Charles Sy

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How to Compete With a Billion-Dollar Business on Google

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.</i><i>”</i><p>If you are determined to create a killer search-engine-optimization strategy, take Mark Twain’s quote to heart. With the proper strategy and execution, …

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The Complete Guide to Building a Metrics-Driven Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At nearly every kind of organization, the ability to communicate effective business metrics -- both internally and externally -- is among the most important capabilities that can be established. Good metrics can help you motivate your …

Technology startups collect billions of dollars and sit on the sidelines

Niklas Östberg's startup has raised so many rounds of funding that he has almost lost track.<p>"I think officially we're probably on Series, oh, did we …

Venture Capital

Meet the King of Kombucha

Yes, kombucha. The fermented probiotic beverage that GT Dave turned into a $600 million category--one that he still dominates. If only things would stay so simple.<p>Within five minutes of meeting me, GT Dave, creator of the wildly popular fermented probiotic beverage GT's Kombucha, tells me the story …

5 Ways Small Companies Can Out-Innovate Big Corporations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing innovative ideas is a critical activity for growing companies of all sizes. But leaders of many small companies believe innovation is just for big companies that employ scientists and have large research and development …

How Internet Marketing Will Affect Various Industries in 2015

January 1st always comes with some changes, and this year is no different. As the face of the internet landscape continues to change, so will the marketing practices regarding SEO, paid advertising, organic search, content marketing, social media interactions, and more. Regardless of the industry, …

10 Lessons Learned From Working With 85-Plus Startups

<i>By</i> <i>Firat Parlak</i><p>After working with more than 85 startups, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes for a startup to thrive. I’ve worked with notable brands like Thought Catalog, NY Tech Meetup, Clubs.com, DateMySchool, Udemy, Skift and Wanderfly, which was acquired by TripAdvisor. Here are 10 of the …

A Secret Startup In Silicon Valley Is Raising $120 Million To Make The Freshest Juice You've Ever Tasted

It raised $4 million in October 2013 and an additional $15.8 million in April 2014, according to documents reviewed by Business Insider.<p>It's raising another $100 million round right now, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the deal. Investors include Kleiner Perkins, which housed the …

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring an SEO Consultant

If your website doesn't show up on the first page of search results on Google, Bing or Yahoo, your potential customers might not even know you exist. Better search engine visibility can be critical to boosting visits to your website, which can lead to increased brand awareness and higher sales and …

Strange predictions for the future from 1930

<b>Shortly before he died in 1930, former cabinet minister and leading lawyer FE Smith, a friend of Winston Churchill and one of the more outspoken British politicians of his age, wrote a book containing predictions of how the world would look in 100 years' time. They covered science, lifestyles,</b> …

Salesforce.com Will Soon Reveal Its Next $1 Billion Initiative: Healthcare

The Benioffs have been working with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) on building this hospital since 2010.<p>It turns out that all that exposure to the way hospitals do business has given Benioff ideas.<p>His company is set to announce in November a new initiative to sell cloud …

What Are the Best-Kept Secrets for Startup Success?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What are some things [about working for startups] that people could benefit from knowing that are largely</i> …

Yes, You Can Become a Better Entrepreneur — Here’s How | BusinessCollective

If you ever took an entrepreneurship course in business school, chances are you’ve heard your professor ask, “Can entrepreneurship be learned, or is …

Entrepreneurship

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>When the founder of a startup company shuts down her or his business, it is customary to pen an essay that tells the rest of the community what went wrong, called a failure post-mortem. It’s estimated that nine out of 10 startups fail, which is why …

Go Guerrilla! 5 Unorthodox Ways to Market Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before a million pails of cold water brought the disease to global attention, many people had never heard of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. But after a summer of ice bucket challenges, the devastating motor neuron disorder now has …

Another Lovely House in Singapore from Guz Architects

Here is another al fresco beauty from Guz Architects with their signature elegance and ease; the Willow House.<p>Like their Fish House, this outdoor …

Green Roofs

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Setting the right salaries for your employees can be a tricky matter. Pay too little and it will be tough to attract the right talent. Pay too much and you’re not maximizing your workforce dollar. But finding that middle ground can be a …

10 awesome Google features you should be using

The reason the Google home page is so bare is that, way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.<p>In fact, even the word Google was a mistake. The founders really wanted “Googol” – the digit 1 followed …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

What is Webrooming? Find Out And Boost Your Retail Sales!

Are you a small retailer in a cold sweat about showrooming? This trend where customers browse in-store but then buy products online, began striking …

The 4 Digital C's Needed for Brand Ambassadors to Thrive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to technology and social media, brands and marketing agencies have more opportunities than ever to promote their products or services. No longer is it necessary to just blast out of information to the masses hoping the right …

When Does Switching to a Remote Workplace Make Sense?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve just endured another bad winter, and you just found out your office rent is doubling. Thinking it’s the perfect time to try that “remote office” idea?<p>The Indianapolis-based software-as-a-service company I lead became a remote team …

3 Online Tools for Supercharging a Company's Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The modern workplace is mobile and virtual. While this presents tremendous opportunities for companies to scale without expanding offices or restricting their talent search to one region, it can also pose an existential challenge to a …

Employee Engagement

Startup Aims to Meet Tech Challenges of Dining Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve seen shock-value shows such as Gordon Ramsey’s <i>Hell's Kitchen</i> or his stomach-churning <i>Kitchen Nightmares,</i> you may be shocked by some of the things that are happening in restaurants.<p>However, what really shocked the team behind Red …

29 Successful People Who Wake Up Really Early

The early bird schedule is good for responding to people and events around the world, getting a head start on people in your own time zone, and also finding time for exercise and family. What's more, research shows that early risers tend to be happier and more proactive.<p>While a late schedule may …

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