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Companies That Made This Change Average 32 Percent Annual Revenue Growth

Here's how to break down the silo and increase your revenue.<p>Are your sales and marketing functions siloed? Mine were, but we're changing that in a hurry. Why? Because more and more evidence supports the wisdom that organizations with tightly bound sales and marketing functions run rings around …

How I Stopped Hustling and Started Succeeding

If you think hustling all the time is required for success, you are mistaken.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm an entrepreneur with a few profitable online businesses in the fitness industry. I also work on a strict 9-to-5 schedule to ensure that I spend plenty of …

Entrepreneurship

Never Run Out of Content: More than 70 Places to Curate Great Content

It's a full-time job to build and maintain your brand, so check out these go-to places to share content.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with …

Marketing

Not Enough Money to Start a Business? Here's How to Get It

Many entrepreneurs turn to personal or business loans to fund their entrepreneurial ventures, but with only 20% of businesses surviving past their first year, this can be a risky approach. Here's an out-of-the-box idea to consider instead.<p>Every entrepreneur's nightmare is trying to start or build …

Small Business

How to Get Big-Name Clients to Hire Your No-Name Company

Useful tips to go from complete anonymity to industry superstar.<p>I co-founded my firm 22 years ago. We began with nothing: No clients, no prospects, and no real business plan.<p>But because we were willing to roll the dice and do the unexpected, we landed two major accounts in our early years that not …

Wilson Combat Introduces the AR Hunter Series

Designed to be the lightest large-bore ARs on the market, the Hunter series from Wilson Combat consists of three all-new models of varying weights …

This is the best 3-minute startup pitch you’ll ever see

The video doesn’t even do it justice. I wish you could have seen it in person. A recording can’t quite capture what everyone in the room felt: the need to pay attention for three minutes straight.<p>Every time I get back from a tech conference, my friends and colleagues want to know what the highlight …

The 7 Best Lessons From the 7 Best Business Books of 2017 (So Far)

Self-reflection fuels growth. Unfortunately, not all self-reflection is created equal. Too often, what we call “inventory taking” is little more than …

6 books successful entrepreneurs and CEOs think everyone should read

With summer approaching, you're probably going to need something to read.<p>Business Insider Netherlands asked successful entrepreneurs and CEOs for book recommendations.<p>Which book inspired them the most? What should we read to improve our lives or to become more successful?<p>Here are the titles to keep …

CEOs

5 Brand-Building Tips for Entrepreneurs

Just starting out? Nurture your brand image now so it can evolve with your business.<p><i>Vladimir Gendelman is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Detroit and the founder and CEO of Company Folders, Inc., an online printing company that offers a lifetime warranty. As an entrepreneur who</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why I Spent Hours Conducting Research for My First Clients -- All Before I Was Paid a Dime

All that extra time helped me build my company into the multi-million dollar agency it is today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to</i> …

Business Strategy

7 tips to execute your startup idea, from 3 entrepreneurs who did it

So, you have your own startup idea you can't get it out of your mind. How do you bring it to life?<p>During InnovFest unbound, an event in Singapore …

3 Powerful Stories Your Startup Could Use In Its Next Pitch

What inspires an investor to action isn't the ask; it's the story you tell.<p><i>By Ajay Yadav, CEO of Roomi.</i><p>When I walked into my first pitch meeting, I was convinced I'd leave with a check. I opened up my laptop, blew through my PowerPoint slides, and then popped the question: Want to invest? Though I …

Startup School

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Every business can relate to this, whether you’re running a business that caters to consumers or even if you are running a B2B operation. While packaging isn’t everything, it <i>does</i> deliver the first blow to the customer. You want that first blow to hit hard enough for anyone receiving it to be …

African entrepreneurs explain what Africa needs to build billion dollar companies

Africa is a hub of entrepreneurs and startups, but few companies from the continent have reached the elusive “unicorn” status—a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Entrepreneurs and winners of this year’s Quartz Africa Innovators list gathered at the World Economic Forum in Durban, South Africa today …

Africa

5 Most Important Aspects for Any Startup

By Julian Hooks<p>It takes more than just vision to start your own business. While a good idea can go a long way, bringing that to fruition is a whole …

The 9 Best Entrepreneur Movies All Business Owners Must Watch

Running your own business is hard work, and sometimes you need a little entertainment. Why not get some inspiration, too?<p>Here are nine of the best …

Big Companies Love to Partner With These 5 Types of Startups

Don't even think about trying to sell to established companies if you're not leading with their needs.<p>About a month back, I found myself at the OnRamp Insurance Conference at Chicago's Soldier Field. The event, well-organized by Midwest accelerator Gener8tor, brought together startups (Davids) and …

Startups

5 Ways Startups Can Secure Their Business Communications

Online security is becoming a serious issue in the business world, especially for startups. Many security measures that businesses put up to try and …

Bootstrapping Your Business: Tips, Tools, and Resources for Scrappy Entrepreneurs

Bootstrapping is an approach to starting a business that involves using your own resources to start up. No loans, no fund raising, no external …

Small Business

#5 Ways In Which Digital Content Helps Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Human lives are technology dependant these days and amazing innovations are taking place every now and then. Entrepreneurs should think beyond creating …

To Grow Your Business, You Need to Handcraft Your Experience With Early Customers

Our editor-in-chief Jason Feifer sits down with serial entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David to discuss the importance of creating special experiences for your first customers.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale,</i> <i>LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on</i> …

Business Strategy

Making a Pitch That Delivers

In the current attention-deficit times, the importance of a right pitch – be it to your potential investor, clients or even lovers – has become even …

5 Steps to Automating Business Operations for Improved Efficiency

Ready to extricate yourself from "doing all the doing" and empower employees, while still growing your business? Here's how.<p><i>Daniel Faggella is an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member in San Francisco and founder of TechEmergence, who recently sold his eCommerce business, Science of Skill, for</i> …

Meet The 30 Most Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs of 2017

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about this year's batch of 30 entrepreneurs under 30 years old disrupting space, food, pet care, and more.<p>Welcome to the 115th episode of Inc. Uncensored, hosted this week by <i>Inc.'</i>s senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin.<p>Features editor Diana Ransom talks …

How to find investors for early stage startups

How do you find an investor for your startup? Should you look for business angels, friends, accelerators, public funds, venture capital or banks to finance your company? This is an introduction to startup funding, with a focus on how to get business angels on board, including a case study from a …

Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things

There is no one "true path" to innovation but there are some common attributes<p>In the process of researching my book, <i>Mapping Innovation</i>, I talked to dozens of successful innovators, from world class scientists seeking to cure cancer and create new computing architectures, to senior executives at …

Why Ultimate Success Comes From Slow and Steady Work

TED Fellow Matilda Ho launched China's first organic food market and a food startup incubator -- all by moving slowly and steadily. The TED speaker explains how.<p>The most successful entrepreneurs today - from Zuckerberg to the late Jobs - all lean towards building and breaking fast. It's twice as …

21 Essential tools for a Lean startup

Lean Canvas<p>If you’re an early stage startup the last thing you want to have to do is write a 30 page business plan. Wouldn’t it be great if you …