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The definitive timeline of Spotify’s critic-defying journey to rule music

How did Spotify get here? Let us show you.<p>As we note in our feature on Spotify and its CEO and cofounder Daniel Ek, the streaming music service’s path to a leading position in the music industry was never certain and remains tenuous. How it got here–to 83 million paid subscribers and 180 million …

Coffeemakers

How to Give a Webinar Presentation

As more and more companies cultivate a global workforce and international client base, it’s increasingly necessary to present remotely. For years, teleconferencing was the best option, but in the past five years internet speeds and web conferencing technologies have become sufficiently robust to …

5 Potential Ways to Ensure Your Finances are Healthy During Entrepreneurship

Money is to be handled properly but Entrepreneurship has intoxication of it's own which squeezes the last drop of your savings, but we have the solution that can keep your liquidity safe<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international …

Entrepreneurship

17 Steps to Creating a Best-Selling Business Book

As an expert, a book is your ultimate business card.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're a respected business leader and expert, but there are hundreds of people who aren't aware of your knowledge. You've been thinking about how valuable your life lessons would be to …

Writing

How to Position Your Business for a Strategic Acquisition

Start early, and don't limit who you will sell to.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past year, I've had multiple competitors approach me to acquire one of the businesses that I own.<p>Being approached by competitors -- or anyone for that matter -- is always …

Business Strategy

Don’t Acquire a Company Before You’ve Asked These Questions

Large companies in industries ranging from retail, to aerospace, to financial services are buying talent and technology to develop new digital capabilities and reinvent themselves quickly. But they will need to adopt the more hard-headed way that Silicon Valley companies evaluate acquisitions for …

23 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple Watch

From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user.<p>But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to …

Smartwatches

How one Instagram post led to a young entrepreneur raking in $1,000 a day with customers lined up around the block in three-hour queues

A thrifty young lawyer's life changed when she was able to turn one simple Instagram post of a colourful latte into a tidy profit.<p>Sarah Holloway was …

Social Media

How to Leverage Social Media to Boost In-Store Sales [Infographic]

Connecting your online efforts to offline store visits - and subsequent sales - is one of the next big frontiers for social media …

Google Maps goes beyond directions

Google today announced a new version of Google Maps that will launch later this summer. All of the core Google Maps features for getting directions aren’t going away, of course, but on top of that, the team has now built a new set of features that are all about exploration.<p>“About a year ago, when …

Google Maps

How to Negotiate Situations That Feel Hopeless

Whether you’re angling for a raise or hammering out a deal there are times when the prospects for success can feel bleak at best. Nobody understands …

If Your Data Is Bad, Your Machine Learning Tools Are Useless

Poor data quality is enemy number one to the widespread, profitable use of machine learning. While the caustic observation, “garbage-in, garbage-out” has plagued analytics and decision-making for generations, it carries a special warning for machine learning. The quality demands of machine learning …

Everything is connected, and there’s no going back

The days of benign tech trade shows are over<p>My mother likes to tell me that I went to my first tech trade show in a stroller, and that she and my father were inspired to get a VCR that day.<p>The VCR, for nearly two decades, was the prototypical gadget of tech trade shows. Not only did it make …

A Beginner’s Guide to a Home Automation System

Home automation is a rapidly growing market in today’s technology-savvy world. It’s an appealing blend of technology and convenience (and a plain old …

10 Grocery Delivery Apps For When It's Too Hot Outside To Food Shop

Theoretically, we could make it through a summer heatwave without ever setting foot outside. How? By ordering every meal in. And no, we're not …

Apps

Honeywell's Home Security System Now Compatible With HomeKit

Honeywell today announced that its Lyric Controller home security system is now compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform.<p>HomeKit support can be enabled with a free software update available to both current and future Lyric Controller customers, allowing the home security system to be controlled …

To Succeed in 2018, Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Must Focus on This One Change

With more businesses competing for customers, it's time to speed things up.<p>This story appears in the December 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>For 2018 trends, we asked an expert on what entrepreneurs can expect this coming year in e-commerce.</i><p>For merchants and retailers, ecommerce automation …

eCommerce

Don't Let Fear Keep You From Building That App

Stop focusing on the fact millions of apps are already for sale and start focusing on getting a piece of the billions in app sales every month.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Look around you: Everyone is on their phone. All day long. This is a symptom of the times. Some …

Prioritize Your Opportunities with This Checklist

How do you evaluate a business opportunity? The world is replete with SWOT mechanisms for evaluating a prospective new product offering, as well as with opportunity assessment templates for evaluating a project against overall business goals, customer impact, strategic potential, and competitive …

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Education

2 Facebook and Goldman alums-turned-founders share their best pieces of startup advice

The founders of Oars+Alps don't come from the world of entrepreneurship.<p>Laura Lisowski Cox and Mia Saini Duchnowski built their company after careers spent in more traditional jobs: Duchnowski, who holds degrees from both MIT and Harvard Business School, began her career doing research for NASA, …

Harvard Business School

At Burning Man while your startup burns

There’s a difference between clearing your head, and ditching your dying startup to do drugs in the desert. If your ship is sailing smoothly, a vacation full of solitary introspection and artful inspiration could help you improve your decision-making. But if you’re using time off to escape your …

Burning Man

Don't Let Money Be an Obstacle to Starting a Business -- 5 Reasons Why

If money is your only holdup for realizing your dream, do some research -- you might find more opportunities than you'd expect.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've found that a surprising number of professionals -- the majority, in fact -- have dreamed about, or at …

Small Business

10 Ways to Use Chatbots for Marketing and Sales

Chatbots have become increasingly more important as messaging applications have become the way brands reach consumers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chatbots have evolved significantly in recent times, thanks to the artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language …

Chatbots

10 Years of the iPhone: How It Has Shaped Photography

June 29 of this year will mark the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone's introduction to the world. It has, for better or worse, revolutionized many …

Review: Apple's 21.5" iMac with Retina 4K display gets solid 2017 architectural refresh

Apple has radically overhauled its iMac lineup for 2017, giving its 21.5 inch Retina 4K models dedicated graphics driven by AMD Radeon Pro 555/560 …

Computer Hardware

10.5-inch iPad Pro feels like the future [Review]

I could be the poster boy for Apple’s “iPad problem.”<p>That problem, in a nutshell, is this: Even long-in-the-tooth iPads several generations old continue to work just fine for many everyday tasks. That, in turn, slows the upgrade cycle. iPad sales drop, and pundits pile on to declare that Apple is …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Steve Case: 3 Ways to Get Rich With the Internet's 'Third Wave'

The 'Third Wave' will drive wealth for entrepreneurs who know how to disrupt obsolete paradigms. Will you be one of them?<p>We are in the middle of a revolution. The Internet of Things (IoT), which gained legitimacy in 2015, is predicted to grow to $1.7 trillion in 2020, from $655.8 billion in 2014, …

Here's Why Your Sales Reps Are Losing Deals

If your sales team is struggling, chances are it is making one or more of these blunders.<p>I've spent a good portion of my career in B2B tech sales and business development. I believe my background in sales and lead generation has made me a better marketer and entrepreneur today.<p>Throughout my years …