In 1997, the magazine launched its website, Entrepreneur.com, which has now expanded to include features, contests and other publications and spin-offs. The website receives more than six million unique visitors each month.
Each year, Entrepreneur lists its top 500 franchise companies based on a submission and review process. 2013 marks the list's 34th anniversary.
College Entrepreneur of 2012: Bryan Silverman, founder of Star Toilet Paper
Top Entrepreneurship Programs
In collaboration with the Princeton Review, Entrepreneur lists the Princeton Review's annual ranking of the 50 best entrepreneurship programs in the United States. Each year, the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs are ranked based on surveys and data analysis of schools.
Other Publications and Spin-offs
Entrepreneur publishes the Entrepreneur StartUps Magazine, available through subscription and on newsstands.
The magazine publishes a blog, which is managed by a dedicated online staff.
It is also published in digital editions through its mobile apps available on iOS, Android, Kindle and Nook devices.
In 1999, YoungEntrepreneur.com was created as a spin-off of Entrepreneur.com. It is an online forum and provides resources for young entrepreneurs and startup founders.
In 2010, Entrepreneur launched SecondAct.com, which is targeted towards an older audience. It is aimed at people who want "major change in their lives", according to Ryan Shea, the corporate publisher and vice president of Entrepreneur Media Inc.
In early 2013, the magazine company announced a partnership with Mimvi, Inc. to launch TrepLabs™, an app discovery program for mobile app developers.
Entrepreneur publishes books for small business people, through its Entrepreneur Press division, featuring a backlist of over 200 titles in categories such as franchising, wealth building, startups, sales and marketing, and home businesses. The books are available at the magazine's online bookstore. Authors can submit book proposals online.
In 2006, unusual web traffic measurements led to allegations that Entrepreneur.com used pop-ups to artificially boost its number of "readers".
The company has been involved in many lawsuits regarding its trademark on the word 'entrepreneur', suing a wide variety of entities for using the word. The trademark has generally attracted criticism for being on a commonly used word for which there is no substitute, and the aggressiveness with which it is applied has been noted as somewhat ironic; Business Week asked "why would the publisher of Entrepreneur magazine be bullying entrepreneurs?"
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