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Here’s What You Do When Customers Start Abandoning Your Business

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>There are a number of reasons why customers may decide to abandon your product or service. But if you …

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

Why Smart People Copy Great Ideas

Uber. Facebook. Apple.<p>These are some of America’s most innovative and valuable tech companies. But they’re also great copycats.<p>Uber was just a Town …

The 12-Word Business Plan

Have you ever struggled to illustrate or articulate how your business or idea creates value?<br>This 12-word framework is the simplest way to do it.Take …

Blue Apron

23 Ways Grocery Stores Are Scamming You

You try to pinch every penny you spend and even save a few extra bucks with coupons, but you’re probably still spending more than you should at the …

eCommerce

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

How to Make Your Google Presentations Shine

Pinterest<p>I create almost all of my presentations in Google Slides. Google Slides gives me the flexibility I need to be creative, add my own branding, …

Why Are Music And Journalism Going In Opposite Directions With Micropayments?

You are currently reading this article for free. In fact, Forbes has no paywall, so you can access any article on this website free of charge. Yet, if you are like me or any publisher or, incidentally, a growing cohort of the tech world, you would agree that journalism is not worthless.<p>How do we …

Music Industry

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current …

Small Business

7 tips for raising startup capital, from a founder who's been doing it for 18 years

The next time I tried, for BzzAgent, nearly 200 investors told us to go screw. Most thought using real people to generate word of mouth about products and services was a generally dumb idea (this was a pre-social network world, after all) so we had to build the company to nearly $3 million in …

Venture Capital

The hidden dark side of entrepreneurship no one talks about

<i>It’s not all fame and glory.</i><p>People tend to glorify the glamor and fame of entrepreneurship. We place successful entrepreneurs on a pedestal without …

8 Super Successful Businesses That Were Created by College Students

And some tips on how to join their ranks.<p>Insomnia Cookies<p><b>Founder:</b> Seth Berkowitz <b><br>College:</b> University of Pennsylvania<p>There were few options to satisfy …

7 YouTube Channels Every Entrepreneur Should Subscribe To

One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you’re constantly learning. In fact, that’s probably true for most of us these …

How a Startup Got Millions in Funding without Losing Control

Follow this example to see how funding doesn't have to mean turning over your company to someone else.<p>Funding a startup is a tricky business. For every story of a Facebook or Zynga where the founders got the cash and kept full control of the company you can hear scores in which investors become the …

Bill Gates

MyUberPitch | Uber Newsroom

Have a business pitch that would “wow” the likes of Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Malaysia’s No.1 Entrepreneur? Or maybe a start-up idea you have that …

How to Write a Great Business Plan in Less Than a Day

Planning is important but someone else's idea of what a business plan should be shouldn't stand in your way of starting something important.<p>Before getting engaged, you first fall in love with the future possibilities, then seek advice from others, and finally make the decision to go for it. Married …

Small Business

5 Ways to Maximize Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Director of Marketing, Wasp Barcode<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For as long as any of us can remember, we’ve been relying on recommendations from family and friends for everything from cars to the best brand of toothpaste. At one time, this type of word-of-mouth …

Marketing

10 Surprising Ways to Transform Your Creative Thinking

Some of these will surprise you, from being tired for optimal creativity to keeping a steady noise-level for your creative best.<p>We’ve written about creativity a few times on the Buffer blog, but it’s hard to keep track of everything we learn about it. One day I’m adjusting the temperature in my …

Will Flat Design Ever Die?

And what can you do to help?<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook Web Design Trends 2015 & 2016 by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>Flat design rose in popularity pretty quickly back in 2013. But is its success thanks to its genuine usefulness and practicality, …

How to Determine If There's a Market for Your Business Idea

<i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors describe the importance of market research in</i> …

Small Business
Leadership

How Well are You Managing Your Cash Flow?

We’ve all heard the saying, “Cash is King.”<p>While the words may be cliché, they’re also true — particularly for the small business. Without a cushy …

9 Common Mistakes Made by New Entrepreneurs

Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A big part of starting a business is having a plan then having the discipline to act on it. Being part of a startup isn’t always glamorous, and often requires simply submitting yourself to the process.<p>In his …

Entrepreneurship

Avoid These 8 Excuses -- They're Success Repellent

Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you desire success, you really have to want it.<p>Take a step back for a minute and think of a few successful people you know. How did they put themselves in that position? They surely didn’t get lucky. …

Entrepreneurship

9 Interview Questions You Need to Be Asking

Finding the best employees for your business is hard. These nine businesses share which interview questions you should be asking potential candidates.<p>If you want to hire the best employees, you need to ask the right questions.<p>From interesting challenges to hypothetical situations, here are the …

15 Phrases You Should Start Using to Sound More Professional

Once you've spent significant time in the workplace, you'll start to pick up the lingo. It's as if everyone speaks a different language, filled with clichés and niceties.<p>Whether you're interviewing for your first job or hoping to move up the career ladder in your current position, there are a few …

Body Language

The Essential Guide to Sneaker Vocabulary

<b>Upper</b><p>The part of the sneaker that wraps the foot and attaches to the midsole. Great for spilling coffee, ice cream or nacho cheese on, and best when …