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September 2014

Entrepreneur | September 2014
September 2014
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Rewriting the Smartphone Keyboard at Age 28

With his startup SwiftKey, Jon Reynolds is breathing new life into the act of typing on a keyboard.

So You're Being Audited. Now What?

Seven steps to get you through the ordeal.

Meet the eHarmony of Tutoring

If it works for dates, it should work for matching students with tutors.

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4 Franchises That Pulled Off a Major Pivot

These companies revamped their models while staying true to their core values, gaining new generations of customers along the way.

Founders: When Fundraising, Ask for More Than You Think You'll Need

To preserve equity, fight for a higher valuation rather than paring back much-needed cash.

Our Top Personal-Service Franchises

This category, which includes children's enrichment, fitness, spa and senior care services, is among the fastest growing in the franchise world.

Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.

4 Ways to Get Influencers to Spread Your Brand's Message

Think of it as a way to connect with your audience's audience.

A Barbecue-Cleaning Franchise Gets Fired Up

Grill-cleaning can make for a grate opportunity for franchisees.

A Yoga Franchise for Kids Stretches Bodies and Minds

Imagination Yoga uses storytelling to encourage kids to move through a series of yoga positions.

The Bathroom Line Gets a Speed Hack

Traffic lights for toilet stalls cuts down on bathroom wait times at concerts, stadiums and other venues.

Welcome to the Weird World of Mixed-Reality Gaming

Where the gap between the digital and the real starts to blur.

Should You Switch Your Company's URL to a New Domain Extension?

.florist? .coffee? .technology? The options are vast, but are any of these new domain extensions worth the money?

A Candy Emporium for Adults

Because grown-ups need the occasional sugar fix, too.

A Laptop Built for Business Travelers

The Samsung Chromebook 2 is light and built for conducting business on the fly.

This Brand of Design-Savvy Hotels Is Built for Entrepreneurs

Aloft leads the pack in the tech-savvy select-service hotel category.

Does Social Responsibility Hurt a Company's Bottom Line?

For better returns, should you invest in businesses engaged in social responsibility, or those on the opposite end of the spectrum?

Providing Affordable Luxury-Quality Clothing to the Masses at Age 29

With his startup Everlane, Michael Preysman is cutting out the middleman markups from high quality fashion.

Turning Time Into Currency at Age 23

With his startup Kiip, Brian Wong is connecting consumers with brands by rewarding engagement.

Building a Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Network at Age 27

With her startup Getaround, Jessica Scorpio is connecting individual car owners with renters.

Editor's Note: The Next Revolution

In this issue, we celebrate our Young Millionaires. These are the faces and the inspiration of tomorrow.

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at a Trade Show

Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz.

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