Lillian White

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Ask an Expert: Entrepreneurs, social media is key

<b>Q: Steve – I heard you on the radio say that "word of mouth today is actually word of click." Can you elaborate what you mean by that? -- Ellie</b><p>A: Long-time readers of this column know that I don't mind sharing stories of my dad, the carpet store entrepreneur, both to illustrate old-school ways that …

Duke Energy names new CEO

CINCINNATI -- Duke Energy Corp. has its first female chief executive – an Ohio native who was tabbed as a rising star early in her career as an audit assistant for a Cincinnati accounting firm.<p>The Charlotte-based gas and electric utility said Tuesday that its board of directors has elected Lynn …

529 plan: Great tool for your kid's education

There's little that you can be sure of in this crazy economic environment, but one thing that seems certain is that most kids need a college degree to get ahead – and that their college degree is going to cost a pretty penny to obtain.<p>According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the …

Tightrope: Aggravating client? Time to part ways

My friend Marta and I met last Friday for dinner. She wanted to talk about her week, all of it bad, she said. It started out with an irate, time consuming, late-paying client showing up at her office unexpected. And it ended with an employee not showing up for work and a friend who wanted to borrow …

Ask Matt: 401(k) plans a good deal, even with fees

<i>USA TODAY markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. To submit a question, e-mail Matt at mkrantz@usatoday.com.</i><p><b>Q: Is my 401(k) provider ruining my retirement portfolio?</b><p><b>A:</b> Saving for retirement is up there with visiting the dentist as something people know they …

Walmart drops Paula Deen

While Caesars, the Food Network and Smithfield Foods have dropped her, at least nine companies are voicing their support for Paula Deen.<p>Paula Deen's appearance on the <i>Today</i> show is being gobbled up and commented on more than any turkey dinner the celeb chef has fixed for a Thanksgiving …

GM promotes quality chief after stellar ratings

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has given the woman in charge of vehicle quality a big promotion, amid signs that customers are starting to notice GM's product improvements.<p>As the company continues early production of its important new full-size pickup trucks, Akerson has elevated Alicia Boler-Davis …

How to pick the best life insurance policy

In the wake of the Great Recession, many Americans struggled simply to pay the bills instead of building their nest eggs.<p>Now that the economy is looking up and more jobs are out there, however, people are paying closer attention to their savings and retirement plans — and that includes life …

Millennials' ball-and-chain: Student loan debt

For many 20- and 30-somethings, paying off the cost of college takes priority. Marriage, a house and family will have to wait.<p>Shayna Pilnick, 28, would like to buy an apartment but can't afford a mortgage.<p>Jacqueline Mannino, 23, and her boyfriend, Benjamin Prowse, 26, want to get married.<p>Jacob …

Many economists line up behind Fed on outlook

Most economists surveyed by USA TODAY say economic growth will not be slowed by the Federal Reserve's market-rattling announcement last week that it will likely rein in its extraordinary stimulus this year.<p>Well over half of the economists surveyed said growth will not be reduced if the Fed begins …

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The 10 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live After Graduation (Infographic)

As many aspiring entrepreneurs gird for their college graduations, the idea of starting up, as well as starting a new life in perhaps a different city can be daunting.<p>As an entrepreneur, much goes into the question of where to live and set up shop. Among other things, you'll probably want to locate …

You can tell a lot about the health of your body simply by looking at your face

You can tell a lot about the health of your body simply by looking at your face. Parts of the face correspond directly to different parts of the body (internal organs). The location of acne spots on your face can give you an indication of their underlying cause. By analyzing where you get pimples and “mapping” where acne pops up, you can help prevent zits from forming.<p>Zones 1&3<br>Traditionally, this zone is regarded as the “sister” to the bladder and digestive system. If you breakout frequently in …

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How Retailers Can Recruit and Retain Millennials (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own a retail business, you likely have trouble recruiting and keeping Millennials. While part-time retail jobs may be popular among students, new research from the National Retail Federation (NRF) shows that four out of five young …

Beyond Smartphones: Mobile Innovation That Could Change the Way You Do Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad were revolutionary mobile products that changed how people communicate and access information, entertainment and services. Since then, similar slab-style smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous. This doesn't …

I Screwed Up: How 3 Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fran Tarkenton, the football-pro-turned-businessman, tasted failure straight out of the entrepreneurship gate. "When I was 27, a lawyer friend told me he could help me start a business, and he could run it, and I should use my money," …

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As if making the transition from student life to the working world wasn't hard enough.<p>In March, the unemployment rate among 18- to 29-year-olds was 11.7 percent, more than four percentage points higher than the national average of 7.6 …

How to Protect Your Business From Personal Legal Trouble

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, I had a client get in a car accident that was clearly his fault. The other driver and passengers were seriously injured and the claims are going to be in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. What makes the situation more …

Why Future Entrepreneurs Should Invest in College

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Go to college or not go to college? As an aspiring entrepreneur, this is a particularly tricky question -- especially as the deadline for enrollment at many U.S. universities looms.<p>A college degree isn't necessarily required to be a …

10 Phrases You Should Never Say Out Loud

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>It's a good thing I'm not a jargon police officer. If I were, I'd send out arrest warrants, fines, citations -- anything I could to get people to ditch certain trite words and phrases.<p>As a business owner, try to steer clear of these buzzwords when speaking …

How Young Entrepreneurs Can Rein in Their 'Toxic' Emotions

When it comes to dealing with toxic emotions and overheated outbursts, few have more stories than Ken Lindner. As agent to media personalities like the Today Show's Matt Lauer, Mario Lopez of <i>Saved By the Bell</i> fame and <i>Dateline</i>‘s Lester Holt, Lindner has soothed his fair share of flared tempers.<p>He …

2 Common Mistakes Made by New Business Owners

Running a successful business hinges on your ability to make smart decisions while avoiding mistakes. When many launch their business, they sometimes …

Small Business

10 Ways to Stay Happy as an Entrepreneur

At last week’s The Next Web Conference it was interesting to hear how entrepreneurs are changing their goals.<p>At previous events we would often hear about monetization, scalability and the Long Tail. Starting at last year’s event, entrepreneurs seemed to give more attention to building 100 year …

Marketing Through Teaching

The world of marketing is a rather strange beast. For centuries business owners around the world have utilized many different marketing methods to …

Marketing

Overcoming The Biggest Challenge In Business: Your Own Insecurity

I was struck this week by something Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul and Shark Tank expert, recently said.<p>In an interview, she noted that her biggest business challenge hasn’t been her competition. It’s been her own insecurity—the little voice inside her own head telling her “you’re stupid”—an …

8 Things Really Successful People Do | Inc.com

Most people claim to want success. But not everyone is willing to do the hard work and the smart work to get there. Often opportunities present themselves and because people are distracted, they miss them or give up on them before things fully develop.<p>Truly successful people don't leave much to …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Promote Your Business

There are many ways in which an entrepreneur can create a healthy buzz and get the public excited about their brand and service. But sometimes we get …

Small Business