Denise Nohales

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Cupcakes & Cashmere

New in the Shop<p>Back in L.A. for two quick days before our next adventure! After a weekend visiting family in San Diego (comprised mostly of …

Siblings

The Worst Product Flops of 2013: 24/7 Wall St.

24/7 Wall St.: For every hot product launch this year, there has also been a high-profile launch that was a miserable failure. Many of these failures have involved great resources — including hundreds of hours of research and development and millions of dollars in marketing and advertising …

How to Set Your Brand Up For Success

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the sixth in the series "Live Your Brand" in which branding expert Melanie Spring takes us along on her three-week road trip across the country to meet innovative entrepreneurs whose experiences offer lessons</i> …

Farm-to-table

9 Steps to Becoming a Great Writer

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young engineer fresh out of grad school, my first job included writing a specification for a product I designed. The product worked fine. The spec, on the other hand, was unreadable. After reviewing a draft, my boss threw …

Writing

Starbucks' $450 Metal Gift Cards Expected to Sell Out in Minutes

2 min read<p>Starbucks has a Christmas present for the coffee lover who has everything: a $450 metal gift card.<p>But you need to be quick if you want to share the gift of Starbucks: the coffee chain is only selling 1,000 of the uber-expensive stocking stuffers.<p>This is the second year that Starbucks is …

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Meet the Top 5 Angel Investors of 2013 (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's been a very busy year for 2013's top five angel investors.<p>According to data compiled by equity crowdfunding platform Fundable and entrepreneurship advocate Empact, these heavyweights have made more than 165 individual …

Angel Investors

This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

3 min read<p>If you didn't already know, journalists are saps for snark. Alas, we just can’t help ourselves: Party-game retailer Cards Against Humanity raised its prices on Black Friday just for the heck of it. Yes, you read that correctly – raised them. And it sold more games than last year.<p>Luring …

Cards Against Humanity

Attention, Apple Shoppers: You're Being Followed

2 min read<p>Behold our retail Christmas future? Perhaps.<p>Apple officially activated iBeacon today, meaning customers in all 254 of its U.S. stores can be tracked – with their permission – and sent notifications as they shop.<p>The iBeacon feature, which was designed for IOS 7, utilizes Bluetooth …

Apple Store

10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know (Infographic)

2 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>We all know that when we give a presentation or speak in front of a group, not only are our words important, but the body language that accompanies them.<p>Your words may give the audience one message while your body sends quite another.<p>As if getting …

Public Speaking

Why Discounts Are a Trick

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know a secret don’t you? You know that when customers walk through their favorite department store this holiday season and see signs like “20% Off!” or “Marked Down 40%!” they’ll think they’re getting a bargain. But you know …

Customers

How This Blogger Turned Her Hobby Into a Full-Time Job and Scored Millions of Fans

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Emily Schuman, the blogger behind popular lifestyle website Cupcakes and Cashmere, hit a million page views in a month, she knew it was time to quit her 9-to-5 job, and devote all her time to the blog. It turned out to be a …

Marketing

How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company without any funding is certainly a daunting prospect.<p>There are so many necessary expenses, not to mention the things you really want to splurge on. After all, you want the best for your company, don't …

Living Rooms

10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, I can tell you that starting, running and building a business goes well beyond skill, dedication and knowledge. Entrepreneurs and other business leaders must have tons of creativity for remaining relevant, …

Creativity

Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses that use Square's credit-card reader to process payments are in for a treat, as the company released an upgraded version today that's twice as thin as its predecessor and promises to read swipes more accurately.<p>One of …

Magnetism

8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few.<p>According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. Most people in wealthy …

Time Management

8 Event Marketing Tips From a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Producer

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What does it take to turn a well-branded event into a highly-anticipated piece of programming? While the event marketing and production industries have undergone their fair share of changes to keep up with technology, the truth …

Marketing

Why Building a Personal Brand Isn't for Everyone

Before you throw yourself into the social media whirl, you need to determine whether your taking a personal or corporate approach.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides</i> …

Public Relations

Building a Sustainable Brand -- One Thoughtful Step at a Time

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In December 2011, Kayce White began selling her handmade, all-natural cleaning products at craft fairs around Brooklyn, N.Y. Within a year, her company, HAVEN Sustainable Home Goods, scrambled to fulfill the company’s first …

Selling

The Golden Rule of Starting Up: Product-Market Fit

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You can have a million-dollar idea, but if people aren't going to buy your product or service, it is worthless. To succeed, your concept must have a group of customers that want your product and will buy into it, a notion known …

Product Management

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

3 min read<p>Men should know better than to make disparaging comments about women’s bodies. That’s just not ever ok. And if you are the male founder of a yoga apparel company, then you had really better know better.<p>Chip Wilson didn’t. And so now he’s out.<p>Vancouver-based Lululemon today announced that …

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5 Year-End Tax Tips to Get You Ready for 2014

3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>The holidays are a busy season for small business owners—and that’s a good thing—but they still need to take the time to do some tax planning so they are ready to meet the tax man in the spring.<p>Here are five tips to help you close out your …

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Why Our Growing American Affluence Should Be Celebrated, Not Condemned

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The way most of the media depicts it, there are about 1 percent of the country making all the money and putting their feet up on the arched backs of the rest of the 99 percent.<p>This never sat well with me, since <i>Entrepreneur</i> has …

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Finding Growth By Changing Your Mindset

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a long-held secret in Silicon Valley that is starting to leak out. If you look around at some of the newest billion-dollar companies, you’ll find that most of them haven’t reached those heights through traditional …

Marketing

Young Women Are Earning Almost as Much as Men for First Time Ever

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Young women entering the workforce can expect to be paid almost as much as the guys around them. The playing field still isn’t entirely level, but it's flatter than it's ever been. How close are we? In 2012, women between the …

Demographics

This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world can be a pretty dirty place. Civilizations have struggled for centuries to combat dirt and germs. Now, a new technology aims to help clean up the world -- literally.<p>One of the most important things to keeping people …

Developing Countries

How WestJet Won Christmas With the Best Publicity Stunt Ever

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While other companies mark down prices or put big inflatable Rudolphs outside their offices for the holidays, WestJet decided to market itself for Christmas by actually showing us what Christmas is all about.<p>WestJet, the …

WestJet

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

Find out how the presence or absence of just one critical habit can determine your business success or failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Self-improvement

We Test It: Evernote Smart Notebooks by Moleskine

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Each month, Field Test columnist and contributing editor Jenna Schnuer tries out gadgets and services designed to simplify life on the road.</i><p>There are only a few apps to which I’m absolutely devoted and atop that list sits …

Productivity

Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some Shops

2 min read<p>How 'bout a low-fat, pumpkin spice latte… with bubbles? Soon, you may have a new add-on for your favorite Starbucks order, as the coffee chain is allowing customers in stores in Atlanta and Austin, Texas, to carbonate a selection of coffee and tea beverages.<p>The stores have served as …

Coffee