Entrepreneur magazine
May 2013

May 2013

Entrepreneur | May 2013
May 2013
Entrepreneur Magazine

2013 Business Travel Awards

From beautiful hotels to an airport bar and restaurant you'll actually enjoy, we have gathered our favorites in business travel.

Entrepreneur Puts a Revolutionary Spin on Electric Motorcycles

Daniel Kim's startup Lit Motors and its groundbreaking take on the motorcycle has pulled in more than $1 million in angel funding.

Top Franchises in Every Industry

Our list of the franchises that are best in class.

Smartphone-Enabled Car Rental Aims to Make Life Easier

Silvercar is out to make car rental more personal and a lot less of a hassle.

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Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples

A college entrepreneur found a way to take the frustration out of fixing damaged mobile devices.

The $37 Investor: When Publicity Is Worth More Than Cash

A web personality takes six budding startups under his wing and gives them each $37 in financing.

How to Become CFO of Your Life

Why not apply the money principles you use for business to your personal finances?

Understanding 'Big Data' and What It Means to Your Business

There is a lot of information out there and it just keeps growing. Here are the basics of working with big data.

4 Devices for Your Mobile Workforce

Stay on top of business from anywhere with these 4G wireless smartphones, tablets and computers.

The Social Media Rules for CEOs

Twitter, Facebook and Youtube are usually the domain of one of your employees, but if want to get involved, here are the things you should consider.

Online VC Service Lets More Investors Into the Game

FundersClub helps facilitate financing in early-stage companies for small investors who want to make small investments.

NASA-Inspired Technology Boosts Menswear Line

How four MIT students created stylish business clothing from specialized fabrics that breathe, regulate heat, zap moisture and neutralize the bacteria that causes body odor.

Franchises Lead the Mediterranean Food Trend

Mediterranean cuisine may well be the next big thing at American fast-casual restaurants. The staples of the Middle East and Greece are finding a growing niche among consumers --and franchises are leading the way.

The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More

This month we tackle thorny questions about pirates, extreme imitation and angry creditors.

Are Color Trends Important in Product Design?

Color can have a huge emotional impact on customers, but that doesn't mean you need to change your product line to follow trends. Here are the elements of color theory you should consider.

SoLoMo and How It Can Help Your Marketing

The convergence of social media, mobile interactivity and geolocation technology has given rise to a new marketing trend: SoLoMo. The name may be a mouthful, but it could signal the next evolution of local advertising.

Cutting-Edge Startups Leading the Robotic Revolution

With commercial applications that can improve business performance and enhance lifestyles, intelligent machines are making waves in an array of industry sectors -- and startups are leading the charge.

4 Personal-Use Robotics Available Now

More companies are creating robotics for consumer use. Here's a look at four that you can take home today.

8 Companies Leading the Charge for Commercial-Use Robotics

From agriculture to healthcare, these innovative companies are creating robots that have the potential to change lives.

Inside a College Entrepreneur's Unique Coat Check Business

A stolen jacket leads to a big business for an Indiana University grad.

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

Kelly Saxton has spent over 30 years running restaurant franchises, and one thing he's learned is that good employees are crucial to success and should be rewarded.

How Much Confidence Is Too Much?

Being sure of yourself is nice, but thinking that nobody knows better is a mistake.

The Basics of Obamacare

Here are the vitals you need to know about SMBs and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Startup Advice From 7 Successful Entrepreneurs

We spoke with entrepreneurs we admire to cull the single best bit of startup advice they could muster -- and the experiences that led to it.

How The Lash Lounge Franchise Extended its Business

One entrepreneur's inspiring story of how losing her job turned into a booming beauty franchise.

Brooklyn Flea's Innovative Take on an Old Idea

A flea market as restaurant incubator, hipster destination and, yes, great place to find a lamp.

The Travel Entrepreneur of the Year

Robert Deluce's Porter Airlines put a secondary airport back on the map and brought civility back to flying.

4 Notable Travelers Share Their Secrets

We asked frequent travelers, from a White House correspondent to a popular chef, what they love and hate about being constantly away from home.

What You Wanted to Know About Marketing But Forgot to Ask

You know all of the frequently asked marketing questions, what about the important questions no one ever thinks to ask? We've got the answers right here.

A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers

Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.

How to Keep Employees Engaged

The key to developing employees with oomph is communication.

How Much Inventory Does Your Company Need?

Several factors go into deciding how much inventory you need to stock. We take a look at the essential elements to consider.

What Makes a Great Hotel Bar

We take a look at what makes a modern hotel watering hole stand out and pick a few favorites.

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