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The Best Way to Raise Startup Funds

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What Small Businesses Need to Know About Digital Transformation and Disruption

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although a small or medium-sized business’s digital transformation may not be as large an undertaking as it would be for a big corporation, it is every bit as significant.<p>Some small businesses think their size creates some kind of …

7 Mindsets at the Foundation of Entrepreneurial Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs have the ability to bounce from success to success, without falter? To be clear, no one has that ability, but from afar it can seem like that.<p>There are many, many skills and attributes required …

10 Questions All Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves

Empowered reflection is an ongoing, even routine, process of paying attention to your progress -- especially as a leader and entrepreneur.<p>Have you been running a million miles an hour, trying to keep up with the busyness of the season? Many entrepreneurs, especially this time of year, feel like …

The 10 Worst Industries for Starting a Business | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article is part of Inc.'s regular report on business niches in partnership with financial information company Sageworks.</i><p>Looking for a business idea in a fast-growing sector? If so, you should steer clear of the industries below.<p>Sageworks has identified the industries that have …

How to Write a Great Business Plan in Less Than a Day | Inc.com

Before getting engaged, you first fall in love with the future possibilities, then seek advice from others, and finally make the decision to go for it. Married folk will attest to what invariably happens next. You transition from "Eek! I'm engaged" to "Oh my god, I have to plan a wedding." This …

How to Create a Winning Mindset, to Crush the Competition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you likely have a strand in your DNA that tells you to go out and crush the day for all it’s worth. This mindset sets you apart and is absolutely essential to your success.<p>But that small seed of an idea won’t germinate …

VAT: commercial software suppliers

You can submit your main VAT Return using the<p>HMRCfree online product: Online tax return - Value Added Tax.HMRChas tested all the features of this …

5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend | Inc.com

Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even while having fun. Read on for ways very successful people spend their weekends so that you can incorporate them into …

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Improve Your Website's Conversion Rates With These 6 Design Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An appealing website design is important, but you can’t lose sight of what your website is really for: to convert traffic into lead-form submissions, phone calls, physical-location visits, contact-form submissions and sales. Without these …

Should You License Your Product?

This story appears in the July 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Q: What are the pros and cons of licensing my product instead of manufacturing and selling it myself?<p><b>A:</b> This is a dilemma that has been faced by inventors since, well, forever. Let’s break it down.<p><b>The Good</b><p>When you license your …

5 Ways to Be Present With Your Startup, Not Pestered By It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every startup stems from passion. Your motivation to make a difference and express yourself through your business is what gets you out of bed in the morning.<p>But once reality sets in and the pressure mounts, this passion can morph into …

Parallax Web Design vs. SEO: What You Need To Know

As search engine marketers, we know that the best time for us to be involved with a web design or redesign project is right at the beginning, so that …

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before your free trial is up

The new Apple Music streaming service comes with a three-month free trial as a way to entice users. Get them hooked early on and they'll be more …

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14 Marketing Ideas Small Businesses Can Learn From Big Brands in 2015

• Facebook<br>• Google+<p>No matter what industry a business is in, no matter what product or service a business sells, no matter what size a business is, These …

Do This One Thing Before You Write Your Business Plan | Inc.com

So, you’ve been asked to write a business plan. It’s likely that your mind is filling with images of long documents, bad memories of writing term papers, and worries about doing market research and creating financial forecasts.<p>Take a deep breath.<p>It doesn’t have to be that way. Today, I’m going to …

6 Entrepreneurs You Should Learn From Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has a different reason for being an entrepreneur, and every entrepreneur is different. However, the underlying entrepreneurial DNA that holds us all together is consistent: We have a healthy appetite for risk, we can solve …

50 Inspiring Quotes on How to Start a Company From Scratch | Inc.com

One of the most exciting times in the life of any business is in the early days. You scrape together enough cash to pay a few employees, fund the operation on your own, and push hard to make it a viable entity. These entrepreneurs and experts know all about perseverance. They have lived through the …

100 Killer Ideas For Your Social Media Content

Never run out of social media content ideas again! The following list covers just about everything you could possibly post on social media. From personal, to business-related, to promotional posts, this list of 100 ideas will keep you inspired for a long time.<p>1. <b>Quotes:</b> Humorous, inspiring or …

Self employed Tax Return Checklist - 12 point plan

What to check for before you file your Tax Return<p>Self employed tax return checklist<p>It's that time of year again where, if you're self employed, your …

7 Business Activities Entrepreneurs Should Always Be Doing | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are busy people.<p>There is always something to do, and most of the time it's something really urgent. That's the plight of the entrepreneur--constantly moving pieces, organizing activities, leading initiatives, and putting out fires, and making stuff happen.<p>Stephen Covey's famous book,</i> …

21 Ways to Get Inspired (Infographic)

You can't always wait for inspiration. Sometimes you have to hunt it down. Consider this list of tricks and strategies your roadmap, all planned out with the benefit of the latest research and expert advice. You might even bookmark this page -- chances are you'll need a creative boost before you …

Find Your Passion But Embrace the Numbers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur confronts the same challenge. It takes cash to start a company. Starting up, the big question is how to fund your company. Friends and family? Loans? VCs?<p>And it continues throughout your journey as cash flow ebbs and …

Tax return deadline: little-known ways to cut your tax bill

Ever heard of HMRC's 'yellow card' system? With the self-assessment deadline on Saturday, we explain the quirks - and offer last-minute tips to help you pay less<p><i>Story amended Feb 25 2015</i><p>If you decide to join the National Trust or English Heritage, or even take out yearly membership of London Zoo, …

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7 Tips for an Investment Pitch That Excites and Inspires

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have a great idea. Maybe you have a great business. You might think, Why wouldn’t everyone want to invest in my company?<p>But the often untold secret of raising money is that it’s a lot like a interviewing for a job. Investors will ask …