Samuel Obe

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Why Is Engagement with Brands Online Down Even Though More Brands Are On Social Than Ever?

A recent study by Forrester Research suggests that engagement with branded posts on the major social networks is falling across the board - even as …

Social Media

4 Fundamental Strategies for Launching a Successful Ecommerce Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless of recessions or great depressions, it remains certain that there’s always room for businesses built by innovators willing to continue dreaming. While various industries and markets decline overtime, others rise to take their …

eCommerce

The One Mistake That's Killing Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Alex Banayan, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>In business school we’re shown case studies about Apple, Starbucks, and those other big guys – but the idea that their marketing methods are "best" is the …

Marketing

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

Motivation

4 Essential Money Mistakes Entrepreneurs Overlook

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I get rolling on a new startup with my partners at Startup.SC, a startup incubator in South Carolina, I am reminded of a few painful mistakes many entrepreneurs, myself included, make when starting a business.<p>Now, if you are starting a …

Small Business

6 Ways to Get More Press For Your Business

For an early-stage startup, getting quality PR is fundamental to the growth and success of your business.<p>Getting press for your business is a great way to get more customers in the door. After all, publications writing about your business are usually reputable and have a large reader base, leading …

4 Startup Founders Under 30 to Keep an Eye On

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an early adopter is something many entrepreneurs pride themselves on. Whether it’s the latest app or the best in health, meditation or lifestyle, entrepreneurs like to be in the know and at the forefront of tech and trends …

Startups

Coach Yourself to Success With These 6 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have a great idea for a product or service that you can’t stop thinking about. You know this is your time. You want to get started <i>now</i>. You’re tired of working for someone else. Deep down, you feel that becoming an entrepreneur is your …

Entrepreneurship

10 best kids apps for Android

As the platform matures, it seems that more and more parents are willing to give their kids tablets, let them play with smartphones, and allow them to engage with new technology in general. Of course, if you’re going to let your kids play with tech then they should probably have some apps to play …

Apps

The 2 Psychological Factors Motivating Customers to Buy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you work in sales (that is all of us in some way, right?), it is helpful to understand the psychology behind how buyers make their buying decisions. Start with these three steps:<p><b>1. Current dissatisfaction.</b> Every purchase decision …

Customers

The 14 Steps Needed to Recruit Your Early Startup Team

This story originally appeared on FounderDating<p>By far the hardest and most exasperating part of launching a successful startup is recruiting an all-star team. At first, it will seem near impossible, as there is a limited number of truly exceptional people out there. Of those people, only a small …

Employment

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Dr. Travis Bradberry, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it's already approaching 1.5 million reads here on LinkedIn). The trick is that …

Self-improvement

5 Productivity Tricks From the Pros

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever feel like there’s never enough time in the day to get the important things done? Well, you’re not alone. Studies show that we are working harder, sleeping less and have more stress in our lives than ever before. And since many of us …

Productivity

6 Ways to Adapt Hiring Practices to the Improving Job Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In recent years, we’ve experienced an employer’s market, as the economy has driven many skilled professionals back into the job market. One job posting could bring in a flood of resumes, leaving employers with the enviable problem of …

Employment

The best mobile apps for taking notes

Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy app that makes it easy to jot things down and organize them can be incredibly useful. Even better, with the right note-taking app, you can access your notes on any device so …

Why Are Israeli Startups Leading The Tech World?

Cross-pollination between military and civilian technologies fuels a fast-moving industry.<p>People lined both sides of Boylston Street, rounds of cheers going up as runners approached the end of the 2013 Boston marathon. Then white smoke plumed. Windows splintered. Fifteen seconds later, another …