Magazine Issue
July 2015
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
Willpower Is Your Secret Weapon
It defies logic. It defies science. And entrepreneurs everywhere are proving that it can change the world.
Entrepreneur5 min readFood & Wine
How Sriracha Got So Hot
David Tran’s company, Huy Fong Foods, was already a moneymaker while it was operating under the radar for almost three decades. But since high-profile foodies have endorsed his sriracha hot sauce over the past few years, it has become the condiment o
Entrepreneur3 min readEntrepreneurship
More U.S. Workers are Mixing Business and Pleasure
Before she launched her New York City-based ethical clothing line, Citizen’s Mark, in May, Cynthia Salim took several trips abroad to meet with suppliers and visit factories. She instituted a “bring a buddy” policy for each trip and dedicated about 7
Entrepreneur5 min read
The Do's and Don'ts of Delivering Disappointing News
You’re not gonna enjoy this column. I couldn’t get my head around the subject until the last minute. Then, people wouldn’t call me back. Also, my computer’s been acting weird lately. And the goldfish died. Everything’s a disaster. But what do you car
Entrepreneur3 min readTech
The Truth About Facebook and Millennials
Reports of Facebook's demise among teens have been greatly exaggerated. Here, some marketing lessons from the kids and the unique ways they use their favorite undead platform.
Entrepreneur3 min read
How to Welcome New Ideas and New Employees
An expert weighs in on how to adjust to constructive feedback and fresh faces so that everyone feels at ease.
Entrepreneur5 min read
How Companies Are Trying to Bring Marijuana Ads Online
As more states legalize cannabis, the burgeoning sector is embracing the digital-marketing tactics long favored by more traditional industries.
Entrepreneur2 min read
This Company Is Bringing Customers Savings by Being the Costco of Small Businesses
In today’s frenzied internet marketplace, small retailers can go it alone online and fight to be noticed by web users or can join up with the Amazons of the world and give up control over customer experience. But this summer a fresh online play, Jet,
Entrepreneur2 min read
How This Ex-Googler Is Reinventing the Way Security Cameras Work
Carter Maslan’s idea for a smart security-cam app came about after he spent four-plus years at Google. As director of product management working on the Google Street View project, he learned through usability tests that people wanted the ability to a
Entrepreneur2 min read
Everything You Need to Know About Cyber Insurance
A: You must be asking because you think your business is too small to attract criminals. In fact, when it comes to cyber theft, size doesn’t matter, according to Christine Marciano, president of insurance brokerage Cyber Data Risk Managers in Princet
Entrepreneur2 min read
How an Automated Scheduling Tool Helped a Wellness Center Shape Up
After a health issue put the boss on extended leave, an alternative medicine and massage studio used a scheduling service to get back on track.
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
Why You Should Keep Your Personal and Professional Finances Separate
Some entrepreneurs pour everything they have into their business: their home equity, life savings and untold amounts of blood, sweat and tears. From my perspective—as a middle-aged, recently divorced business owner raising three teenage boys by mysel
Entrepreneur2 min readTech
China's Effect on the U.S. VC Game
A major macroeconomic tipping point occurred in 2014: The New York Times reported that Chinese investment in the U.S. had surpassed U.S. investment in China. The investment in this case is general, not just venture capital. However, in my VC world, i
Entrepreneur1 min read
Should You License Your Product?
A: This is a dilemma that has been faced by inventors since, well, forever. Let’s break it down. LAST WORD: Although licensing can save a ton of headaches on the backend and shed sizable chunks of risk from your business model, the deals are complica
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
How This Platform Makes Raising Money Easier for All Involved
Joe Meisch had already invested tens of thousands of dollars in the temple massager he developed to relieve tension headaches. But last November he needed a few thousand more to finish updating the product based on feedback from beta users.  He’d alr
Entrepreneur2 min read
How a Robbery Led to a Business Idea
Entrepreneurs: Jonathan Kinas, Avin Samtani and Rob Peck had their valuables stolen from lounge chairs at a South Beach, Miami, resort in 2011. The friends came up with an idea that would turn their misfortune into opportunity. “Aha” moment: “We tuck
Entrepreneur3 min readTech
How a Developer Boot Camp Marched Its Way to Millions
Roshan Choxi was surprised that he learned more about software development during a 2010 summer internship at an early-stage web startup than during the four years he spent at a top-five engineering school.  “Even at a high-caliber engineering progra
Entrepreneur2 min readEntrepreneurship
The Happiest (Work) Place on Earth: How Disney and Techstars are Helping Entrepreneurs' Dreams Come True
It isn’t just the 5-and-younger set who have Disney in their dreams. In 2014, Boulder, Colo.-based startup accelerator Techstars partnered with The Walt Disney Company to create the first Disney Accelerator. The second year of the 13-week Los Angeles
Entrepreneur6 min readTech
5 Tips to Getting an Accurate Valuation
There are some guidelines to consider that can steer you toward the right valuation number-and set you on the road to growth.
Entrepreneur6 min read
Will These Franchises From Down Under Come Out on Top in America?
Take a walk down the street in Sydney or Brisbane, Australia, the world’s most franchise-crazy nation, and you might see a few familiar American brands like Subway and McDonald’s. But citizens of Oz are more likely to opt for a popular, homegrown bra
Entrepreneur3 min read
Need to Hire? The Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency.
While recovery from the Great Recession is well underway, in its wake there have been socioeconomic shifts that seem to signal permanent change. Home ownership is at its lowest rate in 20 years, and many young Americans are choosing to become lifetim
Entrepreneur3 min read
From Franchisor to a Competitor's Franchisee: How a Hooters Owner Bounced Back
Robert H. Brooks handed over the reins of the Hooters franchise to his son Coby in 2003. But when the elder Brooks died three years later, it set off a protracted lawsuit over his estate and the ownership of the Atlanta-based brand. In 2011, Coby Bro
Entrepreneur6 min readFood & Wine
Meet the Business Owners Spearheading Alcohol's Avant-Garde
A growing number of bars are leveraging advanced science, emerging technologies and DIY ingenuity to expand the possibilities of cocktail craft and redefine how drinks are engineered and experienced.
Entrepreneur4 min read
Bar Owners: This Is What Your Customers Want
With all due apologies to Cheers habitués Norm Peterson and Cliff Clavin, Jay Larson and Sean Patton are the funniest barflies on TV. Each week the stand-up comedians belly up to the nation’s premier watering holes as hosts of the Esquire cable netwo
Entrepreneur6 min readEntrepreneurship
Anatomy Of A VC Deal: How One Seattle Startup Raised $12.5 Million
Kristen Hamilton knew she needed to raise capital to get her Seattle-based startup off the ground. She and co-founder Josh Jarrett spent half of 2013 developing Koru, an immersive business program that gives recent college grads real-world job skills
Entrepreneur8 min readEntrepreneurship
How to Build Up Your Willpower Muscle.
Steely resolve and self-control can usher an entrepreneur past the inevitable challenges to long-awaited rewards. But how best to tap into the secret weapon of willpower?