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What Design Chiefs At Uber, IBM, And Microsoft Care About In 2018–And Why

Design leaders at Uber, Microsoft, Visa, IBM, Nordstrom, Hopelab, and ReachNow share their priorities for 2018–and how the role of design has shifted at their organizations.<p>It’s a common refrain among design leaders today: Design finally has buy-in. After years of being ignored, designers are …

Design

How to Write an Irresistible Elevator Pitch

You need a teaser--and you need it for a few reasons<p><i>How do I write an effective elevator pitch? What should an elevator pitch look like on paper? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Todd</b> …

Want to Win More Business? Here's a Clever System for Beating Any Competitor | Inc.com

A few years back, we won a pitch against an incumbent agency that was several orders of magnitude larger than we were. For all intents and purposes, they should have won; but instead, we were unanimously chosen by the selection committee.<p>When we asked why, they told us that the other agency had …

Business Strategy

Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

Still Wondering If Bitcoin Is a Good Investment? Read This First | Inc.com

The problem with bubbles is that you can almost never tell it's a bubble when you're inside of it. Somehow you think it will go on indefinitely. We like that narrative. It's a lovely fairytale with the happy ending we all feel we deserve.<p>The analogy I like to use is that of fish inside a fish tank. …

Cryptocurrency

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

The topic of industry disruption — “a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses” — is rife with misconceptions. One of the biggest is that it is a mysterious, random, and unpredictable event. Another is that it happens …

Innovation

This app will analyze your DNA to help you lose weight

Could your sweat (or saliva) be a clue to a successful weight loss regime?<p>The weight-loss app Lose It! and Silicon Valley DNA analytics start-up …

How to Quickly Create Expert Content for Your Online Business

Great content doesn't have to take forever.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows content is king -- it's what draws customers in and keeps them invested in your brand or company.<p>You know that your audience can tell the difference between quality content and …

1 Sales Approach 34 Times More Effective Than Email, According to New Cornell Study | Inc.com

If you can measure it, you can manage it, goes the old adage. Partly, that's why email marketing is so successful. If your success rate is only 2 percent, you just send more. For larger campaigns, you have people who manage the email campaign, the A/B testing, the design, and all of the marketing …

Digital Marketing

16 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Immediately Stop Doing | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the modern era.<p>Pioneering new business ventures and building tech start-ups is the contemporary equivalent of tight leather pants, big hair, and sold-out concerts of the 1980s. Even if you disagree with the idea that Gary Vaynerchuk shouting into an iPhone …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s How I Launched My Startup Without Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Dating-app Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe shares her advice for entrepreneurs

"For the first time I was able to truly appreciate the degree to which people can hide behind a screen," Wolfe said.<p>Ultimately the desire to change the internet translated into a desire to change the way dating took place on the internet.<p>Wolfe's firm, Bumble, turns the dating world on its head. On …

8 tips to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour

<i>"Only the paranoid survive."— Andy Grove</i><p>Andy Grove was a Hungarian refugee who escaped communism, studied engineering, and ultimately led the personal computer revolution as the CEO of Intel. He died earlier this year in Silicon Valley after a long fight with Parkinson's disease.<p>When one of the …

Wally Rhines Invests in SitterFriends

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2017–<p>Wally Rhines, well-known for his contributions to the semiconductor market, recently invested in childcare startup <i>SitterFriends</i>.<p>We caught up with Wally regarding his interest in this space and his involvement with <i>SitterFriends</i>.<p><b>Why childcare?</b><p>Childcare is a …

Need a Shot of Inspiration? Here are 5 Awesome TED Talks for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship is hard. There's no getting around it.<p>But it's also worth it. It can be a way of getting wealthy, yes, but it's also a way of expressing what you're really about -- the best of who you are.<p>These five TED talks are 20-minute shots of inspiration. While they're bite-sized, they can …

Entrepreneurship

Hacks for the Entrepreneurial Minded | Inc.com

An entrepreneurial-minded individual is someone who is flexible, always hustling, value-oriented and driven to achieve success. Working for themselves, they make decisions on the fly and are prepared to pivot at a moment's notice. With these qualities comes the need to leverage some business hacks …

Here Are Some Tips on How to Enhance the Value of Your Property

Learn How to Enhance the Value of Your Property<p>From Quick Fixes to Larger Projects<p>Updated May 19, 2018<p>The goal of any property investment is to …

Home Improvement

Where Did Your Pitch Go Wrong? Experienced Entrepreneurs Share Their Mistakes | Inc.com

Amy Errett is CEO and Founder of Madison Reed, a startup revolutionizing every aspect of the home hair care experience. Amy founded Madison Reed with years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive, venture capitalist and social-mission visionary, under her …

Entrepreneurship

Read this if you think you have a great start-up idea in your head

One day you may wake up with an incredible idea that you think it would make you the next Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg. One day you may find yourself …

Motivation

Real Estate Startup OfferPad Raised $260M to Making Selling Your Home Easy

Image it’s 5:00 o’clock and the realtor calls to say she has a seller who is interested in your home and wants to see it within the hour. Obviously, …

Real Estate

Meet the 33-year-old Silicon Valley CEO whose company combines economic theory and online auctions

Auctionomics is a service company that allows websites to offer more complex auctions.<p>She is also the cofounder of Xswan — a non-profit organisation that raises money using invite only social auctions online.<p>Battilana spoke to Business Insider about her companies and how she came up with the idea …

4 Tips on Generating Buzz for Your Business, According to a PR Expert for Startups

Here are some of the best ways to get people talking about your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Clarity PR -- a London-based firm that represents over 100 startups in industries ranging from consumer retail to fintech -- focuses exclusively on implementing …

The best advice 'Shark Tank' investors have given entrepreneurs

The reality show "Shark Tank" has been helping entrepreneurs live the American dream since its 2009 debut.<p>Now in its eighth season, the self-made sharks have invested more than $66 million — as of season six — of their own funds to help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.<p>Each week, …

The Rookie’s Guide to Identifying and Fixing Plumbing Problems

You might think a running toilet or leaky faucet is a trivial issue in your home, something for your handyperson to take on later when you’ve got other jobs around the house to do. But make no mistake: Never skip a drip. Leaks, even minor ones, can amount to big increases on your water and even …

GigRove wants to match skilled freelancers and startups with spare rooms

Bootstrapping London-based startup GigRove is looking to carve out a niche in the collaborative consumption space as a matching platform for digital workers with itchy feet and startups with a spare room and pressing skills need. Which is all very zeitgeisty in these digital nomad/citizen of …

The Most Important Spots to Declutter Before the Open House

Make no mistake about it: when you're selling your house, potential buyers want to see everything. That means no area of your home (not even your …

Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors

Construction sites can be dangerous places. And while recent advancements in safety technology have done a lot to help protect workers, there hasn’t been as much focus on protecting the site itself from things like fire, water and mold damage.<p>Any of these three risks can cost construction companies …

The Series A Pitches for Facebook, Uber, and Snap Had One Very Important Thing in Common | Inc.com

<i>What has being a venture capitalist taught you about people and business? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Peter Fenton, General Partner at Benchmark, on Quora:</b><p>Doing this job for almost 20 …

This Silicon Valley startup wants to fix your nutrition with DNA tests and personalized meals

There is no shortage of food delivery startups in major cities. But Neil Grimmer thinks he has an idea that can stand out from the crowd: a food delivery service that offers on-demand meals based on an individual's metabolism, DNA biomarkers, and other data.<p>Launched in early January, Habit offers …