Andrew Deeley

104 Added | 3 Magazines | 10 Likes | 13 Following | @Headstock67 | Helped 100+ startups in deprived areas. Held senior roles in computer games, retail & consumer credit industries and experience in technology patents.

Stop Spending So Much Money on Lead Generation and Do This Instead

Always chasing sales, leads and customers is not the way to grow a business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're tricked into thinking you want more sales, more leads and more customers.<p>But, you don't want more sales -- you want more profit. You don't want more leads …

Marketing

Engaging Generation Z: Marketing to a New Brand of Consumer

Generation Z is widely recognized as the next consumer powerhouse. Now all 22 or younger, Gen-Zers are expected to account for about 40 percent of …

Public Relations

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Business Strategy

The 3 Words That Tell If You've Got A Million-Dollar Business Idea

Tech to remove CO2 from oceans. A peer-to-peer toilet marketplace. Real-life networking apps. Bluetooth-shoe inserts for foot pain.<p>Since launching a Facebook Live series for young entrepreneurs and as the CEO of Hootsuite, I’ve gotten hundreds of business pitches like these. Contestants have 200 …

Entrepreneurship

How to overcome the pitfalls in business as a young entrepreneur

Being a young entrepreneur is probably a better idea than flipping burgers when it comes to your long term career. It can help you to learn valuable entrepreneurial skills that you can build on for years to come, putting you light years ahead of your peers when college graduation rolls around.<p>But …

19 Experts Explain Why Your Website Isn't Bringing in Customers

There's no shortage of reasons your pages aren't finding their target markets or inspiring visitors to convert.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>They told you to build a website, so you did. They told you'd you get customers if you had a website, but that hasn’t …

Marketing

This 24-year-old used Snapchat to launch a startup so successful, he turned down jobs at Facebook and Uber — all while fighting cancer

The cancer tumor he's been fighting for the past year while launching his startup is in retreat and the prognosis for a full recovery is good, he told Business Insider.<p>His young life is a reminder that good things often require hard choices, teamwork and, sometimes, fighting with everything you've …

Startups

3 Companies You Should Emulate If You Want to Bootstrap Your Business

Why it's okay to say 'no' to venture capital money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is plenty of hype in startup circles these days. But despite the whispered sightings of mythical beasts, there are no make-believe creatures that I know of. So, can we stop talking …

Startups

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and it’s possible to overdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is “how do I get a VC to back my startup?” These founders aren’t worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO prospects …

Startups

5 Reasons Why Businesses Fail (Infographic)

Twenty percent of small businesses fail within their first year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park. In fact, the amount of new businesses that fail exceed the number that succeed. That’s why it’s more important than ever to create a …

Entrepreneurship

An Absurdly Easy Way to Improve Your SEO | Inc.com

Content marketers know, feeding the content beast isn't easy, especially if you're a solo entrepreneur or a small team.<p>If you want to follow that old adage "work smarter not harder," LinkedIn recently released some data you'll want to pay heed to, which underscored the SEO value in publishing on …

LinkedIn

How to Build a Startup Business From Scratch in 2017

You don't need to be rich to build your first business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm often asked about how I started as an entrepreneur, and I normally say it's easy. I say this to be encouraging -- the idea of starting an online business scares a lot of …

Small Business

How This Company Leveraged Social to Get Millions of Views from CNN, Tech Insider, and Thrillist | Inc.com

Travelmate Robotics went from being a little-known company to an Internet sensation and recognized brand over the course of a few weeks.<p>From being shared on Business Insider, CNN, Now This, Tech Insider, and other major platforms, Travelmate received the PR push hardly anyone gets. Business …

Luggage

How To Power Through When Your Startup Is Going Under

With the inherent pressures of being an entrepreneur combined with the harshly competitive nature in achieving excellence in business and startups, it’s no wonder that entrepreneurs often find themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the continuing operation of that startup.<p><b>Watch</b> …

Profit

A tech investor analysed his 5000 monthly emails and explained how startups can stand out

There's a lot of advice for startup entrepreneurs who are pitching venture capitalists for funding for the first time. But VCs don't often talk about how many emails they get, and how impossible it is to manage their inboxes.<p>UK-based VC Christian Hernandez decided to do some data analysis on his …

Venture Capital
Startups

Content Marketing - Roadmap To Success | Outsourced Sales and Marketing

<i>Facts, Stats, & Insights</i><p>It’s no longer a question of if you should do content marketing… It’s how you do it. These numbers tell the story.<p>Content …

Marketing

5 Most Common Problems of Startups and Their Solutions

By Michael ZhouLet’s face it, this is the age when startups are exploding everywhere like never before. The sheer enthusiasm being brought up by …

Startups

Sarah Willingham's 13 essential lessons to raising finance

<b>To say Sarah Willingham’s career history is impressive would be an understatement.</b><p><b>Along with two degrees and an MBA to her name, the business mogul</b> …

This Is The Cold Email I Used to Connect With C-Level Execs at 22 of the World's Biggest Companies

With little more than a subject line and a body, I was able to establish rapport, build a client base and generate revenue for my company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sending a cold email can make you feel like a scientist searching for alien life -- once it shoots …

Selling

This Entrepreneur Is Building a Billion-Dollar Media Empire, And It All Started From His Dorm Room

Located less than 10 miles from the University of Texas at Austin, the headquarters of DigitalMarketer pays homage to the pursuit and commitment of a deep and intuitive understanding of both simple and complex marketing interactions, working to illuminate powerful website visibility strategies and …

Entrepreneurship

Why It's Important to Build a Personal Brand -- and How You Can Do It

Make your social brand authentic and fun and your audience will notice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On this episode, Entrepreneur Network partner Matt Holmes interviews Kimbal Musk, founder of The Kitchen and board member of Tesla. In the video, Musk breaks down the …

Entrepreneurship

How to Build Backlinks When You Have a Brand New Site and No Money

If you’ve ever worked on a link strategy, you’ve probably sent out link requests.The idea is simple––just ask a site for a backlink.It’s the most …

Marketing

Complete Guide to Business Proposals

The proposal stage is <b>THE</b> critical moment between winning or losing a client. And that means the difference between new revenue or lost opportunity.<p>If …

This is How You Get Millions of Views -- And Connect With Anyone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chances are, if you’re building a side hustle, running a business, or trying to grow a startup, you need two things:<p>Eyeballs on your product<br>• Connections with people who can help launch or grow your business<p>I spoke with Chad Grills about …

Veterans

A woman who left her $500,000-a-year job to work for herself says too many entrepreneurs make a huge mistake before they even start

In a Facebook Live interview, the author of "What If It Does Work Out?" told Business Insider that a side hustle — a business you build and pursue outside of your day job — is the perfect way to dip your toe into entrepreneurship.<p>But do you get started, we asked her, if you don't have an idea?<p>"This …

Entrepreneurship

How to Spy on Your Competitors to Outrank Them on Google

Learn how to spy on competitors to better understand the strategy they are using to attain a high ranking on Google<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to hear something crazy? In 30 minutes, I can look at your competitor’s website along with your website and deploy a …

SEO

Small Business Trends And The Entrepreneur's Search For Simple Software

I’m fortunate that I attend many conferences these days as a keynote speaker, but occasionally, it’s nice to not be a speaker and just absorb. Recently, I had the chance to attend the ICON conference in Phoenix, walk around and connect with others, and talk to entrepreneurs about their struggles …

Small Business

How I Made $8,600 Per Hour Recording Personalized Voicemails

At my company, I want to keep creating personal experiences even as we scale.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business --</i> …

Customers

Wavedash raises $6 million for its platform fighting game

Hearkening back to the old days of iconic Nintendo games like Super Smash Bros, Wavedash Games has raised $6 million for a vision of platform fighting games as the next big thing in social gaming.<p>Taking platform fighter games beyond the game console, the Oakland, Calif.-based company is looking to …

Major League Gaming