Entrepreneur: Latest from Rosalind Resnick 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, 09 Dec 2011 02:00:00 GMT Five Simple Rules for Building a Blockbuster Brand The entrepreneurs behind Fresh cosmetics share the roadmap they followed in creating a successful brand from scratch. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 02:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222406 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222406 Hanky Panky: Building a Business on Empowering Women How two friends created a multimillion-dollar lingerie business through the decades. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:11:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220270 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220270 Cheap Jack's Finds Decades-Long Success in Vintage Fashion How an old-school New York entrepreneur is still standing strong in the fickle fashion industry. Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220078 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220078 Camera+: An Apps to Riches Story How Lisa Bettany went from struggling photographer to app evangelist. Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219913 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219913 Finding a Niche in Aquariums for the Rich How New York entrepreneur Justin Muir built a lucrative and splashy business. Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219774 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219774 A 'Kingpin' of Reinvention Tom Shannon's chain of bowling alleys breaks the suburb stereotype. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218143 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/218143 Magnolia Bakery's Sweet Success How Steve Abrams built a fast-rising cupcake chain. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217863 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217863 MakerBot: Building a Cult Following for 3-D Printer Kits Crafting a business on creative do-it-yourselfers. Mon, 06 Dec 2010 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217694 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217694 Ten Steps to Thrive in 2011 Try these forward-thinking strategies to improve your business now. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 00:02:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217512 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217512 Audit Avoidance Proper preparation and documentation can help you stay below the radar of IRS auditors. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:25:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217525 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217525 Small Marketing Changes With a Big Impact Try these seven low-cost ways to boost small-business sales. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 00:01:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217565 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217565 Enticing Credit Card Offer? Better Read the Fine Print When it comes to credit card offers, you need to know a few things before accepting. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:24:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217455 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217455 Getting the Banks to Ante Up If you think your business is having a tough time getting bank financing, talk to <b>Dennis Rosenthal</b>.Rosenthal&#039;s company, JonKeith Communications, a New York City IT consulting firm, persuaded his bank to lend him $23,000 to pay off his credit card debt last year. But after everything he had to go through, he&#039;s not sure if it was worth it. When Rosenthal first heard of the SBA&#039;s&nbsp; Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:59:45 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218905 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218905 A Debt-Free Philosophy An unmanageable load of personal debt can create a long-term nightmare. Here's a look at some smart methods for getting out from under it. Mon, 20 Sep 2010 13:53:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217293 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217293 Does It Pay to Cut Prices? With everybody from Starbucks to Apple cutting prices during the recession, it&#039;s little wonder that small businesses are feeling pricing pressure, too.But, if your business needs a pick-me-up, does it really make sense to cut prices or offer discounts at a time when your customers may not be in the mood to buy? Before you pull the trigger on your pricing gun, step back and ask yourself these questions: <b>• Do you know how much money you make on every sale? </b> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 07:17:32 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218892 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218892 Should You Charge Customers Late Fees? When it comes to getting customers to pay on time, business owners typically use two approaches -- carrots and sticks. Pay your bill early and you get a nice discount. Pay your bill late and you get smacked with a late fee.The trouble is that neither of these solutions does the job it&#039;s intended to do. Quick payers who&#039;d pay on time anyway often take advantage of early-payer discounts, cutting into your company&#039;s profit margin. Slow payers -- often ca Mon, 06 Sep 2010 04:24:02 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218885 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218885 Should Entrepreneurs Be Homeowners? Shortly after I launched my web design firm in 1995, I did something my accountant told me was pretty crazy. I sold my house in Hollywood, Fla., moved to New York City, cashed in my mutual funds and put every dollar I had into a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights that I couldn&#039;t afford on what I was making as a freelance writer.Looking back, my contrarian bet was a pretty smart move. Not only did my Brooklyn brownstone double in value over the next eight years (I sold it in Sat, 28 Aug 2010 05:53:07 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218879 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218879 Getting the Best Travel Rewards How to get the maximum benefits from your airline travel rewards program Mon, 23 Aug 2010 16:26:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217198 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217198 Should Blogs Be Taxed? Last week, a friend of mine sent me a story from a local paper quoting several bloggers complaining about letters they received from Philadelphia tax authorities demanding $300 for the privilege of doing business in the City of Brotherly Love."The real kick in the pants," says <b>Marilyn Bess</b>, who claims she&#039;s only made about $50 from her environmental blog, MS Philly Organic, over the last few years, "is that I d Sun, 22 Aug 2010 05:25:44 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218874 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218874 The Great Game of Business Last week when I was putting my summer reading list together, I forgot to mention one of my all-time favorite business books--<b>Jack Stack</b>&#039;s <i>The Great Game of Business.</i>The book, first published in 1992, chronicles the heroic tale of a visionary manager (Stack) who turned around a failing <b>International Harvester Sun, 15 Aug 2010 06:44:08 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218865 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218865 Summer Reading: Oldies But Goodies Despite the potshots I often take at self-help business books, the truth is that I myself am a business book junkie and have been for as long as I can remember. If I&#039;ve got 15 minutes in the airport between planes, you can probably find me in the airport book store looking for the next hot read.&nbsp;Here are three of my all-time favorites: Sun, 08 Aug 2010 07:26:15 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218858 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218858 How Inventors Can Partner to Win As a consultant, I often meet with inventors who&#039;ve created--and sometimes even patented--an innovative product that has the potential to take the marketplace by storm.The problem: It takes more than just ingenuity to get a product onto retailers&#039; shelves and into the homes of millions of American consumers. It takes money, marketing and distribution--and most inventors don&#039;t have any of these things. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 04:15:53 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218849 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218849 Do You Really Want Those Services--and Fees? Watch for hidden (or, at least, sneaky) charges on your phone, cable and utility bills. Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207548 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207548 Can You Enforce a Non-Compete? On the flight back from Tokyo last week, I struck up a conversation with an Asian-American entrepreneur whose company supplies fresh fish to some of the top Japanese restaurants in New York City. Founded by his father back in the 1970s, the business has thrived by selling top-quality tuna, salmon and other imported and domestic species to satisfy the city&#039;s seemingly insatiable appetite for sushi. U Sat, 17 Jul 2010 06:12:19 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218841 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218841 Tales from the Ryokan Last month, my daughters and I embarked on a 12-day trip through Japan that took us to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. We returned with suitcases full of presents, a smattering of Japanese phrases and a deeper understanding of Japanese hospitality and culture.One of the highlights of our trip was our four-night stay at Kinmata, a traditional ryokan (bed and breakfa Wed, 07 Jul 2010 07:13:36 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218833 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218833 Keep Your Credit Clean Protect your personal financial history so that it doesn't become a professional liability. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207140 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207140 Should You Pay to Pitch? As every entrepreneur knows, the toughest part of selling your deal isn&#039;t making the pitch. It&#039;s getting in the door to meet with investors in the first place.So it makes sense that, over the years, an entire industry has sprung up to connect cash-hungry startups and early-stage ventures with angel investors and venture capitalists who can write the checks to fund their business plans. These introductions don&#039;t come cheap. F Sat, 19 Jun 2010 06:57:26 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218809 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218809 A Cash Flow for All Seasons How to finance your future Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206996 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206996 Getting the Numbers to Add Up As a consultant to start-ups and early-stage companies, I see a lot of business plans.Often, these plans are written by entrepreneurs with great ideas and promising products but only a vague idea of the size of the market or how many middlemen they&#039;re going to have to cut in along the way. As a result, the sales projections that they come up with are often wildly optimistic -- $50 million the first year, $100 million the second year and Sun, 13 Jun 2010 13:42:41 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218800 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218800 Should Your Kids Start A Lemonade Stand This Summer? With summer jobs in short supply, it&#039;s tempting for entrepreneurial parents like us to encourage our kids to do what we&#039;ve done -- start a business and make some money.After all, doesn&#039;t the saga of every successful entrepreneur begin with a smiling youngster at the side of the road with a pitcher of lemonade in one hand and a plastic cup in the other? What better way for kids to learn about sales, marketing and the importance Sun, 06 Jun 2010 04:23:52 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218788 http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218788