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Native Instruments teases a portable, touch-sensitive DJ deck

Native Instruments has a full-fledged DJ deck and mixer combo, but it can be a big hassle -- do you really want to lug a giant controller with you on tour, especially if you already have a preferred mixer? You won't have to make that sacrifice for much longer, it seems. The company is teasing an …

Attention Service Companies: 5 Ways to Build Your Brand on a Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What is the best and least expensive way for a startup to build a brand for a service oriented company?</b><p><b>A:</b> I love this question. When it comes to being a service-oriented company you are right to want to invest in building a brand and …

Marketing

HP CEO Meg Whitman on Learning from Failure

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A year after taking the helm of eBay in 1998, Meg Whitman made what she called one of her biggest blunders—missing out on the huge Internet market in Japan.<p>In an interview with CNBC, Whitman said the fledgling online shopping and auction site had to repair its …

IT

How the Cloud Could Huff and Puff and Blow Your Business Down

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a software-as-service company these days is easy and cheap. Code libraries and open-source projects for a company to piggyback on abound. Ready-to-use payment gateways are plentiful, and computing infrastructure is available from …

Amazon Web Services

6 Great Business Models to Consider for a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People often throw around the term business model in discussing startups.<p>But just what is a business model? Which ones work best and why? How do you know if your startup has the right one?<p>A business model explains which consumer pain your …

Entrepreneurship

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your startup survives on very precarious ground. The resources it needs to survive and grow are in much shorter supply than your ambitions.<p>And if you’re a visionary entrepreneur, there’s a real danger that your passion for turning that …

Customers

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Small Business

5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any economist will tell you that the creative sector is a leading component of worldwide economic growth, employment and trade. Over the last decade, there has been a significant shift from individuals choosing to work in traditional …

Social Media

6 Unconventional Ways to Be More Productive

Need a boost? Check out these suggestions to get out of your rut and get more done.<p>I'm a little obsessed with my productivity. As a writer, I'm constantly trying to tweak my routine and squeak out a bit more work in a shorter period of time, or at least within the normal business hours of 8 to 5, …

Headphones

The Brain-Based Secret to Getting More Done

To get more done today, first think about how you think. A little self-awareness can go a long way when it comes to productivity.<p>By now, you've probably already broken most of your New Year's resolutions. You're not alone: Only about 8 percent of those who make them keep them. But it may not be …

6 Steps to Salvage an Unproductive Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all had those days when we have a million things to do, but can’t seem to get ahead on any of them. Not only do unproductive days detract from your business’ success, it can also have an effect on your well-being, affecting your …

Productivity

9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ll never forget my first IPO. The story is as old as the hills of Silicon Valley: It was a great ride … until it flopped. Our primary business was crushed by an 800-pound gorilla and we didn’t have the wherewithal to pick up the pieces …

Startups

Super Leaders: Are You More Like Manning or Wilson?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In sports and business, leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Some quietly lead by example while others motivate their team with inspiring speeches that evoke an emotional reaction.<p>There are a number of ways to define leadership in …

NFL

5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new week, a new retailer getting hacked. With headlines about security breaches occurring at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels, cyber attacks are front and center. Obviously, these types of data breaches are upsetting for large …

A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do you want to build a mobile app? Do you want to ride the wave of other entrepreneurs, or did you come across a problem that you feel you can resolve? The answer to this question will determine whether your app will be successful or …

Apps

A Seahawks Receiver Destroyed An ESPN Analyst After Winning The Super Bowl

When the Seattle Seahawks struggled offensively late in the season, ESPN analyst Chris Carter called their receivers "appetizers" with the main receivers injured.<p>Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin responded after the NFC Championship, taking a shot at Carter and fellow ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson. …

NFL

5 Tips for Launching a Side Business

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>While some entrepreneurs quit their day jobs to follow their dreams, <i>U.S. News & World</i> Report senior money editor Kimberly Palmer started a side business because she was worried about the stability of her dream job.<p>"I felt a lot of financial stress …

Small Business

Why You Should Commit to Small Daily Improvements and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Big goals don't provide immediate gratification. To reach them, you have to commit to small improvements in your daily habits, says Jeff Olson, founder and chief executive of …

Skin Care

10 Tips to Turn Your Startup Dream Into a Reality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneurial venture starts with a good idea, evolves to a bunch of amazing ideas, and with any luck, ends up as a successful business.<p>But how do you move from that first idea to your final success? In our book, <i>Small Business,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Steps to Building a Business Around Your Passion

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>Fear is a funny four letter word.<p>It is designed to protect us from real danger in our lives (<i>like a bear chasing us</i>) but at the same time paralyzes us from achieving our dreams.<p>I believe passion is the sword of love that pierces through the wall of fears …

Entrepreneurship

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Killer PowerPoint Presentation

As an entrepreneur, speaking at influential industry trade shows and conferences positions your products and services center stage, exactly where you want your brand to be.<p>When done right, showcasing your brand in a dynamic presentation can reel in new customers, attract capital and generate …

Public Speaking

5 Ways to Market Your Startup on a Dime

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q. I'm set to launch my first social network startup at the end of February. However, to gain some initial interest, I need to market the site in an inexpensive way. What are some different, low cost ways I can do so?</b> <i><br>-Matt Querzoli</i> …

Marketing

4 Speaking Tricks You've Got to Try

These tips will help you craft a presentation that you can deliver with confidence, no matter how great your fear of public speaking.<p>If simply hearing the phrase "public speaking" makes you cringe, Zach Holman, a prominent developer at GitHub, the software-development network, feels your pain. …

7 Simple Entrepreneurship Lessons from Martin Luther King

An entrepreneur reflects on what we can learn from this American hero, and apply to our own organizations.<p>On this national holiday, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American hero. Dr. King was a leader in many respects of the word: a civil rights leader, a …

Building a Productivity App? Learn These 5 Productivity Methods.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are more than 28,000 productivity apps in the App Store and about 27,000 in the Google Play Store. If you're planning to develop a productivity app, that's what you're competing against.<p>The number of apps within the category that …

Apps

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Gone are the days of build it, and they will come. Now entrepreneurs are putting more focus on developing prototypes, as they show what works and doesn't, generates customer feedback and helps investors understand - and decide to fund - …

Prototypes

Do You Have the Entrepreneurial 'X Factor?'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a mysterious "X factor" shared by entrepreneurs around the world. Fledgling entrepreneurs reach for it, while the successful seem to wear it effortlessly. But what is this elusive entrepreneurial element? Is it a learned skill, or …

Entrepreneurship

Why So Many Tech Founders Who Are Jerks Become Insanely Rich And Successful

"Startup DNA" is the idea that the world's best entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, have some inherent talent they were born with that made them successful.<p>The DNA is comprised of characteristics like "resilience" and "ability to accept risk."<p>Another characteristic many top entrepreneurs …