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You Have a Great Business Idea? Hold On. Ask These 15 Questions First | Inc.com

How do you know if you've got a great business idea?<p>Before you proceed with your venture, it's a great idea to do some market research and assess the potential for success.<p>Here are 15 questions to ask before you waste time, money and blab about how great it is going to be to all your friends.<p>1. Do …

Business Strategy

How People Are Actually Using the Internet of Things

In these early days of the Internet of Things (IoT), much of the focus has been on industrial applications, such as improving operations with autonomous machines, or standalone consumer products, like a Fitbit. But from our research, we’re seeing a more human-centric category of IoT activity …

What Does 'the Cloud' Actually Mean?

Eight years after 'cloud computing' burst onto the scene, the term still causes confusion.<p>It may be the most widely misunderstood term since "one size fits all." We all know about "the cloud." But what does that term specifically mean?<p>Eight years after first coming on the scene as a big trend, the …

The introvert entrepreneur's guide to startup marketing and self-promotion

We all know that marketing and promotion is an essential part of business – but what if it takes you well beyond your comfort zone and seems to …

Big Data Analysis Learning Resources: 50 Courses, Blogs, Tutorials, and More for Mastering Big Data Analytics

One thing has become abundantly clear about Big Data: it is not just a buzz word. In fact, Big Data has become the driving force behind nearly every …

Forget fitness, this wearable tracks your emotions

A new wearable called Feel wants to be a high-tech mood ring for your wrist.<p>Although it doesn't change colors like a traditional mood ring, the …

Wearable Tech

5 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Needs

As I'm sure you're all aware (aka tired of hearing about it) -- I'm self-employed and loving it. Being my own boss has been both super fulfilling and super stressful, and I'm still learning how to keep it all balanced. Sometimes it just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day and I'm …

We're Bringing Unsexy Back to Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few months ago, I was talking to Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani, who had attended an entrepreneurship event earlier this year. He joked that the most entrepreneurial guy at the event was the person setting up the audio-visual …

5 Superpowers of the Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are superheroes. They strive to solve the world’s problems, inspire social change and improve quality of life. They perform heroic feats with scarce time, limited resources and against all odds. Yet, most entrepreneurs toil …

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

57 Ways to Motivate Your Inner Entrepreneur | Inc.com

• Accept your limitations but strive to overcome them.<br>• Avoid negative people who drain your emotional energy.<br>• Be surprised and amused by the unexpected and unusual.<br>• Become more creative by relaxing more often.<br>• Believe in yourself rather than the power of luck or fate.<br>• Breathe more deeply whenever you feel …

Motivation

What Every Startup Needs to Know Before Launch | Inc.com

Many would-be entrepreneurs aim to bring the next great idea to the market, but those dreams rarely come to fruition without the know-how to navigate the entrepreneurial system.<p>As a former venture capitalist, Warren Packard, now founder and CEO of Thuuz Sports, knows this firsthand. He and his …

Business Strategy

INSIGHT: New memory tech will accelerate the big data arms race

Intel and Micron’s announcement of a new memory technology, 3D XPoint, will add further momentum to the adoption of in-memory processing of large …

Hybrid Cloud & Digital Transformation

Cloud<p>Accelerate business outcomes. Transform IT with proven cloud solutions.<p>Respond to customer needs faster and keep your annual IT costs low by …

The Top 5 Mistakes Made by Every New Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Many entrepreneurs are self-taught, so it's no surprise they take a wrong turn from time to time.<p>While you can't predict every error you'll make, there are some errors that happen more often than others. Read on to learn five of the most common mistakes new entrepreneurs make so you can <i>act</i> now, …

Small Business

How Entrepreneurs Can Gain Success from Social Media

Social media is on the minds of entrepreneurs these days. They believe that if they master social media transactions, their businesses will grow. …

Analytics, Cloud Computing Dominate Internet Of Things App Developers' Plans

79% of Internet of Things (IoT) app developers spend at least 25% of their time with analytics or databases, and 42% work on Big Data or advanced analytics projects.<p>55% of IoT developers primarily connect devices through the Cloud, with 32% connecting through a hub or middle tier.<p>26% of IoT …

Internet of Things

18 tips on how to avoid security hazards with the cloud

IT and security pros who are responsible for the management of their organization’s cloud usage encounter numerous obstacles. Cloud apps are ubiquitous and the associated IT challenges are many. More than half of respondents to this Ponemon study say their organization currently transfers sensitive …

6 Online Tools For Female Entrepreneurs To Work From Home

Women who work from home can use online tools for female entrepreneurs to help grow their business, and take the struggle out of managing their …

Small Business

How to Use an API: LucyBot Teaches Developers Easier API Interaction

APIs have become an indispensable part of modern software development, serving as the building blocks for countless apps on the Web and mobile. But …

Are You Using This Helpful Online Resource To Answer All Your Burning Startup Questions?

It seems that every day I am asked to answer a question on Quora. For those who are not familiar with the platform, Quora is vibrant question-and-answer website where a community of users can pose questions and answer those they have the knowledge and expertise to answer.<p>What makes Quora so useful …

Startups

5 Ways Fiverr Jump-Started My Life as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In your heart you may believe you have the skills to start a new business but you're stalling because you haven’t proved it to anyone, not even yourself.<p>How do you earn the credibility you need to attract the clients you want? How do you …

Small Business

4 Must Dos for Running a Startup From The Guy that Sold 2 Startups in a Year

Of the hundreds of thousands of digital startups that will be founded this year, the vast majority of them will fail. According to <b>CrunchBase</b>, the two …

8 Things Smart Leaders Can Do to Inspire Innovation | Inc.com

Is innovation one of your employees' top strengths? It turns out the smaller your company is, the likelier you are to answer no to that question.<p>This surprising finding comes from a recent survey by Robert Half Management Resources, which asked more than 2,000 CFOs at organizations of all sizes how …

Employment

Designing A User Experience For Wearable Devices

Wearable devices are the hottest thing since the iPhone. They have been the buzzword in the tech industry the whole year. Now that we are only a few …

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Stay Motivated Every Day

Entrepreneurs need motivation by the bucketful, but some days it’s easier to stir up than others. It’s fantastic to have big, long-term goals, but don’t underestimate the power of little, daily ones. These easier to attain goals keep you going even with a nightmare client, a nearing deadline, or …

Motivation