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AirPods 2 Easter Egg in iPhone Keynote Hints at Two Exciting New Features

Apple might have dropped a massive Easter egg.<p>A refresh to Apple’s wireless earbuds was glaringly absent during Wednesday’s iPhone keynote. But while …

IPhone 8

Everything You Need To Know About The Law The EU Just Passed That Could Change The Internet As We Know It

Frederick Florin / AFP / Getty Images<p>The European Parliament voted to adopt an extremely controversial copyright reform on Wednesday that could have …

Copyright Directive

Insight Selling Is The New Solution Selling

In 2012, Harvard Business Review published a bold article entitled “The End of Solution Sales”. It declared that solution selling had become obsolete. The verdict was, in large part, founded on the argument that B2B buyers are coming to the table more prepared and better educated than ever before. …

Selling

Mark Cuban Says This Is the 1 Mistake New Entrepreneurs Always Make

What's the biggest mistake new entrepreneurs make? Focusing on the wrong thing, according to Mark Cuban, <i>Shark Tank</i> shark and owner of the Dallas Mavericks. "The biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when they're first starting out is they think they have to raise money, and that raising money is an …

Startups

I Doubled My Revenue in 12 Months by Analyzing These 3 Types of Data

Using data to make decisions isn't just for big businesses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If collecting and understanding your business data meant you could double your revenue in 12 months, would you do it? Or would you be one of the 60 percent of entrepreneurs …

Authentic Leadership

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>December 05, 2017</b><p>What does it mean to be yourself at work? As a leader, how do you strike the right balance between vulnerability and authority? This book explains the role of authenticity in emotionally intelligent leadership. You'll learn how to discover your authentic …

Want to Become More Creative? Start With This Simple Habit

If you know what types of inspiration you're a channel for, you can have the appropriate tools at hand.<p><i>How can people become more creative and innovative in their everyday lives? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Businesses For Sale: Who's Buying And Who's Selling?

The U.S. market of businesses for sale is on a hot streak. Small businesses are selling for record-breaking prices, according to BizBuySell, a marketplace for small business buyers and sellers. Business owners are entering the market and listing their businesses for sale to capitalize on rising …

Amazon built one of the world's most efficient warehouses by embracing chaos

Robbinsville, NJ<p>When Dave Alperson got his first job at an Amazon warehouse in 1997, as a temporary hourly employee, it involved walking around the warehouse with a list of where to find products—mostly books—that customers had ordered.<p>Twenty years later, as a regional director of operations for …

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

This company is laying off almost all its workers because of tariffs

A South Carolina company plans to lay off almost all its workers — 126 people — because of the Trump administration's tariffs.<p>Element Electronics, which assembles televisions, notified the state of the expected job cuts earlier this week. The company also plans to close its plant in the town of …

U.S. Politics

Stop Chasing Your Customers and Do This Instead

I recently tested an unconventional sales strategy that is changing the way small businesses are prospecting, generating leads, and creating influential partnerships. The best part? It doesn't require any complicated digital strategies or hefty ad budgets.<p>The strategy is called the Dream 100. I …

Marketing

Where to Find Genuine Experts When You Need Consultants for Your Business

Finding the best talent to help your business is often as challenging as the problem you are trying to solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From time-to-time, you may need to find a consultant to help you with your business. Sometimes, those needs are high level, like …

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

BlueVine raises $60 million to give small businesses access to working capital

BlueVine, a fintech startup that serves up financing facilities for small businesses, has raised $60 million in a series E round of funding led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Silicon Valley Bank and existing investors such as Lightspeed Venture Partners and 83North.<p>Founded in 2013, …

Small Business

Three ways to foster loyalty among customers

How to make customers feel valued and keep them coming back.<p>Build rapport and meet individual needs<p><i>Ronald Baise, founder, 92 Dental</i><p>Soliciting repeat business requires far less work than attracting new clients. By fostering loyalty, you can increase the lifetime value of a customer.<p>Small firms …

3 Tech Tips To Grow Your Business

<i>First great guest post from Martin Eastwood, CEO Wide Variety Events</i><p>Are you using every single good strategy available to you to grow your business …

Social Media

9 Essential Qualities of Entrepreneurial Leadership

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? You might have a solid idea for a new product or service, and maybe even a strong business plan to …

Leadership

'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how his mom helped FUBU become a $350 million company

"Shark Tank" investor Daymond John said that he wouldn't admit it until he was in his 30s, but he's always been a "mama's boy."<p>But jokes aside, John is serious when he says that his mother was his main inspiration for working hard and starting the business that became FUBU and made him wealthy.<p>"I …

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Public Speaking

Are You Financially Literate? Answer These 3 Questions to Find Out

Financial literacy means that you grasp these basic financial concepts. Without it, you're unlikely to become wealthy.<p>Financial literacy is a must …

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket heading towards asteroid belt after overshooting Mars' orbit

Elon Musk's super-rocket has taken flight and overshot Mars' orbit, going further out into the solar system than originally planned.<p>His cherry-red Tesla, carrying a dummy and blasting Bowie's Life on Mars, was supposed to take a path around the Sun which would take it out into Mars' orbit.<p>It …

The 5 Best Laptops We Saw at CES 2018

Over the past several years, CES — formerly the Consumer Electronics Show — has shifted its focus from “traditional” consumer tech towards …

Facebook goes back to basics: People

The company has realized how hard it is to keep people both happy and informed.<p>Over the past couple of years, Facebook has frequently tweaked its News Feed algorithms to deliver stories that are relevant and of interest to you. It was a strategy that, until now, seemed to be the way forward for the …

Social Media

The Price Of Leadership

<i>Want to lead? Here’s the price you must pay.</i><p>We just named a new president to run Maddock Douglas, the innovation consultancy I founded 27 years ago. As you can imagine, finding the right person was difficult, but the decision was made easier because Maria, our new president, understands the …

Leadership

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

Opinion: 3 ways to transform your 1-person business into a $1 million operation

Many people dream of ditching the hassles of corporate America and starting their own business. Who hasn’t yearned to for the day when they could …