Fred Welk

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A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

12 B2B Marketing Techniques for Lead Generation

<b>61% of marketers say that generating quality business leads is their biggest challenge</b><b>. This shows that all businesses need to spend a lot of energy</b> …

Marketing

7 tips to develop your employees as brand ambassadors

Your employees are often your company’s best storytellers.<p>The question is: What kinds of stories do they have that are worth telling?<p>Here are tips …

Public Relations

Is Low Price the Only Way to Lure Customers?

Most of the entrepreneurial ventures start with offering a product or service at a competitive price<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When ever I ask businessmen “How is …

Stanford Decision Engineer Shares 5 Mistakes People Make When Facing Hard Choices

Stanford Engineer, Michelle Florendo, shares five key insights about the decision-making process based on her training in decision analysis and engineering.<p>Have you ever been paralyzed by a decision, worried you won't make the right choice, or want to feel better about making a decision?<p>Michelle …

Stoic Entrepreneurship

Yellow blur Cindy at night. Tokyo, 2018Dear friend,Another thought which might benefit you: embrace the philosophy of Stoicism, and apply it to your …

Make The Most Of Your Vital First Pitch To An Investor

After 20 years of early-stage investing, I’m often asked for help with investor presentations. It’s a tough challenge: there is so much you could say in a first pitch, and a limited amount of investor time and attention to work with. If it goes badly, there’s seldom a second chance with that …

Venture Capital

6 Trust-Building Actions That Work

Having a solid foundation of trust strengthens business results and positively impacts the bottom line.The stats speak for themselves. Harvard …

How to Create a Great Logo for Your Small Business

The first step to an awesome logo is an idea.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>If you’re reading this, you probably plan to start a small business or a side hustle very soon. And you probably have a couple of questions running through your mind like: “Do I really need that logo?” or …

The Secret To Superior Customer Experience

It’s no surprise that greater employee engagement leads to better customer experience (CX). It makes intuitive sense and data proves the point. The Temkin Group, for example, has reported that companies with stronger financial performances and better CX have employees who are considerably more …

Employee Engagement

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Why Creatives Don't Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

Full-time jobs are not for everybody. Sure, to most of the workforce, they’re seen as amazing opportunities to take care of expenses and …

How to Write a Business Plan in 1 Day

Stop everything you're doing, sit down, and answer these questions. You won't regret it.<p>It feels like business plans are so outdated these days. Business moguls like Elon Musk have even admitted that he's not a big fan of the multi-page document and prefers to be in charge of the vision instead of …

6 Creative Ways to Slash Your Social Media Marketing Spending

Looking for ways to conduct social media marketing on a tight budget? Here are six ways you can get started.<p>By now, most entrepreneurs are aware of the power of social media and the benefits it can bring to your brand. Yet, many businesses, specifically small businesses or early stage companies, …

15 Mistakes Business Development Professionals Make And How To Avoid Them

As a business development professional, you are inundated with sales problems, challenges and obstacles on a daily basis. The decisions you make now can have long-lasting effects on your business for the duration of your career.<p>Avoiding the most common mistakes business development professionals …

Business Development

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Social Media Manager

Every business wants to grow. At some point (maybe it’s today), you’ll likely recognize the valuable marketing opportunities available with social …

3 Things You Should Never Ask Your Accountant

You can learn a lot from your accountant, but are you asking the right questions?<p><i>Clayton Oates is founder and chief solutions officer at QA Business and a recognized thought leader in the accounting technology industry. Clayton and his team have empowered more than 25,000 businesses and their</i> …

Payoff Debt Vs. Invest In Your Business: This Article will Help You Decide What’s Best

Debt can be a huge liability for most people but for business owners, it can be even more damaging.Entrepreneurs tend to have a fluctuating income …

Patent Trolls Target Small Businesses With Lawsuit Threats. Here's How One Startup Fought Back

When fitness-ring maker Motiv got a threat from MHM, it went public with the response.<p>Patent trolls are back, and now they're targeting small businesses. But if one comes after you, don't panic. And don't be in a hurry to pay.<p>Imagine you open your mail to find a letter from a company you've never …

But I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong, It Was My Employee! The Impact of Vicarious Liability on Employers

How to get started with Facebook advertising: A step-by-step guide

<b></b><b>Organic success on Facebook may have become harder for brands in the past few years – and will become all the more so with the upcoming change to its</b> …

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I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Beginner’s Guide to Starting an Online Business

<b>Starting an online business is an alluring venture. The Internet connects approximately 3.5 billion people and that number only grows with each</b> …

Successful Retailers Operate in 3 Businesses

Online retailers, particularly mid-market and larger, are really in three businesses: selling products to consumers; software; and publishing.<p>Retail …

How Google assesses the ‘authority’ of web pages

Google has no single authority metric but rather uses a bucket of signals to determine authority on a page-by-page basis. The post How Google …

How to add schema markup to your site using Google Tag Manager

Want to add structured data markup to your site, but don't have the access or the coding skills? No need to worry! Columnist Bryan Stenslokken shows …

Why a Possum Is Messing With Your Google Local SEO

Did your business drop out of the local search results on Google? It could be because of Possum!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a recent report, 53 million Americans (34 percent of the U.S. workforce) work from home as freelancers and/or home-based business …

The 8 time- & money-saving SEO tools I pay for (& 17 more I use for free)

With all of the tools available in the SEO space, it's tough to know the best software to apply to various use cases. Contributor Tom Demers helps …

SEO & website design: Everything you need to know

SEO is important to any business that operates online, but many don't realize that search engine optimization needs to be built into the web design …