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A great name tells you more than just what the company does

When naming something, it is human nature to want to <i>describe</i> what you are naming. This is, of course, the most direct route to relevance.<p>Many historic and well-known companies have names that describe what they do or make. For example: International Business Machines, Minnesota Mining and …

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5 Must-Use Tools for Brainstorming Company Names

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Gathering your team in a soulless conference room staring at a white board is not where colorful ideas come from. Getting together with friends over a bottle of wine (or two) is equally inefficient. Creative name ideas don’t materialize …

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Shark Tank: The lost pitches

In the world of startup funding, spotting a winner is no simple task. Much of it comes down to chance. How would the judges of ABC’s Shark Tank …

Entrepreneurship

5 Fitness Studios That Give Back

The first time I was in a yoga class and the teacher had us dedicate our practice to someone else who needed it more than we did, it was …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Your Own Fitness Studio

13 successful, fit women share how to turn your love of exercise into a career<p>It's many a gym-goer's fantasy: Open your own fitness studio, where you …

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How one fitness entrepreneur raised $14 million

On a recent Monday, Payal Kadakia placed her hand on a ballet barre, lifted her right arm, and pulsed her fingertips skyward. Clad in all black, hair …

Get That Life: How I Opened My Own Chain of Fitness Studios

Jennifer Quinn DeMarco fell in love with barre classes when she was trying to get in shape for her wedding. Now she runs three studios of her own.<p><i>Just before her 30th birthday, Jennifer Quinn DeMarco left her six-figure job on Wall Street to start her own barre studio. She had no fitness training</i> …

Ask For An Odd Number, And 6 More Tips To Get The Salary You Want

To master it, you need to push without offending the hiring manager or undercutting yourself. At the end of the day, it's an awkward conversation that you're obligated to have. Both parties need to walk away feeling like they fared well and got what they wanted.<p>To get a sense of how the pros do it, …

Employment

Want To Work For Netflix? Try Answering Some Of These Interview Questions

We looked through Glassdoor's massive index of user-submitted interview questions for prospective employees to find the most interesting ones asked at Netflix.<p>How would you answer these questions?

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Fitness startup Fitmob gets $9.75M in Series A funding to unleash “Weapons of Ass Reduction” on SF

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>I’m an elliptical guy myself, but I must admit there’s something intriguing about a fitness class called “Twerkout …

Here's Everything That Can Go Wrong Naming Your Startup and How to Avoid It All

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s be honest, branding your startup is one of the fun parts of launching a new startup. You get to name your baby exactly how you want. For once, you don't have to take anyone else’s opinion into account.<p>This world consists of nearly …

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About.me revamps the business card with Intro app

Business cards haven't changed much in the last few decades. Sure, sites such as LinkedIn make it easy to look up basic information, while …

Human Rights

BeON Home’s Smart Lightbulbs Aim To Out-Smart An Intruder

In recent years, we’ve seen a plethora of so-called ‘smart lightbulbs’ arrive on the market, often providing consumers with their first foray into the smart home. The obvious examples are Philips Hue and Kickstarter fueled LIFX. However, as I’ve noted before, aside from being ‘connected’ and …

Contactually, your secret tool for killing it in sales, takes $2M

Contactually, a startup with cloud-based software for reminding salespeople to reach out to their hard-won contacts and helping bosses track the health of their employees’ connections, said today that it’s added $2 million to its seed round.<p>Now the seed round stands at a hefty $3.5 million, the …

Meet The Startup That's Using Drones To Change The World

Raptopoulos is the cofounder and CEO of a startup called Matternet, which makes drones, though he refuses to use that word. He prefers to call them small unmanned aerial delivery vehicles, or UAVs.<p>He started the company after having a "eureka moment" three years ago. He realized one billion people …

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The Backed Pack: A smart speaker, a fast charger & a portable 3D printer

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>Prizm<p>A Paris-based company created Prizm to facilitate the process of personalized music curation. The slick product connects to existing speakers through Bluetooth, optical, or a …

DogVacay, Airbnb For Dogs, Nabs $25M In Funding

DogVacay has just raised $25 million in Series B1 funding, according to a report from Fortune. DogVacay confirmed the funding to TechCrunch.<p>The company, which provides a service to replace kennels for dog owners, has been operating since 2012 and has now raised a total of $47 million. In October …

Kidizen, A Mobile Marketplace For Secondhand “Kids’ Stuff” Raises Half A Million

Minneapolis-based Kidizen has raised just over half a million in funding for its mobile, peer-to-peer marketplace which allows parents to buy and sell their children’s clothing, toys, shoes and other easily shippable items. The idea is similar to secondhand clothing marketplace ThredUP and several …

The Unexpected Virtues of Airing All Your Startup Mistakes | Inc.com

The real magic of StartUp, a new podcast about one man's attempt to launch a podcast network, is that it shows--warts and all--the real experience of building a company. The man broadcasting his adventures is former NPR economics reporter and <i>Planet Money</i> co-founder Alex Blumberg, and the company …

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Blue Apron Blows Past 1 Million Meals Sold Each Month, Looks To eCommerce

Blue Apron has just announced the launch of a new e-commerce store, which will go live next week, to round out the service’s grocery and recipe delivery service. The company has also announced that it has doubled sales since early May, with 1 million meals sold each month.<p>“We think that the Blue …

Flux’s 3D Printer Is Also A Scanner, Laser Engraver And More Thanks to A Modular Design

This embed is invalid<p>3D printers are at a bit of a crossroads – after a lot of initial promise, they seem to have hit a roadblock between early adopter zeal and general consumer interest. A new entrant called Flux should at least reinvigorate hobbyist excitement, thanks to a modular design that …

From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

45 Things You Might Have on Your Resume (That Need to Be Removed)

You put so much thought into what should go on your resume—from your best, most impressive accomplishments down to the perfect, classy-but-modern …

8 Things Remarkably Effective People Do Every Day | Inc.com

What is it that separates people who are highly effective in work (and life) from those who are less so? Often it's a few very specific (and learnable!) things. Acquire these eight simple habits and you won't just get more done, you might actually change your life.<p>1. <b>Visualize Your Success</b><p>Recognize …

Self-improvement

14 Interview Questions That Are Designed To Trick You

"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," says Tina Nicolai, executive career coach and founder of Resume Writers' Ink.<p>Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage …

Employment

Here's What Hiring Managers Really Want To Know When They Ask Why You're Leaving Your Current Job

Flickr/Dell Inc<p>Why are you leaving your current job?<p>This may seem like an easy interview question. You probably have 100 reasons for wanting to …

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This Trait Predicts Success Better Than Your IQ

Daniel Goodman/Business Insider<p>We all strive to become smarter — whether by changing our daily habits or perusing a new website— with the hope it …

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