Erika Rightee

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5 Unique Services and Brands That Can Boost Your Ecommerce Business

If you're the owner of an online store, you shouldn't have a finger in every pie. Instead, look for outside help.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managing an ecommerce business isn't easy. If, in particular, you're the owner of an online store, you shouldn't have a …

eCommerce

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Land Funding

Learn more about the financing sources that are available to social entrepreneurs.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book</i> Finance Your Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>At one point, nongovernmental organizations and charity groups were the only …

Entrepreneurship

Inside story: the fashion labels that hire prisoners

From the Mexican business making tattooed bags to a UK organisation selling embroidery to Stella McCartney, social enterprises are working with prisoners<p>Jailed nine years ago for stealing lorries, Sergio is adamant he won’t join the long line of ex-offenders heading back into Mexico’s notoriously …

How Instgram Can Help Your Business - business.com

Instagram's community has grown quickly. Here's how your brand can take advantage of it's very large and very engaged community.<p>Instagram has risen …

Social Media

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

When Evan Marwell decided to start EducationSuperHighway (ESH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing broadband internet access to every U.S. public school classroom, he approached the task with the mentality of a successful serial entrepreneur.<p>That entrepreneurial mentality is stitched …

Should You Use Hashtags on Facebook? Here's What the Research Says

​Hashtags are one of the most commonly queried elements of social media marketing, particularly amongst people just starting out. And that makes …

Social Media

This $100 Million Company Will Donate $1 For Your Hero Story

Life is Good, a company that traffics in optimism, wants customers to share "everyday heroes" stories.<p>For decades, corporate social responsibility felt like spinach: serious and good-for-you, but not much fun. You held a food drive or donated a percentage of sales to some cause. Innovation was …

"Big Bets" From Unlikely Philanthropic Investors

"Why does such a large gap exist between what donors say they would like to achieve with their philanthropy and where they actually make their biggest bets?"<p>That question--posed in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) article, "Making Big Bets for Social Change"--is an important and timely …

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

Instagram Launches Business Tools Offering New Profiles, Insights, and Promotion Abilities

Shortly after Instagram announced more analytics tools for marketers, they recently confirmed a suite of new business tools arriving on the platform …

What the Greatest Entrepreneurs Get Right About Leading Teams

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

A Social Media Management Tool For Success..

If you don't currently use a social media management tool, and are curious about Buffer, then you might find this interesting.<p>As many of you know, …

The 11 most impressive social good innovations from May

When innovators develop new ways to tackle global inequality and crisis, even the world's biggest problems can become slightly more manageable.<p>These …

6 Black Kids Who Are Already Business Moguls — And Inspiring Others in the Process

It's never too early to start your own business.<p><b>Need proof? Look no further.</b> These kids are more than black business owners raking in serious cash: …

Google launches a simpler website testing tool aimed at small businesses

Google today is launching a new tool aimed at helping business owners determine how well their website performs on the mobile web, including on both smartphones and tablets. Given that mobile searches surpassed desktop search for the first time last fall, it’s critical for website owners – but also …

10 Social Media Marketing Stats Guaranteed to Surprise You

Whether or not you use social media yourself or for your business, every marketer is at least aware of its existence. How could you not be when a …

This Stealthy Tool Will Forever Change the Way You Use LinkedIn

This is going to turn your LinkedIn world upside down and pay some serious dividends.<p>Boasting over 433 million users, LinkedIn is no question the professional social network of choice--and it's growing. Whether you're a power user or a novice without a photo, your target buyers need to know who's …

This Small-Business Owner Increased AdWords Profits by 50 Percent in 60 Days

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Struggling to make the most of your AdWords campaign? You’re not alone. Every day, I talk to small-business owners who know they need to do more with digital marketing but aren’t sure what’s right for their business or how to execute the …

Small Business

Are You Ready for the Next Age of Crowdfunding?

In Part One of our explainer on the government-regulated crowdfunding investment space, we talked about how businesses and investors should navigate the now-regulated crowdfunding landscape.<p>Entrepreneurs and start-ups that have never had access to traditional venture capital funding can now raise …

This New Impact Investment Fund Is Designed To Help A Country Blighted By Poverty: America

Acumen (it’s since streamlined and dropped the Fund bit) has invested $100 million in 100 enterprises from Pakistan to Nigeria. And now it’s turning …

Health Care

5 Productivity Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

MacGyver would have killed it as an entrepreneur.<p>Why?<p>In business – particularly in startups – resourcefulness rules. Everyone I know who has successfully bootstrapped and started a company is really good at getting a lot done with just a little. A friend of mine who started a church told me that …

Why Being Philanthropic Can Actually Make You Money [VIDEO] | Inc.com

5 tips to supercharge your social media engagement

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in May 2016.</i> <br>A strong social media presence is an essential part of many marketing plans.<p>Although …

Social Media

Will Philanthropy, Wealth Management And Lifestyle Converge?

Simply giving is not enough. There is huge potential in investments where the social good is at least as important as the profits. This so-called impact investing is seen as the most promising trend in philanthropy, according to New Philanthropy: Building Lasting Change, a new report from BNP …

5 Ways We Can Do Philanthropy Better

One of the biggest fallacies of philanthropy is the expectation that money will solve everything and that more money equals greater results. Trillions of dollars are spent globally on social and environmental issues, and very few problems have been solved. Why is that?<p>We've been focused on the …

'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John shares his top 7 tips for a successful product launch

Of course, scoring an endorsement from LL Cool J didn't hurt either. Not long after the rap legend began wearing John's hand-sewn clothing line, FUBU ("For Us By Us") blew up in the mainstream.<p>The serial entrepreneur, who started young selling pencils he customized with people's names in grade …

Entrepreneurship

What Most Entrepreneurs Don't Understand About Investors

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

'Purpose' Is the Key to Engaging Millennials in Volunteering and Giving

Millennials are known as being more environmentally and socially conscious than the older generations. So it always comes as a surprise to nonprofit, corporate, and governmental leaders when they see that millennials no longer in school do not give or volunteer as much as the other generations.<p>This …

A Month of Quotes to Inspire Creative Entrepreneurs

Instead of listening to those who tell you to keep your feet on the ground, remind yourself how great it feels to soar.<p>Creative entrepreneurship is a difficult path, especially because, as Einstein noticed, "Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds."<p>Here are 31 quotes to …

Motivation