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What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur has thought about how to get his or her product in front of the right people. We know consumers will want what we have to offer -- if only they knew about it!<p>These days, there are so many different ways of bringing a …

eCommerce

Failure Is Not the End. It's an Opportunity to Learn.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It was 1998. I walked into my first meeting with my now friend Bill Gross, the founder and CEO of Idealab. I was shown to a conference room that had quotes on the wall, and one of them, from Thomas Edison, immediately jumped out at me: "I …

Self-improvement

Submarine pickup gives a guitar extra depth

Looking for a way to add more presence to his solo performances, singer/songwriter Pete Roe invented the Submarine. It's a pickup for two strings …

Amazon’s Alexa voice service is now open for third-parties to use in their products

Amazon is making Alexa – the voice recognition technology powering its Echo home assistant – open to thirds party developers and manufacturers with a new set of software tools and $100 million in funding to support start-ups working on improving voice-guided technologies.<p>First up, the Alexa Skills …

MyAlbum lets you create visual stories packed with data

Storytelling is an art — and if the growing number of apps dedicated to it is any indication — many people harbor artistic aspirations.<p>That’s the impetus behind MyAlbum, a new Web app that helps people create visual stories with their photos and videos. MyAlbums aren’t just any old photos lined up …

4 Secrets of Crowdfunding Success

Turns out, it's not as easy at it looks.<p>Driving a tricked out BMW motorcycle with a refrigerated compartment attached like a sidecar, Simon Anguelov …

New York City

Can't Sit Still? You Are Not Alone

A friend laughed with relief when I told her how noisy my mind is when I step outside intending to sit and listen to birdsong. She thought she was the only one who could barely quiet her mind enough to sit still. I find that the fresh air, earth aromas, and the bird chorus are there for a moment or …

Mindfulness

Top five takeaways from Elon Musk's Tesla Energy reveal

A lot was said—behind the scenes and on stage—at Tesla’s big reveal event Thursday night in Hawthorne, Calif. The recap: the tech-centric automaker …

Tesla

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Solar sails set course for a new journey into renewable energy

Perry Carroll of The Solar Cloth Company explains why his flexible solar sail panels can generate energy not only at on sea but on millions of spaces on land<p>It was as the moon hit the sails of his yacht in the Atlantic Ocean that the thought struck Perry Carroll.<p>“You’ve got a sail and you have got …

Solar Power

The professor who 'cured' his cancer with a cocktail of everyday pills and 20 years on remains disease-free

Ben Williams' aggressive brain tumour was treated with conventional therapies - and with a mix of common drugs, including those for acne, insomnia and high blood pressure, as revealed in a new documentary. Could this approach work for others?<p>ONE day, some two decades ago, Ben Williams set out from …

Marketing

4 Simple Brainstorming Techniques To Help Write Killer Content

Brainstorming is supposed to be about harnessing the power of thinking outside the box to solve that impossible problem. It’s the magic that helps …

Creativity
Writing

Falling Out Of Love With Writing? How To Rekindle The Flame - Writer's Relief, Inc.

A writing career is like a long marriage. Sometimes the creative process makes you feel passionate and alive, and sometimes it can feel about as …

Windows Phone

'Ship Your Enemies Glitter' founder sells company after begging users to 'stop'

Mathew Carpenter’s creation is up for auction as he pleads with potential customers to ‘stop buying this horrible product’<p>The founder of Ship Your Enemies Glitter, an Australian website that lets anyone in the world ship their enemies bags of glitter – the most irritating party product yet invented …

Customers

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

Advertisement<p>38 Comments<p>Credit: Jon Callas/Flickr<p>The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in …

Want to go solar? Buy the panels

Rising energy prices and falling costs for electricity-generating solar panels make rooftop solar installations a good way for millions of American …

Solar Power

Baby Spas Are Now A Thing, And Parents Are Going Crazy For Them

Float Baby in Houston, Texas, has gained international attention after opening this past February. So far, 330 clients have visited the spa according to owner and founder Kristi Ison, who claims that the service improves physical and cognitive development "by as much as 50% ahead of non-water …

Pregnancy

Bill Gross, the guy who invented Google’s business model, tries again with IdeaMarket

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Pinar Ozger<p>Bill Gross is far from being a household name — at least not in the sense that Mark Zuckerberg is, or Steve …