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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:30:00 GMT This New App Wants to Optimize Your Schedule by Running It Through an Algorithm Timeful, a mobile app, applies big data, machine learning and behavioral science to optimize your time and boost your productivity. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236094 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236094 Last Week, Brian Cornell Resigned From Pepsi. Now He's Target's New CEO. He arrives at a precarious time for the company, which is still recovering from last year's massive data breach. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236097 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236097 PayPal's Small Business Lending Program Expands More than 20,000 businesses have borrowed more than $150 million in PayPal Working Capital loans since the pilot program launched in September. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:54:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236087 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236087 LinkedIn's App Just Got More Useful The redesign shows you how someone came across your profile, informing you of whether they searched for you or found you through a shared connection. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236047 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236047 OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments' The widespread outrage directed at Facebook for manipulating its users' emotions has the dating site, which has been routinely running experiments on its own users, perplexed. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:57:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236041 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236041 Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236007 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236007 Virgin America Files for IPO The airline, which was founded in 2007 and is partly owned by serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on Monday after announcing its first annual profit. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235994 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235994 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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