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June 2014

Entrepreneur | June 2014
June 2014
Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur's 100 Brilliant Companies

Each year we pick the ideas, companies, applications and inventions that have amazed us with their unique solutions to common problems or marketplace voids, executed in forms both ultra-high-tech and strikingly simple.

A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes

Jamie and Tara Osborn, triathletes both, recognized that retail niche for athletes like themselves and so they opened Endurance House.

Connecting Entrepreneurs With Domestic Manufacturers

The Manufacturing Solutions Center is a one-stop shop for inventors and designers who need help getting their ideas through production.

Leveraging Big Data to Boost Click-Through Rates

Retention Science uses predictive algorithms to create automated marketing campaigns for companies based on customers' buying patterns.

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A Guide to Giving Sales Commissions

The amount of of commission depends on a host of factors, most notably the typical commission structure in your industry.

Crowdsource Your Way to Free Wi-Fi Everywhere

By getting people to share a part of their bandwidth, upstart Fon wants to build a no-cost web-access world.

How Do You Bring Innovation to Market?

We asked some of the leading idea people in business to define how new products, technologies and commodities come into being.

Our Top Food Franchises

Quick-service and full-service restaurants plus retail food businesses accounted for over one quarter of our top franchises for 2014, proving that food franchises are a healthy business.

Making the Jump From Franchisee to Franchisor

Several owners who made the shift discuss their decision-making process, what they learned and how they do things differently.

Secure That First Investor, and the Rest Will Come

Venture capital's dirty little secret: investors don't like going it alone.

A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership

He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people.

How to Get a Workplace Wellness Program for Your Office

With prevention a key focus of the new healthcare law, employers are promoting health. Here's how.

This Company Makes Motion Capture a Cinch

OpenStage uses multiple cameras and advanced algorithms to capture and display motion data in real time, no special suites or elaborate setups required.

8 Ways to Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign Pop

It seems like everyone and their mother has a Kickstarter campaign. Here's how to get yours noticed.

Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Former Apple exec Matt Rogers co-founded Nest, a smart-home product company that went from a garage startup to a $3.2 billion business.

Tips for Keeping Your Travels Identity Theft Free

Business trips are stressful enough without a side of identity fraud.

The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

Also: Should you work with a bullying client? And is it unethical to be solely motivated by money?

13 Business Productivity Apps for the Real-World Entrepreneur

Streamline your mobile marketing strategy with these easy-to-use tools.

The Case for Updating the Hiring Process

Hiring platform Smarterer wants employers to ditch the resumes and evaluate job candidates through assessment tests.

This Software Is Making Ecommerce Companies Even Smarter

Meta data and machine-learning software leads buyers straight to what they want.

Dixie Elixirs Wants to Become the First National Marijuana Brand

The company offers a range of cannabis products, including carbonated beverages, fudge bars and oil cartridges for vaporizer pens.

How Your Smartphone Is Becoming Your Doctor

Withings has created a series of health-care devices designed to integrate seamlessly with your smartphone.

Want Last Night's Sports Game to Remain Spoiler Free? There's an App for That.

Spoiler Shield lets users to block all social media updates pertaining to certain TV shows and sports teams.

Meet the Universal Platform for Sharing Music

Bop.fm allows users of subscription music services to share songs and playlists with listeners of other services, such as Spotify.

This Visual-Recognition App Lets You Shop the Streets

ASAP54 matches users' photos of apparel and accessories to identical or similar product images stored in its database.

Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg

The San Francisco startup has developed a plant-based substitute that's both cheaper and healthier than the real thing.

Connecting Brands With Cheap, Fresh and Creative Talent

Advertising and digital marketing platform Zooppa partners with brands and agencies to create crowd-sourced commercials.

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