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September 2012

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September 2012

Entrepreneur | September 2012
September 2012
Entrepreneur Magazine

5 Young Millionaires Instigating Innovation

Our annual look at high-earning entrepreneurs aged 30 or younger with the creativity, smarts and guts to disrupt their industries.

A Former Patient Opens a Home Healthcare Franchise

After recovering from a car accident, Rick Collett decided to pursue healthcare and ended up opening a BrightStar Care home healthcare franchise.

What's the Best Way to Monitor Your Distribution System?

Tips on how to manage your relationship with your distributor.

Why Collaboration Is Key

Ideas are worthless until they're out of your head and in front of others.

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Alamo Drafthouse Strikes Gold by Redefining the Cinema Experience

While corporate-owned multiplexes have faced declining attendance, one indie theater chain is bucking the trend.

BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

DIY web platform helps clear up possible identity mix-ups online that could cost you business or your reputation.

How a Dollar Shave Club's Ad Went Viral

Sales skyrocketed after an irreverent video became a Youtube hit.

Four Companies Transforming the Franchising World

Franchising may not seem like an innovative endeavor, but these businesses are game changers.

Pizza Fusion Takes Green Mainstream

The organic pizza franchise wants its eco-friendly mission to exist subtly in the background.

BizBox Brings the Store to the Customer

The 6,000-pound retail shop can be pulled by a large pickup truck to wherever potential customers may gather.

Bed Bug Chasers Franchise Keeps Focus on its Niche

Rather than expand to a full-spectrum pest-control business, Bed Bug Chasers expands within its niche.

StearClear Gives Customers a Safe Lift Home

A designated-driver franchise that utilizes smartphone technology.

The Art of Stretching the Truth

The Esquire guy on what to say when you have no idea what you are talking about.

Are Motion-Based Gaming Technologies Right for Your Business?

Motion capture technology is now more affordable and easy to use. Here's how to get started.

New Tool Gauges Pinterest Mentions

Social media marketing dashboard MarketMeSuite can show you how many pinners are promoting your company on the popular social sharing site.

A Mobile App That Changes the Way Fans Watch Pro Cycling

Tour Tracker app provides fan with real-time tracking of racers.

How to Talk With Your Spouse About Money

The four financial issues every couple should talk about.

Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Millionaire?

Check all that apply, then add up the points to determine if you're millionaire material.

How Much Should You Spend on Business Travel?

When you're footing the bill it's up to you: business class or public transportation?

Count Me In Helps Women Entrepreneurs Increase Their Revenue

The nonprofit provides resources, business education and a supportive community to help women turn their ventures into serious moneymakers.

Language-Learning App Can Open Opportunities for International Business

PlaySay allows users to collaborate with native speakers to master a new language.

Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

A loan that provides capital in exchange for a fixed percentage of gross monthly revenue is gaining new traction among startups. For some borrowers, it can be an attractive alternative to a traditional bank loan.

How a Pint-Size Entrepreneur Solved a Sticky Toy Dilemma

When he was just 9 years old, Greyson Maclean discovered the key to his Lego frustrations on a pair of sunglasses.

A Beer Veteran Tries His Hand at Cider

Brewmaster Gregory Hall brings 'advanced' cider to the U.S.

Mining Company Branches Out into Recreation

Coal Creek Company's Brent Galloway added a recreation and camping site on the mine's property.

How to Persuade Your Boss to Fund Your Business Idea

Intrapreneurs are launching businesses within -- and with the help of -- their places of employment.

How to Recognize and Act on Your Best Business Ideas

When inspiration strikes, apply these tools and lessons from experts to get the best results.

4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything

These innovative ideas set new standards, and they all stated with someone who noticed a problem that needed solving.

How to Build a Better Brainstorming Session

Does collaboration help get ideas going, or does it quash them?

How a Bad Roommate Sparked a Dorm-Room Startup

RoommateFit, an online matching software modeled after online dating sites, grew out of Justin Mares' bad roommate experience his freshman year.

Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.

The Truth About Getting Funded

VC funding isn't the end of the entrepreneurial journey, it's the beginning of a new trip -- here's how to navigate it.

How Photos Can Make or Break Your Marketing Campaign

Don't rely on boring stock photos, it's more important than ever to add quality visual content to your marketing mix.

Course Hero Crowdsources Study Material From 2 Million Students

Just in time for back to school: an online repository of study guides, flashcards and tutors from over 4,300 universities.

OrigAudio Hits It Big With Fold and Play Recycled Speakers

Two friends create quirky portable speakers inspired by a takeout box.

Big Claims Aim to Boost Business at Mobile App Startup

With major clients like Microsoft and CBS Sports, Chaotic Moon app studio makes it big.

A Checklist for Strategic Cost Cutting

Looking for smart ways to trim spending at your business? Here's advice on how to get started.

Editor's Note: A Defining Moment

Bad things happen. Emerge from these times as a better version of yourself.

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