Entrepreneur magazine
June 2013

June 2013

Entrepreneur | June 2013
June 2013
Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur's 100 Brilliant Companies -- 2013

Companies that are identifying and solving the problems we face every day.

Analytics Platform Focuses on the Only Stat That Matters: Revenue

Mixpanel offers a Revenue Analytics tool that allows businesses to measure a customer's "lifetime value."

The Unique Challenges and Benefits of Multi-Unit Franchising

Multi-unit franchising holds its own set of challenges, from delegating to simply having the patience and drive needed to scale. Here, some advice from those who have been through it, and are thriving.

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.

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3 Simple Questions That Can Derail Your Reputation

Reaching out for help is a good thing, as long as you remember to respect other people's time, relationships and expertise.

Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings

San Francisco startup 42Floors makes the process of leasing an office for your growing company simple.

A Startup Brings High-Tech Sports Analytics to School Teams

The online video and analytics platform Krossover analyzes plays for high school and college teams.

Startup Offers a Digital Take on Art for Your Home

PIxeled app lets users send images and animation to framed displays on their walls.

From Brain Injury to Inspiring Entrepreneur

Greg Marischen opened his Brain Balance Achievement Center franchise after physical and occupational therapy changed his life.

An Online Platform That Simplifies Investor Relations

Gust gives startups access to potential accredited investors, and allows investors to manage their deals on a secure platform.

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.

The Advantages of a Closed Social Network for Your Business

Creating a social network just for your employees can allow information to move more freely.

The Ethics Coach on Conflicts of Interest and Personal Tasks

We tackle the ethical dilemmas of getting insider information, and asking your assistant to complete items on your personal to-do list.

Think Coffee Provides a New Model for Sustainable Businesses

The New York-based coffee company puts farmers and their communities first.

Top Food Franchises of 2013

Restaurants or other food-related businesses represent a large portion of our franchise 500 ranking. Here is a list of the 122 food-related companies by category.

Unique Theme Gives Sandwich Franchise a Boost

Scott Jenning's marijuana-themed sandwich business, Cheba Hut, goes beyond the gimmick to win over customers.

The Company Giving Common Objects a Sleek New Design

Slice aims to make everyday items both nicer to look at and easier to use.

Manage Email With a Simple Swipe

The mailbox app lets users schedule, delete and archive messages with a simple swipe.

4 Laptops Powerful and Fast Enough to Run Your Business

These full-size laptops have large screens, full-size keyboards and powerful operating systems.

How a Study Abroad Program Led 2 College Entrepreneurs to a New Idea in Social Networking

SociaLink is an app that uses Bluetooth for instant, in-person connections on multiple social networks simultaneously.

Answers to Your Important Content Marketing Questions

Our content-marketing guru tackles more queries about Twitter, Facebook, blogging and finding time to fit it all in.

The Benefits of Belonging to a CEO Group

How joining an executive peer group can help you better manage your businesses.

A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It

Frustrated by the lack of access to startup capital, three serial entrepreneurs lobbied Congress to legalize crowdfund investing -- and won.

Can Ignoring Clients Boost Your Sales?

A tech company sees gains by turning its attention away from 60 percent of clients.

The Man Making Jet Packs Possible

Flying high with a water-powered jet pack can now be a reality for thrill-seeking tourists thanks to Raymond Li's invention.

The Serial Entrepreneur Who Is Tackling E-Waste With EcoATMs

Automated kiosks that buy back used electronics aim to ease the electronic waste burden and put cash in consumers' pockets.

The Real Power of Health Insurance

Health insurance isn't a nice perk, it's a requirement for anyone choosing to go it alone as an entrepreneur.

A Privacy App That Ensures Personal Data Really Disappears

Wickr gives users the ability to send self-destructing files securely and anonymously.

The Company Leading the Future of Farming

Modern Meadow aims to combine 3-D printing and tissue engineering to meet the world's demand for beef and leather.

The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country

Napa Valley tastemakers are giving traditional wine sellers a run for their money.

A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple

KISSmetrics has crunched customer data for AOL, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other major companies.

GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software

The online hosting service makes it easy for millions of developers to create and share software projects.

3 Team-Building Activities That Can Build Trust

When trust is on the line, these adventures can help strengthen your team in new ways.

An Analytics Platform That Has Mastered Sports Predictions

NumberFire has built data models that have outdone the experts at ESPN.

In Dangerous Jobs, Trust Is Vital

When your employees are risking their lives, building trust from the first day is even more important.

Why Transparency Is Essential to a Trusting Staff

Transparent businesses not only have more loyal employees, but better brainstorming sessions and more productivity.

What Airline and Hotel Alliances Mean for Loyal Customers

Tips on how to make the most of rewards programs, and an insider's look at what your loyalty points really mean.

How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable.

A Mobile App That Makes Hailing a Taxi Easier and More Efficient

No more waiting for a ride. Hailo aims to connect passengers and taxis within two minutes in cities all over the world.

MakerBot's 3-D Printers Lead the Hardware Revolution

Smaller, less expensive 3-D printers are unlocking the ability for more people to be part of the maker movement.

The Startup Bringing Video Games into the Real World

The video game of the future just might remind you of toys of the past. Sifteo cubes give tactile appeal to technology.

How to Streamline Your Company's Purchasing

Cutting waste and streamlining your purchasing procedures can have a big effect on your business efficiency.

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