Entrepreneur: Latest from Gene Marks 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 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235351 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235351 You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently. Want to Work For Me? Be My Facebook Friend. Is looking into online activities an invasion of privacy? Maybe, but it's important to learn everything you can about a job candidate. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235037 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235037 Is looking into online activities an invasion of privacy? Maybe, but it's important to learn everything you can about a job candidate. Hey, Service Professionals: It's Time to Modernize You've probably experienced this before. You need some repair work done, but it's difficult to find someone for the job. Then other inconveniences stack up. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234762 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234762 You've probably experienced this before. You need some repair work done, but it's difficult to find someone for the job. Then other inconveniences stack up. 10 Huge Ways Running a Business Has Changed in the Past 20 Years We've come a long way since the start of President Bill Clinton's first term, plaid shirts and grunge. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234396 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234396 We've come a long way since the start of President Bill Clinton's first term, plaid shirts and grunge. Want to Build Loyalty? Remember, Everyone Loves Free Stuff. There's no easier way to tell a customer or employee that you care then with a gift. And it doesn't even have to cost that much. Tue, 20 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234061 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234061 There's no easier way to tell a customer or employee that you care then with a gift. And it doesn't even have to cost that much. Please Don't Call Yourself a Small-Business Owner What does that really mean, anyway? And do people really identify themselves like that? Wed, 07 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233618 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233618 What does that really mean, anyway? And do people really identify themselves like that? 6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Financial Statements The information could be useful, if it's prepared correctly and you know what to look for. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233261 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233261 The information could be useful, if it's prepared correctly and you know what to look for. The One Thing That Successful Business Leaders Have in Common What makes a leader more than just a competent manager? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233034 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233034 What makes a leader more than just a competent manager? What Business Owners Can Learn From Taxi Drivers Being a good cab driver is a great allegory for being an entrepreneur. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232661 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232661 Being a good cab driver is a great allegory for being an entrepreneur. 5 Lies That Come Out of Entrepreneurs' Mouths You may not think so, but falsehoods are a part of doing business. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232381 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232381 You may not think so, but falsehoods are a part of doing business. Why Can Some Businesses Get Away With High Prices? Ivy League schools, top doctors and rock stars provide a lesson for your business. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232199 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232199 Ivy League schools, top doctors and rock stars provide a lesson for your business. You Won't Find What Makes a Hire 'Special' on Their Resume Businesses are all the same, which is why experience in your field shouldn't matter when interviewing job candidates. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231949 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231949 Businesses are all the same, which is why experience in your field shouldn't matter when interviewing job candidates. 7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You Is one of your employees augmenting their paycheck -- at your expense? Here are some ways they may do just that. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231661 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231661 Is one of your employees augmenting their paycheck -- at your expense? Here are some ways they may do just that. 3 Reasons Why You'll Never Be Super Successful Sure, we're all getting by. But what really separates us from the mega rich and powerful? Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231377 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231377 Sure, we're all getting by. But what really separates us from the mega rich and powerful? The Real Reason Customers Buy From You Technology and marketing help, but it didn't seal the deal. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231090 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231090 Technology and marketing help, but it didn't seal the deal. The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is? Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230774 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230774 It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is? The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014 What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers? Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230512 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230512 What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers? Dealing With That Unhappy Customer Sometimes, a client can become a nuisance. Is it worth the stress to save the relationship? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230344 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230344 Sometimes, a client can become a nuisance. Is it worth the stress to save the relationship? Why Discounts Are a Trick Go ahead, have a sale. Give a discount. Be a sport. But know that you’re just playing an age-old game of pricing. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230184 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230184 Go ahead, have a sale. Give a discount. Be a sport. But know that you’re just playing an age-old game of pricing. 3 Things You Need to Know About Your Tech Guy Your tech support can make or break your business when something goes awry. Here's what you need to know to avoid disaster. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229890 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229890 Your tech support can make or break your business when something goes awry. Here's what you need to know to avoid disaster. 3 People You Need to Know to Get Paid By Your Next Big Customer Doing business with big companies means it might be a while before you're paid. Here are three key people to know to speed up the process. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229650 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229650 Doing business with big companies means it might be a while before you're paid. Here are three key people to know to speed up the process. Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer Big-name companies can offer perks like treadmill workstations and foosball tables, but there are certain startup perks they can never give employees. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229555 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229555 Big-name companies can offer perks like treadmill workstations and foosball tables, but there are certain startup perks they can never give employees. Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient. If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229499 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229499 If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit. What Your Banker Isn't Telling You Understanding how bankers work with small-business owners will help you make the most of your relationship. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229373 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229373 Understanding how bankers work with small-business owners will help you make the most of your relationship. Why It Pays to Be a Jerk Like Jeff Bezos A new book about Amazon's CEO that comes out next week gives readers an intimate look at the leader's harsh temperament. But Bezos is onto something. Here's why. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229362 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229362 A new book about Amazon's CEO that comes out next week gives readers an intimate look at the leader's harsh temperament. But Bezos is onto something. Here's why. Why You Shouldn't Take Business Advice From Your CPA Your CPA might try to convince you he's a business expert. Don't believe him. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228618 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228618 Your CPA might try to convince you he's a business expert. Don't believe him.