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February 2011

Entrepreneur | February 2011
February 2011
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Innovator: DeviantART's Angelo Sotira

How Angelo Sotira turned 14 million independent artists into a groundbreaking social network.

A Smarter Way to Buy and Sell Tickets Gets Venture Capital Funding

SeatGeek's engine for predicting ticket pricing in the secondary market attracts a $1 million VC infusion.

Slideshow: 10 iPad Productivity Apps

A look at some new applications that aim to amp up business productivity.

Microsoft Office for Mac Gets an Update

Mac users get access to new e-mail and better PC integration with an updated version of Microsoft's business software.

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A Marketer Coaches Online Daters on Personal Branding

A marketing expert turns her skills to the dating scene with a website that advises love-seekers on how to impress.

A Nonprofit Gives Tampa Kids Resources to Do Their Homework

An IT company leader works to provide technology and education to Tampa kids.

Virtual Events to Showcase Your Brand

Virtual events can be a low-cost source of lead generation for businesses on a budget

Comparing Ink Options for Business Printers

Laser vs. inkjet is no longer the only consideration when it comes to cost-comparing business printers.

A New All-In-One Printer from Lexmark

Lexmark boosts the style factor for all-in-one printers with its new Genesis.

The Secret Sauce Project

What can social media do for an old-school business? Follow Big Papa and find out.

Building a Business on Striping Parking Lots

Three landscapers go from lawns to lanes, forging new ground in the $1 billion business of parking lot striping.

15 Brilliant Marketing Ideas

Fifteen marketing ideas of 2010 that made us channel our inner Liz Lemon and say, "I want to go to there."

Senior Care Franchises Among the Fastest-Growing Systems

With the population aging, home-care outfits move quickly up the list of fastest-growing franchises.

Managing Payroll On the Go

A look at a new mobile payroll app for the iPhone, and soon the iPad.

A New Yorker Finds Success Teaching People to Make Pizza

Mark Bello perfected the pizza, then built a business teaching pizza-crazed New Yorkers how to do it themselves.

How to Pay Yourself When Your Income Fluctuates

A fluctuating income is no excuse for getting off track with your personal budget.

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.

How to Find Sales Leads on Social Media

How a gourmet cupcake shop drove sales using social media without driving away customers -- and how you can, too.

Four New Ways to Make the Most of Working Capital

The financial times, they are a'changing. Keep up or get out, old-timer.

Jargon: Brainhurt

A word to describe brain pain.

A Shortcut for Building Mobile Local Guides

TownWizard conjures up mobile travel guides for the nation's highways and the byways.

The Three Questions Venture Capital Investors Will Ask

You'll still have to convince venture capitalists that your brilliant inventions aren't a waste of time.

Pooling Resources to Build a College Note-Sharing Business

Three entrepreneurs on the same mission to facilitate college note-sharing join forces -- and 360,000 students follow.

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.

To Prime and Protect: A Franchisee Works the White House

A Fresh Coat Painters franchisee does an extra tour of duty with a job of national importance.

A New Way to Tap Funds You're Owed for Cash

An unconventional platform delivers an auction-based way to cash in on funds owed to your company.

Signpost Puts a Local Spin on Social Shopping

Signpost takes on Groupon as the turf war for social commerce supremacy heats up.

Billionaire Tycoon Gives Monopoly a Run for Its Money

Forget Monopoly. A new board game trades Marvin Gardens for Saudi cattle farms.

The Top Marketing Flops of 2010

Some companies are skilled in the art of advertising and branding. Then there are these guys.

What's Behind Products That Customers Fall in Love With

You don't want customers to just buy your product--you want them to get emotional about it.

How to Build Your Own Brand Buzz

You don't necessarily need professional help to get the word out. Try these tactics for good old-fashioned self-promotion.

Go Gaga

How to get your Gaga on.

Tips for Interior Pages of Your Website

Treat every page of your website as if it's the homepage.

How to Get the Most Out of a Franchise 'Discovery Day'

Prospective franchisees often begin their journey at Discovery Day events -- but not everyone makes the cut.

How to Use Social Media to Improve Presentations

Digital and social media tricks to incorporate the next time you pitch your concept or company to a crowd.

The New Paper: How Tablets Are Infiltrating the Workplace

Tablet computers begin to find their business niche as productivity and presentation enhancers.

Fastest Growing Franchises of 2010

Check out our list of the systems that outpaced the rest amid a challenging economic environment.

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