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How to Steal Your Competitor’s Featured Snippets For Better Rankings

You’ve probably worked pretty hard to boost rankings on search engine results pages.You’ve done all of the SEO you can imagine, and you’ve followed …

Google Bought Enough Clean Power for Whole Company and Then Some

Google has more clean power than it needs.<p>The Alphabet Inc. unit used about 7 terawatt-hours of electricity to run all of its global operations last …

How to Actually Make Sales Using Google Shopping

Follow these six Google Shopping tricks to elevate your ecommerce sales.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In theory, Google Shopping is simple. You upload your products to a feed through Google Merchant Center, connect it with Adwords and voila, your product images and …

5 Excellent Apps to Make This New Year Your Strongest Yet | Inc.com

In researching the productivity-focused <i>The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur</i>, I discovered one strong truth: The difference between success and failure is priorities. You have to know what to focus on, what to keep on the radar and, to paraphrase LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, what fires to let …

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5 Mindset Shifts You've Got to Make to Be a Million-Dollar Entrepreneur

From an outsider's perspective, an entrepreneur's life can seem very glamorous, but it's actually a lot of hard work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since the introduction of social media and reality television shows, a window into the world of entrepreneurship has been …

How Solar Windows Could Put Transparent Panels Everywhere

"Solar window" sounds like an oxymoron. Here's how it could actually work.<p>As we move away from fossil fuels like coal and gas as sources of energy, one of the better ways to produce power is by harvesting light from the sun. Solar panels are rapidly becoming cheaper and more efficient, and new …

Clean Energy

How to Get 128 New Email Subscribers Per Day

You know the saying “the money’s in the list.”It’s the idea that the bigger your email list, the more power you have. I can testify that it’s 100 …

What is 'Authority Marketing' and How Do You Achieve It?

Here are what this contributor calls the "seven pillars" of making yourself a known entity in your industry.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What makes you so special? Why should anyone purchase your product or service or listen to your opinion over someone else in the …

4 Reasons Why Your Business Should Invest in Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not sure if content marketing is right for your business? As one of the few marketing strategies with very little up front cost and the potential for high ROI, I highly encourage you to rethink your stance.<p>Seth Godin famously said, …

7 DIY SEO Tactics for Companies Not Ready to Hire a Consultant

Simple tactics, like claiming your listings and managing social media, can increase your ranking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who has ever registered a domain name can tell you that there is no shortage of people out there willing to sell you search engine …

How to Build the Best Marketing Strategy You Can Using Only Free Tools

With what is available for free, there has never been a better time to bootstrap a startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, it is more important than ever for you to create an efficient marketing strategy. Because startups often have low budgets, …

Denmark’s behemoth wind turbine is breaking power-production records

It recently generated a mind-blowing 216,000 kWh of power in a single 24-hour span<p>Denmark recently unveiled the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, a massive structure rising 721 feet tall and capable of producing 9 megawatts (MW). The facility, located off the coast of Østerild, Denmark, …

Renewable Energy

5 Reasons Why Most People Don't Become Wealthy

From confidence to clarity, there are a number of reasons holding you back from success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy discusses five reasons why most people never experience the wealth they desire.<p>To start, it's …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

12 Facebook Groups To Join Before Quitting Your Day Job To Work For Yourself

One entrepreneur says Facebook is a bottomless resource for first-time business owners. You just have to know where to look.<p>I now generate 95% of my consulting clients through Facebook groups. But even before I built up my business on the social network, I relied on a handful of Facebook groups to …

There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

Solar Power

10 Free Online Marketing Courses to Try Today (Infographic)

Boost your marketing skills with these online resources -- for free.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An abundance of free resources are available online today, especially when it comes to marketing. Although sometimes it can be tricky to weed through them and get to the …

Eco Wave Power turns wave power into electricity

Inna Braverman is capturing the ocean's untapped energy. Her Tel Aviv-based firm Eco Wave Power makes floats that attach to coastal infrastructure to …

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Solar Water Pumping for Sustainable Water Supply

Millions of people around the world live with limited access to water. In many communities, ground water is extracted through electric water pumps, …

['PDF'] Solar Electricity Basics

<b>['PDF'] Solar Electricity Basics: A Green Energy Guide</b> <br>['PDF'] ['EPUB'] 'DOWNLOAD_FREE': http://downloadsebooks.com/B0042RU85Y Solar Electricity …

The Cost of Renewable Energy Is Plunging, and It'll Change Everything

The Lowest Bidder<p>Renewable energy is currently shaking up the power sector. All over the world, countries are running days, if not weeks or months, …

Masdar City: The ultimate urban experiment? - CNN Style

In partnership with<p>Written by Susan Lee, The Conversation<p>Susan Lee is Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide …

The Email Marketing Secret Nobody Talks About

It's the fastest, easiest way to ensure your emails get read while also building a deeper connection with your readers.<p>Once upon a time, we loved email. Heck, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan even starred in a movie about it.<p>However, these days most of us view email as more a necessary evil of doing business …

Everything You Need To Know About Building Your Email List

<i>This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>In both his election campaigns, President Obama’s team relied heavily on email marketing to raise funds. In 2012 for instance, email fundraising was responsible for nearly $690 million in donations.<p>To raise this kind of money through email …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

"The best elevator pitch doesn't feel like an elevator pitch," says Dorie Clark. "It feels like a conversation."<p>Clark is a marketing strategist, an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and the author of multiple books, the most recent of which …

Business Administration

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

How a Silicon Valley/YCombinator Company Inexpensively Sources Thousands of Sales Leads

At the very early stages of growth, startups should be emailing and/or calling thousands of prospects per week. As a startup identifies leads, they can feed them into automated drip email campaign software like PersistIQ (YC S14), Sidekick or Outreach; or, they can leverage on-demand call agents to …

How I traveled to 8 countries in Europe and Asia with only $2,700

As someone who's spent the past three years traveling on a shoestring budget, nothing has taught me more about budget travel than getting my wallet stolen three days into a six-week trip.<p>Using a little flexibility and innovation, I visited Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech …

I Rented All the Expensive Tech I Can't Afford

Those who can't afford to keep up with expensive gadgets can now rent them for a taste of a more luxurious lifestyle.<p>My iPhone is an incredibly intimate part of my life. I use it to answer work emails, check if I'm being subtweeted, and reply to my cute pictures of my niece. It's the first thing I …