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5 Ways to Bootstrap SEO When You're on a Tight Budget

Getting links and incorporating keywords won't break the bank.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business should be implementing SEO strategies in order to improve their website’s search engine rankings. But unfortunately, there are a lot of marketers and …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

Business Strategy

Use These Web Design Tricks to Grow Your Business Exponentially

An improved user experience will make your site more trustworthy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing any business is, well, tough business. You've got your hand in every pot while simultaneously wearing every hat. You're worrying about marketing strategies, product …

Top Seven Questions that Investors Ask Start-ups & How to Handle Them

Ensure that you spend time explaining your unique selling proposition (USP): product quality, features, positioning and of course the team's core strengths and achievements<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of …

This eSports founder used a brilliant method to land a big investment from legendary tech exec Paul Maritz

As the ex-CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is a well-known name in enterprise software . But he's the first to admit he knows nothing about video games, much less the hyper-competitive world of eSports. He's not even a little bit of a gamer.<p>That's why even he was surprised when Maritz become the key …

Light Bulbs

Three Books To Power Up Your New Year

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is that I get some breathing room in my calendar. I love to use this time to spend time with friends and family, to work on projects and certainly to catch up on my reading.<p>If you want to take time to read to improve your professional life, there are …

Leadership

How To Transition From Outsourced Development Team To In-House | Inc.com

As a non-technical founder of a tech business, your journey would have started by outsourcing the complete software development to an agency.<p>This is assuming you didn't have a technical co-founder to build the software for you internally and while bootstrapping the business, outsourcing was the …

Software Development

Bestselling Author Boosts Income by Over $200,000 While Writing New Book | Inc.com

When Dorie Clark, business consultant and bestselling author, began writing her new book, a surprising thing happened. As she implemented the strategies in the book--before it was even published--her income grew. Not by a few thousands, but by over $200,000.<p>The book is <i>Entrepreneurial You: Monetize</i> …

Writing

Eight Gmail add-ons you didn’t know you needed

Upgrade your inbox.<p>Gmail is one of the strongest email clients currently available. But you won't unlock its true potential until you start installing some of its add-ons: free third-party plug-ins that integrate neatly into the Gmail interface and help you do more with your messages. And with the …

Apps

How to Create Personalized Documents from a Google Spreadsheet in Minutes

Introducing Document Studio, a powerful Google add-on that lets you effortlessly generate documents and reports using merge data stored inside Google …

Google Docs

3 Tips in Writing Effective Emails That Convert to Business

TeroVesalainen / Pixabay<p>Every small business relies on email lists to find new customers and to sell to the already existing ones. They use a site …

Pounce On These 5 Digital Marketing Trends to Increase Business In 2018

In 2018, you need a sales and marketing plan that makes the best use of digital marketing to create more visibility and drive revenue.<p>We’ve …

Marketing

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings, and they need to be as persuasive as possible.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings -- whether it’s for a menu, merchandise items or services. …

To Get People to Really Want to Buy Your Product, You Must Focus on the 3 P's

Side-hustling pro Chris Guillebeau explains that when you're presenting an offer, you want to make sure to give people all the pertinent information they need to make a purchase.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In</i> <i>"Tough Love Tuesday,"</i> <i>we’re connecting</i> …

Branding For Small Businesses Made Simple

There’s a lot of content out there that is written to help small business owners do their own marketing, but it’s often written by marketers who are adept in things like analytics, content marketing, and technical jargon. It may be written using terms you don’t understand and business processes …

Marketing

Half-off pizza, free coffee and other deals Broncos' wins can get you this season

Cut way down on your 2017-18 season's pizza and wing tab with these Broncos discounts.

Pizza

The Founder of a Million-Dollar Startup Has This Advice For First-Time Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most business owners can only dream of hitting the million-dollar sales mark. Then there are those who blow right past it, as if the elusive number was never even in their sights.<p>Allen Brouwer, co-founder of Best Self Co. and one of the eight winners of Shopify's recent Build a Bigger Business …

Entrepreneurship

Optimize Your Daily Schedule for Maximum Productivity -- Here's How

Highly successful entrepreneurs stay organized and accomplish a lot by following a routine. Are you one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is one thing all highly successful business people do to stay organized and focused throughout the day: They all follow …

14 Podcasts That Will Increase Your Business and Make You More Successful | Inc.com

If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth and scaling. Have one you'd like to recommend? Leave me a …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Build the Next Airbnb, Instagram, or Slack? This Online Startup School Will Show You How | Inc.com

Y Combinator is one of the most successful startup accelerators in the world. Every year they take two batches of 100 companies and offer them in-person instruction from Y Combinator partners at their Silicon Valley headquarters and $120,000 in funding in exchange for 7% of their equity.<p>Started in …

Startups

7 Newsletters Online Entrepreneurs Should Subscribe to

Getting to the next level in your business may be only a few quick shifts or tweaks away.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No business is built in isolation or in a vacuum. Many entrepreneurs have coaches and mentors who lead the way and guide them along the journey of …

Gust Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Launching a Business | Inc.com

David S. Rose, the serial entrepreneur and chairman emeritus of the New York Angels, an angel investment group, has funneled tens of millions of dollars into 120 startups to date. Still, he feels that founders continue to lack some of the most basic resources to help them launch their businesses: …

Small Business

10 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask Before Starting a New Business

Are you an entrepreneur thinking about starting a new business? If so, you're not alone. More than 640,000 new businesses on average are launched in the U.S. each year. In many respects, small businesses serve as the lifeblood of the nation's economy.<p>But taking the leap by starting a business isn't …

Small Business

Here’s how likely your startup is to get acquired at any stage

Let’s say you randomly selected 1,000 seed-stage startups based in the United States. How many of those would go on to raise a Series A? Of companies that go on to raise a Series A, how many would go on to raise a Series B? You could keep this process going until only a few companies remain.<p>But …

How to Grow Your Startup Using YouTube

You’ve got a great product, a great team, and everything is lined up. Your startup is ready. Next, it’s time to grow your startup, and social media …

Social Media

WinView, a Sports Betting Start-Up, Raises $12 Million

SAN FRANCISCO — As the two big daily fantasy sports sites, DraftKings and FanDuel, seek to merge to bolster their struggling businesses, a start-up with a different approach to sports betting has garnered some prominent new backers.<p>WinView, which lets users make free wagers on sports games in real …

eSports