Mubashir Lakhani

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25 Top Podcasts That Will Spark Your Entrepreneurial Vision

Listening to a podcast while going to and from work is a rare example of successful multitasking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever heard anyone say that the trend is your friend? Sure, if something is getting a lot of attention, you probably should examine it …

UNDER 35 AND CRUSHING IT: Meet the most ambitious young founders in New York who are building the next giant companies

In fact, some of the coolest new companies on the east coast are being built by people who are in their 20s and 30s.<p>Culled from our list of the 2015 Silicon Alley 100, here are dozens of startup founders and CEOs doing amazing things in New York tech and beyond — and they're all under 35.

Are you selling to the Brain, Heart or Ego? Follow 3 simple rules to garner maximum sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>There are many different terminologies that are often used when it comes to explaining sales. Most people, who are engaged in sales, tend to talk about …

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

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How These 20-Year-Olds Raised $13M And Built A Massive Food Tech Company

Being a young, first time entrepreneur is hard. Without a stunning success story or years of applicable experience, a new founder can face significant challenges starting and growing a company. A study by the University of California indicated that the average venture backed founder is 38 years old …

The Best Sales Books for Small Business Owners in 2015

If you think that being successful in sales means convincing unsuspecting prospects to buy something they don’t want or need, you’re wrong. You’ll be …

Want a Better Pitch? Watch This.

by Andy Raskin<p>Three weeks ago, the CMO of a San Francisco startup backed by A-list investors emailed me about her new sales deck.<p>“It lacks oomph,” …

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Data Is Nice. Information Is Better. Microsoft Release Analytics Tool for Small Businesses

We business owners are drowning in data – from our financial software, to marketing, to our HR software and more. Seeing and measuring our key …

The Essential Guide to Launching a Killer WordPress Site: Part 2 – Design and Functionality

Welcome to part two of our two-part guide to launching a WordPress site. As you might recall, we looked at site structure yesterday. So today, we’ll …

Social Media vs. SEO: Which is Better?

Social media vs. SEO, which one do you think is better?* If you are a solopreneur or are running a small, or even medium-sized business, your …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything…10 Sales Strategies That Actually Work | Small Business Marketing Resources

“Adults sell for today. Professionals sell for life.” – James Altucher<p>Below are 10 sales strategies that I happen to like from a person you’ve …

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How to create brand stories that are effective and impactful

For eons now stories and storytelling have been a part of human civilisation. We're wired to tell and listen to stories. While there is a lot of …

7 Rules Successful People Live By

Several years ago I left the corporate world to persue my own entrepreneurial dreams. In my quest to find success outside of the corporate world I read countless books and networked with hundreds upon hundreds of prominent business owners, business leaders, entrepreneurs and freelancers. With each …

Design Inspiration & Ideas from Envato

Music truly makes the world go round. But it may be your music project’s aesthetics that make your sound go …<p>Welcome to the Envato Famous 5. Our look …

Graphic Design

5 Books That Will Make You So Much Better at Marketing Yourself or Your Brand | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Over the years, I’ve gone through bookshelves’ worth of marketing and PR books. After a few dozen, some of the books’ messages begin to blend together, but there are five I’ve read that …

Attention Bargain Hunters: Peso Is Changing The Future of Fashion E-Commerce

Since quitting my job and moving to New York City two years ago, I'm constantly inspired by the ambitious and go-getter mentality of this concrete jungle. So inspired, that I created a docu series called, "Maker's Lane," to share the courageous stories of creative entrepreneurs I admired. Since …

How to Start an Online Business That Will Scale | Inc.com

In 2010, I launched IntelligenceBank, which is now a global, multi-million dollar company that provides SaaS solutions for managing various business processes. When I first launched IntelligenceBank, the idea was to create a platform that could securely store any type of information--but customer …

What Makes Great Salespeople

What behaviors drive successful salespeople? Last year, research by my people analytics company VoloMetrix identified three things that were highly correlated with top performing reps: More time spent with customers; larger internal networks; and more time spent with managers and senior leadership. …

This startup lets you order and try on clothes from top retailers without spending any money

Try.com allows users to try on clothes from several major retailers, including Zara and Bloomingdale's, for free.<p>Customers only have to pay for the items if they decide to keep them.<p>The service sends up to five items at a time for free, though users can earn more "tries" by inviting …

This is how you build a killer brand like Apple

Human beings are curious. They love to explore. And they love to shop. Many consumers—up to 25 million Americans—visit a mall on any given Saturday …

Thirteen tricks for landing your first thousand customers

Getting the first 1,000 customers will not guarantee your success, but it will you give you a chance to get some real-world feedback – and maybe even pay some bills at the same time! As a startup, your biggest challenge is to get customers on board and getting the first 1,000 always takes the most …

Why Using Websites, Blogs and Email Newsletters is Always More Effective than Social Media Sites

Where will your company focus its online marketing efforts this year? The common wisdom the past few years was to base your campaigns around social …

Nice Threads: Surveying the World’s Most Luxurious Suiting Fabrics

Llamas. Who knew.

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The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> …

Luxury Daily

Affluent consumers are often labeled through household income, but by delving deeper than economics it is evident that there are generational …