Magazine Issue
March 2015
Entrepreneur2 min read
What Leadership Is -- And What It Is Not
Great leaders inspire and create meaningful, lasting opportunities and new ways of thinking. They believe in change. They have an impact on the future.
Entrepreneur4 min readFood & Wine
How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon
While a key aspect of his plan changed, City Winery founder Michael Dorf achieved his original goal: to build a place where people could eat, drink and enjoy an intimate concert experience.
Entrepreneur3 min read
How To Determine Your PTO Policy
The average American worker got 15 paid days off in 2014, one day more than in 2013, according to Expedia’s annual “Vacation Deprivation Study.” But those days weren’t all fun in the sun. The Society for Human Research Management (SHRM) reports that
Entrepreneur4 min read
How to Master Your Next Meeting
Meetings are crucial, sure. But also, they’re absurd.   Let’s work! … by not working. Let’s get something done! … by mostly being quiet. Let’s sit around a table and have a conversation! … and end it arbitrarily regardless of how much we’ve gotten do
Entrepreneur3 min read
Are Paid Referrals Worth the Cost?
A look at the value of paid referrals and advisers and the difference between ethics and compliance.
Entrepreneur7 min readLeadership & Mentoring
A Winning Personality: Why Ambiverts Make Great Entrepreneurs
Ambiverts are individuals with characteristics of both introverts and extroverts. Could this balance equip them to be superior business leaders?
Entrepreneur4 min read
Decisions, Decisions: What Separates Leaders From the Rest
Any time I have a tough decision to make, I wonder what James Burke would do. Burke isn’t a household name, certainly not in the modern pantheon of entrepreneurial leaders like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk. But that’s not surprising. Burke spent nearly 40
Entrepreneur5 min readPsychology
This Is How Millennials Want to Be Managed
Lisa Orrell is a hot property. The author of Millennials Incorporated is one of a handful of trainers and consultants who advise companies on leading the newest generation of workers. “I’ve had more calls for seminars for managing Millennials in the
Entrepreneur2 min read
How a Green Thumb Is Helping This Entrepreneur Earn Greenbacks
Not long after planting her first vegetable garden, Kristee Rosendahl realized she was spending most of her time indoors researching gardening topics, not actually digging in the dirt.  “I had a stack of gardening books a mile high, but it wasn’t hel
Entrepreneur2 min readTech
Social Analytics: How Necessary Are They?
A: There’s an ever-growing range of companies offering an array of social media analytics tools, from entry-level platforms such as Hootsuite and Sprout Social to sophisticated stand-alone products like Socialbakers and Radian6.  All of these product
Entrepreneur2 min read
Videoconferencing Problems? Here's the System That One Company Swears By.
Think of videoconferencing like drinking free-trade, independently roasted coffee: Tons of people are doing it, but nobody’s really doing it efficiently or cost-effectively. Legacy systems cost anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 and require significant
Entrepreneur2 min read
The Two Biggest Money Problems That Can Ruin a Business Partnership
The day you enter into a business partnership is much like the day you say “I do.” Both events create a contractual relationship that can be extremely costly to untangle, and most do need to be untangled.  San Diego-based attorney Robert J. Steinberg
Entrepreneur2 min readTech
Create Value -- Not Just Buzz -- For Your Customers
Too many startups neglect the most important goal: determining why someone would want to buy what they're selling.
Entrepreneur2 min read
Inside Paypal's Microlending Program
As the owner of Crisloid, a maker of high-end backgammon, checkers and cribbage sets, Jeff Caruso knows that if he buys more raw materials in late summer, he can make more money during the holidays. The problem is coming up with the extra cash. That’
Entrepreneur3 min read
This Startup Is Making Stylish Earthquake Survival Kits
Entrepreneurs: Ryan Kuhlman, a film director, and Lauren Tafuri, a stylist and costume designer, founded Preppi, which makes stylish emergency survival kits packed with high-end items. They run the startup out of their downtown Los Angeles loft.  “Ah
Entrepreneur3 min read
Fed Up With Bad Bouquets, These Friends Created the 'Etsy for Flowers'
Business is blooming for three friends who started BloomNation, a marketplace for locally designed, hand-delivered floral arrangements.
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
Why Market Research Matters
The first step in launching any successful business should be conducting research into prospective markets. Capturing and sifting through such data is Dionna McPhatter’s specialty. Before co-founding New York-based marketing firm The Strategy Collect
Entrepreneur6 min readEntrepreneurship
3 Steps to the Perfect 3-Minute Pitch
Whether you're looking for partners, investors or guidance, you need to be able to communicate a succinct summary of your startup's value.
Entrepreneur6 min read
From Food Truck to Franchise: How These Cousins Turned Their Love of Lobster Into a Business
When cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac were growing up outside of Portland, Maine, family gatherings invariably meant locally caught lobster on the table. Like sweet corn in the Midwest or fresh salmon in the Pacific Northwest, lobster was a regio
Entrepreneur2 min read
Food With Thought: How One Franchise Is Making the World a Better Place Through Sandwiches
The founder of Dallas-based franchise Which Wich is proving that a simple PB&J can make a big difference.
Entrepreneur3 min read
How a Federal Agent Helped a Struggling Taco Restaurant Turn a Profit
Audra De Vera's investigative skills helped her solve the mystery of why the taco joint wasn't doing well. Then, she fixed it.
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
Why Being the Beta Chief Is Better Than Being the Alpha Chief
One expert proposes that the most effective leaders demonstrate authority through collaboration.
Entrepreneur2 min read
5 Tips for Leading Millennials
Millennials aren't all that different from the generations before them, but knowing a bit more about their motivations and needs in the workplace can help your entire company succeed. Here's some advice: Surveys show that Millennial workers rate trai
Entrepreneur2 min read
Financing Face-Off: Debt vs. Equity
One offers more money while the other allows for more control. The Money Guy breaks down the pros and cons of each option.
Entrepreneur2 min read
The Anatomy of a Winning Business Pitch
Here's a breakdown of what a pitch includes and why it works, using a real-life example. Read and learn.
Entrepreneur3 min read
Brush With Success: How 'Hello' Used Design to Stand Out Among Oral Care Brands
Whenever Craig Dubitsky went shopping for toothpaste, he couldn’t help but grimace. “This stuff goes in your mouth. Typically your reward is that you get to spit it out. Even the advertising is set up to convince you that the more it hurts, the more
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
How This Company Is Helping Entrepreneurs Use 3-D Printing
Chicago’s 3D Printer Experience is aptly named: It aims to educate and engage the public by offering a relaxed setting to learn about a beneficial new technology, as well as playful activities like the ability to scan and print one’s own head.   Foun