Entrepreneur: Latest from Catherine Clifford 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, 24 Jul 2014 18:36:00 GMT A Device to Help You Sleep Better Raises Almost $500K in Two Days on Kickstarter James Proud, a former Thiel Fellow, has come up with a sleep-tracking system that is getting lots of love from the crowd. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:36:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235933 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235933 James Proud, a former Thiel Fellow, has come up with a sleep-tracking system that is getting lots of love from the crowd. Your Answer to Lackluster Customer and Employee Engagement: Add Fun. Turning business processes into games -- the idea behind the trendy buzzword “gamification” -- encourages frequent participation and makes mundane tasks entertaining. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235876 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235876 Turning business processes into games -- the idea behind the trendy buzzword “gamification” -- encourages frequent participation and makes mundane tasks entertaining. Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic) Perhaps your greatest creative ideas will happen away from the keyboard, pen in hand. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:10:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235875 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235875 Perhaps your greatest creative ideas will happen away from the keyboard, pen in hand. This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:55:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235842 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235842 Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif. What Keeps the Founder of Sam Adams Going After 30 Years Jim Koch has had the same title for the last three decades, but he's as excited as ever to go to work each day. Here's why. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235679 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235679 Jim Koch has had the same title for the last three decades, but he's as excited as ever to go to work each day. Here's why. This Faceless Watch Has Raised $400,000 on Indiegogo The Ritot team set out to raise $50,000 through crowdfunding and has earned it almost eight times over. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235793 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235793 The Ritot team set out to raise $50,000 through crowdfunding and has earned it almost eight times over. This New Orleans Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/235717 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/235717 New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course. Kickstarter Wrote a Computer Program For Its 'Lunch Roulette.' And Now It's Sharing the Code. The crowdfunding platform got organized and made its lunchtime team-building routine into a few lines of computer code. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235766 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235766 The crowdfunding platform got organized and made its lunchtime team-building routine into a few lines of computer code. The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World This European country has reigned supreme as the most innovative in the world for the past four years, according to a new report. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235756 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235756 This European country has reigned supreme as the most innovative in the world for the past four years, according to a new report. Social Media Is Hot But Email Packs Digital Marketing Power (Infographic) If you are looking to build engagement with customers, email addresses are gold. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:18:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235718 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235718 If you are looking to build engagement with customers, email addresses are gold. Airbnb, Why the New Logo? The accommodation-rental site relaunched its website and rolled out a new logo. The logo, in particular, has been met with some pretty vitriolic feedback. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:42:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235709 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235709 The accommodation-rental site relaunched its website and rolled out a new logo. The logo, in particular, has been met with some pretty vitriolic feedback. Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor? Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don’t want to see access to capital limited. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235685 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235685 Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don’t want to see access to capital limited. Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic) Comparing hours worked with output across countries shows that putting in more time does not necessarily equate to more revenue. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235684 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235684 Comparing hours worked with output across countries shows that putting in more time does not necessarily equate to more revenue. How Sam Adams Is Thriving as a Pony Among Clydesdales Jim Koch, the founder of Boston Beer Company, explains how his brewery came to be the biggest of the little beer houses. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235627 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235627 Jim Koch, the founder of Boston Beer Company, explains how his brewery came to be the biggest of the little beer houses. Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:25:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235646 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235646 By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car. Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much. Lyft’s New York City launch party became a pre-launch party in a matter of hours as New York State’s attorney general slammed the breaks on the ridesharing app. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235614 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235614 Lyft’s New York City launch party became a pre-launch party in a matter of hours as New York State’s attorney general slammed the breaks on the ridesharing app. New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo' A decorated tech inventor enters the context-based messaging service market, claiming his app is four times faster than the viral messaging app Yo. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235526 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235526 A decorated tech inventor enters the context-based messaging service market, claiming his app is four times faster than the viral messaging app Yo. FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint today arguing that the ecommerce giant allowed children to rack up charges on their parents’ accounts without consent. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235523 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235523 The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint today arguing that the ecommerce giant allowed children to rack up charges on their parents’ accounts without consent. The Daily Schedules of Creative Geniuses (Interactive Graphic) When did Pablo Picasso sleep? When did Kurt Vonnegut write? Play around with the features on this graphic to see the habits and schedules of some of the great masters. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235487 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235487 When did Pablo Picasso sleep? When did Kurt Vonnegut write? Play around with the features on this graphic to see the habits and schedules of some of the great masters. Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235481 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235481 Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices. 'If You Can Think It, We Can Make It': A Look Inside Brooklyn's New Lab A technology and design center housed in New York’s historic Brooklyn Navy Yard is changing what manufacturing in the U.S. will look like for future generations. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/235188 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/235188 A technology and design center housed in New York’s historic Brooklyn Navy Yard is changing what manufacturing in the U.S. will look like for future generations. Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline A new government report shows that while four in 10 adults live in homes with only a wireless telephone, that number is much higher for younger adults. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:50:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235459 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235459 A new government report shows that while four in 10 adults live in homes with only a wireless telephone, that number is much higher for younger adults. How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235435 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235435 When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing. Walk Into Your Pictures: 3-D Camera Maker Raises $16 Million in VC Funding Mountain View, Calif.-based Matterport develops technology that allow users to capture images and turn them into 3-D models that can be explored. A current application is providing a way for real-estate listings to be walked through. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235412 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235412 Mountain View, Calif.-based Matterport develops technology that allow users to capture images and turn them into 3-D models that can be explored. A current application is providing a way for real-estate listings to be walked through. Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa John’s restaurants located across the globe. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/235200 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/235200 John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa John’s restaurants located across the globe. It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235270 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235270 San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare. If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to success with Internet technology-based companies is always bettering your skillset, he says. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235221 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235221 Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to success with Internet technology-based companies is always bettering your skillset, he says. How Should You Incorporate Your Business? Here’s a Cheat Sheet. (Infographic) If the mention of S Corp, C Corp, or LLC makes your blood pressure rise, you aren’t alone. Use this infographic for a breakdown of what each business structure means in terms of taxes, complexity and access to capital. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235208 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235208 If the mention of S Corp, C Corp, or LLC makes your blood pressure rise, you aren’t alone. Use this infographic for a breakdown of what each business structure means in terms of taxes, complexity and access to capital. Why Online Shoppers Still Don't Use Their Phones to Buy Things A new survey sheds light on why the mobile commerce experience isn’t yet up to par with the PC ecommerce experience. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235166 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235166 A new survey sheds light on why the mobile commerce experience isn’t yet up to par with the PC ecommerce experience. Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business? If the team behind Swarm gets its way, its Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform will be seen by entrepreneurs as 'Kickstarter on steroids.' Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235143 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235143 If the team behind Swarm gets its way, its Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform will be seen by entrepreneurs as 'Kickstarter on steroids.'