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How to Start a Tech Company If You Don't Know That Much About Tech

After problems with devshops and struggling to get the product to where he knew it had to be, Drew Meagher didn't give up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Jason Saltzman likes asking all of his guests about a difficult time in their …

Entrepreneurship

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

3 Simple Product Development Lessons All Entrepreneurs Should Remember

Here are the things I have always kept in mind in continually working to evolve the companies I've run.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a long simmering, rather interesting argument around the notion of "nurture vs. nature" as it relates to human beings and …

Entrepreneurship

Lessons From a Female Founder Who Reached Millions in Sales in Just 12 Months- Part 2 | Inc.com

In Part 1 of this blog, I touched on the importance of timing, early hires, and dedication when it comes to your early startup journey. Below are 3 more tips for navigating the ups and downs of founder-hood and entrepreneurship in your first year.<p><b>4. Trust your gut and create your own …

Entrepreneurship

A simple chart can help you figure out how you should really be investing your time and energy at work

Amy Jen Su, co-founder and managing partner of Paravis Partners, has a creative solution to this common dilemma, which she explained in a video published by the Harvard Business Review.<p>As Su says in the video, you can use a four-quadrant chart to represent — and prioritize — all your …

Time Management

The 7-Point Smart Solopreneuer Social Media Checklist

90 percent of businesses say social media is crucial to their marketing. But the point is, are you doing yours right?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where (according to an <i>Adweek</i> study), over 90 percent of businesses say social media is crucial to their …

Marketing

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Give Them the 7 Things They Need the Most | Inc.com

In the quest to crack the code on employee engagement, companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on wasted efforts to "develop their leaders."<p>Since leadership development is broad, it needs to be clearly defined for business outcomes. The common denominator is teaching managers the …

Employee Engagement

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

The rules of brainstorming, according to top design firm IDEO

I work at home, alone for the most part, which means I rarely have the opportunity to be involved in a good brainstorming session. That's a shame …

Design

A Way to Plan If You’re Bad at Planning

Learning how to plan — especially if you’re new to organizing your time — can be a frustrating experience. And for some individuals, the reason could be their brains.<p>As a time management coach, I’ve seen some incredibly intelligent people struggle to plan. For example, very creative people who …

Self Compassion

5 Reasons Why You're Not Accomplishing Your Business Goals

When that little voice is screaming "quit," remind yourself why you started.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day you log onto Facebook, you see at least one person complaining about how many people there are in the gym. The status update ends with, “In a few …

Entrepreneurship

Know When -- and What -- to Give Up in Order to Move Forward

Giving up is often looked down upon but can be your key to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s likely that you’ve seen this meme pop up in your Facebook feed from time to time: A mugshot of Winston Churchill, with his characteristic bow tie and cigar, rallying …

Business Strategy

12 important lessons for building a business in your first year

The first year is always the hardest.<p>The first year of trying to get back into shape. The first year of learning a language. The first year of learning a new skill.<p>For us, it was the first year of launching our company. While this wasn’t my first time starting a new business, I’ve learned that it …

New camera ditches lenses for thinner-than-paper design

Researchers at Caltech have come up with a new digital camera design that does away with the need for optics. The new technology uses an optical phased array to capture light at different times with different focus, thus creating an entire image.<p>Traditional cameras require a lens or pinholes to …

Step-by-Step You Can Turn Your Ecommerce Side Hustle Into a Real Company

You'll need the right mix of data, people and planning to quickly scale your startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The nature of work is evolving. To make a living and build a successful career for yourself, you no longer need to work a traditional 9-to-5 job, commute …

Entrepreneurship

Increase Your Business Acumen with These 12 Books

If you're an entrepreneur, reading should be a part of your daily routine. These titles are a great way to start.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As exciting and exhilarating as starting a business can be, running and growing a company can present a major …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably …

Small Business

The Best Way to Invest $1,000

It's hard to make money in the market when you start out with little money, but there are ways to maximize your chance of success.<p>Let's address a …

Investing

Here's How Two Successful Entrepreneurs Turned Corporate America's Inefficiency Into A Great New Business | Inc.com

As a teenager, Alex Yakubovich moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio. Still in high school, it could have been an uncomfortable transition, but he soon met Stan Garber, a fellow émigré from the former Soviet Union who shared his interest in trading stocks at lunchtime. It was to be a fortuitous …

Entrepreneurship

Mark Zuckerberg Used This Trick to Combat Self-Doubt. You Can Too | Inc.com

In his recent Harvard commencement speech, Mark Zuckerberg explained how a couple years into his venture, some big companies wanted to buy Facebook. Everyone around him advised him to sell.<p>But Zuckerberg held onto his business a little longer. He felt it was destined for a higher purpose, but he …

Self-confidence

15 Things Your Business Needs to Automate and Save Time

The idea that automation – programming machines and software to operate automatically based on a set of inputs and conditions – would play a major …

Project Management

HEDGE FUND READING LIST: Hundreds of investors say these 10 finance books are must-reads

GuilhermeMesquita/Shutterstock SumZero, a social network for buyside investors, asked its members to share their favorite investment books in their user profiles.<p>The list is based on 1,120 responses, and ranked from least to most recommended. You can consider it a hedge fund reading list.<p>The books …

Investing

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Books

6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers

Trouble luring in new business? Check out these insights from entrepreneurs about how they did it.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Attracting new customers is no easy task. However, there are certain new and innovative strategies you can employ to make your …

Customers

6 entrepreneurs share the million-dollar advice they got from their mentors

Great mentors offer some of the most valuable words on the planet. A single breakthrough, idea, or phrase can be worth millions of dollars.<p>These six highly successful entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles share their mentor's wisdom that propelled them to incredible success.

Entrepreneurship
Small Business

An Awesome Collection Of Beautiful Images That You Can Use For Free

<i>Image by Unsplash</i><p><b>Are you always</b> struggling to find attractive images that you can use on your website, blog or creative projects? If so, …

Infographics

How Understanding Human Behavior Can Open Up New Design Opportunities

Q&A with Design Field Researcher, Jan Chipchase, on the launch of his new book<p>There are few people in the design world more familiar with field …

Border Crossings

3 Things to Simplify for Business Success | Inc.com

Business owners and entrepreneurs are always looking for strategies that will make them more efficient. When trying to improve the number of engagements or connections from target audience members, it's easy to try to add another task to your business processes.<p>But continuously adding new steps or …

Small Business

Learn To Calculate Net Operating Income (NOI) for Investment Property

As a real estate professional serving investment clients, you need to be very familiar with all the methods of valuation of income properties. One of …