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In a Holidaze? Do More Than Survive the Season with Holiday Central

Sure it’s a joyful time, but the holidays can also be stressful. From deciding what to buy for friends and family, to traveling with the masses in potentially snow-covered terrain, to heated debates at the dining room table, the holidays can go pear-shaped fast. While we can’t prevent every #fail, …

Dining Rooms

Valuation-Hungry Startups Should Heed Chegg’s Disastrous IPO ‘Ratchet’

Tech startups eager to land sky-high valuations from investors might want to heed the cautionary tale of Chegg Inc., the textbook rental service whose stock has languished since its IPO in 2013.

Startups

How to launch your idea in a crowded market

Back in the 2000s, if you came up with an idea and were sure it was unique, you were probably right. Not anymore. Today, with millions available from venture capitalists and e-entrepreneurs, startups are founded every day and competition is immense.<p>The question is, how do you survive in such an …

Business Strategy

Andrei Soroker on startups getting everything wrong—and Slack eating his lunch

<b>A short while after we launched Chapp, I received an email from Andrei Soroker.</b> I didn’t know much about him, but he seemed friendly enough. He asked …

Startups

5 Ways Startups Build Priceless Cultures Without Spending a Cent

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the job search market, employees have the upper hand -- and they know it. In a 2015 survey of U.S. job seekers conducted by Jobvite, 45 percent of respondents were satisfied with their current jobs but were open to a new one.<p>Employees …

Yahoo and Microsoft revise 6-year-old search deal with two major changes

After months of discussions, Yahoo and Microsoft today announced that they’ve “amended” their six-year-old search agreement — the deal that saw Microsoft power and monetize Yahoo’s search service.<p>In a joint statement, the companies described two key changes to the partnership [emphasis ours]:<p>“Yahoo …

AdWords

Slack confirms $160M funding round at $2.8B valuation

Slack, that San Francisco startup with an increasingly popular team communication app, today announced that it has officially raised $160 million in a new funding round, at a $2.8 billion valuation.<p>The company issued the news in a press release after previous reports to this effect. Today’s round …

Venture Capital

Fast-growing home improvement startup Porch acquires ValueAppeal

Porch is expanding its footprint.<p>The fast-growing Internet company has acquired Seattle startup ValueAppeal, GeekWire has learned. Terms of the deal …

Fortune.com

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Ex-Googler Builds A Github For Designers

Pixelapse is built on a simple, radical premise: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.<p>For the past two years, Pixelapse–backed by venture capital from Y Combinator and Designer Fund–has been evolving into what you might call a Dropbox for designers. Through a free or premium paid account, it …

The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech

This summer, major tech companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Apple released their own diversity reports. At many of these companies, the ratio was 70% male, 30% women.<p>It's a shame because women are doing incredible work, and bring a different view point to the industry that can make products …

Startups

25 Visually Stunning App Dashboard Design Concepts

User dashboards are difficult interfaces to design, as there’s loads of information that needs to be neatly presented to bring the user up to speed, …

30 Unofficial Redesigns of Popular Social Media Sites

As web designers we often get frustrated with the UI and UX design of sites we commonly use, with social media sites being right up there as the most …

The end of apps as we know them

The experience of our primary mobile screen being a bank of app icons that lead to independent destinations is dying. And that changes what we need …

Apps

Comparing Four Popular, Page–Based, Interactive Prototyping Tools

<b>I recently had an opportunity to research prototyping tools for my company, Smule.</b> We make a slew of mobile music apps that let users create their …

Higher Education Websites - 3 Budget User Experience Techniques

Higher education websites need to fill multiple functions for a wide variety of users types, each with different goals. Shrinking budgets, limited …

Typography - Style - Material Design

Language categorization<p>An arrow that points down when collapsed and points up when expanded.<p>Language scripts can be divided into three</b> …

Think like a customer

About

From fundamentals to flourishing<p>We help students develop the skills and knowledge they need for a bright future. Best in Class students benefit from …

Lydia Fayal - Co-Founder of AdmitSee

The lesson is: keep agreements simple and don’t give equity away to people who aren’t full-time.<p>Lydia Fayal is the Co-Founder of AdmitSee.com, a …

Graduate School

Frankie Coletto - Founder of PassTheNotes

Stay focused on your “why”, under promise and over deliver, and always pay it forward. As crazy as it may sound to some, it’s efficient execution of …

Mike Matousek - Founder of Flashnotes.com

Every morning I sit for 15 minutes and make sure I am mentally ready for the day. I think so many people just wake up and go through the motions of …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways Small Companies Can Out-Innovate Big Corporations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing innovative ideas is a critical activity for growing companies of all sizes. But leaders of many small companies believe innovation is just for big companies that employ scientists and have large research and development …

The 3 Biggest Sins of Customer Engagement

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, a small resort town in Colorado, Steamboat Springs attracted <i>The New York Times</i>' attention when it decided to take drastic action to improve customer service there.<p>The town’s main resort had noticeably low visitor survey results …

Should You Start a Business From Scratch or Buy an Existing Business?

<i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors discuss the process you should go through when</i> …

Startup Founders Can Thrive in Hard Times Because of These 3 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re worried about all the wrong things.<p>That was how James Hong (angel investor, badass, founder of HotOrNot) responded to an article I had written two years ago about the loneliness of being a founder. The piece was a response to the …

5 Signs That You Need to Split From Your Partner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s the story: You’ve got a great new business idea that was devised with your best friend or favorite co-worker and you’re ready to quit your day job to have a go at entrepreneurship. You’ve collectively agreed that a 50-50 …

Mark Zuckerberg Calls the 'A-Ha!' Moment a Myth

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>During Mark Zuckerberg’s first-ever trip to Bogota, Colombia -- where he touched down yesterday to herald the launch of Internet.org -- the Facebook founder made a rather surprising admission: “I’m a big fan of Shakira. A <i>really</i> big fan,” …