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11 Personal Finance Books to Read this Summer

One of my favorite things about the summer is sitting by the pool or relaxing on a beach with a really good read. But, if you’re like me, you also …

Personal Finance

Meet Ooma for Office Mobile: Now You Really Can Run Your Business from Your Phone - Small Business Trends

If you are a small business looking for an affordable office phone system, Ooma might be what you are looking for. And with the launch of Ooma Office …

6 Books Every Hustling Entrepreneur and Creative Should Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to start a business, there’s simply no excuse to be clueless anymore. Being the leader of a brand that influences people requires a relentless commitment to bettering yourself.<p>What’s the quickest way to do this? <i>Books</i>.<p>Books are …

25 Payment Tools for Small Businesses, Freelancers and Startups

Managing Director at X1 Sports Nutrition<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Billing your customers is very important. Even more critical is getting paid for those bills. Thanks to the ongoing evolution in the payments industry, there are more payment tools and platforms to …

10 Awesome Invoicing Tools

Whether you’re a freelancer or business owner, you already know that invoicing is one of the most important tasks for you to stay-on-top of. But, how …

Small Business

Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap

Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need to build on their previous experience.<p>To plug the skills gap for both categories, Microsoft launched a series of classes in …

What I've Learned Relying on Google for My Business | Inc.com

For internet marketers and website owners, Google is one of the best resources. Every algorithm update the search giant releases redefines the way traffic generation works, and every release is geared toward better serving the user.<p>At the end of the day, those users are also potential customers. …

Customers

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Money

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7 Completely Helpful Web-Based Productivity Tools for Startups

These easy Web-based online productivity tools can give your small business a significant (and affordable) competitive advantage.<p>It has never been easier to start a new business. With countless cloud-based tools, most if not all of our business processes can be managed online with the help of …

There could be a unicorn in one of these 14 Japanese startups

From innovative VR controllers to Zenefits like HR management companies, these startups are some of the best in Japan.

Flea Markets

100 Business Tools for Online Startups

A very effective way for making sure about the successful growth of your business is to use the right and the most suitable tools for business. …

9 Common Habits of the Most Influential and Persuasive People

Some people are naturally persuasive. The rest of us have to learn to be more so. Here's how.<p>Think about all the extremely successful people you know. I guarantee they're incredibly good at selling themselves, selling their ideas--in short, they're incredibly good at persuading other people.<p>Maybe …

8 Free and Cheap Tools Every Web Startup Should Use

It's not easy to launch a brand new company, especially when you have little to no funding. For so many startups it's important to have access to top quality software and resources, but a lot of that software can have heavy costs associated with them. A huge struggle for many startups is …

Starbucks' digital strategy drives sales

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Mobile ordering and digital loyalty offerings remain major drivers of Starbucks' growth, the company announced in its Q1 2016 earnings presentation last Thursday.<p>In Q1, …

eCommerce

12 books every investor should read

There are countless varieties of investments from stocks, bonds, options, real estate, commodities, peer-to-peer lending and many more. In contrast with committing money to an insured bank savings account, investing typically involves trading additional risk for the opportunity for greater …

3 steps to creating an online business that earns $1,000 a month, from an entrepreneur who did it

While 99% of the population is going to work every day, trading their time for money ... there's a special group of in-the-know people who are waking up to a world of financial potential that most people don't know is possible.<p>Imagine what it would be like to get emails like this every single …

Small Business

The 5 Millennial Money Apps Everyone Should Use

The more we become surgically attached to our phones, the more we need apps to help us along. According to a recent study, 68% of Millennials say …

Personal Finance

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Apps

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Lonely Planet's new app guides you through major cities

Packing your bags for an exciting new destination? You’ll want to load up Lonely Planet’s new free Guides app on your iOS or Android device before you go.<p>The all-new app bundles maps, recommendations and budget guides for several major cities around the world, and lets you download city guides for …

Apps

Here's why some are calling the Internet of Things the next Industrial Revolution

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Internet of Things

5 Essential Items for Your Small Business Website

Inspired Magazine <br>Inspired Magazine - creativity & inspiration dailyWant your business to reach new customers? Push print and commercial advertising …

Customers

Top 15 Apps To Make Your Life Easier Every Day

2015 was a year of huge advances in the world of apps. They’ve gone from a “fun” addition to a smartphone to being a useful, necessary and even revolutionary way of doing business, among other things. According to Apple, at the start of 2015, there were 1.4 million apps available for download and …

Apps

11 Tips For Startups To Gain Initial Traction

One of the most challenging facts that you’ll have to come to terms with is that no matter how innovative your product is, you won’t have any customers if they aren’t aware of your startup. Even more challenging is figuring out how to attract your first customers when you have a limited budget and …

Marketing

7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Apps

China's 5-Year Plan Puts Growth Ahead of Reforms

SHANGHAI – In early November, Chinese state media outlet <i>Xinhua</i> released a brief list of government proposals expected to form the backbone of China’s thirteenth five-year plan for 2016-2020. The plan sets high-level targets, priorities and directions for economic and social development, and will be …

Best VPN China service - here are all of our top picks

A VPN, or virtual private network, can be used to add both privacy and security to private and public networks. Using a VPN service can come in handy if you’re worried about losing your data, getting your data stolen, and it can also be used to bypass website restrictions. For those in countries …

Information Systems

Social Media Marketing for Introverts, Are Your Employees Engaged?, Do You Know Your EQ? and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

<b>By Rieva Lesonsky</b><p><b>1) Santa’s Not the Only One Making a List</b><p>With the holidays quickly approaching, a holiday checklist is a must for busy entrepreneurs …

How to use Google Maps when you have no phone service

This function isn't entirely new. You've been able to simply view an area of a map offline for a while, but now Google gives you turn-by-turn driving directions, the ability to search on an offline map, and local business information.<p>Here's how to use the new feature: