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One Thing Coca-Cola, Geico and Under Armour Are Doing That Every Company Should Do Today

Copy these highly successful content marketing strategies to build your billion-dollar brand.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Billion-dollar brands inspire us; they give us the proof that "the sky isn't the limit." They raise the bar and help move us to bigger levels of …

Protect Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks With These Free Tools

Defend against hackers and cybercrime with free email theft protection and easy-to-use cybersecurity tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cyber crime damages are predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015, according to a …

Elon Musk's Response to Puerto Rico Is Pure Marketing Genius (and Should Be Required Reading) | Inc.com

"When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world."<p>Elon Musk may have said those words decades ago, but perhaps never in his storied career has he proved them truer than with his recent tweet about rebuilding Puerto Rico's electrical grid.<p><b>Here's the back …

Crypto Debit Cards are Taking Bitcoin Mainstream. How Entrepreneurs Can Benefit.

Cryptocurrency is the future of money, this entrepreneur believes; and it's a field, he says, that has a lot of room for new startups.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bitcoin's got a spending problem, and entrepreneurs are reacting with crypto debit cards to solve it. …

Sourcegraph raises $20M to bring more live collaboration to coding

Quinn Slack thinks we’re close to the future that <i>Back to the Future II</i> promised back in the ’80s — flying cars, artificial intelligence, sending rockets into space and the rest of the whole suite — but there’s a way to get there even faster.<p>That’s why he and his co-founder Beyang Liu started …

Small Is Beautiful To Airlines, Not So Much To Passengers

Most airlines have found flying extra-large aircraft like the Airbus A380 to be an unprofitable, if not a money-losing, proposition. Instead, established airlines and start-ups alike are trying to squeeze the most, in terms of passengers, potential routes, and profits, out of smaller twin-engine …

Elon Musk shares first full-body photo of SpaceX’s spacesuit

Elon Musk has shared a photo of the SpaceX spacesuit the company has designed in-house. This is the second photo shared by Musk of the new spacesuit design created by the company, and the first to feature the suit’s full-body look.<p>The first photo focused on the head and shoulders of the outfit, …

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of …

U.S. venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don’t need their money.<p>Only a few years ago, digital currency entrepreneurs, like other …

The 17 best new startups that have launched this year

Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify some of the startups that had the biggest starts in 2017. Some names on the list are officially launching out of stealth, while others are still in their early stages.<p>From a VR arcade company to a …

The First Fully Automated Toothbrush is Here. And it Cleans Your Teeth in 10 Seconds.

Say hello to Amabrush, the world’s first automatic toothbrush, and goodbye to brushing your teeth for minutes at a time twice a day. Amabrush …

4 Great Summer Books for Sales Executives

Stretch out on the beach, glob on the suntan lotion and resume your sales education.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Summer is here, and with it comes vacation: You've got your flights, hotels, swimsuits, and sunscreen . . . But do you have your sales books?<p>If you're …

4 types of startup advisory board members — and how to deal with them

Here’s something they might not have told you when you set up your startup to “be your own boss” — everyone has bosses. Every startup CEO knows that in theory their advisory board is just here to ‘advise’. But some of them, maybe even all them, have a stake in the company, and are actually crucial …

Silicon Valley is hot on a new cryptocurrency that could become worth 100 times its current value

Ether, the unit of cryptocurrency used on the Ethereum blockchain, has given investors a wild ride lately.<p>Its value more than doubled in May, peaked in June at more than $400 an ether, and then lost more than half that value by early this week.<p>That may sound like a bubble bursting. But some …

With $53 million in new funding, Movile looks to become the Tencent of Latin America

With its Rappido subsidiary looking to become a marketplace for all sorts of online and delivery services, Movile is moving further along in its mission to become the Tencent of Latin America.<p>Given its backing by Naspers (a large shareholder in Tencent — one of China’s e-commerce giants), the move …

How 2 startup founders with no product, no users and no real proof their company would work raised $3 million — then built a company worth $1.3 billion

Vlad Tenev, cofounder and co-CEO of Robinhood, says his app could not get regulatory approval without having a sizeable amount of funding from venture capitalists. But most venture capitalists didn't want to give him money, because he had no product.<p>"So there are capital requirements, which also …

3 Types of Effective Digital Ads You Haven't Yet Tried

Reddit? Outbrain? Taboola? Have you considered these yet?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like these days everyone is running Google AdWords and Facebook Ads campaigns. Those networks are great at producing results, but they aren’t the only good digital ad …

People are raising hundreds of millions selling digital coins online — it's either the future of funding or a 'bubble'

Over half a billion dollars has been raised through so-called "Initial Coin Offerings" (ICOs) since the start of the year, according to Richard Kastelein, a partner at the Cryptoassets Design Group, a company that helps launch ICOs.<p>It's an incredible amount considering that ICOs were unheard of …

The 18 hottest enterprise startups of 2017, according to how investors value them

For that we turned to Pitchbook, the website that tracks financial investments. Pitchbook sifted through its vast database to uncover the 383 startups that received funding so far in 2017 and that sell products or services to businesses, aka enterprise startups.<p>We chose a metric called a "valuation …

The One System That Changes Employees' Behavior

Find out the four steps you can put in place to create a productive, effective workforce.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem’s book</i> Total Alignment<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound<p>Did you know …

7 Newsletters Online Entrepreneurs Should Subscribe to

Getting to the next level in your business may be only a few quick shifts or tweaks away.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No business is built in isolation or in a vacuum. Many entrepreneurs have coaches and mentors who lead the way and guide them along the journey of …

Top 5 Tips for Making Managers into Better Leaders

Managers are usually the men and women responsible for coordinating, planning, and organizing activities and tasks within a company. These skills are certainly important, but how managers embrace and apply these skills might be even more important.<p>If you want to be the best manager you can possibly …

Leadership

Uber rival Careem closes $500M raise at $1B+ valuation as Daimler steps in

Amid ongoing struggles at Uber, one of its stronger regional rivals in transportation on demand has raised a significant round of funding, picking up a significant strategic investor in the process. Careem, a transportation startup currently in 80 cities across the Middle East, has raised another …

Gust Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Launching a Business | Inc.com

David S. Rose, the serial entrepreneur and chairman emeritus of the New York Angels, an angel investment group, has funneled tens of millions of dollars into 120 startups to date. Still, he feels that founders continue to lack some of the most basic resources to help them launch their businesses: …

Startups

16 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Immediately Stop Doing | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the modern era.<p>Pioneering new business ventures and building tech start-ups is the contemporary equivalent of tight leather pants, big hair, and sold-out concerts of the 1980s. Even if you disagree with the idea that Gary Vaynerchuk shouting into an iPhone …

Entrepreneurship

Ride-Hailing Startups Raised Over $460 Million Since June: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Some travel startups are ending 2016 on a high note — financially speaking — and have collectively raised more than $680 million in funding so far in …

The 20 best travel books of 2016

From Australia to America, and Bulgaria to Burma, Michael Kerr draws on the year’s travel books to find the ideal Christmas gifts.<p>The Outrun by Amy Liptrot<p><b>Canongate, £8.99</b><p>I was delighted to see this win the 2016 Wainwright Prize. It’s a wonderful book though hardly conventional, whether you …

8 Steps to Get Your Product Successfully Reviewed by an Influencer

From finding the right person to giving appropriate guidelines, here are the steps needed to create a successful campaign.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influencer marketing is a hot area – and rightfully so. These people – be it bloggers, experts or super fans -- are …

5 People You Need to Meet If You Want to Start a Business

Mentors. Community mavens. Peers. All have something to offer you and your business, if you know how to ask.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meeting people is one of the best things you can do as an entrepreneur. While it’s certainly possible to start a business on your …

Web design trends we can expect to see in 2017

It’s that time of year where we look at the year that was and the year that will be. We’ve seen a lot of amazing website designs this year, and I’m eager to see what 2017 has in store for website and website design.<p>2017 is sure to bring some amazing website designs, but if we look hard enough, we …