Rachael Harralson

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How To Launch Anything

Starting From Scratch<p>In July 2012, my blog had 100 subscribers. Two months later, I made $12,500 in sales in just one day. It turns out that you can …

A Photographer Imagines Secret Worlds Inside Our Computers

Mark Crummett uses circuit boards, discarded motherboards, and tiny figurines to elaborate on what goes on in our machines.<p>Up to 90% of Americans, according to a recent poll, own a computer or computerized gadget, but few of us actually know what’s going on inside those sleek steel shells. If it …

Anachronistic

3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If not the quarterly tax filing slog, it's often said that the worst part of being an entrepreneur is maneuvering around legal hurdles. Not only is it a necessary evil, it can also set you back a pretty penny.<p>While sometimes paying hefty …

Hacking

7 Tips for Writing Better Business Copy

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Even good writers make mistakes, from obvious repeats to subtle misspellings. It means we're human.<p>If you're like most writers, you're probably making common blunders on a regular basis. Don't lose heart. Awareness is half the battle: By becoming alert to …

Creative Writing

Why 'You' May Be Standing in the Way of Your Company's Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Lost funding, bad breakups, job losses. We’ve all faced bumps in the road that are beyond our control. But the vocabulary we use to deal with them -- clichés like "life is hard," "people are fake" or "business is difficult" -- can windup …

Self-improvement

3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The founder of Bit Music, an internet radio startup, found himself deadlocked with a top executive of mass-media giant Zorin Industries Entertainment Group. It was their third meeting. Zorin was interested in becoming a client of Bit …

Startups

How Your Attitude Can Win You Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While great products can attract business, your attitude determines whether customers buy from you or not. In sales, you must make a commitment to first making sure you and your employees have a positive attitude before you focus on …

Employment

9 Ways to Build Your Pinterest Audience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Karen Tiber Leland’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>If you're looking to be highly proactive in increasing your Pinterest following, here are …

Infographics

How Website Optimization Helped a Small-Business Owner Bounce Back From Debt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sonny and Ami Ahuja founded their Racine, Wis. retail perfume business in 1996 and, over the course of a decade, built it to five locations around the state. However, online competition that undercut prices by as much as 50 percent, …

Small Business

Kickstarting: A Sharpie-Wielding Robot That Teaches Kids To Program

Want to teach kids to program? Give them a robot buddy.<p>His eyes are wide, like ET’s or Johnny Five’s. His skin mimics the indestructible plastic found in LEGO. Even his name sounds like a beloved pet. Sparki may be a complex Arduino robot, but he’s (he looks like a he) has been designed from the …

Robotics

Amazing Vintage Library Ads

What happens when the earnest enthusiasm of the 1950’s is mixed with library poster campaigns to promote reading? These colorful and amazing vintage …