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January 2014

Entrepreneur | January 2014
January 2014
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The 7 Most Powerful Women to Watch in 2014

These seven innovators are having a major influence on technology, healthcare and the government. We've got our eye on these powerful women. You should, too.

3 Lessons Learned From a Decade in Franchising

An editor reflects on her 10 years covering the world of franchising.

A Ski Resort Embraces a New E-Commerce Platform

Ragged Mountain was having problems with its new electronic ticketing system. After embracing a more high-tech, easy to use platform, the ski resort's sales skyrocketed.

How Much Cash on Hand Is Too Much? And What Should I Do With It?

If you're in the enviable position of having an excess of cash, you have the opportunity to invest it in your business.

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The Key to Understanding a Company's FDD

Thinking of investing? Check out these three critical sections of the franchise disclosure document first.

The Ethics Coach on Cash Deals, Transparency and More

Our ethics coach takes your questions about under-the-table payments, planned obsolescence and price transparency.

This 24-Hour On-Demand Ice Machine Is a Game Changer

A newcomer to the Franchise 500, IceBorn boasts a proprietary system that can be controlled and monitored by franchisees remotely via a smartphone.

Is It Ever OK for Founders to Sell Off Their Company Shares?

Selling stock in your company, especially if it keeps you from sleeping in your car, is not necessarily a bad move.

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

While multitasking may be necessary in the early days of a startup, it's important to recognize when it's time to hand off nonessential tasks.

Why Are These High-Profile Franchises Suddenly Going Public?

With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight.

Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

The inventors claim that topically applied caffeine offers a consistent level of energy without the jolting buzz-then-crash that comes with drinking caffeinated drinks.

4 Steps to Establishing Your Business on Review Sites

If you're trying to sell something, online reviews are important to your customers. Here's how to beef up your business's presence on review sites.

How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands.

Thinking of Crowdfunding? This Review Site Helps You Choose Wisely

With hundreds of crowdfunding platforms online, it's hard to know which to choose. CrowdsUnite aims to cut through the confusion by providing a comprehensive review site of all the available options.

Why Updated VC Models Are a Win for Entrepreneurs

Good companies are always desirable, but the level of demand right now is unprecedented.

The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are a diverse bunch. The best ones, however, share a collection of characteristics -- from tenacity to the ability to tolerate risk -- that are crucial to any successful venture.

Meet the Franchise Serving Dinner in the Sky

It's the gourmet meal of a lifetime. Just don't look down.

Keep Your New Year's Resolution: 7 Wearable Fitness Devices

You're out of excuses: The latest in wearable fitness tech syncs to your computer and smartphone, making it easier and more stylish than ever to get off of the couch.

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.

A New Take on Vintage Design

Apparel startup Homage combines period-correct design sensibilities with contemporary production techniques.

How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.

The Top 5 Franchise Industries to Watch

The companies in our Franchise 500 are showing dramatic gains. Here are the sectors that are leading the charge.

A Tech-Driven Apparel Company Pockets Big Sales

Scottevest has recorded steady revenue growth, expecting to finish 2013 with sales of $10 million.

Tips for Handling Non-Stop Travel

Constant business travel can test even the heartiest of road warriors. Here are some survival tactics for long stretches away from home.

Meet the Innovative Entrepreneurs Who Won Our Top Awards for 2013

From thousands of entries we selected 15 finalists. then readers voted on their favorites. We hope you're as inspired by them as we are!

Despite Challenges, Franchising Continues to Rebound in 2014

The sector created an estimated 11,000 new establishments and 150,000-plus jobs in 2013, outpacing the overall U.S. economy in business formation and job growth.

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