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43 Raw Photos Of Moms Helping Their Daughters Give Birth

Wow!<p>For an expectant mom in labor, one of the most supportive forces in the delivery room is often her own mother.<p>In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers for photos of moms assisting their pregnant daughters through the childbirth …

Pregnancy

Why Clothing Startups Are Returning To American Factories

It’s no longer (just) about patriotism or marketing. These brands want to create the best, most innovative clothes in the world.<p>At the swanky Prudential Center in the heart of Boston’s shopping district, the Yogasmoga boutique stands out for its sparse, minimalist aesthetic. At the entrance, there …

The 6 Stages of a Startup

Startups are never successful overnight. It's important to understand that running one is a process that requires patience, perseverance, and a realistic evaluation of its evolutionary stage.<p>In my days as a VC I noticed several patterns when meeting with founders and asking a basic question -- "At …

Why you should have a professional help you pick out your dress shoes

That's because 80% of guys are actually walking around in shoes that are the wrong size, which affects their comfort and longevity.<p>In light of hearing this statistic, I started thinking: what if I'm not wearing the right size shoes? I do have one pair of dress shoes in a size 9 in a brand that …

Shoes

How to Determine What Your Business Idea Is Worth

Before you launch, you need to put some real numbers on your product or service.<p><i>This story is part two of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

12 SHOES ON MY WISHLIST FOR SPRING

It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was cursing the snow in New York and as I’m typing this it’s 70 and sunny in Dallas. I’m knocking on …

Typing

From Ashley Graham To Lauren Conrad: 30 Under 30 In Art And Style

Ashley Graham is a standout in the fashion world. A size 14 who wears a triple-D bra, she’s brought her voluptuous image into the mainstream, landing five magazine covers this year and posing for an ad that appeared in the 2015 <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit issue. She credits “my hot body. It sounds a …

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity to learn, to spot …

Power of Intention & Trust in an Attention Starved Digital Economy

Welcome to the digital marketing era where attention is the absolute most scarce resource. There is clearly no lack of people and brands trying to …

Marketing

Daria Shapovalova Picks the 6 Standout Collections from Lagos Fashion Week

With an artful knack for mixing Ukrainian designs into her Western ensembles, street style star Daria Shapovalova has long been a pioneering force for young designers hailing from her motherland, and for putting the post-Soviet country on the industry’s radar as an emerging fashion scene. But this …

9 E-commerce Best Practices to Stand Out From a Saturated Market

E-commerce is a challenging industry; a saturated market and mass availability of goods to consumers means that successfully capturing customers has …

UX Design

Data Is the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

The diminishing effectiveness of conventional advertising and the rise of social media have led more and more brands to embrace content marketing. More and more companies are seeing themselves not just as advertisers, but as publishers, launching digital newsrooms, podcasts, and other forms of …

This London-based online fashion startup abandoned a $25 million business — and became huge anyway

But about two years after launching online fashion company Lyst, CEO Chris Morton decided to kill off his original business model even though its gross merchandise volume had already reached $25 million (£16 million).<p>To understand why, you have to look at one of the biggest problems the online …

eCommerce

The 14 coolest fashion startups in London

The capital also hosts plenty of startups that are catering to the fashion crowd, such as services that offer online personal stylists or allow you to virtually try on clothes.<p>We ranked some of London's fashion startups, taking into account total amount raised, headcount, and originality.

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 …

Selling

This startup just raised $80 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Startups

50 Bootstrapping Hacks for Every Stage of Your Startup

Bootstrapping is an attractive way to launch and run a startup for many founders, primarily because it gives more freedom to the founders than …

Startups

London fashion startup Thread just received £5 million in funding

London-based fashion tech startup Thread has secured $8 million (£5 million) in a Series A round of funding led by Balderton Capital, the co-founders of Google-owned DeepMind and a number of other angel investors from the fashion and tech worlds.<p>Thread offers a free online personal styling service …

London Fashion Week

Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs

Conventional wisdom says you need to be an extrovert to start a successful business. That’s wrong for all sorts of reasons.<p>Imagine a typical entrepreneur.<p>A quiet, reserved introvert is probably not what first came to mind. Aren’t entrepreneurs supposed to be gregarious and commanding—verbally adept …

Entrepreneurship

Inside Design: Pocket

Over 20 million people use Pocket to discover, save, consume, and share the content they care most about. The San Francisco-based company’s …

22 Fatal Mistakes Small Businesses Make When First Starting Out Online

There are an overwhelming number of factors to consider when setting up a small business; from annual strategies to daily communications; it can be …

Build A Better Business: Seven Guidelines For Choosing, Launching And Growing Your Online Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It has been almost two years since I started working on my startup pricena.com, a price comparison site in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt that allows …

Small Business

Tips For Marketing An eCommerce Business

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman once said “Communications is at the heart of e-commerce and community.” And marketing is all about good communications. So how do you communicate the value and desirability of your e-commerce brand to consumers? Here are a few good tips:<p><b>Site Optimization</b><p>Optimizing …

Britain hits record number of startups as more aspiring entrepreneurs take the plunge

More than 600,000 new businesses are set to launch this year, as the Government's StartUp Britain campaign takes to the road<p>There were 581,000 new companies created last year and 2015 is expected to be another record-breaking year, with more than 600,000 expected to launch.<p>StartUp Britain, a …

Entrepreneurship

How to make your site mobile ready

Mobile has the moxie and if your business hasn’t stepped up to the mobile bar, there is no doubt you’re missing out. Today we’re talking about the single most critical mobile component of your business: Your website. Is it mobile-friendly?<p>Google recently announced a major change to its algorithm, …

14 Must-Have Metrics for Digital Marketing: Conversion and Revenue

Last week, we began our discussion of 14 must-have metrics for digital marketing. We left off with those related to traffic generation. Today, we’ll …

5 Tips for Building Landing Pages for Social Media Campaigns

Do you know the definition of a landing page? Technically, landing pages are any web page that visitors can "land" on. However, when you look at …

Marketing

8 Best Tools for Testing Responsive Websites

Everyone who builds websites knows that responsive design is important. In fact, any modern website should be built with responsive techniques in …