Entrepreneur: Latest from Sean M. Lyden 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, 23 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT Landing Your First Customers Once you identify your target market, explore these shoestring ideas for making contact. Tue, 23 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/74266 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/74266 Once you identify your target market, explore these shoestring ideas for making contact. Make Time for Marketing No time to market your biz? Then don't be surprised when the client well runs dry. Here are six tips for finding time. Tue, 23 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/74268 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/74268 No time to market your biz? Then don't be surprised when the client well runs dry. Here are six tips for finding time. Nine Tools for Building Customer Loyalty Don't let customers go after only one sale. Use these follow-up tools to keep them coming back for more. Tue, 23 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/74270 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/74270 Don't let customers go after only one sale. Use these follow-up tools to keep them coming back for more. Five Tips to Squash Public-Speaking Fears You can boost biz by giving seminars, but make sure to get over your fear of public speaking first! Here's how. Wed, 17 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/73970 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/73970 You can boost biz by giving seminars, but make sure to get over your fear of public speaking first! Here's how. Nine Tools for Building Customer Loyalty Are you getting repeat business? Don't let customers go after one purchase, win them back with a follow-up program. Wed, 17 Nov 2004 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/73982 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/73982 Are you getting repeat business? Don't let customers go after one purchase, win them back with a follow-up program. Landing Your First Customers Once you identify your target market, explore these shoestring ideas for making contact. Fri, 21 Nov 2003 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/57382 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/57382 Once you identify your target market, explore these shoestring ideas for making contact. Choosing the Best Name for Your Business Understand the elements of a great name before you commit to one. Tue, 25 Feb 2003 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/49356 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/49356 Understand the elements of a great name before you commit to one. Speak out to Boost Your Business Demonstrate your expertise through seminars--just make sure you get over that little fear of public speaking first. Mon, 23 Dec 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/58278 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/58278 Demonstrate your expertise through seminars--just make sure you get over that little fear of public speaking first. Create a Steady Sales Cycle So busy filling orders that you forgot to continue your marketing efforts? Here's how to break the cycle. Mon, 28 Oct 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/56510 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/56510 So busy filling orders that you forgot to continue your marketing efforts? Here's how to break the cycle. How to Generate Publicity Boost your business to the next level by promoting yourself as an expert or author. Mon, 22 Jul 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/53788 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/53788 Boost your business to the next level by promoting yourself as an expert or author. Building an Effective Mailing List To get your direct-mail message across, you have to start out with the right names. Mon, 24 Jun 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52968 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52968 To get your direct-mail message across, you have to start out with the right names. Make Newspaper Ads Work for You Is your print campaign falling flat? You may be neglecting two keys to success. Mon, 27 May 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52098 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/52098 Is your print campaign falling flat? You may be neglecting two keys to success. Find Time for Marketing .or kick yourself later when your client pool dries up. Here are 6 ways to make time for marketing. Mon, 22 Apr 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/51180 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/51180 .or kick yourself later when your client pool dries up. Here are 6 ways to make time for marketing. Attract More Business With Direct-Mail Postcards It's powerful-and affordable. So put direct mail to work for you now. Mon, 25 Mar 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/50148 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/50148 It's powerful-and affordable. So put direct mail to work for you now. Get Over Your Networking Shyness You can't get the word out on your business unless you're talking it up. Overcome your marketing hesitance with these 5 tips. Mon, 28 Jan 2002 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/48550 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/48550 You can't get the word out on your business unless you're talking it up. Overcome your marketing hesitance with these 5 tips. Marketing Buzz 9/01 Becoming an author could be good for business. Sat, 01 Sep 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/43348 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/43348 Becoming an author could be good for business. Can Failure Be Good? Not when you take it for what it is, a failure. But if you apply the lessons you learn from one venture to a new and improved one, failure can be the best thing that ever happens to you. Sat, 01 Sep 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/43584 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/43584 Not when you take it for what it is, a failure. But if you apply the lessons you learn from one venture to a new and improved one, failure can be the best thing that ever happens to you. Kick the Habits The 5 worst habits of startup entrepreneurs--and how to give 'em the boot for good Tue, 01 May 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/40064 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/40064 The 5 worst habits of startup entrepreneurs--and how to give 'em the boot for good When to Say When It's your business. Your dream. Your <i>baby</i>. And it's failing miserably. Is it time to call it quits? Sun, 01 Apr 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/39068 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/39068 It's your business. Your dream. Your <i>baby</i>. And it's failing miserably. Is it time to call it quits? Keeping Your Shirt From Creditors Don't let debt take over your dream. Thu, 01 Mar 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/38050 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/38050 Don't let debt take over your dream. Finding Your Passion Call it passion, enthusiasm or fire in the belly--it's what energizes successful entrepreneurs. Here's how to unlock yours. Thu, 01 Mar 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/38294 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/38294 Call it passion, enthusiasm or fire in the belly--it's what energizes successful entrepreneurs. Here's how to unlock yours. Rejecting The Fear Of Rejection Take the first step toward getting things done by facing your fears. Thu, 01 Feb 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/36464 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/36464 Take the first step toward getting things done by facing your fears. 7 Investor Presentation Pitfalls Silicon Valley venture capitalists dish the dirt on the biggest blunders you could make during a presentation to investors. Thu, 01 Feb 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/36484 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/36484 Silicon Valley venture capitalists dish the dirt on the biggest blunders you could make during a presentation to investors. Perfect Balance Steps to help you achieve balance between work, family and play when you're launching your start-up Mon, 01 Jan 2001 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/35176 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/35176 Steps to help you achieve balance between work, family and play when you're launching your start-up Time Out Effective tips for handling business conflicts Fri, 01 Dec 2000 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/34278 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/34278 Effective tips for handling business conflicts Fight Back If you've been a victim of "ism"--racism, ageism, sexism--these tips will keep you from getting discouraged. Wed, 01 Nov 2000 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/33336 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/33336 If you've been a victim of "ism"--racism, ageism, sexism--these tips will keep you from getting discouraged. Opportunity Knocks It's been proven that the power of the mind is strong, so why not cultivate an "opportunity mindset" to help you find the success you deserve? Sun, 01 Oct 2000 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/32072 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/32072 It's been proven that the power of the mind is strong, so why not cultivate an "opportunity mindset" to help you find the success you deserve? You Ought To Be Committed If you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work you've taken on, check out these five tips to de-stress and get back on track. Fri, 01 Sep 2000 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/31274 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/31274 If you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work you've taken on, check out these five tips to de-stress and get back on track. It Was A Dark And Stormy Night When it seems as if your only option is to close up shop and get a "real job", here's how to persevere. Tue, 01 Aug 2000 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/30244 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/30244 When it seems as if your only option is to close up shop and get a "real job", here's how to persevere. Blind Faith Don't worry! We'll tell you how to overcome your feelings of intimidation and reach your goals. Sat, 01 Jul 2000 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/29246 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/29246 Don't worry! We'll tell you how to overcome your feelings of intimidation and reach your goals.