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How this retailer started with pickleball paddles and built a $33 million business on Amazon

Little Alexandria-based Amify is the 21st-century version of the thousands of enterprises that thrived around the railroads 150 years ago. Meatpackers, farmers and mail-order retailer Montgomery Ward are just a few examples of businesses that reached customers through the railroads.<p>Instead of …

The Business Journals

The 5 Habits for Social-Media Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While social media can be entertaining, educational and a network haven, it takes a great deal of work, flexibility and consistency to be successful on social media. If you aren't careful, you can easily burn out. So how can you juggle …

InterAct

Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>With a life as storied as he had, it's no wonder that Steve Jobs is remembered not only for running an incredibly successful company, but for being tremendously outspoken.<p>He seemingly had an opinion on everything, and his thoughts often echoed his …

Motivation

How to Become a Solopreneur in 10 Easy Steps

Laid off? Fired? Recent grad? Ready to cut the corporate strings and go out on your own? Finding a job is hard these days, so more and more people are deciding to go the route of working for themselves. Solopreneurs, entrepreneurs who single-handedly run their own businesses, are finding personal …

How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>For years, product reviews and ratings were the only features to socialize the online shopping experience. So Tom Kwon created Blucarat to take interactive online shopping to a whole new level.</i><p>E-commerce might be convenient, but there’s …

eCommerce

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Small Business

Mark Cuban Reveals The Only 13 Apps On His Phone

We caught up with billionaire entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban during South by Southwest Interactive in Austin.<p>Our first question: what apps does the "Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner have on his smartphone?<p>His answer will surprise you.<p><i>Produced by Graham Flanagan.</i><p><b>FOLLOW BI VIDEO:</b>on …

Apps

Mark Cuban on the No. 1 Reason Entrepreneurs Fail

Despite all his successes as an entrepreneur and investor – owning the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Magnolia Pictures, cable television’s AXS TV and …

Entrepreneurship

Why now is the best time to be an entrepreneur in the UK

There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in the UK. Seriously – it’s cheaper than ever to launch a business and there’s more …

6 Books That Will Change The Way You Think For The Better

Reading what everyone else reads is good for conversation, perhaps, but it's not going to help you to think differently. And if you can't think differently, you're always going to be a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.<p>With that in mind, here are 5 books that you've (probably) never heard of …

Books