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4 Ways To Go From Manager To Leader

Perhaps you’re in a leadership role but don’t feel like you’ve earned the respect from your team. Maybe you feel like they don’t even like you. As a career coach to millennials, I’ve had plenty of new managers come to me, desperate to win approval from their team. It’s a classic case of manager …

Leadership

10 startups that died in 2017 — despite $1.7 billion in funding

Where there's life, there's death, and Silicon Valley is no different.<p>For every thriving billion-dollar unicorn, there are endless numbers of start-ups that have passed onto the other side — laying off their engineers with their matching, branded t-shirts; closing down their game rooms filled with …

7 E-Commerce Trends To Pay Attention To In 2018

With Black Friday quickly approaching, the e-commerce world is heading into prime time to capitalize on customers. Right after the holidays, though, will be the perfect time for brands and leaders to go into their caves and carefully plan new strategies for 2018.<p>To help you prepare for the holiday …

Marketing

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this old-school premise:<p><b>Focus on the things that don't change.</b><p>The premise, while simple, is also easy to forget when …

Self-improvement

Uber Just Released Their First Pitch Deck From 2008, and It Shows What You'll Need to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup | Inc.com

Despite its high-profile public relations meltdown over the past few months, the story of Uber's rise is still a fairy tale in the startup world.<p>In less than a decade, the ridesharing platform has become the most valuable startup in the US, with a market cap of $68 billion. But, like every great …

Startups

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most entrepreneurs …

4 Ways To Improve Storytelling When Building Your Brand

Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to appeal to audiences.<p>It is a method used to not only share the story of who you are, what you do, and what you want to accomplish with the public, but also a way to form a personal relationship with your audience, and create an engaging and …

Marketing

4 Tips for Managing the 'Nuts and Bolts' of Your Business

The details can be overwhelming when you're starting a business. But scaffolding your organization simply must be one of your priorities.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even in today's digital age, some small business owners, surprisingly, are still bucking the online …

Instead of Creating an Overnight Success, Do This

The biggest most successful companies on the planet were not overnight successes. Here's what they did.<p>There is a misconception out there when it comes to entrepreneurship that all successful people "got lucky" or created an overnight success out of the blue.<p>In fact, one of the biggest companies on …

This Is the Thinnest iPhone 7 Case You Can Get

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>And it's under $10<p>Thinnest iPhone 7 Case<p>Accessories<p>If you’re …

These Startup Founders Swear By The ROI Of Reading

For the executives of growing companies, devoting the time to read for a few hours a week adds value in more ways than one.<p>Jessica Mah, the CEO of inDinero, a San Francisco-based accounting software startup, sees reading as so important to the growth of her company that she reads two books a week. …

Mac tips, tricks and shortcuts: Here's your master list

All of our Mac shortcuts, tips and tricks assembled in one place.<p>Whether you have just purchased your first Mac or are a seasoned Mac user, this collection of shortcuts is sure to make your life easier -- or at least more efficient when seated in front of your Mac.<p>We have rounded up all of our …

A Roadmap To The Pitch Deck I Used To Raise $14M In Venture Capital

Last year VCs invested over $58B in companies at various stages of growth. The average check size was about $12M. So, do the math, that’s approximately 4800 companies getting funded by investors making one to two new investments each year. You don’t need to read more cliches on it taking hard work …

Venture Capital

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

TED Talks

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List | Inc.com

<i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to be very direct. I've …

Books

3 Perks Every Startup Should Be Offering Employees

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

One of the best interviews with online entrepreneurs

Travis <b>Kalanick</b><p><b>Travis Kalanick is the co-founder of Uber.</b><p><b>Travis Cordell Kalanick</b> (born August 6, 1976) is an American entrepreneur. He is the …

The best business advice from Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has written a letter to shareholders every year since 1997, when he took his company public.<p>While the letter is intended to recap Amazon's accomplishments over the year, it also comes with a lot of great business insights and management advice Bezos has picked up while running …

Jeff Bezos

9 Steps to Effective Startup Marketing on Day 1

You have your product, you know everything about it, and you’re ready to get it to market. There is just one issue: you have no idea how to …

How to Stop Playing at Entrepreneurship and Get Serious About Your Business

If you're struggling as an entrepreneur, you might be sabotaging your own success.<p>Just to be clear - this isn't one of those "three easy steps to magically transform yourself into a success" articles. And after reading this post, you will still have to do the same hard work to overcome the barriers …

How to Apply the 80/20 Rule to Brand Management

The concept of the 80/20 rule has been around for a long time. So long, in fact, that most people discount it. But there’s something to be said for …

Customer Experience

12 International Startups to Look Out For

Blackbox Connect 14th Graduating Class<p><i>Blackbox Connect is a two-week, residential program designed to immerse international startup founders in the</i> …

Doing This for an Hour Each Week Will Make Your Business More Successful

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

50 Features Every Small Business Website Must Have [Infographic]

Having a strong web presence is mandatory, even for small businesses just starting out. The ability to find and evaluate products and services online …

Customer Service

The Former PayPal Employees Who Run Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel. Elon Musk. Jawed Karim. Some of the biggest names in tech are alumni of the same startup.<p>Uber. Airbnb. LinkedIn. YouTube. Besides all being valued at $1 billion or more—and providing services so ubiquitous that it’s hard to remember life before them—these companies are connected in a …

5 Habits You Should Steal From Other Entrepreneurs' Morning Routines

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your morning affects your entire day. What you do or don’t do each day will influence how productive you are, how energetic you feel, what you accomplish and, ultimately, how successful you are as an entrepreneur.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur …

You'll Never Become a Successful Entrepreneur Until You Stop Doing These 8 Things | Inc.com

In every situation, every game, every event, you're bound to have winners and losers--and business is no exception. In fact, nine out of 10 startups fail to gain traction and end up closing their doors. It's competitive out there, and if you want to count your startup among the few that survive, …

Entrepreneurship

I asked my four friends who happen to be entrepreneurs to share their favorite business read. Here’s what i got!

As a startup entrepreneur it’s impossible to find the time to read the bevy of books published each month on startup, entrepreneurship, business & …

A CEO weighs in on whether entrepreneurs are born or made

It was a second-wave dot-com boom that lasted five to six years, when money was so readily available (many have referred to it as the Age of the Unicorns) that it felt like anybody could get in on the "become-an-entrepreneur" game. People believed that raising several millions of dollars for a …

Entrepreneurship