Entrepreneur magazine
March 2013

March 2013

Entrepreneur | March 2013
March 2013
Entrepreneur Magazine

World-Champion Skier Jeremy Bloom's Unconventional Path to Entrepreneurship

He missed his shot at Olympic gold, his football career was sidelined by injuries. He has dabbled in modeling and TV presenting. Now, the golden boy may have finally found his footing, in what once would have seemed an unlikely arena: entrepreneurship.

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

Here's what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss.

The Right Way to Adjust Your Prices

Stop undervaluing your products and services, and look at what your pricing strategy really says about you.

The Ethics Coach on Accountability

There's not always a clear-cut answer regarding the amount of responsibility you have to shoulder in every situation. This month our ethics coach tackles two tricky accountability issues.

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Finding the Right Hire for Your Company

How do you make sure new hires will mesh well with your other employees and with your company's culture?

Clif Bar Founders Get Into Venture Capital

The founders of Clif Bar set out to fund more altruistic success stories with their venture capital firm White Road investments.

How a Breakup Led to an Online Marketplace for Used Engagement Rings

After getting dumped, one entrepreneur founded I Do Now I Don't, an e-commerce site that turns heartbreak into cold hard cash.

Mobile App Helps Bars Manage Changing Beer Selections

Taplister helps customers and bartender up-to-date on what's being poured at their favorite bars.

4 Advantages to Leasing Office Equipment

Applying the lease-or-buy question to business and pleasure.

Franchise Takes the Cafe Concept on the Road

BikeCaffe, a British franchise concept, brings the coffee house to the customer.

New App Can Help Turn 'Showroomers' Into Paying Customers

A consignment store fights back against showrooming, with a new app called Swarm Mobile.

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.

A Startup Aims to Fill a Hole in the Housekeeping Market

A trio of ad execs launches a line of air fresheners for modern men.

What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.

How to Master Business Travel to NYC

Insider tips on how to visit in the big city for business, and maybe even enjoy yourself along the way.

3 Content Marketing Lessons From Big Brands

Publishing is a privilege -- don't squander it. Follow the lead of marketing giants and produce content that will captivate audiences.

Ready for Windows 8? 4 Touchscreen PCs and Tablets

Tap into Microsoft's touch-driven operating system with these Windows 8 devices.

The Man Behind a Budding Creative City

The efforts of one small-business owner are drawing young creatives to Norfolk, Va.

Franchise Brings a Fresh Take on Beef Jerky

The Beef Jerky Outlet, a 13-unit franchise sells over 200 varieties of small-batch jerky, including alligator, kangaroo and pheasant.

How a Small Distillery is Rethinking Manufacturing

Industry City Distillery's small-scale vodka starts with a well-designed manufacturing process.

An App That Moves Sports Fans to Better Seats

Evan Owens designed Pogoseat, an app that helps fans at an event swap seats.

VCs See Ex-Wired Editor's DIY Drones Taking Flight

Chris Anderson left one of the most prominent posts in tech media to become CEO of 3D Robotics, a company that helps hackers and engineers build do-it-yourself drones. Last fall he locked up a $5 million funding round.

Radicals & Visionaries: Invention vs. Innovation

Is it better to improve on existing ideas or to start from scratch?

College Entrepreneurs Create Software to Help Businesses Thrive

How three UPenn students created Airtime, a program that creates banners that turn e-mail signatures into branded messages.

How Franchises Worked Together After Superstorm Sandy

Franchises played a major recovery role in the wake of Sandy, with corporate parents rallying to get local units running so they could help communities in need. Here's how some companies banded together to weather the storm.

How to Handle Cash Flow When Disaster Strikes

What you need to consider to keep your business up and running when forces beyond your control cause you to temporarily shut down your business.

What You Need to Know About Digital Wallets

The basics of digital wallets, and how will they impact your business.

3 Traits That Can Make or Break a Businessperson

Self-made business people will tell you that it's not what you've done, but how you did it that matters most.

Need Inspiration? Surprising Movies, Books and More to Motivate Success

Sure, there are motivational books and tapes to help you succeed in business. But what if you're in the mood to be inspired by something a little less in your face--and a little more entertaining? We got that.

How to Stay Excited About Your Business

A motivational psychology expert suggests strategies to put into play once your initial enthusiasm about your startup starts to waver.

The Inspiring Man Behind Thousands of Motivational Posters

Rare was the '80s office without a motivational poster. We caught up with the man whose Successories had businesspeople hanging on every word.

5 Influential CEOs Weigh in What Makes a Good Leader

Influential leaders who have taken their companies to new heights through skillful command with a dynamic, collaborative approach share their thoughts on what makes a good leader.

What Makes a Great Leader?

Editor-in-chief Amy Cosper on the many aspects of leadership.

Top 10 New Franchises

A variety of fresh concepts are livening up franchising.

Web Startup Ensures Shipping Refunds

71lbs works with small businesses to make sure their shipments are taken care of.

Inside the Brains of Rebellious Leaders

True iconoclasts don't just happen upon a novel approach. Their brains are actually wired in a way that makes them more likely to take the road less traveled.

What a Language-Translation Platform Learned From TechStars

VerbalizeIt facilitates global conversations with translators. Here's a look inside their time in the TechStars incubator program in Boulder, Colo.

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