Monique Henry

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I posted this back in September for Meremade’s Back to School series. We are now well into the school year, but it can be a project for anytime …

How to Use Bleach to Make Your Own Custom T-Shirts

Summer style is all about the t-shirt. Actually, style all year round is pretty t-shirt-friendly, but few things beat a lazy Saturday spent in cutoffs, your favorite tee, and a pair of flip flops. But who says that classic tee has to be plain? Using a bit of bleach, water, and a few basic DIY …

Crisis Mode: How to React Over Social Media

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Social media has become such a part of so many of our lives that we often forget what made it so special in the first place.<p>It wasn’t the power to market to the masses, nor was it the opportunity for people to position themselves as experts in a particular …

To Boost Efficiency, Rethink Company Culture

In this case study, telecom startup Grasshopper explains how rethinking its values helped realign the company's goals, reduce turnover and find the cash to reinvest in itself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this ongoing series, The Fix, we look at real problems faced …

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ideas come in all shapes and sizes. But my experiences and the experiences of my many students have taught me that winning ideas -- ideas that are profitable, quick to license, and inexpensive to venture -- share specific traits. Namely, …

Creating Viral Tweets for Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business<i>, online marketing expert Ted Prodromou offers an easy-to-understand guide to using Twitter that will help small-business owners generate leads and connect with customers. In this edited</i> …

Startup Survival 101: It's All About Relationships That Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs, and members of any small team for that matter, naively assume that the key to their success is hard work, dedication and long hours at the business. In reality, their effectiveness is usually more related to how well …

How to Build a Brand Experience for Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the third in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

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The Importance of Being Confident: 3 Tips to Startup Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At Science, we are fortunate enough to meet hundreds of entrepreneurs each year. And as you might imagine, we sit through a lot of early-stage pitches -- some good, most…horrible. There's no doubt that confidence is often key -- but maybe …

Online Marketing 101: Are You Prone to Shiny Object Syndrome?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't fall victim to Shiny Object Syndrome -- a malady that afflicts many otherwise talented marketers who tend to see new digital channels, trends and buzzwords as silver bullets that will blow away their target audience. I'm frequently …

Going Mobile: Does Your Business Need an App?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the ubiquity of smartphones, it's easy to get caught up in the app hype. But the question is, should you?<p>While there's no doubt that mobile applications can be great for keeping customers engaged with your brand, they aren't right …

Women Entrepreneurs Can Win Larger Contracts Through SBA Set-Aside Program

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Small Business Administration removed the cap on government contracts set aside for women-owned and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses.<p>Before this week, federal government contracts were capped at $6.5 million for …

3 Simple and Creative Alternatives to Using PowerPoint for Presentations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you think about creating business presentations, this first thing that might come to mind is Microsoft's PowerPoint software. But some people find creating and viewing PowerPoint presentations to be tedious or not very engaging.<p>The …

5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better at Running a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners often think of their companies as "families," whether or not relatives work with them. Good mothers and fathers keep families running smoothly, and business owners can learn a few things from the parenting playbook, says …

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Giving away portions of the company you poured your blood, sweat and tears into may be painful. But, as an entrepreneur, selling equity in your startup for cash can be financially beneficial.<p>Many successful startup entrepreneurs follow a …