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Entrepreneur | October 2013
October 2013
Entrepreneur Magazine

The Motivation Secrets of 8 Successful Business Leaders

We spoke with leaders of eight successful companies to find out their secrets for galvanizing their staffs, clients and even themselves. Get ready to be inspired.

The Future of Fashion Design Is Mobile

Crowdstar's new Covet Fashion app lets fashionistas style a digital mannequin by mixing and matching real-world garments and accessories -- all from their phones.

75 Franchises Helping Pay Back Veterans

Around 64,000 veterans started careers in franchising in recent years. That's due in no small part to franchisors ramping up their efforts to recruit veterans, who many consider ideal franchisees thanks to their training and experience working within a disciplined system.

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Kindergarteners

Don't over-think it: Embrace your inner 5-year-old and go with your gut.

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The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

Alaskan entrepreneur Rick Stafford's latest invention are a lifesaving idea.

Promoting Your Business Through Personal Posts

Branding guru Jason Seiden pushes for social media with a work-life blend.

Connect With Angry Customers Before They Yelp

The app OwnerLists establishes a direct line of communication between business owners and their customers, allowing them to respond directly to negative reviews.

Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

A DIY crowdfunding app cuts out the middleman.

The Startup Turning Point: When You Need to Ask for Help

The stories of entrepreneurs who needed just one big breakthrough, and the four scenarios that got them there.

How to Avoid 3 Common Budget Pitfalls

Income on the books but no cash in the bank? Here's how to avoid a cash crunch.

Presentations Made Easy With Slide Tool App

Adam Tatt and Kevin Leneway wanted to put together a slick presentation without a design staff, so they invented an iPad app to do it for them.

Tracking Customers Beyond Google Analytics

A marketing shop gleans powerful insights on visitors to clients' sites, filling in the details where Google Analytics leaves off.

4 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Pitch

So you want media coverage? Join the club. Here's how to stand out from the crowd.

7 Ways to Get the Press Coverage You Want

Swamping journalists with an endless stream of press releases won't get you the coverage you want. Instead, get creative to get our attention.

Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Shu-ling Garver started Engineering for Kids, a program that teaches the basics of engineering and design to kids.

How 3 Companies Use Storytelling as Advertising

Three companies demonstrate how they use storytelling to get their message across.

The Single Most Important Website Metric

What's the most important website metric for my business?

The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More

Digging into the nuances of verbal agreements, the scary side of ghosting and working for the competition.

Airlines Compete For Premium Customers With Crazy Perks

From in-flight showers, to airport spas and hair salons, airlines' premium classes are exploding with perks. Meanwhile in economy, space is getting even tighter.

Turn Your Company Car Into a Marketing Campaign on Wheels

A look at three companies who are using their cars to jump start conversation and generate revenue.

The Best Way to Buy a Company Car

Take the time to consider your particular circumstances before deciding on a payment plan.

Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

From sites that allow you to negotiate directly with lease owners, to apps that offer real-time reports on traffic, these tools take some of the stress out of driving.

The Genius Behind the Whitney Museum's New Logo

The American Art museum gets a wow-worthy new responsive-design logo. Here's how it works.

The Benefits of Flat Design

With its emphasis on white space, bold buttons and clear typography, flat design has the potential to let products shine.

How a Franchise Owner Made Fast Food Local

Anthony Ackil, co-founder of the farm-to-table fast food company, tells us why local fast food needn't be an oxymoron.

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.

6 Reasons Why Vine and Instagram Videos Are Great for Your Business

Short-form social videos can turn your cinematic dreams into marketing gold.

Why You Should Keep Business and Personal Expenses Separate

Mixing business expenses with your personal life can get messy fast.

3 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Clients

Asking 'power questions' will improve your client relationships.

10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress

The biggest hazard to your business may be the one you can't see: chronic stress.

Your Fill-in-the-Blank Motivational Speech

Select from the following answers for a rallying cry you can apply to any business challenge.

Bike Company Takes Customization to a New Level

Big Shot Bike company allows customers to design their dream ride on an iPad-friendly interface.

Power in Numbers: The Benefits of Entering Fleet-Vehicle Territory

If your business has as many as 10 vehicles, you've entered fleet-vehicle territory, a place with its own rules--and benefits

Which Company Car Is Right for You? (Infographic)

Need to haul a lot of stuff? Drive more than 50 miles a day? Live in a big city? Follow this flow chart to your perfect company car.

How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

The subprime mortgage crisis wreaked havoc on the U.S. housing market, but several franchises that operate in the sector managed to weather the storm.

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Two professors argue if the instinct to be your own boss is a product of nature or nurture.

Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship 2014

The Princeton Review ranks the top graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S.

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