June 2011 Issue
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This Web hub helps companies communicate their uniqueness and sell their goods.
Twiddling with Twitter? Futzing with Facebook? Time spent online is money. So make sure it's paying off.
An Entrepreneur contributor gets his social media followers the old-fashioned way: He buys them.
Facebook is proving itself a small-business marketing force. Here are three examples of how it's working.
Restaurants that woo men with attractive waitresses, big beer selections & giant TVs are winning loyal customers--and raking in revenues.
Sometimes the best ideas for launching a business can start right at your kitchen table--and stay there
These guys aren't playing around. And social-gaming incubator chief Peter Relan is the game master.
This Lafayette, Ind.-based company lets seniors and their families know that someone has their backs. Plus, other game-changers meeting the needs of older consumers.
This Santa Monica, Calif.-based service boosts benefits for strapped startups. Plus, a look at game changers in the startup business-to-business space.
The Chester, Penn.-based wine company's early success shatters long-held industry standards. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the beverages industry.
The San Francisco-based service puts a more streamlined spin on the age-old agony of booking passage. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the travel space.
This online community tells your network what to wear. Plus, a look at more ground-breakers in social commerce.
This new service scans the web to aggregate offers. Plus, a look at other game-changing companies catering to bargain hunters.
This Los Angeles-based company helps fans connect with bands and brands using quick-response codes. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the social-media space.
A hit from the start, this Vancouver, B.C.-based company delivers an (increasingly) personal reading experience for tablet-toters. Plus, a look at other ground-breaking businesses in the media space.
This vending company reinvents the business by stocking health and information. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the health space.
This self-service app creator aims to make it cheap and easy to go mobile. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the mobile space.
The global gaming industry is expected to reach $40 billion in revenue by 2012.1 Here are some cheat codes to help you win a piece of it.
Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.
A unique cleaning franchise recently expanded to the U.S. from Vancouver, British Columbia, via Scotland.
So you want to launch the next Farmville? Here's how, as told through a game-design document.
Your social media strategy should have a solid foundation and fluid outposts where you can connect with customers.
Instead of letting a promising deal get away, a Texas couple moves across the state -- and finds even more than they bargained for.
Coffee News owner and CEO Bill Buckley left the financial industry to start a Coffee News franchise out of his home.
When does confidence cross over into arrogance? Consider these three tips to avoid sabotaging your success.
Ask a Pro
Here's a three-step approach to keeping your brand story straight and your customers in your camp through a roll up.
Paperfeet is building an eco-friendly business out of discarded billboard materials.
The Business Traveler
With airline extras dwindling, access to on-board Wi-Fi or TV can dictate who gets your travel budget.
'I'll never retire' is a common refrain among ambitious entrepreneurs, but the fact is you are likely to decide to at some point. Here's a look at how to plan for that day.
Build a Website
Play up your company's website with rewards and motivate visitors to keep coming back.
Most customers want to see a product in use before they buy it. Posting demos on your web site can generate more traffic -- and conversions.
Website to Watch
Craig Newmark's new site is designed to bring together a world's worth of helping hands.
By digitizing old photos and videos, ScanDigital turns picture preservation into a profitable business.
Finance for Startups
Co-founder Sally Outlaw talks about how her site helps fledgling businesses find the money to get started.
Wacky Ideas That Just Might Fly
How an Atlanta entrepreneur launched Stinky Boyz, a line of sports-themed natural shampoos and body washes.
Ask A Geek
Learn how you can protect your business when it comes to point-of-sale systems for smartphones.
Can't Live With / Can't Live Without
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.
A free service lets entrepreneurs on the move find a quiet, professional space to get some work done.
Shiny Object of the Month
The 4G Atrix offers surprisingly powerful portable working experience.