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10 Rules for a great startup idea

Share91<p>Tweet<p>Share231<p>+114<p>Shares 336<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Even though it’s trendy in …

Entrepreneurship

A world champion public speaker says introverts often make better speakers than extroverts

If you identify as an introvert, you may have written yourself off from ever becoming a great public speaker. Since, you assume, the best presenters are extroverts, electrifying crowds with their energy.<p>The reality, argues world champion public speaker Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, is that introverts …

Insights From the Entrepreneur Who Started During a Recession | Inc.com

<i>Dr. Vilas Sastry, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Las Vegas, is the CEO of Aces Dental, a Las Vegas based Dental Service organization. We asked him about his entrepreneurial journey, which started during tough economic times, and how he's been able to grow his practice. Here's what</i> …

Entrepreneurship

What You Need to Know About Changing Your Business Name

<i>By Jason Unger</i><p>My entrepreneurial story should sound familiar to anyone who's thought about launching their own business. I've been building and managing websites since the 1990s, starting with GeoCities and evolving from there, eventually becoming an expert in WordPress. When it became clear that I …

Small Business

Want to build a billion dollar organisation without VC money? Learn from Sridhar Vembu

Innovation at Zoho Corp is growing at an electrifying speed, as the organisation gets closer to $500 million in revenues, with over one lakh paying …

The 5 People Who Will Deep-Six Your Startup's Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you’d like to think that the majority of your success will depend on objective factors: Assuming that your products and services are high quality, you make the right decisions and your timing is right, you’ll be …

6 Ways Young Entrepreneurs Can Finance Business Ideas

It can seem impossible to get the money you need in these conservative times.<p>Financing is always the first big concern for any business leader. Young entrepreneurs have no business background and this is the first time they are trying to start a business. It can seem impossible to get the money you …

When not to quit, according to the founder of an $11 billion startup that took a while to get off the ground

Ben Silbermann is the CEO one of the most valuable private companies in Silicon Valley: Pinterest. But his photo-collection startup wasn't always a rocket ship.<p>In March 2010, four months after launching the company, Pinterest had just a few thousand users. Compare that to Instagram, which had about …

This Entrepreneur Makes $30 Million a Year Selling 'Human-Grade' Pet Food | Inc.com

Selling

Working for Yourself Is Not Freedom

The myth of the entrepreneurial good life.<p>Talking to some of the founders I’ve met over the past six months, I’ve encountered an overwhelming …

Entrepreneurship

What My Three Years At Netflix Taught Me About Scaling A Startup

Ariel Tseitlin began working on Netflix’s cloud platform in 2011. Here’s what it taught him about culture and high-speed innovation.<p>I joined Netflix at the beginning of 2011, just as the company was making the transition from operating in the data center to the public cloud. My job was to help …

5 Social Entrepreneurship Essentials

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason Haber's new book</i> The Business of Good<i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound</i><p><i>In</i> The Business of Good<i>, serial and social entrepreneur Jason Haber intertwines case studies and</i> …

20 Inspirational And Useful Business Books To Read in 2016

Personally, I enjoy reading books, especially when I know I can recommend them in the future, in place of long explanations on a topic. For example, …

Small Business

The 3 Best Ways to Grow Your Business Overnight | Inc.com

Growing your company can be tough.<p>A major reason why some entrepreneurs fail isn't their inability to employ the right strategies - it's their distraction from having so many elements of their business to focus on.<p>If a company can focus on just the most important things, their chances of survival …

Business Strategy

The One Thing Great Leaders Always Do

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

I grew my business from my basement to the NASDAQ index — here's the best advice I have for aspiring entrepreneurs

Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>So, you think you want to start your own business? Good for you! People will tell you that 90% of all startups fail. That doesn’t mean yours will.<p>Starting a business can be one of the best decisions you will ever make. And I’ve found there are a few actions you can take that …

23 Michael Jordan Quotes That Will Immediately Boost Your Confidence

What M.J. would say about North Carolina's loss to Villanova.<p>Last night, Villanova beat North Carolina to become NCAA National Champions. Villanova deserves respect and applause for their victory. However, what would Michael Jordan say to the team of his alma mater after such a defeat?<p>Fittingly, …

Why Some People Make Money – Why Others Never Will

You're reading Why Some People Make Money – Why Others Never Will, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Personal Finance

10 Time Sucks That Kill Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, the most valuable asset you have is your time. You’ll rarely have enough time to do what you need, and virtually never enough time to do what you want.<p>The general assumption is, since time is free, you’ll simply spend …

How a non-intuitive user interface can create a great user experience.

by: David Ismailov<p>In 2007 people lined up for blocks to buy the world’s first iPhone. Those who were lucky enough to buy those first magical devices …

The 6 Essential UX Tools For Every Designer

By Hannah Atkin<p>It can be extremely intimidating to any UX designer, particularly someone just starting out, to navigate the overcrowded world of …

The 'quitter's mindset' could be the secret to success

She looked out the window, and back down to her desk where a full-time offer letter from Lola sat, awaiting her reply.<p>It didn't matter that she'd only finished her first year. Or that most people she asked said it was a mistake.<p>She knew it was time to make a change, and she did.<p>Chisa made the …

Self-improvement

Some Must Knows For Entrepreneurs In 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><i>"Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter</i><p>Truthfully, starting a start-up is always …

How to produce real entrepreneurs

Every year, one million youngsters graduate from college or turn 15, and therefore compete for jobs in the workplace. Despite the much-vaunted GDP …

Here's How to Avoid a Disastrous Startup Idea

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

How an 'oddball' team created one of Facebook's biggest threats to Google

Last quarter, 80% of company's $5.63 billion in ad revenue came from injecting a wide variety of different ad types amid the vacation pics, BuzzFeed quizzes, and political rants you see on your smartphone News Feed.<p>But the ads that Facebook makes money from don't just appear on Facebook (or …

How I Successfully Run Two Startups

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

Startups