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Find the Right Metrics for Your Sales Team

“What gets measured gets managed” is a longstanding business aphorism. But today’s sales technologies enable companies to measure almost anything, which leads many managers to try to measure everything. As a consequence, managers don’t have a clear sense of what is <i>really</i> driving sales in their …

Build Your Marketing Team in the Order that People Buy Things

A strategic long-term approach to building out a marketing team should instead focus on the customer journey.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2013, I made the decision to bring aboard a content creator as my first marketing hire. Since bringing that employee aboard, …

Startup idea generator: find spreadsheet tasks and build something better

Need an idea for a viable startup company? Try this:1) Pick an industry<br>2) Ask someone in that industry what they use spreadsheets for<br>3) Build …

Startups

4 Tried & Tested Methods to Develop Sustainable Mobile Apps

This column is authored by Hemang Rindani, IT Consultant, Cygnet InfotechThe post 4 Tried & Tested Methods to Develop Sustainable Mobile Apps …

Apps

10 Landing Page Mistakes That Are Killing Your Chances At Conversion

It can happen to the best of us, you’re spending lots of money buying ads, you’ve designed and optimised your ads so the get lots of clicks, but …

7 Reasons Why Startups Need to Embrace Agile Marketing

Every moment your message isn't in market is a moment that your competition is winning over your audience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some flavor of this conversation happens every single day: "We'd love to help you with your marketing efforts. We'll go off and in …

To Succeed You Must Make Yourself Indispensable

People who can be easily replaced can never command the big bucks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has favorite products. At this point, I doubt I could live without my old Pasquini espresso machine, Vitamix blender and Apple everything. I’d be lost without my …

Why You Can’t Just Tell a Company “Be More Like a Startup”

As more and more companies face disruption from globalization, new technology, and startups that have more capital than the incumbents, the continuing cry from Wall Street investors is, “Why can’t companies be as innovative as startups?”<p>Here’s one reason why:<p>Startups can do anything.<p>Companies can …

The Top 5 Reasons EdTech Startups Fail And How To Avoid Them

Every startup faces challenges, and education technology startups are no exception to the rule.<p>In 2016, Jawwad Siddiqui wrote an article for <i>EdSurge</i>, entitled: “We Shut Down Our Edtech Startup: Here’s What We Learned.” In this piece, Siddiqui shares his journey about his edtech startup, …

Education Technology

Homework app Snapask preps Indonesia launch after investment

Timothy Fu (L), CEO of Snapask, and COO, Jeffery Liu. Photo credit: Kejora Ventures.Hong Kong-based startup Snapask has picked up US$5 million in …

Asia

College Graduates: Follow These 7 Habits and You'll Have Your Most Productive Summer Yet | Inc.com

Congratulations.<p>No, not for graduating. That's meh. That's expected.<p>Congratulations for exiting the Training Area of life and entering the real world. Now, the game begins for real.<p>Habit 1: Wake Yourself Up (Keep Your Alarm)<p>Now that the world is your oyster, it's time for you to make something of …

College & University

What is the Design Process?

<b>We want to see your design process.</b><br>— Said every interviewer, their voices echoing into the abyss.<p>A d<i>esign process</i> defines every designer’s journey to …

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 …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Migrate Your Site to HTTPS

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Online security is becoming an increasingly important area for businesses of every size. And one of the most basic forms of online security entails switching to HTTPS hosting.<p>Of course there are loads of factors to consider, but aside …

Quiqup, the Postmates of London, raises $26 million to grow its on-demand logistics platform

Quiqup, a U.K.-based logistics startup that serves businesses and consumers with an on-demand delivery and pickup service for just about any type of goods, has raised £20 million ($26 million) in a series B funding round led by New York’s Jobi Capital, with participation from Transmed, among other …

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4 Ways to Focus Fiercely and Stress Less

Are there things you're striving for that you can let go of so you can focus more fiercely on the things you care about most?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You want to build a career that supports your life. And build a life that supports your career. And hope that …

3 Things to Simplify for Business Success | Inc.com

Business owners and entrepreneurs are always looking for strategies that will make them more efficient. When trying to improve the number of engagements or connections from target audience members, it's easy to try to add another task to your business processes.<p>But continuously adding new steps or …

Small Business

What Is The Best Way To Think Of A Successful Startup Idea?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Yair Weinberger.</i><p>There is no such thing as "idea" for a start-up, at least not in the sense that …

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re planning to open a new store right across the street from an existing one. How can you stand out against the competition?<p>Branding is the thing that makes Larry’s corner store distinguishable from Paul’s right across the street. No matter how many years Paul …

17 Essential Tools for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest challenges we face as entrepreneurs is staying on top of everything. You have to respond to emails, make sure your website works perfectly, organize projects, keep in touch with your network, and avoid getting …

How to Train Your B2B Customer Support Team to Build a Loyal Customer Base

Building trusting customer relationships takes time and constant interaction, and there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In B2B, your customer is your most important asset. Not only do you rely on them to keep current operations …

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end …

The 9 Commitments Required to Succeed

Your decision to pursue success is not the safe path. Be ready, flexible and willing to do whatever is required.<p>To be successful requires certain commitments. We must accept that not all things are going to go our way. When we experience challenge, or any sort of delay along our path, it is easy to …

7 Factors That Make a Brand Stand Out

Without a strong brand at the foundation of your campaigns, you'll just be more white noise to the average consumer.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is drowning in brands. There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, and even more mid- …

5 Easy Ways to Get Users to Your Website

If you can demonstrate your brand's mission throughout your site, people will be flocking to it in no time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s never easy to stand out from the crowd. After all, there are probably over a thousand sites in your industry, and while …

15 Qualities of Smart Business People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What exactly is "smart"? Being smart is more than having a high IQ. It has been proven time and again that IQ is fixed. The way we learn at 15 is the same way we learn at 50. To be smart one has to bring more to the table than …