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Amazon's barrage of new gadgets shows why it's the most dangerous and relentless company in tech

It's a sign of Amazon's relentless pace — already this year, it has launched the Echo Look (a voice-controlled camera) and the Echo Show (a voice-controlled tablet/video-phone), both of which constituted major new product categories.<p>The obvious question among the shell-shocked observers of Amazon's …

Coding Is An Overrated Skill: Here's What You Really Need To Know | Inc.com

There's a myth floating around Silicon Valley that you need to be able to code to run a successful company. And it's duped us all. The companies we aspire to start are tech-based, overnight unicorns that fundamentally disrupt the industry they are entering. But there are other ways to do it. At …

San Francisco

4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today

When you really have things running right you will make money while you sleep.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able …

Craig Newmark Founded Craigslist To Give Back, Now He's A Billionaire

On March 1, 1995, Craig Newmark fired off an email to his friends. Having been laid off from his job at Charles Schwab, where he had explored the early promise of the internet as a computer engineer, he decided he had reached a time in his life to “give back.”<p>Using his severance package and …

Startups

34 Metrics That Startup Founders Need to Track [Infographic]

Success as a startup is measured in a lot of different ways. Some people think a high valuation is the key to turning heads in the business world, …

The Best and Worst Ways to Connect With VCs | Inc.com

Wow, I can't believe just over a month ago I quit my job. I knew it was time.<p>Since then, I've been focused on raising money for my new startup company. That has meant a lot of travel time. I've been flying back and forth between the east and west coasts, pitching my startup to VCs.<p>It's remarkably …

Venture Capital

The 9 Commitments Required to Succeed

Your decision to pursue success is not the safe path. Be ready, flexible and willing to do whatever is required.<p>To be successful requires certain commitments. We must accept that not all things are going to go our way. When we experience challenge, or any sort of delay along our path, it is easy to …

5 life-changing lessons from Warren Buffett's favorite business book

Famous for making near-perfect bets on businesses since the 1940s, Buffett is a seemingly permanent presence on lists of the planet's richest people, as well as one of the most charitable businesspeople in modern history.<p>While many credit the multi-billionaire's success to his apparently in-built …

6 Ways to Be More Persuasive at Work | Inc.com

Whether you're trying to win new business or convince a colleague that your solution to an issue is the way forward, persuasiveness is a vital tactic to hone in order to get ahead. But to truly be successful, you need to master the counterintuitive approach of putting aside your own needs first, …

How to Avoid Misunderstandings With This New Habit | Inc.com

If there's one magic bullet that can instantly improve nearly every interaction, it's context. It doesn't take long to establish, yet context is too often completely ignored. How many times have you seen someone snooze or scroll through a presentation, only to find out at the end that they should …

Customers

A Dozen Ways You Don't Realize You Are Making a Bad Impression at Work

First impressions are important but so is the impression are making day after day with your team.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone has a few habits they could improve but you may not even recognize that you have some of these habits. When your bad habits …

All Successful Startups Rely on This to Get the Word Out

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Online Grocer GrubMarket Reaches Profitability, Partners With Alibaba, JD.com In Cross-Border Deal

For the few online delivery startups who managed to survive a dreadful 2015, where many had to shutdown or significantly scale back their ambitions and cut costs, last year was a moment of reckoning, when they had to show their investors a clear path to profitability in hope for more funding.<p>And at …

5 Reasons You Need to Stop Ignoring Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing isn't just a fad -- it's a way to get a great return on your marketing investment.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influencer marketing has exploded in popularity over the past few months. It’s been a viable marketing strategy for several years, but …

11 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People | Inc.com

Succeeding in business and in life obviously requires mastering a set of skills that will produce extraordinary results, says conventional wisdom.<p>None of them, unfortunately, come from reading books or articles such as this one, but it's certainly a good start.<p>The real success factor comes from the …

Self-improvement

The One Simple Quote That Has Driven This Serial Entrepreneur to Succeed

The author of 'Think and Grow Rich' and the inventor of the infomercial have this strategy in common.<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever read Napoleon Hill’s famous <i>Think and Grow Rich</i>, then you’re familiar with the concept of …

How These 5 Entrepreneurs Used Their Limited Resources to Grow Their Business Into a Successful Venture

Executive Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at Utah State University<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book</i> <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i><i>. Buy it now from</i> <i>Amazon</i> <i>|</i> <i>Barnes & Noble</i> <i>|</i> <i>iTunes</i><p>There are always ways to …

How Melanie Duncan Built Multiple Seven-Figure Businesses

Entrepreneur Network partner Kelsey Humphreys chats with Melanie Duncan about success and her tips for online entrepreneurs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Melanie Duncan is a serial entrepreneur who, along with her business partner and husband, Devin, has been …

5 Investment Firms Reveal What They Look for in Startups

There's more competition than ever before to get startup funding. Here's how to break through the pack.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a startup is expensive. If you’re an entrepreneur, you already know this, and likely have “find money” high on your priority …

Meet the Zen Master Who Taught Steve Jobs to Think Differently

I think we can all agree that Steve Jobs has influenced nearly everyone’s life. He has inspired incredible adulation and countless studies into his …

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Here Are 21 Signs Your Company Has Made It | Inc.com

Is starting your own company worth it? Definitely!<p>Usually, it doesn't work. More startups fail than succeed. Only a small percentage of startups will become unicorns--the rest will be donkeys.<p>But when you do achieve success--creating a profitable, sustainable business--it's remarkable. I've had the …

Startups

Are You In Sleep Debt? Here Are The Best Ways To Recover

Do you think you're getting enough sleep? Are you tired in the middle of the day? Perhaps you stayed up late to get your homework done or worked …

How To Cope with Startup Failure

Depending upon the research you subscribe to, startups in all industries have either an average of a 50% failure rate within the first five years, …

How 2 Theater Geeks Turned Their Passion Into a Hot Startup

On a wet, late-October evening, Merritt Baer and ­Brian Fenty sat in the audience of <i>Tick, Tick … Boom!</i>—an off-Broadway musical about a SoHo waiter …

6 Success lessons from Eric Schmidt – “ex-CEO Google and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share127<p>+13<p>Shares 153<p>Eric Schmidt is one of the most important figures when it comes to Google and Alphabet’s history. He served as CEO …

A Tough Reality Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Understand

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Eight Common Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Should Ditch In 2017

Looking back over the past year, four top entrepreneurship gurus share the stumbles that newbies repeatedly make.<p>Business owners make a lot of mistakes, especially first-timers–I’m one, and I know I have. But some entrepreneurs’ entire businesses are based on helping others start their own. And …