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This Mundane Task Is Probably the Key to Your Business Growth

Bookkeeping should be updated and analyzed on a constant basis to help with growth.<p>When the topic of bookkeeping comes up, you probably figure that it's something that can wait until later. You know that accounting is important, but there just aren't enough hours in a day to manage the books on top …

Small Business

Here are the 7 Deadly Sins Of Young Entrepreneurs

If young start-up founders can simply keep themselves from succumbing to the pleasures and pressures of the seven cardinal sins, the future of entrepreneurship is exceptionally bright<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international …

Entrepreneurship

You Won't Survive as an Entrepreneur Treating Your Business Like a Hobby

Entrepreneurship is a career. To succeed, you must approach it strategically.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Growing up, our parents taught us to choose a career path that we enjoy. To love what we do. That teaching has carried over into our adult lives and is …

Entrepreneurship

50 Angel Investors Based On Investment Volume And Successful Exits

Who are the leading angel investors startup entrepreneurs should be pitching right now? How do you connect with them?<p>Effective fundraising for startups isn’t about how many people and firms you can blast your opportunity out to. It’s about getting in front of the right investors, with a strong …

Venture Capital

Proof That The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Ones

Here’s refreshing news for Boomers and Gen Xers, especially women considering starting businesses after 50 (who I’ve been writing about this year): When it comes to launching a successful business, youth is not the magic elixir.<p>“Successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young,” according to <i>Age</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The Top 100+ SaaStr Posts

We recently gave the SaaStr.com website a rethink, and as part of it, I took a stab at cataloging the Top 100+ of the 3,000+ pieces of content on the …

Startups

10 Great Questions to Ask a VP Sales During an Interview

Ready to hire your first VP Sales? But haven’t done it before?<p>Let me give you a partial interview script that may help a bit. You’ll have to vary it …

Apple, Google, Amazon: Garage startups rule the world, and here’s why

<i>The following is an edited excerpt taken from Entresutra, on the shoulders of foxes: A hedgehog on entrepreneurship and motivation, authored by</i> …

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other influential billionaires are investing in 2 startups that could solve the biggest problem with renewable energy

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and a host of their uber-rich compatriots are investing in two energy startups that could solve one of the biggest problems with renewable energy.<p>They are investing through a $1 billion fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, known as BEV, which announced last …

Net Neutrality Is Officially Dead. Here's What That Means for You.

Here's a rundown of the new rules and what they could mean for entrepreneurs.<p>Almost 60 years after the day the music died, we can mark the day net neutrality kicked the bucket.<p>The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality rules, which mandated that internet service …

Net Neutrality

5 Questions You Should Ask to Find Out If You Have a Good Business Idea or a Dud

Use this framework to answer the biggest question: Is this idea worth pursuing?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's frustrating to watch: So many innovative individuals and teams come up with new business ideas, yet struggle with how to screen the good ones from the …

Customers

Five Essential Marketing Strategies For Any Startup

We all know marketing is essential for all businesses, but it’s even more important for startups. Unless people know about your startup and what it offers, they probably won’t buy your products or services.<p>At Kobe Digital, we come across all types of businesses. Most all of them are concerned with …

Marketing

Asus' New Crypto Mining Motherboard Has Space for 20 GPUs

Computer hardware giant Asus has debuted a new product aimed specifically at cryptocurrency miners.<p>The H370 Mining Master represents a follow up to …

How Canada's Tech 'Superclusters' Could Change The Global Startup Game

Big, brash and bold — Canada’s latest move to turbo-charge its technology sector seems almost un-Canadian. Justin Trudeau’s government recently moved – unapologetically – to grab a bigger slice of global tech markets with a plan to create five innovation “superclusters” across the country. An …

'You Can Have The Best Product In The World But If No One Knows About It, It Is Useless': AxisWire CEO Cynthia Salarizadeh

It's not easy to operate in the cannabis industry.<p>Although the market is expected to grow to approximately $40 billion by 2021, the industry is still …

6 Signs Your Business Idea Is Ready for Financing

Potential investors need to be convinced that your idea is viable before they offer you cash.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s thrilling to hit on a great idea for a business, and envision yourself at the helm of a lucrative new endeavor. Less thrilling, though, is …

Small Business

3 Questions That Kill Innovation -- and What to Ask Instead

The questions you ask can derail your progress, or empower your business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Questions are powerful tools -- as essential to investors and venture capitalists researching opportunities as they are to entrepreneurs seeking the best ways to …

Innovation

35-year-old self-made millionaire: ‘School makes you really stupid’ when starting a business

Tim Chen, co-founder and CEO of the personal finance website NerdWallet and a self-made millionaire, tells CNBC Make It the best advice he has for …

Infographic: How chatbots could help your organization

Robots taking over the world might not be so bad after all.<p>Chatbots are changing the way consumers and organizations interact online. These …

Chatbots

Infographic: Video marketing trends to watch

Is video a big part of your content strategy for 2018?<p>As more companies develop video teams and offerings, several important trends have separated …

Marketing

3 Highly Toxic Leaders You Should Avoid at All Costs

Don't let these leaders hurt your quality of life.<p>We spend so much for our daily lives at work. And even when we're not there, we still take work home with us - either literally or figuratively. I believe the best way to improve the quality of one's relationship with work is to find a workplace …

How Innovation as a Service is Important for Start-ups and Corporates

Innovating before it's time is the right step forward<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Have you ever walked into a party and found that you’re the only one there because you’re …

Startups

4 Over-Hyped Tactics That Don't Grow Your Business but Do Waste Your Time

Don't quit your job if you think an online business is less work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There's a basic strategy that grows every business. If you have been in business for any amount of time, you know that you need lead generation, a customer base, and a way …

Social Media

How to Develop a Brand Story That Attracts Great Talent

To recruit top talent, focus on branding.<p>This story originally appeared on Glassdoor<p>It's not just your recruiters who get the talent to join -- it's your brand, too.<p>The recruiter has their work cut out for them, sure, but ultimately it's your brand story that informs prospects of what kind of …

Employment

How to Write Small Business Marketing Copy that Makes Customers Buy

Free-Photos / Pixabay<p>For many small businesses, writing your own marketing copy becomes the sensible, practical move. Maybe it’s what makes sense for …

Marketing

X Prize announces $10 million competition to spur development of robot avatars

It’s an ambitious challenge that will likely fall short of our expectations<p>Robot avatars have been a sci-fi staple for decades, letting fictional humans remotely carry out delicate and dextrous tasks, from hospital care to mining on the Moon. But, as usual, our imagination outstrips reality. The …

The Greatest Sales Pitch I’ve Seen All Year

It’s Drift’s and it’s brilliant. Here’s why.Drift CEO David CancelA few weeks ago, I met a CMO named Yvette in the office kitchen at OpenView Venture …

Behavioral Sciences

A New Study Reveals the 20 Factors That Predict Startup Failure: Do Any Apply to You?

Seventeen percent of startups studied cited the lack of a business model; 17 percent admitted their product wasn't good enough.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You already know that the majority of startups eventually fail. The pervading myth is that between 80 and 90 …

Startups

Neuroscience Says This Kind of Lighting Can Reduce Brainpower by 30 Percent

"Dim lights are producing dimwits," says the study's author.<p>Think about the environment in which you're reading this.<p>Specifically, how's the lighting?<p>I ask because a new laboratory study out of Michigan State University suggests that working in dim lighting can "change the brain's structure and …

The Startup’s Guide to Demand Generation: From Your First 10 Customers to Your Next 1,000

<i>Editor’s Note: This guest post was contributed by</i> <i>Ashu Garg</i><i>, General Partner, Foundation Capital, and co-authored by</i> <i>Jason Seeba</i><i>, VP-Marketing, Dynamic</i> …

Customers