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February 2013

Entrepreneur | February 2013
February 2013
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Marketing Wizard Seth Godin on Success and Inspiration

He has one of the most-loved marketing blogs, has penned more than a dozen bestselling books and launched a social site that attracts more than 50 million viewers per month. Yet he makes little effort to cultivate a following. Here, in his first-ever major profile, Seth Godin shares how he does it.

Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.

How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire

Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.

What 3-D Printing Could Mean for Small Businesses

How the additive manufacturing trend could help you grow your business.

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Gadgets to Make Office Life More Enjoyable

Show you care by installing one of these comforting, fun and collaborative devices at your business.

Former Software Engineer Takes a High-Tech Approach to Farming

How PodPonics transformed an unused lot in Atlanta into a productive farm.

The Secrets Behind a Satisfied Franchise Staff

Employee retention is a key component to any healthy franchise operation. We spoke to company owners and employment experts who have learned the secrets behind worker longevity and the long-term business success that comes with it.

The Joys and Pains of Elite Airline Status

Racking up miles to earn elite airline status can be a pain, but the perks are worth it.

'Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

As a social-impact entrepreneur, you need more than a passion for doing good. Here's how some 'treps are putting their chops to work to run successful enterprises and make the world a better place.

CrowdCall App Revolutionizes Conference Calling

The re-launched web-based conference calling app is now used for around 30,000 calls in the U.S. every month.

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.

Why Stretching the Budget Is Worth It

Going with the lowest cost option isn't always the best choice. Here's how to make value-based decisions.

Web Startup Will Find the Best Parking Spot

Ben Sann was a junior in high school when he came up with an idea for a website that would post the rates of parking garages all over New York. BestParking.com has now grown to include six cities.

How to Fix 3 Common Online Marketing Mistakes

Get zero online traffic? Or getting traffic but can't convert those leads into paying customers? You're not alone. Here are three common mistakes marketers make -- and how to fix them.

How to Protect Your Small Business Against a Cyber Attack

Follow these steps to boost your company's security measures and thwart hackers -- keeping yourself, your employees and your customers safe.

How to Hire an IT Professional

What questions to ask to make sure your full-time IT hire knows his or her stuff.

Why Peer-to-Peer Lending Could Be a Good Investment Choice

Are you looking for better returns? Think about peer-to-peer lending.

Go-Anywhere Cameras Snap up a Devoted Following

Popular GoPro cameras offer a 'you're there' perspective on life.

Franchise Brings Hospice-Care Model to Pets

Lap of Love brings in-home veterinary hospice to ailing pets in a growing number of states.

The Ethics Coach on How to Maintain the Integrity of Your Brand

The Ethics Coach offers advice on managing trust and protecting reputation.

10 Marketing Masterworks

From Red Bull's record-breaking sky diver to Ikea's tiny metro station apartments, these strokes of marketing genius got our attention.

E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

Jewelry buyers get the best of both worlds: The price and flexibility of designing a engagement ring online and the in-store experience before they commit.

How to Know When You're Ready to Hire

The signs that your business is in need of additional staff and how to make it happen.

Why Being a Workaholic Is Counterproductive

Advice from a productivity expert on how to take some time away from your smartphone.

The Fastest Growing Franchises for 2013

Quick-serve, senior-care and cleaning firms dominate our list of the fastest-growing franchises.

Incubator Helps Online Social-Recruitment Tool Take Off

AngelPad helps RolePoint, an online recruitment platform, think bigger.

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