Entrepreneur magazine
December 2010

December 2010

Entrepreneur | December 2010
December 2010
Entrepreneur Magazine

Innovation in the Social Age

Entrepreneur explores the innovation behind three companies -- Foursquare, Square and Zappos.

10 Trends That Could Change Your Business

From crowdsourced shopping to mancessories to new ways to get green: The 10 trends that will define opportunity next year.

Five Questions to Answer When Launching a Web Site

Save time and money on your next website by first answering the who, what, when, where and why of your project.

Seth Godin on the Evolution of the Office

Now that the office has gone mobile, there are some things we won't miss at all.

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Ten Steps to Thrive in 2011

Try these forward-thinking strategies to improve your business now.

Top Ten Franchising Trends for 2011

From pets to moving and storage services, the top 10 franchise industries you should know about.

The Giving Spirit

From sustainable farming to reforestation, VeeV is turning happy hour into a charitable act.

Masters of the Tweet

With more than 19,000 followers, Ben Parr is a social media pro. So, who does he follow?

Website Analytics Tool Omniture: Love It or Loathe It

Omniture, a website analytics tool, has legions of fans who use it to understand user behavior metrics and site stats.

The BlackBerry Torch, a Stylish and Functional Smartphone

The BlackBerry Torch lights up the smartphone showdown with a functionality that's all business.

The Pub Hits the Road

It sounds like the wackiest idea ever: A bar on wheels powered by brew-pounding pedalers.

Business Travelers: Don't Miss These City Wineries

Forget about bellying up to the hotel bar. Wine country may be just outside your door. Cheers!

New High-Speed Hard Drives for Backing Up and Storing Business Data

The newest version of the USB standard takes the pace of business data management and backup to a whole new level.

An Investment for Healthy Living

A social network that promotes healthier living through group support and motivation attracts a $5 million VC investment.

Get Your Business Out of the Holding Pattern

Recessions come and go, but that shouldn't stop you from hiring or expanding.

Audit Avoidance

Proper preparation and documentation can help you stay below the radar of IRS auditors.

How Social Media is Changing Business

How social media is changing everything about the way we do business.

Beware Growing Retail Fraud

The National Retail Federation estimates that retail fraud cost the industry $9.6 billion in 2009.

Franchised Spas Thrive with Cost-Conscious Consumers

Expensive day spas are being pummeled by the recession, but franchised spas and massage centers are growing fast.

Jargon: Thumb Tribe

Dexterous individuals who text better (and faster) than they talk.

Time to Run

Mobile apps that'll track your billable hours.

How to Best Use Crowdsourcing

How can crowdsourcing work for your business? A look at some online resources that stand out from the crowd.

How to Bring Business into Your Home

The final installment of a three-part series on home offices: welcoming visitors.

Chris Brogan on the New Attention Deficit

Exit the inbox, turn off the screen and silence the ringer. Machines are robbing you of your ability to focus.

To Protect and Serve ... Again

When Dawn Costanzo went from undercover cop to home-care provider, the first life she changed was her own.

Bottling Individuality

How one wine lover turned his passion into a chain of storefronts where anyone can play vintner.

Many Roads Lead to Leads

Engaging and acquiring customers is no longer as simple as using direct mail.

The No-Exit Strategy

Sure, Duke Chung was tempted by a buyout offer. But he knew that he was worth much more. (He was right.)

A New Tool to Build a Mobile Storefront

This mobile storefront solution ushers small-business owners into the growing world of 'm-commerce.'

The Fill-in-the-Blank Economy

Some call it the entrepreneur economy, some the engagement economy. Whatever you call it, 2010 was a topsy-turvy year.

Meet Your Mentor

A new online matchmaker offers to connect small-business owners with volunteer advisors.

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