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The No. 1 Problem Every Startup Has

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What You Should Know About The App Design Process

And while this approach has become a truism in most of our industry, it’s far from obvious for anyone entering the field. A lot of articles have been …

5 Free Marketing Tools Small Businesses Can't Afford To Ignore

Think that it takes lots of money to market your business effectively? Nope. There are a number of online marketing tools now available to help you attract and sell to more customers without costing you a dime.<p>Here are five of the most effective marketing tools your business should be already using:<p>…

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19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

FoundersCard: Taking A Look At The Business Card for Entrepreneurs

<i>Photo courtesy of FoundersCard</i><p>Eric Kuhn, the founder and CEO of FoundersCard, wants readers to know that his product is not primarily a travel card. …

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Google is making it easier for anyone to design beautiful apps

New collaboration tools for designers embrace the Material Design philosophy<p>Google is launching a new suite of tools meant to make it easier for designers and app makers to collaborate. It’s partially an expansion of Google’s Material Design efforts, which launched two years ago as a way to rethink …

10 invoicing tools for small business owners, startups and freelancers

Getting paid is a core aspect of your business.<p>That might sound obvious, but moving cash from a client’s bank account to your own is often more …

How to Split Equity with Cofounders

It’s been well-documented that deciding to take on a cofounder can be a fruitful choice, improving the business prospects for many entrepreneurs. …

The 3 Types of Partnerships Startups Need to Form

Starting up a business is never easy, especially when the market is constantly getting more crowded. It is increasingly difficult to find ways for your business stand out, and to forge the necessary relationships to help your business succeed in the early stages. But not all hope is …

How to delete your Yahoo account

Yahoo didn't have a good 2016. Verizon's £3.6 billion takeover may or may not go through as the ailing internet giant stumbles from crisis to …

6 things startups need to know about venture capitalists

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Klipfolio.</i><p>Every startup needs capital — money it can use to either get off the ground or ramp up growth. Knowing when to seek outside investment from venture capitalists can be a big decision for startups.<p>Unfortunately, too many startups don’t know enough about …

How to create a security startup and bag VC millions – step one: Containers, AI or cloud

Step two: Keep doing thatWhile venture capitalists have been tightening their belts over the past year, there’s still a lot of love and funding for …

5 Ways to Market Your Business for Free (or Nearly Free)

When you don't have a big budget to market your business, creativity can work just fine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of entrepreneurs get discouraged because they don't have massive marketing budgets and assume there aren't effective ways to promote their …

Three Types Of Interview Questions To Get A Job You'll Love

“Hey, it’s been a year. How’s your new job going?”<p>“I’m interviewing for something else. There is a very unhealthy environment here.”<p>This is too often the case. You get into a job and find out it doesn’t work for you. What’s does a place look like where you don’t want to work? In one public company, …

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The Biggest Mistake New Entrepreneurs Make When Coming Up With a Business Model

Having an innovative product is nice--but providing exceptional service is the core differentiator.<p>I'll never forget how my dad supported me when I dropped out of college to build my junk removal business. As one of the top surgeons in Canada, he could have been embarrassed; after all, he expected …

Is Your Company Name All That Important? Why These Entrepreneurs Changed The Name Of Theirs

<b>Why I changed my company’s name</b><p>A year ago, I made the choice to change the name of my company. We had been known for several years by another name (note: I do not mention the name as I only want you to remember our new name) and changed our name to Efferent Labs, Inc. last year.<p>The idea and desire …

12 Rules Entrepreneurs Must Know About Cap Table Management

Cap tables are more than just simple spreadsheets.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Capitalization tables (Cap tables) are among the most important documents every entrepreneur should understand. This misleadingly simple document, which looks like a standard spreadsheet, …

How to Get From Idea to Launch in 30 Weeks

Learn more strategies for design entrepreneurs at the Core77 Conference<p>These days there are plenty of incubator programs promising an express ride …

13 Small Business Apps #Girlboss Entrepreneurs Swear By

From writing your first business plan to actually launching your #girlboss small business, quitting your day job and becoming an entrepreneur is no easy task. But after all the caffeine-fueled nights and stressful budget meetings, there’s no better feeling than turning your passion into a career …

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How to Make Your Startup Dreams a Reality in 12 Days

With two simple goals, you can get your business momentum in less than two weeks.<p>Millions of people dream of becoming entrepreneurs and starting a business.<p>However, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index Report, only about three in every 1,000 people in the United States start a business every month. …

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

ZipBooks: Free Accounting Software to Fill Your Startup Needs

Accounting is one reality that no business can escape. There are already a lot of companies out there that make accounting and invoicing software and …

3 Tips to Get Noticed on LinkedIn (From a Former Employee)

Here's an insider's perspective on how to build your brand on the social networking site.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>You've just spent hours slaving away at your keyboard. Your fingers ache, your eyes start to …

How to build a brand in initial days of your startup to establish

How to build a brand, what is branding? <b>The brand is the make of a product; branding is the reputation of that make</b>. However, the word BRAND has its …

4 Big Tips for Hiring Freelancers for Your Startup

An increasing number of startups are using freelancers to get by. They’re using them because they can get things done without taking on full-time …

Registering Your Own LLC Is Entrepreneur 101

Here’s a good sniff test for whether you would really enjoy striking out on your own: Would you be willing to learn how to file your own LLC rather …

Building a layered enterprise mobile security strategy

As enterprises expand their mobile footprint, the security risks to their data multiply: an unattended tablet, unsecured Wi-Fi network or malware …

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Patents

Patent applications, patent registration, and defending patents can be tricky. Here's how to do it right.<p>You've just had a brilliant idea for a new product or invention. The first thing you should do is get a patent, right? Well, maybe not. First of all, patents are expensive, will require a lot of …

Ex-Apple Store employees reveal how certain loopholes can help you get your iPhone fixed for free

People in India are still unfamiliar with Apple Stores, although, the tech giant will soon be making a debut in the country with its single retail …