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10 of the Most Innovative Small Businesses of 2013

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>No matter how far the marketplace advances, there will always be problems that plague consumers and that no company can seem to solve.<p>This is not necessarily a bad thing, because it creates a niche for the right company to fill. For example, motorists …

Marketing ROI: Budgeting Your Money Wisely

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started marketing well before the Internet so I have ample experience with marketing strategies whose return on investment is hard to measure. Back then, we still valued analytics, but we learned to make do with reasonable estimates and …

Digital Marketing: It's Not Just Business, It's Personal

Be human. It’s a simple idea, but what does that mean for online marketing? Our Team Digital, a group of experts in social media and public relations, weighed in on just this question in our debut Google Hangout, a regular series designed to help you better build your online brand. Today’s hangout, …

5 Secrets to Communicating Effectively With Millennials

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation is one of the most sought after -- and most misunderstood. Will Pearson, president and co-founder of <i>mental_floss</i>, a trivia-based magazine that he started in his college dorm room in 2001, has managed to hit the …

Warmly Wakes You Up Gently, Encourages Better Sleep Hygiene

Android: Warmly is an alarm clock app for Android that wakes you up gently and smoothly in the morning. It starts quiet, before you need to get up, …

Incognito Tab Switch Flips Any Open Tab Over to Incognito Mode

Chrome: Incognito mode is a great way to browse the web without leaving a cookie trail of data behind on your computer, but you always have to …

Watch Apple's 2013 WWDC Keynote Here

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today, with the ever-anticipated keynote speech happening right now. Check out everything Apple has …

Do You Still Use a Paper Resume?

Between job sites and online applications, paper resumes may seem a bit superfluous today. But many companies still accept, or even require, resumes …

Ask an Expert: All About Renting vs. Buying

Say hi to Victor Ciardelli, President and CEO of Guaranteed Rate, the nation's second largest independent mortgage company. He was here a few months …

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4 Annuity Mistakes to Avoid

Make the wrong move and you could forfeit a variable annuity's guarantees.<p>Variable annuities have become a huge business, holding more than $1.6 …

The 5 Best Things My Father Ever Taught Me About Money

He put it on the back of a living room chair with great fanfare. Mom laughed and asked what the heck he planned to do with it. "Well, someday we're going to have horses," he replied, "and this was a good buy."<p>Not many years later, his dream came true. In 1968, Mom and Dad built a home where they …

26 Secrets to Save on Travel

Follow our guide to bagging the best bargains on your next vacation.<p>A good economy is bad for travel deals. More people around the world are looking …

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Insider Grocery-Shopping Hacks That’ll Save You Money

View Gallery<p>17 photos<p>Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com<p>If you're looking to save money on groceries, you've probably tried all the usual …

What’s the Difference Between Banks and Credit Unions?

When you compare a credit union versus a bank, the two institutions seem similar on the surface. They both offer a variety of financial services, …

3 Simple Steps to Get More Miles to the Gallon

Make these changes to your car to get better gas mileage.<p>Ease your pain at the pump by making changes that will let you fill your tank less often. …

Five Traps Effective Leaders Avoid

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, as at many organizations, we take nurturing the next generation of leaders very seriously. But we’ve found that some …

These Are The Biggest Changes Coming To Your iPhone

Your iPhones and iPads are about to look "flatter" because of iOS 7 - Apple's new operating system that's set to go public in a few months.<p>We got our hands on a beta version of iOS 7 so we could show you the coolest, most important new features coming to your Apple device.<p>Take a first look at how …

Why We Need to Redefine Intelligence

An interview with <b>Scott Barry Kaufman</b> adjunct assistant professor of psychology at New York University and author of <i>Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with Scott Barry Kaufman. He’s on the faculty …

The 17 Best Pieces Of Advice You'll Ever Hear

It's also worth hearing the advice from parents, grandparents, and everyone in between that's stuck with regular people and had an impact on their lives<p>A recent Reddit thread asked users "what's the absolute best advice you've ever been given?" We've collected the very best answers.<p>Via Reddit user …

Eyeball Licking Causing Pinkeye In Japan

A dangerous fetish has eye experts seeing red and those who practice it seeing pink.<p>It is eyeball licking -- a strange erotic activity wherein participants actually put each other's tongues on each other's peepers.<p>Alternatively called "oculolinctus" or "worming," eyeball licking has few public …

The $40 Billion Chinese Plan To Build A Waterway Across Nicaragua Sounds Ridiculous

The waterway, which would have to be roughly three times as long as the 50-mile Panama Canal, would be one of the largest infrastructure projects ever.<p>The plan has some serious detractors: Environmentalists say it would devastate Lake Nicaragua, the country's primary source of fresh water, while …

24 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Size Of The Internet

In just eight years, mobile devices have become ubiquitous. Everyone now carries the Internet in their pockets.<p>That has led to some amazing changes in the business world. Scrappy Internet upstarts have become bigger than the physical world competitors they replaced.<p>Mitch Joel, author of the …

“How could they possibly not agree with me?” -- Five ingredients for brewing the perfect persuasive argument at work

Persuasion is the process of convincing others to change their point of view or behaviour using argument rather than force and is based on …

The Reporters Breaking The NSA Story Have Some Significant Disagreements

Since the Guardian's NSA whistleblower source revealed himself yesterday, the newspaper's staff — in particular columnist Glenn Greenwald — have received plaudits for their coverage, and rightly so.<p>However, the Guardian weren't the only publication on the story. On Thursday the Washington Post also …

16 Common Mistakes Young Startups Make

Are you working on a startup? If so, I hate to break it to you, but there's a good chance it will fail. In fact, recent research shows that 75% of …

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A Technique to Bridge the Gap Between Marketing and IT

Quick: when someone says “IT,” what comes to mind? Usually, people think of the systems they use as employees inside organizations — not customers. Here’s a familiar story: Marketing conducts research (“Big Data“! “Analytics“!) and uncovers new customer insights; it then turns to operations to …