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15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

Meet Bozoma Saint John, the Apple executive who stole the show at WWDC

The Apple Music executive doesn't have nearly the same name recognition as the senior executives, from Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi, who shuffled on to the stage at the annual developer conference on Monday.<p>But Saint John quickly turned heads during her appearance at the event, and not just because …

Apple Music

Wondering Where To Start? Three Entrepreneurs Share How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

Entrepreneurship

When You Should Be an Intrapreneur Instead of an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have a desire to solve problems, to innovate and to create. They are willing to take on risk and think outside of the box. They lead and they inspire. And by standard definitions, the way that they do all of that is through …

Entrepreneurship

What happened to Austin, Texas, when Uber and Lyft left town

The ride-hailing companies suspended operations in early May after voters upheld strict regulations on the companies and their drivers — specifically, fingerprint-based background checks, a requirement that cars must be clearly marked with the companies' logos, and rules on where drivers can pick …

USDOT

APP STORE 2.0

The App Store changed the way we buy software. Can Apple do it again?<p>Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week …

Apps

1 in 4 phones sold in China last month were made by Xiaomi

Xiaomi is once again at the top of the Chinese smartphone market, knocking out fierce competition from the likes of honor, Huawei and LeEco for the number one spot in April. While the figures only represent one month of sales, this is the first time a Chinese smartphone company has captured 26% of …

Mobile

More Bad News for GoPro Inc: Xiaomi Launches a $460 4K Drone

Chinese smartphone giant <b>Xiaomi</b> recently launched its first two Mi Drones at jaw-dropping prices. A 1080p model costs just 2,499 yuan ($380) while the 4K version costs 2,999 yuan ($460). Both devices sport three-axis gimbals and rely on a companion app as a remote control and viewfinder. Xiaomi's …

Do Millennial Entrepreneurs Need A College Education?

Do millennial entrepreneurs need to attend college to succeed? Given the stellar startup careers of non-college graduates like Zuckerberg, Ellison, Disney, Gates, Jobs, Branson and Dell, the answer to this question might surprise you.<p>In sports, outliers generate headlines. Basketball stars LeBrone …

Entrepreneurship

5 Daily Tasks Successful Entrepreneurs Never Put Away | Inc.com

Nobody wants to be a failure. Of course, eager pull towards success cannot be put in one row with instinct of survival, however, I doubt anyone underestimates its importance in personal life and business - especially for those who prefer to take control of themselves.<p>That's why it's crucial to …

Time Management

Allo is a messaging app with Google built right in

Google sliding into your DMs<p>Google is announcing a new messaging app today. It's called Allo and its main feature is a Google assistant that's built right in. Google says it'll be available later this summer — for free — on both iOS and Android.<p>Allo (pronounced like "Aloe" and not like "'allo, …

Google

BitTorrent launches Live multichannel video app for Apple TV, coming to Android, iOS, and OS X in June

BitTorrent today launched BitTorrent Live, a multichannel video streaming app for Apple TV. Think of it as the company’s take on live TV, with initial coverage spanning five areas: news, sports, music, tech, and youth culture. The Apple TV version will arrive this week, and Android, iOS, and OS X …

Here's why I gave up my beloved Galaxy S7 for a boring old iPhone

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best smartphone I've ever used.<p>Not only is it powerful, with its VR capabilities and the best smartphone camera ever made, but it's also a gorgeous device. That slender, low-bezel frame. That metallic finish. That ultra-high-contrast milky-smooth screen.<p>Plus, you can …

Phones

12 best commencement speeches of all time

Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.<p>The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing …

Nordstrom is undercutting its status as a high-end retailer

The retailer's shares plummeted more than 15% after a dismal earnings report.<p>Companywide, comparable sales — a key metric for retail that reflects sales only at stores open a year ago — were down.<p>Worse than that number is where Nordstrom is taking a hit. At its full-price business — which includes …

Nordstrom
Advertising

Five Must-Know Retail Trends In Mobile And Social Marketing

BI Intelligence<p>Growth in smartphone and social media usage is setting the basis for all types of retail marketing trends. In a new report from BI Intelligence, we'll look at individual trends within mobile and social media.<p><i>Some of the trends analyzed in the report, include:</i><p>US consumers are spending …

eCommerce

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

FinTech

Google Launches The Ultimate Pitch Deck Template For Startups

Google just launched on Google Slides a killer template that startups can use to put together their story in order to fundraise. To give birth to …

I grew my business from my basement to the NASDAQ index — here's the best advice I have for aspiring entrepreneurs

Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>So, you think you want to start your own business? Good for you! People will tell you that 90% of all startups fail. That doesn’t mean yours will.<p>Starting a business can be one of the best decisions you will ever make. And I’ve found there are a few actions you can take that …

Entrepreneurship

The future of Coca-Cola and Pepsi depends on this unexpected beverage

On Monday, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said on Monday that less than 25% of the company's global sales are from soda. In comparison, nutritious items such as fruits, water, and unsweetened tea also now make up 25% of the company's sales.<p>"[Pepsi has] been future-proofing our product portfolio, reshaping …

Tap Water

Amazon’s new strategy to steal Netflix customers — and keep them

Amazon is rolling out two new offerings for would-be customers that could radically reshape the way people interact with the company's Amazon Prime service.<p>First, Amazon is making its streaming video service, Prime Video, available monthly for $8.99. That's a dollar less than what Netflix charges …

Televisions

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

5G was the real star of Mobile World Congress

Expect 2016 to be the year when all of the talk around 5G starts to feel like more than hype. It seemed as if the big tech companies couldn't shut up about it at Mobile World Congress this week -- and for good reason. It's been over six years since LTE 4G started rolling out, and a finalized 5G …

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Starbucks has a grand plan to avoid becoming the McDonald's of coffee

Now Starbucks, the No. 3 restaurant chain, is struggling to stay true to the premium reputation that put it on the map.<p>With more than 21,000 locations in 65 countries, Starbucks is indisputably a global phenomenon.<p>However, as chains grow internationally, they often lose their sense of authenticity …

Coffee