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There's an army of apps to get almost anything you want on demand — here are the best and worst

The idea is built on convenience and mobility, so it's only natural that apps would play a large part in a company's success or failure.<p>But some surprisingly prominent companies have mobile experiences that make you want to scream at every designer.<p>In its first broad analysis of apps and the …

5 Reasons Why You Must Learn The Basics Before Launching Your Startup

You’ve probably heard millions of times that one of the key things to launch a startup and succeed is to jump into the pool and just start doing …

Entrepreneurship

30 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

3 Vital Things to Consider Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We wrote a column where we outlined the three most important personal attributes of an entrepreneur. They are adaptability, persistence and work ethic. We stick by these. You’ll need all three.<p>However, to start a new business, you’ll also …

The Key to Startups: Ignore Your Instincts

Unnatural. Counterintuitive. Weird.<p>These adjectives might not be commonly associated with <b>startups</b>, but Paul Graham uses all three to describe them — …

11 Startups That Will Let You Enjoy A Life Of Leisure

On-demand startups have allowed us to become incredibly lazy.<p>These days, there's no reason to leave your house unless you really want to.<p>We've compiled a master list of on-demand services that will make you feel like a king without ever leaving home.

Startups

Can You Find the Hidden Images in These 40 Brand Logos? (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you see strange things in logos, your eyes don’t deceive you. Companies play tricks on us all the time. Can you point out FedEx’s award-hogging hidden arrow? How about Hershey’s sweet sideways “kiss”? Ever notice Gillette’s razor-sharp …

7 Film Biographies to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Movies are a great source of inspiration, and while there is no dearth of good fictional movies, what really inspires me are biographies. Fiction requires a powerful imagination and have strengths of their own, but true stories are the …

First Step to Building a Company? Get Your Customers Tweeting | Inc.com

Melanie Perkins is on a mission to engage with customers on social media. The CEO and Founder of Canva, a company that makes a Web app for graphic design, is now ready to deploy a new iPad app that lets you create flyers and brochures with a few finger swipes. Thankfully, the company has about …

Social Media

How to Start a Business–Today | Inc.com

There is a reason seasoned entrepreneurs don't think of themselves as risk takers, even though everyone else does. They have developed terrific ways to limit potential losses as they start new ventures.<p>They adhere to the basic principles of risk management: If you're going to play in a game with …

This Nifty Tool Uses Artificial Intelligence to Build Your Ultimate Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nowadays you can create your own website in a few afternoons in front of your computer. But will the final product be a website someone will actually want to use? That’s another story.<p>Web publishing tools like WordPress and the like …

Check Out The Amazing Buildings Designed By Foster + Partners, The Firm Designing Apple's New HQ

Apple is working on a new headquarters in Cupertino, California, with Foster + Partners, a British design firm.<p>In fact, we got a construction update on Apple Campus 2 on Monday. Apple anticipates the new building to be ready by the end of 2016.<p>As you might expect, Apple doesn't partner with a …

50 Websites Your Startup Needs to Succeed | Inc.com

You have more help, tools and talent at your disposal than your partners and first employees bring to the table. Even better, some of the tools are free, and the others come at a fair, competitive price. Not all of a startup's help comes in the form of workers--it might be a website that takes your …

Small Business

Study Shows the Surprising Reasons Startups Fail | Inc.com

Worried about your startup? You are not alone.<p>That's the subtext to a new study from CB Insights, which goes into the 20 reasons startups are likely to fail. The study has everything, from weak founding teams to failed pivots to overbearing investors.<p>This is not exactly the first study about …

Startups

33 Tricks That Make Presentations Memorable | Inc.com

In the past, I've explained in detail the dos and don'ts of slide-making as well as how to give great presentations. This post summarizes my very best advice for creating and giving presentations that are truly memorable.<p>Build your presentation around the decision you want made.<p>Structure the …

Public Speaking

Starting a Million-Dollar Business With $1,000 | Inc.com

By August 2011, my first company had gone down in flames. We had a great team, raised over a million dollars, and built some incredible technology. There was only one little problem. We started talking with customers <i>after</i> we'd built the product. Cue atomic fireball video. Oops.<p>Being a stubborn …

Why Innovators Hate M.B.A.'s | Inc.com

If you want to be an innovator or an entrepreneur, should you go to business school? At first glance, maybe not: Peter Thiel once said, "Never ever hire an M.B.A.; they will ruin your company." Meanwhile, Scott Cook, founder and leader of Intuit, recently told me, "When M.B.A.'s come to us, we have …

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Sued and Fighting Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You finally figured out the product. You hired the right guys. You released your beta version to 10,000 users and the response has been off the charts. You’re about to close your third round of funding with a valuation you didn’t think …

Content-Marketing Lessons From 4 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do some Kickstarter campaigns succeed while others fail? The secret may be effective content marketing.<p>Here are four examples of Kickstarter campaigns with great content marketing.<p><b>1.</b> <b>IAMMAI</b>is an athletic apparel brand. Its recent …

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How can you tell the difference? By depending on a cheat sheet for the best websites for entrepreneurs.<p>Here, a cheat sheet of 50 to get you started:<p><b>1.</b> …

Entrepreneurship

10 MBA Specializations That Give Your Career an Edge

Earning a Master of Business Administration – most often called an MBA – is truly an effective way to broaden your skill set and boost your career to …

Teach Yourself Coding on Your Own Time With These Resources

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was an early adopter of the coding movement.<p>What that means is that I spent hours on a Commodore 64 typing lines of "if-then" code that resulted in my name flashing on a screen. Unfortunately, my coding life ended short when I …

Computer Science

Businesses Bet Big on Teaching People to Code

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Professionals are lining up to learn coding as a way to give their careers a new lease of life, with a slew of training companies cropping up to meet a booming interest in programming.<p>But many in the tech industry are warning that recruiting career-change …

12 Simple Strategies for Building Your Mobile-Marketing List

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here is a scenario to consider. Say you sent out a direct mail letter and 95 percent of the people who received it opened it and read it within five minutes. And say that those who responded to the letter did so in about 90 …

Marketing

6 Health Hacks for Frequent Travelers | Inc.com

If you travel for work but want to be healthy, you know the perils: Lack of healthy food choices at the airport, dehydrating flights, hotel workout rooms not outfitted the way you'd like.<p>You might call Freshii founder Matthew Corrin an expert on the subject. With Freshii locations in more than 50 …

28 Items Every Modern Gentleman Should Have In His Kitchen

But cooking is hard — it's time-consuming and not every young man has been taught how to do it right, let alone set up a proper kitchen with necessary ingredients and tools for making a quick meal.<p>Business Insider reached out to Jared Spafford, a former sous chef at Marlow & Daughters director of …

A PR Insider Reveals the Secret Lives of Successful People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my career in marketing and PR. I was taught how to convince you both to serve your family boxed macaroni with powered imitation cheese and that you deserve to own a new luxury car.<p>Marketers get into your mind. We convince you …

10 Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Remember for a Successful Business

Nowadays, sitting in a crowded room at a tech conference, when the speaker asks, “Who in here has a startup?” All hands go up. It’s a dog-eat-dog …

Portable Travelsafe | By Pacsafe

Pacsafe are experts in anti-theft & travel security products. We have featured their Bag Protector before, an essential piece of equipment for …

Portable

9 Tools That Can Help Grow Your App Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Make stuff people want. This is how Paul Graham or Y-Combinator defines growth hacking.<p>Brian Halligan of Hubspot elaborates -- to be successful and grow your business and revenues, you must match the way you market your products with the …