Robert C. Kacmar

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Should You Learn To Code To Build A Mobile-first Startup?

Should non-technical founders learn to code? The answer depends on whether the question is asked within the confines of Silicon Valley or outside it.<p>Most Silicon Valley pundits will have you believe that you can’t build a software business if you cannot code. In fact, most VCs make it tough on …

Startups

15 Great Businesses You Can Start While Keeping Your Day Job

Updated April 18, 2018<p>According to a Pew Research Center study, self-employed Americans, of which there were 14.6 million in 2014, accounted for 10 …

Small Business

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

Why spies make the best entrepreneurs

Although the publication clearly intended this as an insult, it's also an ode to the dominance that Harvard and Stanford have held over Silicon Valley in the last few decades.<p>Alumni of these institutions have founded an impressive list of companies including Facebook, Instagram, PayPal, Google, …

Master the One-on-One Meeting

The one-on-one meeting between supervisor and staff is an invaluable tool for managing, but requires much attention to detail. Julia B. Austin …

7 Epic Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To

As an entrepreneur, you should be constantly putting in the research to track the activity of your competitors, understand your audience, and keep …

Entrepreneurship

Income Generating Activities You Should Do Each Day

There are so many things that can distract you for your goals. To be successful in business, you have to define, and focus on income generating …

Small Business

The Next Wave Will Be Built on This One Thing, According to Steve Case

If AOL represented the first wave of the Internet, and Google and Facebook represent the 2nd wave, what will the 3rd wave look like?<p>If you are a budding entrepreneur you need to understand the ways that emerging companies will be built and what type of playbook is required to ensure success. The …

A Serial Entrepreneur Shares How to Build Strong Startup Success | Inc.com

<b>One of the companies you founded, CustomerSat, survived both the dot-com bust of 2000 and the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001. Some people believe we are headed for extremely turbulent times again. What advice you would give to entrepreneurs today?</b><p>Only a fraction of Internet companies survived; even …

Entrepreneurship

Airbnb, Uber, and Others Used 'Time Collapsing' to Skyrocket From Zero to Millions

Fast-growth companies speed up success by incorporating digital tools and breakthrough innovation into the core of their business.<p>In 2007, Airbnb appeared on the scene and completely changed the world of travel and hospitality. But unbeknownst to its three, 30-something founders, they forged a new …

A man who worked for the CIA for 15 years tells us what it was really like to have a top-secret job

"I started keeping a journal and a folder of news articles on US and Soviet forces," he told Business Insider. "I would copy terms and acronyms from the backs of military-spy novels and try to understand the World Book Encyclopedia's explanation of how nuclear weapons worked.<p>"I remember at one …

The Self-Driven Manager's Guide to Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've often found that self-driven people make good leaders. After all, they usually are harder on themselves than anyone else could ever be, which drives them towards success. Because of this, they act as their own accountability partners …

Why are Virtual Assistants Hired by Successful Entrepreneurs?

How Virtual Assistants Can Maximize Your Success<p>Who doesn’t want to be successful in their business endeavors? In fact, we all want a victory in the …

20 Cool Business Ideas for Those Who Love Travel - Small Business Trends

You don’t have to choose between traveling regularly and running a successful business. There are plenty of different businesses that you can run …

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 …

5 Hacks To Become A Successful Internet Entrepreneur

For a growing business visionary, the Internet is a tempting commercial center. A worldwide client base and next to zero overhead costs imply that …

Hung Up

7 Time Management Techniques to Help You Take Control of Your Day

It happens to the best of us. You get so wrapped up in completing one task that before you know it, the day is over and you still have countless items left on your to-do list. Before you let your tasks take control of your day again, remember these helpful time-management techniques.<p>A. Block Time …

Time Management

If You Think You're Too Broke to Start a Business, Think Again

Get someone to pay you for something, and you have a business. Repeat that process and make it scalable with sales and marketing and you have a successful business.<p><i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling</i> …

9 1/2 Secrets Successful People Use to Get the Most From Their Time, Life, and Career

Few would disagree that time management is a critical skill to develop if you want to get the most from your life and career. Without the ability to …

Talent Management

Why You Don't Need to Found Your Startup in Silicon Valley

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Silicon Valley is the capital of venture capital and the acknowledged headquarters of disruptive ideas, fierce determination and hard work.<p>That aura of potential casts a golden glow on the zillions of Bay Area startups trying to make it …

An entrepreneur whose business earns $50,000 a month shares the morning routine that makes him happier and more productive

In order to wake up early, you have to set the stage for success by purposefully designing a bedtime ritual for yourself.<p>In my case, this involves a few things every single night:<p>These 3 things alone make sleep WAY easier for you to slip into and maintain for the whole night, allowing you to wake …

Time Management

10 Behaviors of immensely successful entrepreneurs

Share7<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+13<p>Shares 22<p>All successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common that they know how to manage all the dimensions of their lives, …

3 Startup Fundamentals You Can Bootstrap When You Have No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you wanted to start a business for the longest time, but keep coming to the same basic realization -- you need money and have none to spare? You give up on starting and growing a business, and instead keep doing the things you've …

What to Look for When Hiring Your Startup Team

Pick the right people who can learn as they go.<p><i>Bryce Welker is an entrepreneur, web developer and internet marketer. He is the CEO of two companies in the digital marketing space and owns a portfolio of more than 20 websites including CrushReviews.com and CrushOffers.com.</i><p>Earlier this year, I began …

How Berlin can become Europe’s No. 1 tech hub

Berlin is having a moment. In 2015, the city I live in was the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the world and received the most venture capital investment of any city in Europe. Startups headquartered in Berlin, like Delivery Hero and SoundCloud, have become global giants, and many startups …

How Successful Entrepreneurs Master Time

Learn how to get the most out of every hour.<p>We all want to be happier and more successful and to get more out of life. (Who doesn't?) If only it were possible to squeeze more time into each day.<p>I understand that desire for more time. As the founder of Aha! I have a very busy schedule -- sometimes …

Budding Entrepreneurs Must Become Weapons-Grade Sales Machines

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Without question, sales have changed demonstrably in the last decade.<p>Remember the good old days, when you simply had to hide in the kitchen until the pesky Cutco sales representative vacated your front steps? Now, you’re forced to hide …

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

Getting people to do whatyou need them to do without forcing it is invaluable.<p>Hard work, negotiating prowess, teamwork: These are on every list of …

10 Famous entrepreneurs who failed big before becoming successful

Share19<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+11<p>Shares 58<p>Failure is a part of business. Very few entrepreneurs ever make it big without first experiencing some massive …

3 Ways to Grow a Multi-Million Dollar Drop Shipping Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to the advent of the Internet, entrepreneurship is now something within everyone’s reach. There’s still very much a place for brick-and-mortar businesses, but with upwards of 3.2 billion people taking to the World Wide Web on a …