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100 Useful Web Design Tools For Creative Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a designer in an agency, freelancer or entrepreneur, you use a variety of design tools to get the job done.<p>In the past couple of years, I cofounded a startup, a design magazine and worked with several businesses and individual entrepreneurs. I have tried hundreds of different tools …

Graphic Design

5 Ways to Pick a Killer Name for Your Company

1. Call the Company What Everyone Else Does<p>If no one is actually using the name you picked, take it as a hint—and pay attention to what people are …

Hung Up

Best of the visualisation web… July 2016

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come …

Data Visualization

10 Productivity Tips For The Overwhelmed Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship<p>If you are an entrepreneur or an employee I'm sure you wants to increase your productivity in easy steps. Yes, you can! Before we …

10 Financial Tips for Startup Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Finance<p>If you are young entrepreneur or startup, I applaud you. Building a company is truly one of the hardest things I’ve ever …

37 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Sexual Health

Marketing platform Simple raises $10 million from Perle Ventures and SparkLabs

Four-year-old marketing technology firm Simple has closed a $10 million funding round for its platform that runs and measures the success of …

Venture Capital

3 Steps To Creating A Killer Small Business Content Marketing Strategy

Small businesses generally face harsher circumstances when it comes to planning and launching a marketing campaign. They have less revenue and capital, which means they’re more limited in the strategies they can pursue. They have fewer resources, which means their teams are smaller and less …

Marketing

What Are Chatbots? 6 Things You Need to Know Right Now

People are now spending more mobile screen time on messaging than social media. Go where your customers are with the help of an innovative new marketing tool: the chatbot.<p>Even if you haven't started using chatbots, get ready to hear a <i>lot</i> about them.<p>This futuristic sounding customer-service tool is …

Chatbots

9 Overlooked Ways to Make Visitors Love Your Website

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this day and age, it’s pretty clear that a website is one of the most, if not the most, important parts of your digital presence. A lot of times, it can be the first and only touchpoint you get to impress your potential customers. So …

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing is More Than Social Media - TechCo

There are 20,000 people on Facebook every second of every day. With these kinds of staggering numbers, it’s easy to see why many companies, …

Infographics

This Is the Real Cost of Building a Startup

What's the one thing a startup success story often leaves out? Exactly how much it costs to get going.<p>Aspiring entrepreneurs love to follow stories on the latest million-dollar startup idea that's skyrocketed to success. The tale of how the company came out of nowhere and now has investors lined up …

Product Management

These billion-dollar startups didn't exist 5 years ago

Business Insider analyzed Pitchbook data to find the startups based in the US who reached the $1 billion mark in that timeframe — in other words, the youngest crop of the "unicorn" companies.<p>Here are the 17 privately held startups that have created businesses worth more than a billion dollars in …

Startups

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

7 must-have apps to be more productive at work

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share19<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>A lot has been written about …

Google's new tool helps test your website's speed and mobile-friendliness

Speed testing services seem to be the new thing tech companies are dabbing into on their free time – just weeks after Netflix launched Fast.com, Google has announced its own tool to help you measure your website’s speed and mobile-friendliness.<p>The site takes your URL and measures on a scale of …

SEO

Starting a Business? Build Your Brand the Right Way

I always like to share the wealth and hand the torch to budding entrepreneurs and bold businesspeople. This design expert reached out to me via Twitter, and I couldn't resist. He was bold, and he did the one thing that most people won't - he asked. That's my lesson for the week. Now check out this …

Graphic Design

26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Startups

P2P mobile payment app Tapp raises $9 million to tap into the cash economy in Southeast Asia

Finland-based mobile payment app Tapp Commerce has raised $9 million to expand its operations in Southeast Asia for users without a bank account or credit card.<p>Mobile phones have emerged as the dominant alternative payment method to cash for buying and selling goods and services in emerging …

FinTech

3 Things Besides Money You Need to Start a Successful Business

Knowledge and expertise, embodied in a strategic plan, properly executed, can make all the difference for your startup.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past four years I’ve met hundreds of entrepreneurs and worked closely with a number of them. I’ve helped in …

Entrepreneurship

18 Mistakes that kill startups

How To Start a Startup<p>Share206<p>Tweet<p>Share174<p>+14<p>Shares 384<p><i>This column is by Paul Graham, Co-Founder of Y Combinator.</i><p>In the Q & A period after a recent …

More Brains Than Budget? Steal These $0 Marketing Strategies.

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Ten years ago, Chris Dingman launched his company on the flimsiest of grounds. It’s called The Dingman Group, and it relocates professional athletes -- so, say, if a guy is traded from the Miami Heat to the Cleveland Cavaliers, …

Marketing Strategy

I run my own company – here are my favorite tools to manage my business, money, and life

These are the things that I use every single day - or nearly every single day - in order to keep track of our financial state, of the endless things that I need to do, of the ideas I have, of the appointments I need to keep, and so on.<p><b>Why is this important? What does it have to do with finances?</b> …

Productivity

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

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

Entrepreneurship

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

Books

3 Facebook Ads Case Studies for Improving Conversion Rate

Having trouble converting on your Facebook Ad campaigns? See how these companies do it.<p>To effectively increase conversions with digital advertising, it takes more than a little trial and error.<p>You probably know by now that there is more to high-ROI Facebook campaigns than a pretty image and catchy …

Marketing

10 Must-have business tools to be a more productive entrepreneur

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share27<p>+13<p>Shares 56<p>As a modern online entrepreneur, you have access to some amazing resources. Entrepreneurs love to save money, but at …

Building Your Business Plan

A critical part of developing a successful business is setting goals, determining the steps needed to reach those goals, and outlining how and when …

Small Business

In up-to-$10 billion IPO, China's PSBC eyes ticket to online financial services boom | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - As part of plans for an up-to-$10 billion initial public offering, Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) aims to transform itself from a brick-and-mortar lender into a digital player, helped by its investors Ant Financial and Tencent Holdings.<p>People walk past a sign outside a …

IT