Just call us wily
WELL, YOU GOT ME with “wily” on the cover of
your May issue (“Start a business for nothing:
Four wily entrepreneurs reveal tips, strategies
and free resources”). I read it on a plane. Damn
fine read. Really engaging and informative rag.
Nice work. I read it cover to cover—and all because of the word “wily.”
Steve Rosenfield, via text
What a kick “NEVER IN A million years could I have imagined my- self on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine. Not my teachers or parents, either. A milk carton, maybe.” —Tom Atencio, vice president of Affliction Clothing in Seal Beach, Calif., in the May issue of Orange Coast magazine
In defense of Flash
MIKAL BELICOVE’S COLUMN (“Coolness has its price: Seven reasons to avoid using
Flash on your website,” May) was a huge insult to all Flash developers and people
who sell Flash websites.
I work for T8Webware, selling custom-built Flash websites to banks across the
nation. Eighty-five of the top 100 websites in the U.S. use Flash. Flash is installed in
over 97 percent of PCs in the U.S. After the initial load of a Flash site, the load time is
equivalent to an HTML site. And, of course, many of the most popular sites we all visit
require the latest version of Flash: Hulu, Facebook, ESPN, National Geographic. And,
finally, Google has been indexing Flash websites for more than two years.
’Trep of the
LAST MONTH we sent out a call to our Facebook fans: The first person to send us their
picture reading Entrepreneur in front of the
White House wins a free one-year subscription to the magazine. Three weeks later, 45 of you had responded and we had a winner:
Rusty Luhring, founder and CEO of Survival Ware, who rode his bike from Alexandria, Va.,
just to take this shot. Now the hunt is on for July’s winner. Check out our Facebook page
for the secret locale: Facebook.com/EntMagazine
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THREAD OF THE
What was your most brilliant idea?
Nicole Murray, via Facebook
So far, my new boating product. Rave reviews from the boating community!
Frank DeBlasi, via Facebook
Saving people money in a troubled economy.
Kris Wagner Wittenberg, via Facebook
Deciding to put “Be Good to People” on
a T-shirt (and trademark it).
31Projects, via Twitter
Bringing 2gthr SMBs & top students
through mktplace 4 consulting projects.
Ryan Hoffman, via Facebook
Created an on-site garden for growing
veggies and herbs on the roof and used it
for training and community outreach.
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