Entrepreneur: Latest from Ericka Chickowski 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, 13 Jan 2012 03:20:00 GMT Building a Business on Storytelling and a Spoken-word GPS Broadcastr pins people's stories to a map of the world, creating a collective living history. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 03:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222467 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222467 Broadcastr pins people's stories to a map of the world, creating a collective living history. Five Tools for a Smarter Business Smaller companies can enjoy the benefits of business intelligence software without the overhead. Here are a handful of resources that make it happen. Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220550 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220550 Smaller companies can enjoy the benefits of business intelligence software without the overhead. Here are a handful of resources that make it happen. A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success Enloop pushes the emotional clouds out of the startup process to give entrepreneurs a clear view of their business plan. Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220250 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220250 Enloop pushes the emotional clouds out of the startup process to give entrepreneurs a clear view of their business plan. Ways to Back Up Your Smartphone You know how important it is to back up your business computers--but what about your smartphones? Here are some of the best services and apps for preventing loss. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220003 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220003 You know how important it is to back up your business computers--but what about your smartphones? Here are some of the best services and apps for preventing loss. Six Tips for Surviving a Cyber Security Threat How to thwart threats to your company's computer system. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:40:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220036 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220036 How to thwart threats to your company's computer system. Cybercriminals: A Look at Their World and Their Threat to Business A disturbing look at the far-reaching depths of the cybercriminal network--and what you can do to make sure the bad element stays out of your company. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:34:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220034 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220034 A disturbing look at the far-reaching depths of the cybercriminal network--and what you can do to make sure the bad element stays out of your company. Apple's iPad or the Samsung Galaxy? Small-Business Users Debate The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the first real credible tablet challengers to Apple's iPad. But are its more limited apps a hindrance or an advantage? Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:08:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219831 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219831 The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the first real credible tablet challengers to Apple's iPad. But are its more limited apps a hindrance or an advantage? Why You Shouldn't Wall Off Your Web Content Content gates hold you back from connecting with customers, says marketing strategist David Meerman Scott. Tue, 24 May 2011 13:48:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219649 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219649 Content gates hold you back from connecting with customers, says marketing strategist David Meerman Scott. The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services In this month's Can't Live With/Can't Live Without column, two business owners explain their opposing views on the remote computing service for web sites. Tue, 24 May 2011 12:28:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219617 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219617 In this month's Can't Live With/Can't Live Without column, two business owners explain their opposing views on the remote computing service for web sites. E-Signatures Streamline the Contract Process E-signatures streamline the contract process Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:07:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218118 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218118 E-signatures streamline the contract process Business Owners Weigh In on Facebook Messaging Don't be a Zucker. Facebook's new e-mail messaging system might help you better manage your contacts -- or waste your time. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:12:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218114 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218114 Don't be a Zucker. Facebook's new e-mail messaging system might help you better manage your contacts -- or waste your time. Using Online Video to Market Your Business Use online video to market your business. Here's to hoping you don't have a face only a mother could love. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217908 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217908 Use online video to market your business. Here's to hoping you don't have a face only a mother could love. MacBook Air: Early Adopters Debate Its Merits Business users of Apple's new MacBook Air say it's the unit they've been waiting for. But it's price can be a deterrent. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217881 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217881 Business users of Apple's new MacBook Air say it's the unit they've been waiting for. But it's price can be a deterrent. Website Analytics Tool Omniture: Love It or Loathe It Omniture, a website analytics tool, has legions of fans who use it to understand user behavior metrics and site stats. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:32:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217535 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217535 Omniture, a website analytics tool, has legions of fans who use it to understand user behavior metrics and site stats. Time to Run Mobile apps that'll track your billable hours. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:22:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217573 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217573 Mobile apps that'll track your billable hours. A Guide to Business Mobility Choosing a mobile service? Here's how to decipher the plans, available devices and jargon from the major carriers. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:02:18 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217459 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217459 Choosing a mobile service? Here's how to decipher the plans, available devices and jargon from the major carriers. Keyboards to Type Home About These Bluetooth-enabled keyboards will ease the pain of typing on your smartphone. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217436 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217436 These Bluetooth-enabled keyboards will ease the pain of typing on your smartphone. Is it Time to Dump Office? Five things to keep in mind when assessing free alternatives to Microsoft Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217439 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217439 Five things to keep in mind when assessing free alternatives to Microsoft To See or Not to See? Videoconferencing is more popular than ever, thanks to the ubiquity of broadband and increased acceptance of remote working. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:19:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217438 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217438 Videoconferencing is more popular than ever, thanks to the ubiquity of broadband and increased acceptance of remote working. How Secure Are You? The majority of small businesses are still plagued by cyber attacks, lost devices and poor backup and recovery processes. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 23:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217299 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217299 The majority of small businesses are still plagued by cyber attacks, lost devices and poor backup and recovery processes. Voice Off Features like call routing, screening and voice-to-text functionality--and the lack of a price tag--give Google Voice strong appeal to more than 1 million users. Others can't get over the quirks. Sometimes you get what you pay for. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 23:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217308 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217308 Features like call routing, screening and voice-to-text functionality--and the lack of a price tag--give Google Voice strong appeal to more than 1 million users. Others can't get over the quirks. Sometimes you get what you pay for. Three Business Professors and the Innovators They Inspired How educators are influencing a new generation of entrepreneurs Mon, 20 Sep 2010 23:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217327 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217327 How educators are influencing a new generation of entrepreneurs Attacking Curiosity Poisoning search terms with infected links is a new favorite hacker trick. Make sure your business doesn't fall prey. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:44:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217310 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217310 Poisoning search terms with infected links is a new favorite hacker trick. Make sure your business doesn't fall prey. Time to Upgrade A new study finds a big lean toward new tech investment. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 23:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217233 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217233 A new study finds a big lean toward new tech investment. Beware the Bitter Twitter Here are some dos and don'ts in using social networks for communicating. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 23:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217234 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217234 Here are some dos and don'ts in using social networks for communicating. Where Healthcare Meets Wireless West Wireless Health Institute is kick-starting innovation in two realms that need each other's help. Mon, 23 Aug 2010 23:19:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217228 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217228 West Wireless Health Institute is kick-starting innovation in two realms that need each other's help. The Hard Truth About Software Licensing Don't be guilty of unknowingly pirating software. Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207554 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207554 Don't be guilty of unknowingly pirating software. 6 Must-Have iPad Business Apps Here are our votes for some of the latest and greatest productivity-enhancing apps. Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207556 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207556 Here are our votes for some of the latest and greatest productivity-enhancing apps. Angels Stay Safe from the Law SMBs and startups can celebrate the failure of some proposed financial reforms. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207522 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207522 SMBs and startups can celebrate the failure of some proposed financial reforms. Customize Your App Where to go to create a mobile strategy that will set you apart Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207148 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207148 Where to go to create a mobile strategy that will set you apart