Each week, our editors round up the most compelling entrepreneurial news and advice. Here are this week’s highlights.
Startup of the Week: Onswipe
Introducing a new weekly column, called Startup of the Week, that will—you guessed it—spotlight a different startup each week. This week’s pick: Tablet publishing platform Onswipe Plus: Read more on startups.
Using Foursquare to Drive Repeat Business
A marketing platform that brings in new customers, drives repeat business and costs absolutely nothing to use sounds too good to be true, but as 500,000-plus local merchants already know, these are just a few of the marketing objectives that can be achieved with foursquare. Plus: Get more tech tips.
TED’s Founder on Reinventing the Conference
In an effort to connect the technology, entertainment and design industries, Richard Saul Wurman launched his first TED conference in 1984—without podiums, long speeches, panels or dress codes. Plus: Read more on innovation.
5 Things Small Businesses Can Learn From Jeremy Lin
Lin’s success goes way beyond the court. With over 311,000 Twitter followers and nearly 550,000 Facebook likes, there are a few lessons we can all learn from the latest basketball star to earn VIP status. Plus: Read more on improving your work ethic.
The Real Reason Small Businesses Struggle to Get Credit
The economy may have started showing signs of recovery toward the end of 2011, but small businesses were more likely to be rejected by lenders, according to a new report. Plus: Get more small-business news.
How to Figure Out the Actual Cost of Your Employees
Hiring tends to be more expensive than expected. Here's how to figure out what it will really cost your business. Plus: Get more hiring tips.