Anshul Dhawan

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How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

Social Media

Yes, There's a Formula for a Successful Pitch (and It's Not as Hard as You Think)

Take a step back and approach your pitch this way instead.<p>If you're a founder that's living the pitch life, you know how hard it can be to persuade a stranger to hand over a large sum of money and a little bit of their time. It's a daunting process that is nerve-wracking to experience but …

15 essential things to remember when crafting your brand story

Branding is the lifeblood of any business. It distinguishes you from your competitors and helps your products and services stand out in an ever-crowded market.<p>Creating a definitive brand story for your company can propel it to the next level and truly resonate with customers on the value of your …

Uber’s design director on what it took to redesign a global product

Didier Hilhorst is a director of design at Uber . In this episode, he shares how his graduate degree in economics helped mold him as a designer and, in turn, shape how he and his team redesigned Uber from the ground up.<p>It’s not every day economics and design overlap with one another. But for …

UX Design

5 actually useful tips on how to grow your startup

How many startups launched last year? How many of them succeeded?<p>Some data suggests that up to 95 percent of startups fail, but it’s difficult to exactly pinpoint why it happens. Some of them fail simply because they didn’t create something people want, while great many vanish due to the wrong …

The rise of micro-influencer marketing

When it comes to social media followers, sometimes less is more.<p>It might seem inefficient to target people with 10,000 followers rather than those …

You don't need to be an expert to integrate AI in your startup

We’re used to hearing that AI and machine learning is hopelessly complex, impossible to implement quickly, and that if you want to get on board the machine learning bandwagon you’ll need to invest heavily in PhDs, specialists and expensive experts.<p>This way of thinking is simplistic and behind the …

5 Ways to Land Media Coverage for Your Startup Without Hiring a PR Firm

Make friends with journalists, and have a story to tell.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Public relations firms can be essential partners in the success of your business. A good firm will help you position yourself in the market, create powerful brand stories and connect …

Public Relations

This Executive's Very Strange (but Brilliant) Way of Building Company Culture Is a Hit With Employees

Even his title and company name are, well, lets just say, not exactly conventional. That's why it works.<p>Imagine working for a company that feels like running your own business because, well, employees are allowed entrepreneurial rights.<p>Big Ass Solutions, located in the heart of Lexington, KY, is …

Business Strategy

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

The Startup That Just Might Threaten Google

Unacast is out to change the world of advertising forever -- and it just might succeed.<p>Thomas Walle and Kjartan Slette started Unacast after coming to a major realization: that the average person spends 30% of their time in front of their phone and computer. But what about the other 70%?<p>We spend …

Apple offers free battery replacements for some iPhone 6S handsets that keep shutting down

Apple has launched its second new repair program in one week, this time for “a very small number” of iPhone 6S models that have been unexpectedly shutting down. Phones that display the issue — reportedly only devices that were manufactured between September and October last year — will be eligible …

The best Asian restaurants in Bangkok

There’s more to Asian food than pad Thai, California rolls and pork buns. Bangkok has some of the best restaurants offering a wide range of Asian …

The 200 billion dollar chatbot disruption

In 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. That astronomical number set off waves of speculation as to what value Facebook could possibly see in a company with just 55 employees and roughly $20 million in revenue, although it had 500 million users. At last week’s F8 conference, that …

Chatbots

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

UX Design

16 Entrepreneurs Under 40 Accomplishing Amazing Things

The American entrepreneurs on the most recent Young Global Leaders list are an incredible bunch.<p>What is it possible to accomplish if you put your mind to it? Sometimes there's no better place to look for inspiration (and a healthy push to expand your dreams) than those who managed to achieve …

How to Not Feel Awful After Air Travel

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Air travel days are exciting and fun but can also wreak havoc on your health as you lose sleep, eat off …

The best free online business courses starting in February

<i>This post from LinkedIn Influencer John A. Byrne appeared originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>It's easy to start something - but not so easy to sustain it.<p>That's the first lesson every entrepreneur learns. Early success may be a blessing, but it comes with gut-wrenching risks and tradeoffs.<p>If you need to add …

University of Illinois

3 Questions to Tell If Your Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

<i>Most of us have had business ideas before, but were any of them worth holding onto and developing?</i><p>Most business ideas emerge randomly. You might see a person crossing the street and think about a way to improve pedestrian safety. You might struggle finding sources for a research project and think …

Entrepreneurship

3 Simple Ways Ecommerce Startups Can Gain More Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that marketing takes time and dedication, especially for ecommerce sites. Site visits don’t appear overnight, and social-media followers don’t come out of nowhere. But with careful planning and routines, you can build a strong …

Marketing

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

The Best Business Plan Software of 2018

Business plans are more than just the paperwork you need to fill out for funding. A good business plan helps you identify your mission, your value …

A Refresher on Price Elasticity

Setting the right price for your product or service is hard. In fact, determining price is one of the toughest things a marketer has to do, in large part because it has such a big impact on the company’s bottom line. One of the critical elements of pricing is understanding what economists call <i>price</i> …

Daniel Bjorkman creates logo generator for Akademin Valand art school

Interaction designer Daniel Bjorkman has created a conceptual adaptive logo and visual identity for Swedish art school Akademin Valand (+ …

Meet the world's most secure smartphones (in pictures) | ZDNet

Blackphone 2<p>Said to be one of the most secure devices in the consumer market, the Blackphone 2 is the second iteration of the privacy-conscious …

30 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Startups

Low-Cost Airlines Revolutionizing Transatlantic Travel

<i>By College Tourist. Author: Ben Rissler, American University</i><p><b>Check out these low-cost airlines to relieve your frustration with expensive flights to Europe.</b><p>Traveling on a student budget can be relatively difficult when looking up the daunting prices of flights overseas. With more and more companies …

New York City

The best tour companies for solo travel

And for good reason— it allows you much more freedom and a greater opportunity to connect with locals.<p>According to the 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions study, which surveyed over 13,000 travelers from 25 different countries, 24% of travelers traveled alone on their most recent leisure trip. …

Solo Travel