Merrie H. Han

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Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players</i> <i>is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>Running a pet retail stores is enough to keep any person …

Entrepreneurship

5 Strategies for Communicating When You Don't Even Like to Talk

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stereotypical entrepreneur talks to everyone easily, but introverts need not be discouraged. Reticence does not doom you to failure.<p>Social science finds at least a third, and maybe half, the population is introverted. Successful …

Personality

The 7 Musts of Customer Service on Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media has enabled both consumers and brands to have a shared voice and interact on a public stage, creating a balance that addresses the wants and needs of both.<p>Think it’s easy to leverage social media to provide customer service …

Customer Experience

Boston, Baltimore Seeking to Become Hubs for Ed-Tech Startups - Market Brief

<i>By guest blogger Danielle Wilson</i><p>Baltimore and Boston are cities with their own distinct economic identities, but they share something in common: They …

Career and Technical Education Gains Ground in Many States - Market Brief

<b>UPDATED</b><p>States are approving policies to promote career and technical education at a rapid pace, often encouraging businesses and industries to help …

Cat Butt Coasters

The next time you wake up and smell the coffee, you can also look down and see a cat butt as you rest your mug on one of these inspired Cat Butt Coasters by Shanna Compton of Hooks + Balls.<p>Each butt is handcrafted with care; made from 100% cotton yarn and acrylic felt. These materials help absorb …

The Truth About Multitasking, Once and For All

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to hear something funny? I can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. That’s right, I really can’t. I always end up biting my lip or my tongue. Granted, I do that sort of thing all the time – even when I’m asleep or just sitting and …

Time Management

3 Apps That Can Give You a Dose of Inspiration

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There comes a time in every entrepreneur’s life when they need a little kick of inspiration. If you’re feeling your resolutions starting to wear down with the realities of daily life, it might be time to consider some motivational …

Apps

Online Tutoring Should Be Convenient and Cost-Effective

<i>Today's blog marks my 100th post for "Education Futures." I would like to thank Education Week for all of the their support, and my fellow "education</i> …

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14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of …

Entrepreneurship

Hiring Advice for Startups: What You Need to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most business owners don’t do a good job hiring new employees the first time. They often wait too long or hire somebody without the necessary skills to help their business move forward. Both situations can end up being a costly mistake …

Employment

MBA or Accelerator: What's Right for an Aspiring Entrepreneur?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a 40-year-old living in a suburb of Washington, D.C., married with two kids, and I can’t write code. I spent my career flying airplanes in the military. I would not show up as a likely first-time tech entrepreneur on anyone’s radar.<p>I …

Entrepreneurship

Weigh the Pluses, Minuses of Hiring an MBA Admissions Consultant

With acceptance rates at the most elite business schools ranging from 6.8 to 21.6 percent, a growing number of MBA hopefuls are relying on the …

How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

Conventional wisdom says that assertive people get ahead. They tell people what they think, request the resources they need, ask for raises, and don’t take no for an answer. So what are non-assertive people supposed to do if their company’s culture rewards these actions? If you’re shy or reserved, …

Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Obama wants to bolster the skill sets of your future employees.<p>In a speech at a community college in Pennsylvania today, the President will announce he is devoting $600 million to a pair of grant programs designed to train the …

Employment

10 Tools for Chipping Away at the Cost of College

Learn Where to Find College Scholarship Money<p>The cost of a college education continues to grow, leaving students and families turning to scholarships …

College & University

How To Print From Your iPad or iPhone

Have you ever been browsing Safari on your iPad or iPhone and found something you would like to have a print copy of? Or maybe you're doing work on your iDevice using Pages or Numbers and need to print the document. Using a wireless network, you can print from your iDevice.<p>There are three ways to …

Apps

The Key to Lasting Behavioral Change: Think Goal, Not Tactic

<i>Why can’t I force myself to go to the gym before work? Get my high-priority work done</i> before <i>I check my email? Stop letting my expense reports pile up? Why am I so bad at changing?</i><p>Even the most motivated people can get stuck, frustrated, and lose hope during the process of behavioral change. As a …

This Map Shows The Most Educated States In America

New data from comparison shopping platform FindTheBest shows the states with the highest percentage of college-educated residents. Unsurprisingly, the nation's capital ranked highest with approximately 50% of locals holding a four year degree.<p>As for an <i>actual</i> state, Massachusetts reigned supreme …

College & University

What You Need To Know If Community College Is Your Backup Plan

Students expecting to attend a community college as their back up plan may be sorely surprised when denied admission. While community colleges try to keep admission open to everyone, high-demand community colleges may have a limited capacity due to funding, says David Baime, Senior Vice President, …

An Easy Sleeve for Summer Sweaters

I enjoy knitting sweaters and tops, but I will admit that I’m not a huge fan of knitting sleeves. For one thing, I always seem to knit one a few rows …

HomeMade Modern DIY Hanging Garden

This HomeMade Modern DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>1138<p>5957

Tutorial: Hot pan or skillet handle cover

Deby from So Sew Easy shows how to make a handle cover for a hot pan or skillet. These covers have padding on the inside to protect your hand from a …