Entrepreneur magazine
July 2013

July 2013

Entrepreneur | July 2013
July 2013
Entrepreneur Magazine

Best Business Bars

From old-school to trendy and everything in between, here are the best bars for business in some of the best U.S. cities for 'treps.

Why So Many VC Firms Invest in the Same Companies

How to understand venture capital's herd mentality.

3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team

You may have a great idea, but your company's fate depends in large part on the strength of your team.

A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All

Calm.com provides online zen for the stressed.

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What the Crowdfunding Boom Means for Franchising

Will public investments help the franchise world break free from the stranglehold of the credit crunch?

College Startup Offers a Creative Approach to Banish Boring Presentations

Instead of boring slides with bullet points and clip art, Big Fish creates presentations that tell stories and resonate emotionally with viewers.

200 Top Global Franchises

Our top global franchises are primed for growth.

How to Determine Your IT Needs

Business owners and tech pros often have different views on IT needs. Here is how to strike a balance.

3 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

Escape starts with a simple question: What bores you about your business? Your mission is to kill the snooze and ratchet up the excitement.

An Upscale Pawnbroker Offers an Alternative Form of Financing

A men's clothing retailer pawns his Harley-Davidson to keep his store open.

When It Comes to Investing in the Stock Market, Timing Is Everything

A record-high stock market exposes the suckers. Don't be one of them.

Giving Ecommerce a Social Twist

Wanelo is a online community of people who can link to products they like and share them with their friends, via a corkboard-like interface similar to Pinterest.

The Flip-Flops That Help Pay Medical Bills

Hari Mari donates $3 from each pair of flip-flops they sell to hospital units that accept uninsured patients.

Best Western Franchise Owners Give Hotel a $3.5 Million Dinosaur-Themed Makeover

Greg and Meredith Tally, owners of Denver's Best Western Southwest, gave their hotel an unique new look.

Build a Better Understanding of Customers, Get a Competitive Advantage

Creating buyer personas, which include customer demographics and behavior, can be enormously helpful in persuading potential customers to choose you over a competitor.

Everything You Need to Know About B Corporation Certification

A Certified B Corporation is a for-profit business dedicated to social and environmental issues. Here, what the certification entails, and how your own mission-driven startup can benefit.

4 Bluetooth Headsets You Won't Be Embarrassed to Wear

These four devices do more than just free up your hands, they're also crammed with noise-canceling technology, and some are even easy on the eyes.

What You Can Learn From the Simple Brilliance of Chipotle's Design

The fast food Mexican grill franchise sets a standard for modern restaurants.

Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves

The 'Shark Tank' investor and inventor of over 400 products offers her advice to move your product from idea to sales.

Video Conferencing So Easy a 3-Year-Old Can Use It

Zoom brings affordable, full-featured video meetings to small businesses, and created a tablet-based education platform that children can use.

OKCupid Asks Customers to Help Remove Ads From Site

Rather than lose money to customers who had installed ad blockers, the online dating site asks users to donate money to make the site ad-free.

App Makes Creating a Single Page 'Pitch Site' Super Simple

Crushpath's easy-to-use software connects social media feeds and Salesforce software into one convenient package.

Designer Tents Bring Cool to the Campsite

FieldCandy tents have offbeat graphics such as a block of cheese, leopard print and bubble wrap.

Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats

Sea Tow is a family-run company with nearly 200,000 members and 100 U.S. and international franchise locations, helping seafarers in lakes and oceans across the world.

The Ethics Coach on Dealing With Backstabbing

What to do when someone you trust betrays you and how to address a competitor who cops to unethical behavior.

7 Essential Tools for Working on the Road

The modern office is wherever you happen to be. Here's how to take your work with you and seven tools to help you get it done.

Website That Benefits Both Musicians and Fans

Bandcamp simplifies music sales by handling all the back-end functions that enable artists to sell online without being forced into pricing structures.

The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time

Energy levels rise and dip every 90 minutes, here is how to make the most of your time.

The Disrupters 2013: The Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing Their Industries

Prepare to do things differently. These entrepreneurs are bringing big ideas that are shaking up seven major industries.

Saving the World With Fertilizer

BeeSafe Organic Lawn Care is scaling up organic fertilizer for commercial and institutional use.

A New Way to Rent a Car

Two San Francisco-based startups, RelayRides and Getaround, have teamed up to create a new kind of car-rental company -- one that allows car owners to rent out their vehicles.

The Revolution Will Be Texted

Celly builds mobile social networks that can be accessed by any cell phone, unlocking possibilities for group communication during social and political protests.

Transforming the Video Game World

Julie Uhrman has created Ouya, an affordable, open-source console that can access a robust online gaming library.

Revolutionizing the Way We Watch TV and Movies

HitBliss, an online streaming site, allows users to pay for movies and TV shows with cash earned from watching ads.

The Entrepreneur Who Will Change Your Mobile Phone Bill

Republic Wireless is a $19-per-month voice, text and data service that relies on Wi-Fi as its primary network.

The Stylish Headphone Company That's Turning Heads

Frends has transformed a way to listen to music into a must-have women's fashion accessory.

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on the Importance of Disruptors

When you disrupt, you are rebelling and flying in the face of reason. And who doesn't want to be a rebel?

The Real Value of Making Your Workplace Safe

What costs go into a safe work environment, and how important is it, really?

In New Venture, Bonobos Co-Founder Reimagines the Way Men Shop

Brian Spaly's latest venture, Trunk Club, bucks conventional retail models.

Flint and Tinder: A Case Study in American-Made Underwear

What retailers can learn from this innovative men's underwear company.

The Man Behind the Hoodie That Started the Made-In-the-USA Apparel Movement

American Giant is pushing the boundaries of Made in the USA, honing domestic manufacturing of its beloved hoodies--and more.

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