Qamar Shehzad

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MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

Top Seven Questions that Investors Ask Start-ups & How to Handle Them

Ensure that you spend time explaining your unique selling proposition (USP): product quality, features, positioning and of course the team's core strengths and achievements<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international …

Product Management

You Can Start This 6-Figure Service Business Tomorrow Morning for Under $100

The people delivering bread to grocery stores make good money but never get a vacation. That's a lucrative problem you can solve.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>About a year ago, I wrote an article about a six-figure service business that you can start for …

Entrepreneurship

Try this 2-income strategy and you could retire with millions

<b>There’s no doubt that having multiple income streams can go a long way toward helping you achieve your financial goals. And while there’s really no</b> …

Retirement

How to Use a Cover Letter to Land a Job Interview

Don't skimp on the effort when it comes to this important document.<p>Many job seekers treat cover letters as a necessary evil. They put some effort in, …

Scientists have proven the existence of the strangest state of matter: superionic ice

In 1935, the <i>Harvard Crimson</i>, a student-run newspaper of Harvard University, carried the following clip:<p>Percy W. Bridgman ’04, professor of physics, can now make ice which will not melt until a temperature higher than the boiling point of water is attained.<p>This was newsworthy indeed. Bridgman went …

Chemistry

9 execs share the best lessons they learned from Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Warren Buffett

Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Richard Branson are four of the most seminal business figures of the past century.<p>These members of The Oracles share what they learned from these business icons and how their lives changed as a result.

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there's a path forward. In fact, there are many. …

Small Business

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

Self-improvement

The 20 best smartphones in the world

There's a lot to consider here, such as specs, features, design, and price. Thankfully, most of these smartphones come with more than enough power, great designs, and tons of features.<p>The biggest thing to watch out for in the next month is price. Phones like the OnePlus 5T and Essential Phone cost …

Mobile Technology

5 Questions You Absolutely Must Answer When You Pitch to Investors

Investors care about your idea and your vision, but they need to know more in order to invest.<p>I've said it before, and I will say it again: an investor presentation is not a presentation about your product, its features and how amazing it is. Yes, investors care about what you do, your big idea, …

Investing

3 Ways a Seductive Call to Action Can Make Any Sales Email Irresistible

Even the highest open rates won't do you much good if people aren't actually replying to your sales emails.<p>A sales email's subject line gives recipients an initial glimpse of you and your business and, hopefully entices them to open an email. But it's the call to action (CTA) that usually …

Marketing

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Add These 9 Habits to Your Routine

Make these nine habits a part of your daily life, and get to your first million.<p>Visualize life as a building, and habits as the building blocks. The stronger the building blocks are the more the building is able to withstand changes in its environment.<p>Life is short. Consistency will get you far. …

Self-improvement

Starting a Side-Hustle: How to Earn Your First $1,000 on Instagram as an Influencer

Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer?<p>Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer? You've got a decent number of Instagram followers, and regularly post content that gets a lot of …

Social Media

The skills kids have at age 5 determine how successful they'll be — and it has nothing to do with reading or writing

It's hard to believe that what your child knows at age five could influence his future chances of success. But that's exactly what a 2015 study published in the "American Journal of Public Health" found.<p>But researchers discovered that the skills that predict future success had nothing to do with …

A Bad Hotel Stay (And $9.5 Million From Expedia) Led Him To Revolutionize Hospitality Tech

During a particularly crummy hotel stay four years ago, Justin Effron had a vision of how the customer experience in hospitality could be improved through the application of technology. To pursue this, Effron, who had no hospitality industry experience (he was working a finance gig at Citibank) …

Hospitality

How I Built an $18 Million Company With No VC Funding – and How You Can Too

Taking on money can mean your mistakes are bigger. Growing organically can save you from yourself.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everywhere you turn, there's talk about startups making it big. Airbnb may be the next tech unicorn. Brave raised $35 million in …

Entrepreneurship

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Business

Most young entrepreneurs make the same mistakes, and usually with the same consequences.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of my main ventures is in penny stock trading. But, I've been running various businesses for years. When I wrote an article on the …

Entrepreneurship

These 34 Words and Phrases Will Give Your Resume an Immediate Edge

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, “I’m one hell of a …

Leadership

How to Make a Custom Ringtone on Your iPhone

- Nov 7, 2017<p>Earlier this fall, Apple released an update to iTunes (version 12.7), which removed Apps and Tones (ringtones and alert tones) from the …

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

The 4 Most Lethal Branding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Have a well-written and consistent message across all mediums.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies spend a lot of time and money getting a brand established. The harsh reality is that a simple branding mistake can sabotage even the most popular brand in …

Marketing

If You Want to Get Funded on Kickstarter, Research Says to Avoid These Tactics

The crowd has spoken and it's not impressed.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the surface, the growth of crowdfunding has been phenomenal. Since its inception in 2009, projects listed on Kickstarter have raised $3.3 billion. Over 133,000 projects have become …

Washing Machines

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

We didn’t have time to compile our typical roundup of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free on Tuesday, so we’re making up for it with …

A Small Business Owner Leaves A Note That Says "F**K It" and Quits

Should you do the same?<p>Hey “entrepreneurs” and dreamers. Here’s a little reality for you: running a small business is not as great as you think it might be.<p>Sure, there’s independence and the ability to build something. Yes, you have the opportunity to make some money and do something you truly …

Small Business

9 Things to Never Say in a Salary Negotiation

Avoiding these landmines could add thousands to your take-home pay.<p>You're 96% sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for …

Here Are 3 Ways to Tell Whether You'll Succeed or Fail at Entrepreneurship

Not everyone is made for entrepreneurship.<p>Since starting my own company, I have learned (very quickly) some major differences between entrepreneurs that succeed and those that fail--or forever pledge the title of "entrepreneurship" meanwhile staying snug and safe in their 9-5 job.<p>Before I took the …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways to Stay Motivated as an Entrepreneur

You need ways to get moving on those long, grueling days.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've just started on your quest to entrepreneurship, then you are probably finding it hard to set yourself tasks and goals without an employer or colleague supporting you. On …