Entrepreneur: Latest from Michelle Goodman 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, 01 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT These Two Innovative Diagnostic Devices Just Scored Big Funding One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives. Thu, 01 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233170 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233170 One is for early detection of ovarian cancer, the other is a microendoscope that gynecologists can use in their exam rooms. Both aim to make a difference in patients' lives. How to Get Former Employers and Co-Workers to Invest in Your Startup Three tips to keep in mind when asking people who once managed or worked with you for money. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233167 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233167 Three tips to keep in mind when asking people who once managed or worked with you for money. 4 Ways to Dominate a Pitch Competition Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231398 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231398 Win or lose, entering a contest can be a good way to meet investors. But let's be honest -- it's better to win. 3 Ways for Women to Close the VC Gender Gap Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232167 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232167 Only 7 percent of U.S. venture capital deals go to women founders and CEOs. Let's change that statistic. Is Your Business Eligible for a Government Grant? It just might be. Here's how to win one at a local, state or federal level. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230830 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230830 It just might be. Here's how to win one at a local, state or federal level. Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230847 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230847 The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting. When to Say No to Venture Capital Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229747 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229747 Instead of seeking financing, Ryan Smith spent four years bootstrapping to get his company off the ground. Here's why. Thinking of Crowdfunding? This Review Site Helps You Choose Wisely With hundreds of crowdfunding platforms online, it's hard to know which to choose. CrowdsUnite aims to cut through the confusion by providing a comprehensive review site of all the available options. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230206 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230206 With hundreds of crowdfunding platforms online, it's hard to know which to choose. CrowdsUnite aims to cut through the confusion by providing a comprehensive review site of all the available options. A Chain of Brain-Fitness Stores Gets Big-Time Funding After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229372 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229372 After a false start, Lindsay Gaskin tweaked her business model and gained the attention of major investors. The Right Way to Ask Your Parents to Finance Your Business 4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229395 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229395 4 things to consider before asking mom and dad for money. Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229847 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229847 No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes. Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter A DIY crowdfunding app cuts out the middleman. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228327 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228327 A DIY crowdfunding app cuts out the middleman. Presentations Made Easy With Slide Tool App Adam Tatt and Kevin Leneway wanted to put together a slick presentation without a design staff, so they invented an iPad app to do it for them. Sun, 10 Nov 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228334 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228334 Adam Tatt and Kevin Leneway wanted to put together a slick presentation without a design staff, so they invented an iPad app to do it for them. Real World Work-Life Balance: How to Find Your Entrepreneurial Zen Think entrepreneurship requires putting your personal life on hold and working 100 hours a week? Think again. We spoke to successful 'treps who've learned to prioritize life outside of work. Follow their strategies to find your own blissful balance. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227963 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227963 Think entrepreneurship requires putting your personal life on hold and working 100 hours a week? Think again. We spoke to successful 'treps who've learned to prioritize life outside of work. Follow their strategies to find your own blissful balance. 5 Ways to Avoid Burnout Don't want your business to wreak havoc on your health and well-being? By planning ahead and working smarter, you can avoid short-circuiting. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227965 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227965 Don't want your business to wreak havoc on your health and well-being? By planning ahead and working smarter, you can avoid short-circuiting. Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227977 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227977 SeedInvest aims to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of companies from which to choose. How Dwolla Disrupted the Digital Payment Industry About 250,000 people use Dwolla, a payment network that charges just 25 cents for transactions of $10 or more. Dwolla's transactions on pace to total $1 billion in 2013. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227960 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227960 About 250,000 people use Dwolla, a payment network that charges just 25 cents for transactions of $10 or more. Dwolla's transactions on pace to total $1 billion in 2013. New Crowdfunding Site Predicts Future Earnings A new financing platform lets aspiring 'treps sell equity in themselves. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227391 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227391 A new financing platform lets aspiring 'treps sell equity in themselves. College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227838 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227838 Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms. An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227145 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227145 A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open. Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227099 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227099 A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit. An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226761 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226761 Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform. The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash A web personality takes six budding startups under his wing and gives them each $37 in financing. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226385 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226385 A web personality takes six budding startups under his wing and gives them each $37 in financing. Green Pharma Medical marijuana is legal in 18 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. But entering the business can be tricky, since it's still a federal crime to grow, sell or possess marijuana. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226928 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226928 Medical marijuana is legal in 18 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. But entering the business can be tricky, since it's still a federal crime to grow, sell or possess marijuana. A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won. Thu, 30 May 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226741 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226741 Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won. Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital. Mon, 13 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226132 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226132 An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital. Social Media Platform Allows Users to Crowdsource Relationship Advice Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped. Sat, 04 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226129 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226129 Can't just let it be? WotWentWrong.com offers assistance for the dumped. How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully Here's what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225826 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225826 Here's what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss. A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225824 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225824 Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya. 'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225480 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225480 As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.