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How to Write a Business Plan for Your Startup

Anyone can have a great idea. But turning an idea into a viable business is a different ballgame.You may think you’re ready to launch a startup …

The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your mood

A great web design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about your website and your organization. The type of feelings they produce – positive or negative – are entirely in your hands and should not be …

UI Design

Turn Instagram Into an Effective Funnel Step for Your Business

Tracking and analyzing all of the data available to you is essential to getting results on social media.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Once you've got a good grip on Instagram metrics and performance of your account, you should take a look at the traffic …

Social Media

5 Ways Professional Copywriting Elevates Your Website and Your Bottom Line

Your brand image is unique. Make sure it has a voice to match.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine you’re trying to choose a company you can trust to provide a service in your home. You do a web search and check a few sites, but the information each …

Marketing

How 13 Instagram Icons Grew Their Followings to Massive Levels

Everybody starts with zero followers. Here's how these pros got thousands upon thousands of fans.<p>Reporting Intern<p><i>Instagram Icons</i> have unique ways to reach thousands of people each day. But every account starts at zero.<p>Whether the content is Hollywood memes or landscape photography, these 13 <i>Icon</i> …

This Janitor Turned CEO Just Identified the Key to Building a Great Organization. Here It Is in 1 Word

Corey Thomas, chief executive of Rapid7, shares lessons learned as a young man growing up in the South.<p>Corey E. Thomas grew up in Georgia, the son of a self-taught electrician and a secretary. He credits his parents and humble background for shaping his work ethic and values, qualities that helped …

Leadership

Website Scraping Is an Easy Growth Hack You Should Try

As one of the oldest tricks in the digital marketing book, website scraping is still a premiere way of getting data.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Website scraping has been a growth hacking technique since well before the term <i>growth hack</i> even existed. …

Python Programming

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is an exciting and fruitful experience for many entrepreneurs. Yet many people hold …

Small Business

Boost Your Rankings With the Ultimate Local SEO Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a question for you...where does your business appear in search engine results?<p>First page? Second page? Even further back?<p>The fact of the matter is, where your business lands in search engine results matters, quite a bit …

Mobile Devices

Google launches My Business, a website-builder for small and medium enterprises | tech

In a move to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) leverage the power of internet, Google on Tuesday rolled out “Website With Google My Business”, …

Small Business

How to Start a Business As a Stay at Home Parent

Starting a business as a stay at home parent offers the possibility of an extra source of income. However, starting a business comes with a wide …

5 Free Tips to Make Social Media Work For Your Business

Social media is a lot more than funny filters, so make sure to get the most bang for your buck.<p>When reviewing business headlines and news stories it can be difficult to decide which topic is mentioned more often -- data analytics or social media. This can be even more frustrating if you, as an …

Social Media

Latch Onto These 10 Business Trends to Boost Your Growth Rate

Working smarter means finding new efficiencies, respecting your team's time and reducing interruptions that distract you from your goals.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top entrepreneurs understand the key to success is continual analysis and improvement. A …

Small Business