Eva F Vazquez

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How to Become the Coca-Cola of Your Industry Practically Overnight

Soon, everything they taught you about Facebook advertising and lead generation will not work. This is why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the next 24 months, direct lead generation will be inaccessible for most businesses. Soon, everything they taught you about …

This Air Conditioning System Beams Excess Heat Into Space (Really)--and Uses 70 Percent Less Energy | Inc.com

Air conditioning use takes a toll on the electrical grid--and on wallets. Now, a California startup has a space-age idea for changing that.<p>SkyCool Systems, a company spun out of Stanford, has created a system that could change the way people cool their homes. It doesn't just involve keeping your …

What Tesla's Hurricane Irma Response Says About the Future of Innovation | Inc.com

Hurricane Irma attacked Florida with a high degree of ferocity -- perhaps not as bad as some had feared, but pretty impactful nonetheless. Help came from many arenas, but one was pretty unexpected: Elon Musk and Tesla.<p>After a Tesla owner within the mandatory evacuation zone needed about 30 more …

Innovation

How to Lose 5 Pounds of Belly Fat in 30 Days | Inc.com

You want a trimmer waistline. You want to lose a few pounds of belly fat in a relatively short period of time. Shoot, you'd even love a set of six-pack abs.<p>That's great, because when you reduce your percentage of body fat (especially when you lose visceral fat like belly fat), you reduce the risk …

The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It's About to Be Disrupted | Inc.com

Management consulting is a $250 billion industry. It's big. It's growing. It's highly profitable. And it's about to be disrupted.<p>Whether the focus is strategy, operations, tax, finance, HR, or IT, business consultants are a staple of corporate life. Today, over 700,000 consulting firms provide …

Innovation

What a Simple Shoemaker Can Teach You About Business Success | Inc.com

You can follow Elon Musk on Twitter. Or read every word Warren Buffett writes. But you'll learn just as much about how to succeed in business by visiting a small shoe repair shop in Passaic, N.J. and talking to Reynaldo Acuna.<p>Acuna, an immigrant from Peru, has owned VIP Shoe Repair since 1994. And, …

Meet Gigafood, the Tesla-inspired Swedish startup that wants to feed a billion people without compromising on health, taste or the environment

Gigafood wants to get you fast food that not only tastes good and looks appealing, but is also environmentally friendly.<p>Sounds almost too good to be true?<p>But that’s exactly what Ida Högberg and Rebecka Carlsson say they are achieving with their new startup - using Elon Musk and Donald Trump as …

How The Costco Heir Is Disrupting The Fine Wine Industry | Inc.com

As an industry, wine has seen little in the way of innovation. It's a category steeped in history and tradition, which often means disruption is shunned. However, with the advancements in technology and a growth in overall consumption, wine is ripe for a cataclysmic change. And David Sinegal, the …

Innovation

Want To Sell Your Ideas? Your Success Depends On The Language You Speak | Inc.com

I am in Cesme, Turkey, near the Aegean sea, for summer vacation. Last night my family and I went to dinner in the village. As we walked down the main street, store owners called out to us in different languages, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, to invite us to look at their goods.<p>The …

Is marketing-as-a-service the future of marketing?

In the past decade no other department/component in the enterprise has changed more than Marketing. What used to be a function based on creativity and an almost comical lack of measurability is now a complex, multi-discipline, metrics-driven, function with direct bottom-line impact.<p>Not …

This startup is solving a huge problem for over 45 million video gamers, and it's growing like crazy

Citron is joking, but he's on to something: The new Nintendo Switch console requires players to use a separate app on their phones if they want to voice chat with their teammates. It's a frustrating hurdle that's turning people off to otherwise well-received games like "Splatoon 2."<p>Meanwhile, …

30 firms earn half the total profit made by all US public companies

There were 4,819 public US companies in 1975. Forty years on, that number has fallen by more than a fifth, hitting 3,766 in 2015. This peculiar dwindling is but one of the dramatic changes in US public corporations described in a new study published in the <i>Journal of Economic Perspectives</i>.<p>How else, …

Economics

Your Company's Success Depends on Its Culture: Here Are 3 Ways to Shape It | Inc.com

For decades, business leaders looked to the latest methodology or technology to solve every type of organizational issue--like Six Sigma, Agile, or enterprise resource planning. Mergers and acquisitions were justified by promises of synergy and growth. By implementing these tools or …

Resource Planning

Is America Encouraging the Wrong Kind of Entrepreneurship?

Last month economist William Baumol passed away at the age of 95. His death was universally mourned by members of the economics community, many of whom shared the view that he had passed before receiving a much-deserved Nobel Prize. One of us (Robert) had the great privilege of working with him, …

Inside Station F, the startup megacampus that just opened in Paris

Station F is the world’s biggest startup campus. Thousands of entrepreneurs are currently moving into the new building here in Paris. But if you’re still wondering what it actually looks like, we visited Station F and interviewed the two persons behind it — Roxanne Varza and Xavier Niel.<p>Station F …

The advantages of a smaller startup ecosystem

There is something quite scary about being a small fish in a big pond. There is much unknown. Vast territory that you cannot reach. Things that are more difficult than they should be.<p>Take that same small, scared fish and drop him inside of a much smaller pond and things start to change. The …

Startups

3 critical challenges your business incubator should solve

To develop an idea into a business, incubation seems to be the new industry “normal.” There are thousands of incubators worldwide and each year that number is continuing to grow. There are private, public and corporate incubators, many with a distinct focus on local economies, global, communities, …

The ICO is a revolutionary new way to get funded, and everyone wants in

A few days ago, a startup called Bancor raised around $153 million in two hours and twenty-five minutes.<p>The ICO, short for initial coin offering, …

Put Your Customers at the Center of Everything You Do With These 5 Routines | Inc.com

We all know that customers should be at the center of our business. But, let's face it -- sometimes we get caught up in the day-to-day craziness of growing a business and lose sight of them.<p>I advise some of the world's top CEOs and business leaders on growth and leadership, and I've learned that …

Customers

Tesla Could Soon Gain a 'Near-Monopolistic' Hold on the Electric Car Market | Inc.com

Tesla is already a leader in the electric vehicle market, but the extent of its advantages in manufacturing may be underestimated.<p>According to a team of Berenberg analysts led by Alexander Haissl, Tesla's competitors have opted for a "low-risk, low-investment" strategy when it comes to electric …

Tesla

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Starting a Side Hustle

Unless you’ve been sitting under a rock over the last couple of years, you’ve heard all about the successful side hustle trend — the growing population of people rocking a side business while keeping the safety of their nine-to-five job.<p>As a full-time entrepreneur who started as a side hustler, I …

Entrepreneurship

Houses: 13 houses with gorgeous front entry paths

Who has never stopped the car to look at a house? Or admire houses that you pass by daily and think that you would like to have that for yourself one …

Customer Service Is the Lifeblood of Your Business. Here Are 7 Ways to Do It Better | Inc.com

It turns out brick-and-mortar stores can learn a thing or two from eCommerce sites when it comes to customer service.<p>Companies like Amazon are setting the bar higher because of their ability to translate customer behavioral data and purchasing patterns into a personalized buying experience. Other …

Y Combinator will accept 10,000 startups to prove there’s nothing magical about Silicon Valley

Y Combinator was a heretic among venture capitalists when it backed its first eight companies in 2005. Co-founder Paul Graham later wrote that his philosophy was that “investors should be making more, smaller investments, they should be funding hackers instead of suits, and they should be willing …

Startups

Need Launch Money? Here's How to Seed Your Disruptive Idea | Inc.com

Money might not actually make the world go 'round, but it certainly does help startups looking to break into their market with support from investors. Last year we didn't even talk much about seed money, but this type of funding is making a serious comeback, and I love that. I talked to funding …

Venture Capital

21 Inspiring Quotes About Success, Persistence and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur

Leaders of companies big and small share the mindset it takes to achieve your dreams in the face of all obstacles.<p>True, being an entrepreneur can be exhausting, lonely, frustrating and terrifying. But it's worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears when you are pursuing your passion, turning your …

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

In China, Umbrellas and Basketballs Join the Sharing Economy

BEIJING — China may be oversharing.<p>First, a brutal and costly ride-hailing war drove Uber out of the country. Then a boom in bike-sharing blanketed city streets with unused bicycles.<p>Today, Chinese start-ups want to share umbrellas, concrete mixers and mobile phone power banks. One wants to share …

What's Your Rate? Determine How Much to Charge Clients Using This Strategy | Inc.com

You just launched your freelancing career. Everything seems to be in order until you get that first phone call from your first potential client. The conversation is running smoothly until they ask, "So, what's your rate?"<p>You thought you had it figured out. But now here you are like a deer in the …

Web Design