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5 Brilliant Business Ideas to Inspire Your Next Company

Want to start a new venture, but don't know what's most ripe for disruption? Check out these fast-growing industries to help come up with your next company.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are seemingly endless business possibilities when you're trying to build the next big startup. You can always open up …

Millions of Chinese workers go unpaid amid economic slowdown

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> China's millions of migrant workers are bearing the brunt of the country's ongoing economic slowdown as strikes and worker protests reach record levels, new statistics reveal.<p>According to the most recent annual report from China's National Bureau of Statistics, more than 2.7 …

CNN
Marketing

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Own Company

You have to trick yourself into thinking that you will succeed, no matter the odds.<p><b>1. There's never a "good time" to start your business.</b> Quitting a comfortable job to start a new company is a leap of faith, regardless of whether you have funding, an investor, or great mentorship. We had this idea …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s A Toolkit For Creating A Loyal Instagram Following

These brands were built on Instagram. They share their strategies for creating a loyal following and driving sales on the platform.<p>Meet Frank, the cheeky Instagram persona of the Australian skincare startup Frank Body.<p>Frank likes to casually call you “babe,” jokes about wanting to get in the shower …

9 Different Takes on How Creative People Really Work

What exactly is this mysterious thing we call creativity? Experts offer thought-provoking answers.<p>"Starting with nothing and ending up with something. Interpreting something you saw or experienced and processing it so it comes out different than how it went in."-- punk rocker Henry Rollins<p>"Giving …

Creativity

How to help your brain to learn well

Trinity College lecturers look at how our memory works and what we can do for it<p>Mon, Apr 25, 2016, 14:00<p>From left, Prof Shane O’Mara, Dr Áine Kelly …

The Brain

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

What will the next decade, century, or millennium look like?<p>Although no one knows for sure, many writers have imagined the future in their work, …

Books

5 Major Mistakes in Your Business Plan and How to Fix Them

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Most of you will have a business plan for your startup, as this document acts as the blueprint and …

Sex, love, kink, spanking, fetish, pain, Sex With Shakespeare

<i>Sex With Shakespeare</i> is a memoir of Jillian Keenan coming to terms with her spanking fetish, often explored and dissected through the language of …

THE MOBILE MARKETING REPORT: How marketers are reaching mobile consumers

BI Intelligence<p>Mobile marketing is getting more spotlight these days. Revenue from mobile advertising accounted for 30% of total ad spend in the first half of 2015, according to the IAB, and it's on track to account for more than one-third in the second half of the year. Despite this growth, mobile …

Digital Advertising

How to Bootstrap a Business from Your Basement

Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, but a few of these tips may help if you're thinking of getting a business going.<p><i>Tonya Lanthier, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Atlanta, is the founder of DentalPost.net, a nationwide mobile job board for dental professionals with solutions and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

9 Time Management Apps to Organize Your Life and Keep You on Track

Do you need more time?No matter who you are, you probably don’t have enough of it.Time is a limited resource and it’s constantly running on empty. …

Apps

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Triple Your Social-Media Following

Need a social-media-following boost this quarter? Try these 5 tactics.<p>Generating visibility and traffic for your brand and your content used to be a lot easier. It wasn't that long ago that we could generate links to get the job done. Now a lot more human interaction is required.<p>In 2014, Google …

8 Ways Successful People Beat Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone procrastinates. Even the most successful people struggle with it every day. But successful people do something that most of us don't -- they push past it. They don’t make excuses or allow it to affect their output. They come up …

Procrastination

7 Tips to Help Your Brand Win at Social Media

Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having a strong social media presence is crucial for essentially every brand -- no secret there; you are already well aware of this essential need. However, the <i>wrong</i> social media approach can disengage …

Marketing

The Number 1 Rule to Get Things Done

Founder of Rich20Something<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of …

Time Management

5 awkward situations you'll have to navigate as a first-time entrepreneur

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

How 3 Brands Made Their Content Go Viral (and What You Can Learn From It All)

Nobody can guarantee viral content. But you can always learn from others' success.<p><i>Did you check out the numbers on yesterday's post? It's going viral!</i><p>As long as it's getting attention for the right reasons, these words are music to a marketer's ears. Who wouldn't want an instant audience of …

Marketing

3 Productivity Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Work

Starting work is painful. That never goes away, but you can get better at facing it, just like you can get better at playing the piano or julienning carrots.<p><i>What tips or hacks have saved you the most time or energy in your life? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where</i> …

How to Build a Personal Brand that Stands Out (Without Selling Out)

<i></i><i>Companies</i> have brands and <i>products</i> have brands.But for whatever reason, many of us aren’t comfortable with developing our personal brand.Maybe it …

Marketing

6 Ways Young Entrepreneurs Can Finance Business Ideas

It can seem impossible to get the money you need in these conservative times.<p>Financing is always the first big concern for any business leader. Young entrepreneurs have no business background and this is the first time they are trying to start a business. It can seem impossible to get the money you …

5 Social Entrepreneurship Essentials

Serial and Social Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason Haber's new book</i> The Business of Good<i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound</i><p><i>In</i> The Business of Good<i>, serial and social entrepreneur Jason Haber</i> …

Entrepreneurship

5 Tips For Branding Yourself for Success

Success as a corporate executive, entrepreneur or professional requires careful, calculated branding, both to enter the arena and to stay in the game. Top corporate executives, Hollywood icons and high-profile athletes have long tapped into the branding model to create and build a personal brand. …

I grew my business from my basement to the NASDAQ index — here's the best advice I have for aspiring entrepreneurs

Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>So, you think you want to start your own business? Good for you! People will tell you that 90% of all startups fail. That doesn’t mean yours will.<p>Starting a business can be one of the best decisions you will ever make. And I’ve found there are a few actions you can take that …

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Best Ways to Grow Your Business Overnight

Startup success boils down to these 3 factors.<p>Growing your company can be tough.<p>A major reason why some entrepreneurs fail isn't their inability to employ the right strategies - it's their distraction from having so many elements of their business to focus on.<p>If a company can focus on just the most …

Business Strategy

4 Simple Steps to Getting Twice as Much Done in Half the Time

Real Estate Investor and Co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast!<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you ever get to the end of a day, look back and ask yourself, <i>“What did I really get done today?</i>” You feel like you spent the whole day working but have nothing to show for …

Time Management

This "Living Rock" Appears To Be Filled With Blood When It's Cut Open

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Wolfgang Raab/YoutubeThis freakish sea creature might be able to fulfill the hype your pet rock could never live up …

Zoology

Social Media Is Too Important to Be Left to the Marketing Department

When customers need help, they expect companies to offer it quickly and through multiple social media channels — but most companies aren’t set up to do that. Some companies increase their social media staff to offer live responses during big events like the Super Bowl or the Grammys, but then they …

How to Network Without Being Annoying

Talk to people in advertising and media about how they landed their jobs, and you'll notice a trend: It often comes down to networking. In a …

Employment