Entrepreneur: Latest from Laura Entis 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 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT Want to Improve Your Content Marketing? Think Like a Journalist. (Infographic) Take a page from the journalist playbook and learn how to research, conduct and write interviews -- skills that will help you get your business’s message across. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235969 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235969 Take a page from the journalist playbook and learn how to research, conduct and write interviews -- skills that will help you get your business’s message across. Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health Big data, meet genetic data. Baseline Study, a Google X project, will collect genetic information from volunteers in order to refine the detection and prevention of diseases. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235963 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235963 Big data, meet genetic data. Baseline Study, a Google X project, will collect genetic information from volunteers in order to refine the detection and prevention of diseases. Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:25:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235926 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235926 A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan. Some of the Coolest Lego Sets You Haven't Seen Yet Earlier this year, the toy company launched Lego Ideas, a strategy to crowdsource new designs. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:47:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235891 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235891 Earlier this year, the toy company launched Lego Ideas, a strategy to crowdsource new designs. Banana Republic Thinks Your Typical 'Startup Guy' Should Dress Like This The retailer will launch a line of head-to-toe outfits "best suited for different professions," including 'The Corporate Guy,' 'The Creative Guy,' and yes, 'The Startup Guy.' Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:39 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235857 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235857 The retailer will launch a line of head-to-toe outfits "best suited for different professions," including 'The Corporate Guy,' 'The Creative Guy,' and yes, 'The Startup Guy.' In an Effort to Up Its Mobile Ad Game, Yahoo Acquires Flurry The mobile ad and analytics company is one of Yahoo's most expensive acquisition to date under CEO Marissa Mayer. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:50:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235856 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235856 The mobile ad and analytics company is one of Yahoo's most expensive acquisition to date under CEO Marissa Mayer. After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run Apoorva Mehta’s company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235796 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235796 Apoorva Mehta’s company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly. Hoping to Strike Off-Court Gold, Carmelo Anthony Launches a VC Firm The NBA star has partnered with former NBC executive Stuart Goldfab to create M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm that will invest in early-stage startups. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235794 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235794 The NBA star has partnered with former NBC executive Stuart Goldfab to create M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm that will invest in early-stage startups. YouTube Really Is the New Silver Screen Ron Howard's studio recently announced it will develop and fund 14 short films from YouTube stars, while James Patterson's young-adult series 'Maximum Ride' will be turned into a YouTube series instead of a movie. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235588 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235588 Ron Howard's studio recently announced it will develop and fund 14 short films from YouTube stars, while James Patterson's young-adult series 'Maximum Ride' will be turned into a YouTube series instead of a movie. San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:17:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235575 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235575 After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco. Millennials, the Friendly Cutthroat Generation Sixty-eight percent of millennials would sacrifice a work friendship in order to get a promotion, according to a new survey by LinkedIn. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235522 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235522 Sixty-eight percent of millennials would sacrifice a work friendship in order to get a promotion, according to a new survey by LinkedIn. LG Unveils Wristbands That Let You Track Your Kids The GPS and Wi-Fi equipped wristbands are intended for pre-school and primary-school aged children. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:50:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235480 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235480 The GPS and Wi-Fi equipped wristbands are intended for pre-school and primary-school aged children. Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them Surinder Singh, the founder of Jugglebox, a company that supplies plastic boxes for movers, pitched to the 'Shark Tank' producers at a recent casting call at Columbia Business School. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235428 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235428 Surinder Singh, the founder of Jugglebox, a company that supplies plastic boxes for movers, pitched to the 'Shark Tank' producers at a recent casting call at Columbia Business School. Taylor Swift Has High Hopes for the Future of Taylor Swift-Like Music In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter proclaims: 'The music industry isn't dying…it's just coming alive.' Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:39:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235461 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235461 In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter proclaims: 'The music industry isn't dying…it's just coming alive.' Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:40:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235452 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235452 The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March. Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations In an extensive interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page explained why regulations are hampering improvements in health care. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:47:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235426 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235426 In an extensive interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page explained why regulations are hampering improvements in health care. EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Is Already Getting Messy Several news outlets claim some of their articles have been hidden by the search engine. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:26:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235370 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235370 Several news outlets claim some of their articles have been hidden by the search engine. T-Mobile Accused of Billing Customers for 'Bogus Charges' The FTC filed a complaint alleging that the carrier had placed charges for unauthorized services -- such as flirting tips, horoscope information and celebrity gossip – on its customers' bills, taking a substantial cut and making hundreds of millions of dollars as a result. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:17:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235337 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235337 The FTC filed a complaint alleging that the carrier had placed charges for unauthorized services -- such as flirting tips, horoscope information and celebrity gossip – on its customers' bills, taking a substantial cut and making hundreds of millions of dollars as a result. Survey: College Degrees Still Matter. Sort Of. While a college degree opens the door, it’s no longer a trump card, finds career website Glassdoor. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235325 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235325 While a college degree opens the door, it’s no longer a trump card, finds career website Glassdoor. Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn’t Over Yet A good cause + nostalgia + that song = over 100,000 backers who have raised nearly $5 million dollars for the project on the platform so far. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235307 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235307 A good cause + nostalgia + that song = over 100,000 backers who have raised nearly $5 million dollars for the project on the platform so far. Would a 'Tweet Storm' Feature Kill Twitter? Prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson says the social network should develop a feature that easily allows users to string together longer arguments via a series of numbered tweets. But would eliminating the platform's enforced brevity kill its central appeal? Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235291 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235291 Prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson says the social network should develop a feature that easily allows users to string together longer arguments via a series of numbered tweets. But would eliminating the platform's enforced brevity kill its central appeal? British Airways Testing 'Happiness Blanket' to Make First-Class More Comfortable The electronic blanket turns blue when wearers are calm, red when they are anxious or stressed. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235278 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235278 The electronic blanket turns blue when wearers are calm, red when they are anxious or stressed. GoDaddy Launches 'Get Paid,' a New Payment Processing Tool for Small Businesses The domain registrar is partnering with PayPal, Stripe and Dwolla to create a package deal for small businesses to manage their finances. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235269 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235269 The domain registrar is partnering with PayPal, Stripe and Dwolla to create a package deal for small businesses to manage their finances. Work, Eat, Sleep: How These Products Are Trying to Improve Your Daily Grind A standing desk, a customized mattress and a smart scale. Can replacing daily objects allow us to lead healthier, more productive lives? Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235231 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235231 A standing desk, a customized mattress and a smart scale. Can replacing daily objects allow us to lead healthier, more productive lives? Here's Why YouTube Video Creators Are About to Make a Lot of Money The video-sharing website is testing out a panoply of new features, including the ability for fans to 'tip' video creators directly through the site. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235235 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235235 The video-sharing website is testing out a panoply of new features, including the ability for fans to 'tip' video creators directly through the site. Barnes & Noble to Split Into Two Separate Companies With both the Nook and retail business struggling, the bookseller is dividing the company into two public companies. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235184 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235184 With both the Nook and retail business struggling, the bookseller is dividing the company into two public companies. San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking – an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots – is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:25:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235134 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235134 The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking – an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots – is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information. Lululemon Founder Won't Go Down Without a Fight Chip Wilson -- the yoga-retailer's founder and ousted Chairman -- is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs to gain more influence over the company he founded back in 1998. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235095 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235095 Chip Wilson -- the yoga-retailer's founder and ousted Chairman -- is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs to gain more influence over the company he founded back in 1998. Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume. Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:09:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235053 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235053 Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally. Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11 The state's lawmakers passed legislation that will raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11, the highest minimum wage in the country. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:09:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235043 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235043 The state's lawmakers passed legislation that will raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11, the highest minimum wage in the country.