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5 Common Business Plan Mistakes That Torpedo Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Writing a business plan is one of the first major steps you’ll take as an entrepreneur. It’s the tangible divide that separates entrepreneurs who just have an interesting idea and entrepreneurs who have a real, promising structure in …

Freescale Semiconductor, Soon To Be NXP, Makes IoT Hardware "Generic"

Freescale Semiconductor (and soon to be NXP Semiconductors NV) had their technology ecosystem last week in Austin, TX. The introduction this week of the new Freescale Semiconductor Single Chip System Module (SCM) has gotten me back to thinking about a question I am constantly asked, “Where is the …

Internet of Things

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p>In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic …

Dancing Giants: How Cisco Innovates

Padmasree warrior, Cisco's Chief Technology Officer<p>Cisco has been called the backbone of the Internet for so long it feels like a trademarked slogan. …

5 TED Talks That May Change Your View on Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The incredible popularity of the TED Talks series makes sense. In an age where your marketing plan needs to include multimedia to be successful, why should you be any different when it comes to consuming inspiration? Just like your …

9 Online Ad Campaign Stats You Must Track

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Pay-Per-Click Advertising<i>, internet marketing expert Richard Stokes helps you master advanced search engine strategies from top search engine marketers to increase your sales. In this edited excerpt, the</i> …