<br /><br />According to Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel, authors of <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/21st-Century-Skills-Learning-Times/dp/0470475382" target="_blank">21st Century Skills</a></i>, the A Silver Lining for Small-Business Financing? Experts say money may be coming back to the market but not at pre-downturn levels. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/205170 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/205170 Experts say money may be coming back to the market but not at pre-downturn levels. Six Lessons for Raising Money Now Looks like the theme for the day is demystifying business processes. In our first breakout session, Asheesh Advani delivered six lessons for how to raise money now. Lesson #1: People who invest more than $25,000 are impatient.A patient&nbsp;investor is much better than an impatient investor.&nbsp;You want patient investors because they&#039;ll allow you time to keep your promise and grow your business. Lesson #2: D Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:43:56 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218618 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218618 <img alt="advani.jpg" src="/blog/images/advani.jpg" style="margin: 0pt 20px 20px 0pt; float: left;" width="143" height="143" />Looks like the theme for the day is demystifying business processes. In our first breakout session, Asheesh Advani delivered six lessons for how to raise money now.<br /><br /> <strong>Lesson #1: People who invest more than $25,000 are impatient.<br /></strong>A patient&nbsp;investor is much better than an impatient investor.&nbsp;You want patient investors because they&#039;ll allow you time to keep your promise and grow your business.<br /><br /> <strong>Lesson #2: D The Mystique is Gone That&#039;s what Jay Conrad Levison said in his keynote address at this year&#039;s Growth 2.0 Conference this morning. In fact, he says that for small businesses, traditional marketing is the least effective form of marketing. It&#039;s too expensive, linear, selfish and detached. Instead, Levinson says that small businesses take advantage of the differences between guerrilla and traditiona Tue, 26 Jan 2010 05:47:34 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218615 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218615 <img alt="jay-conrad.jpg" src="/blog/images/jay-conrad.jpg" style="margin: 0pt 20px 20px 0pt; float: left;" height="162" width="253" />That&#039;s what Jay Conrad Levison said in his keynote address at this year&#039;s <a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/growthconference">Growth 2.0 Conference</a> this morning. In fact, he says that for small businesses, traditional marketing is the least effective form of marketing. It&#039;s too expensive, linear, selfish and detached.<br /><br /> Instead, Levinson says that small businesses take advantage of the differences between guerrilla and traditiona Top Industries of the Decade There is no denying that the internet changed the way business is done. Hell, the advent of the internet heralded the nouveaux information age. According to a recent IBISWorld report, many of the decade&#039;s best-performing industries are a result of this new paradigm. Case in point: VoIP is a fairly new industry, which, according to the report, only began earning revenue in 20 Wed, 30 Dec 2009 16:24:31 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218597 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218597 <img alt="top10.jpg" src="/blog/images/top10.jpg" class="mt-image-left" style="margin: 0pt 20px 20px 0pt; float: left;" height="208" width="208" /> There is no denying that the internet changed the way business is done. Hell, the advent of the internet heralded the nouveaux information age. According to a recent <a href="http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/home.aspx">IBISWorld</a> report, many of the decade&#039;s best-performing industries are a result of this new paradigm. <br /><br />Case in point: VoIP is a fairly new industry, which, according to the report, only began earning revenue in 20 Verizon's Collaboration Center for Small Business The internet is littered with online collaboration tools that do everything from facilitating virtual meetings like Protosphere to full-on real time document creation and editing like Google Wave. To wit, Verizon recently launched its own small business-targeted collaboration tool called Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:59:13 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218581 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218581 <img alt="verizon-logo.jpg" src="/blog/images/verizon-logo.jpg" class="mt-image-left" style="margin: 0pt 20px 20px 0pt; float: left;" height="208" width="208" /> The internet is littered with online collaboration tools that do everything from facilitating virtual meetings like <a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/magazine/entrepreneur/2009/november/203784.html">Protosphere</a> to full-on real time document creation and editing like <a href="/2009/12/wave-your-way-to-collaboration.php">Google Wave</a>. To wit, Verizon recently launched its own small business-targeted collaboration tool called Wave Your Way to Collaboration Google recently released a new toy: Wave--a tool for virtual collaboration in real-time. Right now Wave is still in preview, but yours truly has had a bit of time to play around with it. What&#039;s the verdict?So far, the only thing I&#039;ve seen Wave used for is chatting and discussions about what Google Wave can be used for. Lifehacker even compiled a list of the best uses for Wave. Wed, 02 Dec 2009 09:11:22 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218576 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218576 <img alt="google-wave.jpg" src="/blog/images/google-wave1.jpg" style="margin: 0pt 20px 20px 0pt; float: left;" width="208" height="208" />Google recently released a new toy: Wave--a tool for virtual collaboration in real-time. Right now Wave is still in preview, but yours truly has had a bit of time to play around with it. What&#039;s the verdict?<br /><br />So far, the only thing I&#039;ve seen Wave used for is chatting and discussions about what Google Wave can be used for. Lifehacker even <a href="http://lifehacker.com/5381219/" target="_blank">compiled a list</a> of the best uses for Wave. Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario Most of us believe there&#039;s no way to prepare for Murphy&#039;s Law but wouldn&#039;t it be nice if you could? Enter <b>The Worst-Case Scenario Business Survival Guide</b>, a guide for surviving the most dangerous business situations. This isn&#039;t some thick theory heavy business text. Instead, the authors David Borgenicht Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:42:32 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218555 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218555 <img alt="worst-case-cover.jpg" src="/blog/images/worst-case-cover.jpg" style="margin: 0pt 20px 20px 0pt; float: left;" height="208" width="148" />Most of us believe there&#039;s no way to prepare for Murphy&#039;s Law but wouldn&#039;t it be nice if you could? Enter <b><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Worst-Case-Scenario-Business-Survival-Guide/dp/0470551410" target="_blank">The Worst-Case Scenario Business Survival Guide</a></b>, a guide for surviving the most dangerous business situations. <br /><br />This isn&#039;t some thick theory heavy business text. Instead, the authors David Borgenicht Negotiating in Shark-Infested Waters After six weeks of watching ABC&#039;s "Shark Tank"--a reality series featuring real negotiations between entrepreneurs seeking capital and five investors--there are certainly lessons to be learned. Not the least of which: know when to take the deal.And it&#039;s hard when almost every deal includes one or more of the sharks taking over your company. However, when you&#039;re an inventor wit Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:32:18 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218537 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218537 <img alt="shark-waters.jpg" src="/blog/images/shark-waters.jpg" style="margin: 0pt 20px 20px 0pt; float: left;" width="208" height="208" />After six weeks of watching ABC&#039;s "<a href="http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/">Shark Tank</a>"--a reality series featuring real negotiations between entrepreneurs seeking capital and five investors--there are certainly lessons to be learned. Not the least of which: know when to take the deal.<br /><br />And it&#039;s hard when almost every deal includes one or more of the sharks taking over your company. However, when you&#039;re an inventor wit Young Idealism Leads to Success These fearless kid entrepreneurs took big risks and reaped big rewards. Thu, 04 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/202066 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/202066 These fearless kid entrepreneurs took big risks and reaped big rewards. Secrets to Surviving the Recession Insights and strategies to take entrepreneurs from recession survival mode to prosperity. Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/201468 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/201468 Insights and strategies to take entrepreneurs from recession survival mode to prosperity.