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 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:00:00 GMT 3 Steps for Turning Customers Into Investors Can't get a bank loan? Customers and community members can be your best investors. Here's how to make that happen. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237928 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237928 Starting a Business? When to Scrimp vs. Splurge. When you're launching a business on your own, you need to spend wisely. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237931 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237931 Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236410 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236410 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at a Trade Show Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236427 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236427 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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