David Bentley

153 Flips | 1 Magazine | 46 Likes | 2 Following | 300 Followers | @SBAnonymous | An internet entrepreneur and small business consultant. Teaching people how to start and build successful businesses on a shoestring.

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Research today is a skill that is taught to students as part of information literacy units; however, I don’t think students understand the difference …

SEO

New Google My Business Insights Show How You’re Being Found

<b>My Business Insights Show How You’re Being Found</b><p>Google has rolled out enhanced insights for Google My Business pages. When logged into GMB, you’ll …

SEO

The CEO of a successful startup shares 5 research-backed ways he boosts his productivity

Often, at the end of a "very busy" day, a quick analysis of my work shows that I've been unable to get anything tangible done.<p>Research shows that I'm not alone, and productivity is a major struggle we all deal with.<p>According to research by Gallup, an alarming 70% of American employees are not …

I'm a black female entrepreneur in Silicon Valley – and I hate the phrase 'Beating the odds'

You don't need me to tell you how hyper-competitive, White, and male the worlds of finance and technology are. I believe I am being entirely fair in saying it is not any small feat that I - Black, female, and from a working-class Tennessee upbringing — have successfully navigated both of these …

Silicon Valley

Running A Small Business? Here Are 5 Proven Social Media Marketing Ideas That Won’t Blow Your Budget

Small business owners are generally hard-pressed for time and resources. In fact, a Bank of America survey revealed that small business owners find …

Marketing

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5 Ways Entrepreneurship is Like a Demanding Professor

Diving into entrepreneurship can be a scary thought for many, but it can also be a worthwhile endeavor.<p><i>Rusty Shelton, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Austin, is president of Advantage Marketing and co-author of Mastering the New Media Landscape: Embrace the Micromedia Landscape. We</i> …

The Three Stages of Failure and How to Fix Them

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on. On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

Motivation

Own a small business? How you can improve your cash flow management

One of the most essential jobs for a small-business owner is ensuring that enough money is coming in — at the right time. With the right …

Small Business

When women can be misogynist trolls, we need a feminist internet

Yvette Cooper’s campaign against online abuse is an important step towards tackling a culture of spite where women vent their insecurities on each other<p>What a work of wonder is the internet. When, at the click of a mouse, all the world’s knowledge is there for the asking, no one need be ignorant of …

Feminism

These 5 Young Entrepreneurs Are Incredibly Successful

When we think of successful entrepreneurs, people like Richard Branson, and Steve Jobs come to mind, but these tiny entrepreneurs started businesses …

6 Health Hacks to Eat Better as an Entrepreneur

We’re all aware that eating healthy is important. But, why doesn’t the ability to enjoy a juicy cheeseburger after clocking in more than 15 hours of …

Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network | Inc.com

It's a question you hear at the start of a meeting, while lingering in a waiting room, in line while waiting for coffee, and hundreds of times at conferences and networking events.<p>The dreaded <b>"What do you do?"</b><p>It has some close relatives, like "Where do you work?" and "What's your role at Company …

Entrepreneurship

5 Hacks for a Productive New Business

96 percent of new businesses are said to fail within the first 10 years, yet there doesn't appear to be a decline in the number of new businesses being set up.<p>As someone who started their first business from scratch, Launch Leads, I'm aware of the many and varied issues entrepreneurs need to …

The 5 People You Need in Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Early in my career as an employer, I found myself on a Nietzschean quest for the “super employee” -- the perfect person who could do a lot of things well and very little wrong. It didn’t occur to me at the time that it’s not realistic to …

What happens when both spouses are entrepreneurs?

The year 2012 was an adventurous one for Devneet Bajaj and his wife Meesha Khanna—it was the year they got married. The good tidings didn’t stop …

Finally, average Joes can invest in (and lose money on) startups

New crowdfunding rules taking effect Monday will allow anyone to invest in startups — not just wealthy people.<p>The change overrides a longstanding …

Creating a Startup Pitch Deck? Start with this Easy-to-Use Template

If you are an entrepreneur, you are probably familiar with the 10–14 slides that comprise a typical investor pitch deck. But do you even know why you …

*How* Much Do You Get Paid for a Post? A Beginner's Guide to the Business of Blogging

About that free stuff...<p>It's been 22 years since Swarthmore student Justin Hall created the first-ever blog in 1994, then called, suitably, a "weblog." While the industry has evolved a lot in these two decades, the business of blogging is still somewhat of a tangled web (no pun).<p>As a blogger for …

Apple Leak Reveals 'Edgeless Display' New iPhone

The iPhone 7 is going to be a disappointment. That’s the conclusion many are drawing after credible leak after credible leak revealed a device that’s a minimal upgrade on the iPhone 6S. But there might just be a very good reason for this…<p>Following news from ever reliable KGI Securities analyst …

Mobile Technology

Your Future Boss Is Totally Creeping on Your Facebook Page

It's time to think twice before posting that drunken selfie to your Facebook page. Even evidence of legal party behavior can be enough to make the HR department at your dream job toss your résumé in the trash. You probably don't want to give a potential employer that blurry glimpse into your …

Government launches crackdown on rules which 'stifle' small businesses

The Government is to unveil plans to investigate employment rules that it said could be stifling small businesses and entrepreneurship.<p>Business secretary Sajid Javid wants to assess the impact of “non-compete clauses”, which can be written into employment contracts and can prevent individuals from …

Small Business

Google has a new division called 'Area 120' where employees can build their own startups

The incubator is called "Area 120" and will be headed up by Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz, sources told The Information.<p>Here's how Area 120 will work:<p>First, teams within Google will submit a business plan and apply to join Area 120.<br>• If successful, the teams will get to work …

21 Video Marketing Ideas for Small-Business Budgets [Infographic]

Lights, camera... budget-buster?<p>Small-business marketers often forgo video marketing for fear it'll be prohibitively expensive. But it doesn't have …

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great! But the days of investors cutting checks for ideas with zero validation are a fading memory.<p>Today, investors more often commit money to scale companies …

How to Avoid the 3 Mistakes That Cost Young Entrepreneurs Credibility

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Age is just a number -- but, then again, so is your annual revenue. Being a young entrepreneur is both a blessing and a curse. Unlike corporate America, we can take risks and iterate our businesses in real-time to figure out where profit …