Entrepreneur magazine
May 2012

May 2012

Entrepreneur | May 2012
May 2012
Entrepreneur Magazine

Leaving Wall Street for Wine Country

Jamie Kutch chucked a lucrative job to pursue his dream, becoming one of California's most respected vintners. Here's how one entrepreneur changed careers in midstream.

How to Attract -- And Retain -- Staff When You Can't Pay Big Bucks

Here are the basics every entrepreneur needs to know about creating an employee benefits package.

For These Laptops, Thin Is In

Ultrabooks, a new class of Windows-powered laptops, are downsizing portable computing.

A Mobile Compression App for Data Misers

Avoid busting your wireless allowance with a new compression service.

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Case Study: How a Merchant Cash Advance Worked in a Pinch

A last-minute shortfall led a restaurateur to a speedy merchant cash advance in exchange for a cut of future sales.

Three Travel-Size Tech Tools

The mobile office just grew a bit more versatile with these handy devices.

PooPooPaper's Inspired Recycling

An eco-minded entrepreneur finds inspiration for his paper products from an unlikely source.

Doing Good One T-Shirt at a Time

Sevenly serves its causes through the sale of limited-edition T-shirts.

Big Investors Are Helping Trippy Go the Distance

Backed by author Tim Ferriss, singer Jason Mraz and Randi Zuckerberg, Trippy lets you tap the wisdom of your social network for in-the-know recommendations.

When to Buy New Computers for Your Business

Upgrades are essential to keeping your business productive and secure, but thankfully you don't have to make them all at once.

How to Build a Financial Advisor Team

Being chief cook and bottle washer isn't always the best solution for your bottom line. Here's how to find folks who can help.

Look Out Lunch Ladies, Here Comes Wholesome Tummies

This new franchise delivers meals to schools and kicks PB&J to the curb.

Scentsy and the Sweet Smell of Success

A couple's last-ditch entrepreneurial effort fends off bankruptcy in favor of a balmy future.

A Fork in the Road

Two experts weigh in on career transitions

Wall Street Through the Rearview Mirror

Finance refugees are earning dividends by parlaying their skills into entrepreneurship

Quest for the Perfect Carry-On Bag

In his quest for life-changing luggage, our business traveler packs up once more.

How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets

PowerVoice enables social media personalities to promote brands for bucks.

How Ground Round, Sizzler and Bennigan's Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

A handful of classic restaurant brands have reemerged from bankruptcy. Here's how these franchises fought their way back from the great strip mall in the sky.

Franchisee Rolling in Green from Recycling Other People's Clutter

This 1-800-Got-Junk franchisee collects other people's unwanted stuff and finds a use for everything viable from clients' homes.

How to Survive Long-Haul Flights

Follow these three rules to make your next trip as painless as possible.

How Limos.com Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

T.J. Clark took the fragmented town-car industry for a spin and ended up riding high.

How to Work With Relatives Without Driving Each Other Crazy

Consider these secrets from a fourth generation company for managing a family business.

Liquortarians Hope to Get Your Vote

Why should you raise a glass to the Liquortarians? Their platform is all about teamwork.

Harvard Grads' Startup Rewards Gym Rats, Penalizes Couch Potatoes

An Ivy League economics assignment becomes a profitable business proposition: Work out or pay up.

Mom's Startup Success Story: 'Open Table' Reservation Service for Babysitters

A social media answer for helping parents find reliable, trusted babysitters -- fast

These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.

From zoning ordinances to quirky local statutes, legal issues can slow down a launch or expansion. Some entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands.

Momentum and the Art of the Investor Pitch

Too much crocodile salesman in your pitch? The Esquire guy helps you sharpen your skills.

What Investors Really Want to Hear in Your Pitch

A good concept is one thing, but investors are more likely to consider these three criteria -- and they can make or break your pitch

How a B2B Website Made an Emotional Connection With Customers -- And Saw Conversions Soar

A small-business consultant finds success online by embracing her website's limits and tweaking her message.

There's an App Maker for That

With DIY programs, small businesses can join the app revolution on the cheap.

The Imagination: A Sustainable Resource for Online Lead Generation

Reimagine your existing content for a fresh web presence. You can start by treating everything your business creates as a critical piece of a larger whole.

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