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February 2012

Entrepreneur | February 2012
February 2012
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How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.

The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

Here's how office pools may earn your company a major-league penalty.

How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

Leveraging the benefits of their training and specialized resources, military veterans are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship. Here's a look at their battle plans.

How Living Lean Helped One Startup Get Off the Ground

To save the cash she needed to launch her new beauty product, Brandy Jans traded her pricey Manhattan digs for room and board with Mom and Dad.

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Hong Kong: A Business Traveler-Friendly Destination

From good food to convenient transportation, our expert finds a city that knows how to treat business travelers right.

Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

WhoSay, an insider's social-media management tool, attracts millions in financing, even without a revenue model.

Seven Ways to Free Up Cash You Already Have

Need money? Complete these nagging personal-finance tasks today.

How Pawngo Put a Modern Spin on an Old-Fashioned Business

A smart rebranding landed this online pawn shop new customers and investors.

A Grow-Your-Own Business For Herbivores

With Urban Cultivator appliances, foodies can grow fresh herbs and greens in their kitchens year-round.

A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners

PooPrints uses DNA samples to track down dumping doggies and the scofflaws who don't pick up after them

Tips to Help the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The innovators of the future are roaming the halls of your local schools. But are they getting enough encouragement? Here's how you can help.

How to Crack the QR Code for Mobile Marketing

Poorly placed or ineffective QR codes can lead to consumer frustration. Here's how to use them to enhance--not embarrass--your brand.

How One Small Business Redesigned its Website for Better Sales

A total overhaul adds sizzle to an electronics company's web sales.

How One Tool is Helping Small Publishers Go Digital

OwnLocal is helping traditional newspapers rewrite the future.

Why You Should Consider an IT Audit

Does your company need an IT audit? Will it improve your bottom line?

A New Tool to Compare Health-Care Plans

A look at how small-business owners can more easily research information on health insurance options.

This Franchise Is a Flying Success

A Seattle couple makes the jump into franchising with iFly.

Do Entrepreneurs Make Their Own Luck -- Or Not?

Some entrepreneurs find themselves in the right place at the right time. In business, as in anything, some people have all the luck.

3-D Scanner Makes Inventory Photography More Efficient

Hewlett-Packard's scanner aims to showcase the wares of online merchants in their best light.

Why More Pro Athletes are Scoring Franchises After Sports Fame

From the NBA to the NFL and NHL, star athletes are aiming to win big in business as they look to their financial futures following sports.

Four Microphones that Make Videoconferencing Sound Great

Put an end to the audio problems that plague your conference calls with these stylish microphones.

New Dropbox Service Is Tailored for Business Teams

New version allows colleagues to share and access information wherever their work takes them.

Why You Should Ditch Your Annual Budget

If your business needs to be nimble, a rolling forecast is a better bet than an annual budget.

Meet the 22-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur Behind a File-Sharing Service With $1 Million in VC

A free file-sharing site attracts users with its drag-and-drop simplicity and universal platform

A Computer Business That Gives Back Through Tech Upgrades

How inQuo helps startups and struggling small businesses in need of equipment.

The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right

The Esquire guy gives a nod to the power of praise in the workplace -- and makes it clear there are lessons to be learned in both giving and receiving the proverbial pat on the back

10 Tech Trends Defining the Future of Small Business

Technology companies are pushing innovative new products to market at light speed. Here's a look at how tech is defining the future of small business--today.

Why Chris Brogan Loves Google Plus

Google+ isn't just for networking anymore. Here are four ways to put it to work to amp up your revenues.

10 Lessons in Brilliant Marketing

From viral campaigns to virus campaigns, we pick the 10 marketing initiatives in 2011 that hit on that winning combination of great idea, perfect timing and flawless execution.

How to Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement

Selling your business? You may have to sign a noncompete. Here's how to negotiate the best terms.

Noncompete Expired, a Serial Entrepreneur Seeks Repeat Success

If you're thinking of selling your company, before you sign a noncompete agreement, consider the journey of a gelato pioneer.

Editor's Note: Entrepreneurs and Defining an Era

The vision and actions of entrepreneurs are changing the world. And you're a part of it.

A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs

An initiative by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network is pouring small-business funding into private lending institutions

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