Entrepreneur: Latest from Debra Kaye 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, 18 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT 3 Simple Ways to Avoid a Business Faux Pas Sticky social situations can unglue the surest business deal. Here’s how to make sure they don’t. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236722 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236722 Think Your Mundane Idea Can't Be a Big Innovation? Take a Second Look. Even today new inventions don't always involve harnessing high technology. The smallest idea can inspire a transformative product. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235792 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235792 Prod a Product Into Double-Duty (Profit and Social Good) With 3 Questions It's possible to broaden your startup's mission with an added corporate responsibility push. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235336 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235336 Marketing to Millennials? Make It Personal and Customized. Gen Yers are demonstrating strong new interests. Entrepreneurs would be wise to take notice. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234891 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234891 3 Angles for Understanding Angels Entrepreneurs seeking a heavenly relationship with their investors should know three things before pitching their business. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234261 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234261 Hungry Entrepreneurs Need True Grit to Get Their Next Meal Three essential qualities are the hallmarks of business owners who prevail. Wed, 14 May 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233785 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233785 Get Comfortable With Big Data in 3 Steps Many small-business owners are feeling intimidated about the big-data wave, it doesn't have to be scary. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233280 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233280 Getting Fickle Consumers to Buy Into Your Brand While big corporations are struggling to retain customers, startups are seizing the opportunity to steal loyal consumers. Here is how they are doing it. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232060 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232060 Is Your Marketing Message Getting Muddled? When entrepreneurs formulate their marketing strategy, it is imperative to have a clear focal point while providing an authentic message. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231015 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231015 6 Inexpensive Ways to Help Employees Escape the Cubicle Crush If workers are annoyed or unhappy in an open office, they won't be as productive. Get them back on track with these budget-minded tips. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230467 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230467 When Planning for the Future, Keep Your Past in Perspective In order to grow and improve your startup, it helps to take a close look at hidden and existing assets. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230122 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230122 Mastering Change: What You Can Learn From KFC and Instagram The most successful entrepreneurs know when to shift direction because their businesses need it. Here are three guideposts to help you along the way. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229874 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229874 3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle Surrounding yourself with the right people helps you come up with more and better ideas. Here are three ways to build a community to help you be more innovative. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229701 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229701 3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy It can be hard to exercise your brain's innovation muscles, but these three brain-boosting activities can help you no matter how busy you are. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229424 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229424 Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg? So many of today's most successful innovations were started by young entrepreneurs -- from Facebook to Google to Microsoft. Did you miss your innovation window? Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228592 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228592 The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It Give up too soon on your idea and of course it will be destined for failure. Here are four essential tenets of inventing and product development that will keep you on track to succeed. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228375 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228375 Make Your Team Smarter, Happier and More Productive Without Spending a Dime It's simply not true that intelligence is static. If you want your team to work smarter and better, try these three strategies. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228197 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228197 Why You're Getting Bad Advice and Paying Too Much For It Too often, entrepreneurs hire the wrong advisors and don't realize until it's too late. Here are four ways to stop yourself from making this mistake. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227956 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227956 Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead There are other more productive ways to come up with business ideas. Here are five effective alternatives. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227797 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227797 Marketing's Best Kept Secret Trying to change customers' behavior so they'll use your product is a recipe for failure. Here are missteps to avoid. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227647 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227647 The Obvious Marketing Money-Maker You're Missing No one is more real when it comes to marketing your business than your customers. Here are three ways to engage them and build a meaningful marketing message. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227351 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227351 How to Sell a Product: 5 Ways to Sell Itself With so many brands to choose from, customers often want to go with what they know. Here are five ways to make your product do its own marketing. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227134 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227134 The Secret to Successful Product Design? Simplicity. The more elegant and straightforward your product design, the easier it will be for you to attract customers. Here are three ways to streamline the way your product looks. 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