Entrepreneur: Latest from Diana Ransom 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, 22 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear You may have TOMS shoes on your feet and Warby Parker glasses on your face, but this company wants to get into your underwear drawer. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/229810 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/229810 You may have TOMS shoes on your feet and Warby Parker glasses on your face, but this company wants to get into your underwear drawer. Hurricane Sandy and Its Aftermath: By the Numbers See just how brutal last year's superstorm Sandy really was. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229593 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229593 See just how brutal last year's superstorm Sandy really was. The Single Most Important Trait for Any Successful Entrepreneur You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228648 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228648 You may not be as technologically brilliant as Jack Dorsey or Aaron Levie, but you can adopt their intense competitiveness. New York's Business Community Waxes Sentimental for Its Departing Billionaire Despite bans on sugary drinks, smoking and trans fats, the 'nanny mayor' is looking a lot better these days. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228132 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228132 Despite bans on sugary drinks, smoking and trans fats, the 'nanny mayor' is looking a lot better these days. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Mayor Bloomberg's Tenure In their own words, NYC-based entrepreneurs and business owners say what 12 years under the billionaire mayor was like for their companies and what their prognosis is for the city after Bloomberg leaves office at the end of this year. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228264 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228264 In their own words, NYC-based entrepreneurs and business owners say what 12 years under the billionaire mayor was like for their companies and what their prognosis is for the city after Bloomberg leaves office at the end of this year. Aaron Levie on Box's $1 Billion Valuation and Solving the World's 'Unsexy' Problems From college dropout to enterprise-software wunderkind, the CEO of Box dishes about working with Mark Cuban and his top success tips. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:00:01 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229114 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229114 From college dropout to enterprise-software wunderkind, the CEO of Box dishes about working with Mark Cuban and his top success tips. Race to the Top Goes to College President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00:15 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229113 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229113 President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students. New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229103 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229103 President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road. Why Obama Asked Amy Poehler and Jon Bon Jovi to the White House. Hint: It's Not a SNL Sketch For millions of young Americans who don't now have health insurance, the president is leaning on celebs to spread the word about signing up. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 05:00:28 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229071 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229071 For millions of young Americans who don't now have health insurance, the president is leaning on celebs to spread the word about signing up. The Weird and Often Creepy Business of TV's Oddities From outcast toys to Victorian wigs, people crave variety and a release from cookie-cutter design. Fortunately for them, Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn of Obscure Antiques & Oddities are on it. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/227476 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/227476 From outcast toys to Victorian wigs, people crave variety and a release from cookie-cutter design. Fortunately for them, Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn of Obscure Antiques & Oddities are on it. Business Unusual: The Hidden Cheese Caves of Manhattan As people's tastes widen for all things handmade and delicious, the old traditions of cheese making and aging have become big business. See how one cheesemonger is riding the (cheese) curl. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 06:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/227192 http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/227192 As people's tastes widen for all things handmade and delicious, the old traditions of cheese making and aging have become big business. See how one cheesemonger is riding the (cheese) curl. The Pitfalls of the Perpetual Startup Misrepresenting your company's life stage could carry steep consequences. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226855 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226855 Misrepresenting your company's life stage could carry steep consequences. After the Protests: What It Takes to Start Up in Turkey Before protesters engulfed Turkey's Taksim Square, the country had become a rising star for businesses and entrepreneurs. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227061 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227061 Before protesters engulfed Turkey's Taksim Square, the country had become a rising star for businesses and entrepreneurs. Reporter's Notebook: Visiting Istanbul at a Time of Tumult In heading to Istanbul to cover a business conference, Entrepreneur.com's Diana Ransom walked into what would become a nationwide protest. Here's her take on the week's demonstrations. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 08:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226934 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226934 In heading to Istanbul to cover a business conference, Entrepreneur.com's Diana Ransom walked into what would become a nationwide protest. Here's her take on the week's demonstrations. Amid Istanbul Protests, Caution at a Conference At the annual Dell Women's Entrepreneurship Network event in Istanbul, entrepreneurs found themselves waylaid by days of protests and tear-gas explosions. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226912 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226912 At the annual Dell Women's Entrepreneurship Network event in Istanbul, entrepreneurs found themselves waylaid by days of protests and tear-gas explosions. Preparing for an International Conference From safety precautions to avoiding cultural no-no's, here's how to plan for an international conference with ease. Thu, 30 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226859 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226859 From safety precautions to avoiding cultural no-no's, here's how to plan for an international conference with ease. Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier The two companies announced a new partnership that'll give citizen inventors access to a portion of GE's patent coffers, as well as a co-branded effort that could effectively appify your home. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226365 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226365 The two companies announced a new partnership that'll give citizen inventors access to a portion of GE's patent coffers, as well as a co-branded effort that could effectively appify your home. Jack Dorsey on Launching Twitter and His Top Advice for Young Treps The social-media site that's found its way into practically every entrepreneurs' toolkit recently turned seven. Here, we chat with the site's co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 08:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226230 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226230 The social-media site that's found its way into practically every entrepreneurs' toolkit recently turned seven. Here, we chat with the site's co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders. Biggest Mistakes: Why Birchbox Says Timing Is Everything When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228939 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228939 When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy. Happy Birthday Twitter: Jack Dorsey on the Ubiquitous Site and His Top Advice for Young Treps The social-media site that’s found its way into practically every entrepreneurs’ toolkit turns 7 years old today. Here, we chat with the site’s co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228937 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228937 The social-media site that’s found its way into practically every entrepreneurs’ toolkit turns 7 years old today. Here, we chat with the site’s co-founder and get his best tips for newbie founders. Millennials and Money: A Look at How Young People Shop and Spend in America (Infographic) Young people tend to shop more than their older counterparts, and they use technology as they shop in greater numbers too. Here, check out other striking stats on millennials' shopping habits. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226092 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226092 Young people tend to shop more than their older counterparts, and they use technology as they shop in greater numbers too. Here, check out other striking stats on millennials' shopping habits. Biggest Mistakes: How Ginger + Liz Learned to Play Nice With Vendors When the nail-polish making duo Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett began their production efforts, finding the right vendors to work with was easier said than done. Here’s why having a plan B can mean all the difference. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228929 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228929 When the nail-polish making duo Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett began their production efforts, finding the right vendors to work with was easier said than done. Here’s why having a plan B can mean all the difference. Can You Afford to Quit Your Day Job? How to determine if you can afford to work on your startup full-time. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225937 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225937 How to determine if you can afford to work on your startup full-time. Maintaining Your Startup's Focus Too many passions can derail you. Find one that sticks. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 08:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225935 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225935 Too many passions can derail you. Find one that sticks. Biggest Mistakes: What Artsicle Learned from Its First Hire When co-founders Scott Carleton and Alex Tryon of the art-rental and purchase platform needed help around the office, they soon learned that preparation and clarity are key in hiring employees. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228925 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228925 When co-founders Scott Carleton and Alex Tryon of the art-rental and purchase platform needed help around the office, they soon learned that preparation and clarity are key in hiring employees. Biggest Mistakes: Skillshare on Knowing Your Strengths -- And Weaknesses When the education-sharing platform began hiring employees, making benefits decisions soon became a priority. But co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn now says he should have left that task up to a professional. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228919 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228919 When the education-sharing platform began hiring employees, making benefits decisions soon became a priority. But co-founder Michael Karnjanaprakorn now says he should have left that task up to a professional. Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S. (Infographic) When it comes to raising financing, angel investors are increasingly spending with startups. Here's a snapshot of the angel-investor landscape. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225887 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225887 When it comes to raising financing, angel investors are increasingly spending with startups. Here's a snapshot of the angel-investor landscape. Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration From Quirky's Ben Kaufman to Aaron Levie of Box, here's what inspires some of the hottest startups around. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225868 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225868 From Quirky's Ben Kaufman to Aaron Levie of Box, here's what inspires some of the hottest startups around. Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228914 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228914 When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently. Biggest Mistakes: How JackThreads Overcame Its Growing Pains When the menswear flash-sale site first started up, planning ahead for growth would have helped. Here, founder Jason Ross dishes on his company’s biggest mistake and overcoming it. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228910 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228910 When the menswear flash-sale site first started up, planning ahead for growth would have helped. Here, founder Jason Ross dishes on his company’s biggest mistake and overcoming it.