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19 New York Startups to Watch in 2018

From luxury bedding to co-working spaces exclusively for women, here are some startups poised to make headlines next year.<p>New York City has long been known as a hub for finance, ecommerce, and health care startups.<p>But recent years have seen a rise in another breed of startups tackling issues …

Stop Confusing CSR With Purpose

It’s happening again. Companies are confusing important terms. In doing so they are taking advantage of you, the consumer. Equally horrific is that many employees have to stick up for it.<p>Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR for short. Sounds good. If done right it <i>is</i> good. CSR ought to be a critical …

CSR

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too)

Side projects and side hustles can become million-dollar businesses. Just ask these folks.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should …

How UrWork Plans To Compete With Co-Working Behemoth WeWork

To say that Mao Daqing’s life has been a whirlwind over the past two years would be an understatement. The founder and CEO of UrWork, China’s largest co-working provider, has been working more or less non-stop since he established the company in April 2015. Not that he’s complaining about it.<p>To …

Drivy launches its car rental marketplace in the UK

French startup Drivy is expanding to another European country. This time, the company is launching in the U.K. For now, the service is mostly live in London and it’s slowly going to expand across the U.K. throughout 2018.<p>The company has been somewhat careful when it comes to international rollout, …

United Kingdom

Why Bose is crowdfunding its new sleep earbuds

Bose follows big businesses like Heineken, Unilever, Motorola and Hasbro to try crowdfunding on Indiegogo.<p>GE Appliances used the crowdfunding …

This Fitness CEO is Revolutionizing the Franchise Industry Just By Caring More

Is starting a franchise business a wise move? Let’s look at the facts: More than 1 in 10 businesses in the U.S. is a franchise. All together franchises provide more than 6.3 million jobs and generate more than $1 trillion in sales every year. Still, franchises don’t always have the best reputation. …

Miami is heating up with startups. But who they are may surprise you.

If it seems like everyone you meet is an entrepreneur these days, there’s a reason for that.<p>Miami has one of the highest rates of new entrepreneurial …

Omar Kassim's Esanjo Uses Blockchain To Reimagine Real Estate Investment

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Aiming to execute seamless real estate transactions using blockchain technology, Esanjo.com is a global real estate asset management solution using ethereum, an open-source distributed platform on blockchain …

Real Estate

The 19 hottest San Francisco startups to watch in 2018

Motiv wants to be the future of fitness trackers.<p><i>Motiv</i><p>Motiv's founding team.<p><b>What it is:</b> Motiv makes the Motiv ring, a fitness, heart rate, and sleep …

How to grow a lean startup efficiently

When a startup is composed of only a few people, the small team that started the company, it’s easy to manage everyone and everything. You’ve got your first few clients, and they’re happy with your work, paying all their bills on time and referring your services to other potential clients. But as …

Project Management

5 key factors to consider before starting a cryptocurrency startup

The cryptocurrency world is working extremely well right now, to the point where Bitcoin, for example, manages to achieve some amazing results. Not only that but Ethereum is extremely popular, and there are tons of other cryptocurrencies which became very important on the market as well. So, it’s …

Cryptocurrency

The Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Have Killed Instacart. Instead, The Startup Is Stronger Than Ever

As the obits piled up, Apoorva Mehta couldn’t help but shake his head. It wasn’t his death that the press was heralding, but that of his startup, Instacart, a five-year-old grocery and retail delivery service valued at $3.4 billion. That morning in mid-June, Amazon stunned the world by announcing …

Which Type Of Website Visitors Are Best: Social, Search, Or Referral?

In the world of online marketing, most marketers prioritize traffic volume as a goal. However, not all types of traffic yield the same value. Some visitors are inherently more valuable than others, because they’re more interested in buying from your brand, or because they spend more time on your …

Marketing

The 4 Investments That Pulled Me Out of Nearly a Million Dollars in Debt -- and That Cost Nothing

If you feel something is lacking in your life, it may be because you're not investing in one or more of these four things.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Four years ago, I was $726,000 in debt. I had my back against the wall, and I didn't know how to escape the ditch …

Consciousness

How this style startup got Kim Kardashian West as an advisor

Social media queen Kim Kardashian West just launched another app with plans to disrupt the retail industry.<p>The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star announced a partnership late Tuesday with New York-based startup ScreenShop, a new mobile app that converts any screenshot into a digital fashion …

Founder Gym aims to help underrepresented startup founders build tech startups

Founder Gym, co-founded by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge and Gabriela Zamudio (pictured above), is unveiling its online platform to support and train underrepresented founders building tech startups.<p>Instead of describing it as a school, bootcamp or incubator, Founder Gym describes itself as a topical, …

BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously.<p>Cohen has just started a new …

This Entrepreneur Who Left Tech for Food Got $3 Million in Funding After She Decided Not to Be 'Too Innovative'

Nona Lim pivoted her eponymous company twice before hitting on her increasingly popular soups, which now come in a convenient sip cup.<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> The Digest<i>, Entrepreneur.com News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took to get their</i> …

Business Strategy

7 Regrets of a Failed Entrepreneur

Things I learned that I would do differently in my next business.<p>Eighty percent of new businesses fail, and often for reasons that were completely avoidable. Others fail because of a lack of organization, preparation, or a good understanding of what takes to run a successful business.<p>Unfortunately, …

SoundCloud has one last chance to monetize — here’s what it should do

Things are looking up for SoundCloud, who have weathered a tumultuous summer. They came out with an SOS funding round of $170M and a new CEO, Kerry Trainor, formerly of Vimeo. Now Trainor has announced the newest addition to the platform — increased playlist statistics for artists.<p>Improving …

50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs

The most inspiring, insightful, and inventive risk takers of 2017.<p>Entrepreneurship is about taking the right risks. In the following slides, we spotlight 50 entrepreneurs who took a leap in the past year--and who can inspire us all.<p>Alex Bellos<p>PRESIDENT<p>West Elm<p>RISK<p>Breaking out of a comfortably …

Startups

How an obscure law of economics cited by Google's Eric Schmidt helps explain the rapid rise of WeWork

• <b>The New York-based firm has attracted over $4.75 billion of funding to date and is worth over $20 billion.</b>• <b><br>A theory described by Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase explains why WeWork-style offerings hold so much appeal for the start-ups and growing firms.</b><p>LONDON — The rise of co-working …

Startups

What's the Difference Between a CEO and an Entrepreneur? This 1 Quality

A CEO's characteristics are very different from an entrepreneur's. Do you know which one you are?<p>Most people assume that if you're an entrepreneur, you are inherently CEO material. And if you're a CEO, you are, by definition, an entrepreneur.<p>I disagree.<p>I have personally started five businesses from …

Why Startups Suck at Marketing

One of the biggest reasons startups fail is the inability to scalably attract customers at low cost. In this presentation, Rand covers 8 reasons startups miss out on marketing success, and tips for how to overcome these pitfalls.

An Unusually Candid VC Explains Why VCs Are a Bad Idea

Founder Collective partner Eric Paley, a former entrepreneur, says there's a lot wrong with his industry.<p>You start a company. You pitch it to a partner at a big-name venture capital firm. The partner decides your company has huge potential, gives it a unicorn valuation, and gives you tens of …

8 Habits of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

The only measure of an entrepreneur that really matters is how much they get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is effectiveness essential for success? Because, in each and every decision-making process, effectiveness plays a central role. Effectiveness comes down …

Entrepreneurship

Blockchain (& AI) Will Rewire Whole Industries

Everyone’s obsessed with blockchain – and for good reason. Blockchain is a technology that can solve some of the most vexing technological, professional and personal problems we face. But despite the elegance, complexity and security of the technology, the transactions blockchain will enable, and …

Blockchain

When It Comes To Success, EQ Trumps IQ Every Time

When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.<p>I worked as hard as I could, but I almost always fell short of my goals.<p>Growing up, I often found myself surrounded …