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How SaaS start-ups are going wrong with growth and on-boarding

<i>aka “How to increase customer LTV for only $5 and 15 minutes.”.</i><p>I am a big supporter of SaaS start-ups; in fact, I’ve paid for dozens of subscriptions …

After U.S.-Africa summit, 'hard work' ahead

WASHINGTON — With this week's unprecedented U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit meeting here, Africans and Americans took a big first step toward a future of stronger economic ties.<p>But it will require hard work and dedicated leaders to keep people committed to Africa's advancement, says Ghana's Minister of …

The Only 8 Numbers You Need To Do Math

Mathematicians often represent numbers in a line. Pick a point on the line, and this represents a number.<p>At the end of the day, though, almost all of the numbers that we use are based on a handful of extremely important numbers that sit at the foundation of all of math.<p>What follows are the eight …

Mathematics

9 Awesome Black Women Tech Founders to Watch

These nine entrepreneurs are changing the face of tech.<p>According to a report by the Center for Women's Business Research, black women are part of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country, growing at a rate of 191.4% from 1997 to 2007. Yet few are founders of scalable tech-enabled …

Women of Color

How to Tell Your Company's Story

A well-honed founding story can help you connect with investors, employees, and consumers -- and, with any luck, keep them listening.<p>Sara Blakely had her product--an undergarment that smoothed the contours of a woman's body, making clothes more flattering and comfortable. But she had yet to make …

How A Trillion-Dollar Market Remains Hidden In Plain Sight

<i>Editor’s note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital and an investor in Lending Club, Motif Investing, AdRoll, DogVacay, Lending Home and OnDeck.</i><p>Remember the hidden cash craze? Someone was hiding money all over cities, leaving people to find it on their own. It got a lot of …

Yoga & Music Festivals, Classes, Studios & Apparel

10 Yoga Poses for a Strong Back

With New Year's Eve parties and winter vacations to warm destinations right around the corner, who doesn’t want a stronger, more sculpted back to …

7 Easy Steps to Starting Your Home Yoga Practice Today

Starting your own home practice can seem daunting, confusing and awkward. But instead of using that as an excuse, let's embrace it.<p>Here are seven steps that will make starting your own yoga practice today far easier than you thought:<p><b>1. Just start.</b><p>A home yoga practice isn't just for those who are …

Yoga

REPORT: 'Russians' Behind Huge JPMorgan Cyberattack

And they believe Russians with at least loose connections to the country's government are behind the attack, according to a new report from The New York Times.<p>JP Morgan revealed Thursday that as many as 76 million households and 7 million small businesses may have had private data compromised in …

How best-of-breed apps can topple the enterprise monopoly

As soon as the cloud began to gain traction, it was clear that traditional business tools were no longer going to enjoy the easy dominance that had become the status quo. Yet while SaaS adoption has more than quintupled since 2011, enterprise software is still held mostly by the old guard — …

Grow Your Business a Thousandfold in One Year With Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to grow business revenue a thousandfold in one year? Commit yoursef to writing more and invest in content marketing. Here's how to do it:<p>I came up with the idea of starting a blog before <i>blog</i> was even a word. When blogging software …

Marketing

10 Things 'Shark Tank' Investors Look For

Are you really ready to dive into the Shark Tank? Don't go blindly. If you want to swim with the sharks, you need to know how they hunt.<p>You don't need to score a spot on <i>Shark Tank</i> in order to benefit from the show, which features some of the U.S.'s wealthiest investors, who spend their own money in …

30 Minutes a Day to Boost Your Brainpower

Simply setting aside a half-hour a day for reading can boost concentration and reduce stress. But experts insist you need to read right. Here's how.<p>Reading, we recently reported here on Inc.com, is not only a great way to stand out from the crowd, but also comes recommended as the best way to …

Dear CEO: This Is Why Millennials Don't Want to Work for You

It's an issue that requires thinking outside the box--and if you can't, that's part of your problem.<p>With all of the academic analysis and ongoing media coverage about Millennials, you would think that company executives might have a better understanding of Generation Y by now. But despite the …

Sesame Noodles with Chili Oil and Scallions

4 Servings<p>Spicy Sichuan pepper will leave your lips buzzing. Use any leftover chili oil from this sesame noodles recipe in dressings or marinades.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, whites and greens separated, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>2 teaspoons …

Recipes

Avoid These 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Raking in $102,824 on Indiegogo in a campaign that ended July 3, the start-up Ambronite, maker of a drinkable organic "supermeal," achieved a goal that most crowdfunders would envy: It exceeded its $50,000 target by more than 100 percent.<p>"It was really exciting …

Crowd Funding