Entrepreneur: Latest from Matt Villano 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 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:30:00 GMT The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get We called on leading entrepreneurs to share the most valuable piece of advice they've received. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234929 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234929 We called on leading entrepreneurs to share the most valuable piece of advice they've received. Want Last Night's Sports Game to Remain Spoiler Free? There's an App for That. Spoiler Shield lets users to block all social media updates pertaining to certain TV shows and sports teams. Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233882 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233882 Spoiler Shield lets users to block all social media updates pertaining to certain TV shows and sports teams. An App That Unites Sports Fans in Any City Fanatic connects geographically dispersed die-hards of college and pro sports teams. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229384 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229384 Fanatic connects geographically dispersed die-hards of college and pro sports teams. An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet On CustomMade.com, buyers post a photo or a description of what they want and craftspeople bid on the project. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229419 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229419 On CustomMade.com, buyers post a photo or a description of what they want and craftspeople bid on the project. Ecommerce Trend for 2014: Buying Into the Subscription Service Model Companies like Birchbox and Bitters + Bottles illustrate the benefits of subscription services: recurring revenue and deep customer relationships. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229852 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229852 Companies like Birchbox and Bitters + Bottles illustrate the benefits of subscription services: recurring revenue and deep customer relationships. A Football App Shares Strategies With Coaches Former NFL assistant coach Charles Coiner launched FirstDown PlayBook DropBack for middle-school, high-school and college teams. The app has a database of more than 5,000 plays--many used in real-game situations. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227872 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227872 Former NFL assistant coach Charles Coiner launched FirstDown PlayBook DropBack for middle-school, high-school and college teams. The app has a database of more than 5,000 plays--many used in real-game situations. Why Startups Launch in 'Stealth Mode' and Others Don't The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229461 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229461 The pros and cons of operating under stealth mode before launching a company. Best Business Books to Get Cozy With This Fall Looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than these seven works that will make you a better entrepreneur. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/229454 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/229454 Looking to take your business to the next level? Look no further than these seven works that will make you a better entrepreneur. What Corporate Incubators and Accelerators Mean for Your Business Can entrepreneurship thrive within corporate constructs? Here, the ins and outs of corporate incubators and accelerators--and why they should matter to you. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227952 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227952 Can entrepreneurship thrive within corporate constructs? Here, the ins and outs of corporate incubators and accelerators--and why they should matter to you. The Big Idea Behind the Tony Hsieh-Backed 'Life is Beautiful' Festival In an on-going effort to rehabilitate Sin City, the Zappos CEO is throwing his support behind yet another Vegas-based startup event. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228528 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228528 In an on-going effort to rehabilitate Sin City, the Zappos CEO is throwing his support behind yet another Vegas-based startup event. Web Startup Scores $28 Million to Simplify A/B Testing Optimizely found a way to make website optimization easier and everyone from Obama to venture captalists took notice. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227381 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227381 Optimizely found a way to make website optimization easier and everyone from Obama to venture captalists took notice. The Business of Turning Sports Fantasies into Cold Hard Cash Increasingly enthusiasts are keeping up with the sport with the plentiful online Fantasy Sports Leagues. Here, one fantasy league founder gives us the low-down on his vibrant business. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229061 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229061 Increasingly enthusiasts are keeping up with the sport with the plentiful online Fantasy Sports Leagues. Here, one fantasy league founder gives us the low-down on his vibrant business. A New Way to Rent a Car Two San Francisco-based startups, RelayRides and Getaround, have teamed up to create a new kind of car-rental company -- one that allows car owners to rent out their vehicles. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227078 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227078 Two San Francisco-based startups, RelayRides and Getaround, have teamed up to create a new kind of car-rental company -- one that allows car owners to rent out their vehicles. Web Startup Puts a Digital Spin on Collecting Autographs Athletes and fans share memories through electronic autographs. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226342 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226342 Athletes and fans share memories through electronic autographs. Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs We spoke with entrepreneurs we admire to cull the single best bit of startup advice they could muster -- and the experiences that led to it. Tue, 28 May 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226379 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226379 We spoke with entrepreneurs we admire to cull the single best bit of startup advice they could muster -- and the experiences that led to it. A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple KISSmetrics has crunched customer data for AOL, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other major companies. Thu, 23 May 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226703 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226703 KISSmetrics has crunched customer data for AOL, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other major companies. Embrace Your Zany Side: Offbeat Ways Startups Win Over Hard-to-Reach VCs Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226432 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226432 Having a killer business idea is key, but it won't necessarily help get your foot in the door when you're looking for funding. Sometimes the best way to grab someone's attention is to get creative. Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225819 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225819 The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments. Culinary Pros Lend Credibility to a Dining App Chefs Feed has a network of more than 600 chefs that rate and review items at restaurants in 15 U.S. cities. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226126 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226126 Chefs Feed has a network of more than 600 chefs that rate and review items at restaurants in 15 U.S. cities. An App That Moves Sports Fans to Better Seats Evan Owens designed Pogoseat, an app that helps fans at an event swap seats. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225785 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225785 Evan Owens designed Pogoseat, an app that helps fans at an event swap seats. Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225210 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225210 Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action. How Reality TV Helped One Young Trep Jump-Start His Fledgling Brand Ben Flajnik, star of ABC's hit show 'The Bachelor,' describes the rigors and advantages of starting up in the spotlight. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225649 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225649 Ben Flajnik, star of ABC's hit show 'The Bachelor,' describes the rigors and advantages of starting up in the spotlight. Why Bigger Isn't Better for Logo Design Designing logos can be tricky. Designing logos for mobile apps can be downright confounding. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224954 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224954 Designing logos can be tricky. Designing logos for mobile apps can be downright confounding. 5 Foolproof Ways to Boost Your Public-Speaking Skills From pitching investors to wowing to potential customers, speaking before an audience is a key skill to acquire. Here are some tips. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225178 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225178 From pitching investors to wowing to potential customers, speaking before an audience is a key skill to acquire. Here are some tips. How to Turn Your Startup into the Next Campus Craze Marketing new businesses to millenials requires creativity -- and a healthy dose of web savvy. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225105 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225105 Marketing new businesses to millenials requires creativity -- and a healthy dose of web savvy. A Mobile App That Changes the Way Fans Watch Pro Cycling Tour Tracker app provides fan with real-time tracking of racers. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 04:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224280 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224280 Tour Tracker app provides fan with real-time tracking of racers. The Changing Path to Entrepreneurship: A Look at Alternatives to Business School To become an entrepreneur, it might behoove you to study something different. Here's more about some of the alternative courses and programs picking up steam among aspiring entrepreneurs. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224197 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224197 To become an entrepreneur, it might behoove you to study something different. Here's more about some of the alternative courses and programs picking up steam among aspiring entrepreneurs. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 06:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224065 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224065 For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse. 6 Steps to Better Networking for Young Entrepreneurs Most people don't enjoy networking events, but few regret attending once they've made keen connections. Here are several insider tips to help you make the most out of networking events. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223916 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223916 Most people don't enjoy networking events, but few regret attending once they've made keen connections. Here are several insider tips to help you make the most out of networking events. Startup Offers A New High-Tech Way to Pay on the Go Vitaband gives exercisers a comfortable alternative to carrying cash or cards Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223633 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223633 Vitaband gives exercisers a comfortable alternative to carrying cash or cards