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16 Incredibly Useful Google Products And Services You Didn't Know Existed

While those products and services sound amazing, you can't use them right now. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly useful that you might not even know existed.<p>For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?

Google Play

How BuzzFeed infected the Internet with a killer virus

You’ve been infected. Just now. This morning, I bet.<p>You’ve already been exposed to 17 amazing things that you will love, a quiz to find out which of …

Online

Building Startups: the "3rd co-founder model"

Among the myriad of types of structures breeding startups (incubators, accelerators, etc.), a new successful model has emerged: the startup studio. Brand new, this model is already controversial, as show the announced IPO of Rocket Internet. Here is how we see the startup studio model: as being a …

Just five alcoholic drinks a week could reduce sperm quality

BMJ Open study suggests that modest habitual alcohol consumption has adverse effects on semen<p>Drinking just five units of alcohol every week could reduce the quality of a man’s sperm, new research suggests. And the more alcohol consumed, the weaker the quality of the sperm, the study found. Men of a …

The 3 Characteristics of Brands That Command Customer Loyalty

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brands that have inspired sufficient confidence in users that they don’t have to sell themselves continually have achieved that Holy Grail of marketing, <i>brand loyalty</i>.<p>However, just a handful of brands can claim to have that level of a …

Customer Service

From Tragedy to Strategy: Is time killing your brand?

http://www.risingabovethenoise.com After reaching the milestone of over 700,000 views on Slideshare, he is one of the rock stars of Slideshare closing in on 1 million views. Brand specialist and Fast Company blogger David Brier has put together a "timely" Slideshare presentation on rebranding to …

Pirate Marketing for Startups - by Peter van Sabben - Pirate Summit 2014

Pirate Marketing for Startups! For Pirate Summit 2014 in Cologne.<p>How to do marketing for your startup! The common mistakes, how to test channels, focus on distribution, do proper content marketing and be controversy with unconventional marketing.<p>By Peter van Sabben - http://twitter.com/sabben

6 Signs No One Is Going To Fund Your Startup

I can hear the protests now: "But I need to raise money to pay my bills and eat!"<p>If you are saying that, not only are you trying to raise money for the wrong reason, but you are also deluding yourself into thinking you'll raise any money at all.<p>Why? Because savvy investors aren't interested in …

Startups

Quitting A Corporate Job For My Startup Dream Has Turned My Life Upside Down

<i>"Tomorrow morning 5am, flight number AZ610 from Rome to NewYork."</i><p>An SMS hitting my BlackBerry on Sunday evenings used to decide my destination and client for the coming week.<p>I was working for one of the top three global strategy consulting firms.<p>A life packed in a suitcase. A consulting life where …

Entrepreneurship

How to Determine If an Accelerator Really Will Boost Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups have more funding options than ever before with the myriad of crowdfunding platforms, accelerators, angel investors and micro-VC funds. Determining the best option for your company is not easy but can be critical to success or …

Startups

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

Miss the Startup Days? 11 Fun Reminders They Weren't So Great.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So, you’ve beaten the odds and lasted longer than most startups. But in the process, your company has grown -- a lot. In fact, that playful climate that once defined your company has morphed into something more … serious, almost …

Entrepreneurship

Startup Showcase: 4 Inventions You Need in Your Life ASAP

Well, folks, Re: Make 2014 is already half over! We spent yesterday getting inspired, listening to creatives and maker movement revolutionists share their stories and some insanely sound advice (don’t worry we’ll be sharing some of that with you shortly). On Day 1 some stellar startups came on …

Inventions

Tips Every Startup Founder Should Live By, As Told By One Of Silicon Alley's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

For some (and probably many) startup founders, that line probably doesn't exist. Few entrepreneurs know this as well as Alexa von Tobel, the founder and CEO of LearnVest.<p>Von Tobel officially launched LearnVest in 2009 as an online subscription-based service aimed at making financial planning easy …

Startups

Brand Value: a Look at Brand-Focused Startup Accelerators

If you’re a young startup with a gleam in your eye, a working prototype in your back pocket and very little else, then making the right first step will be crucial for success.<p>For founders with little-to-no previous startup experience,joining an accelerator makes a lot of sense. Even if you’re a …