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Profit
High Level
Alibaba Group

How to Get Your First 1,000 Customers: 11 Tips | Inc.com

Attracting a strong and loyal customer base is a matter of life or death for your e-commerce company. Ideally, adoption will snowball, and your startup's future will be bright and profitable. But how to make it happen?<p>Take some advice from Mitch Wainer, CMO of DigitalOcean, a cloud hosting site for …

Marketing
Leadership

Leadership Is All About Balance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you track the development of many of the high-tech industry’s most successful entrepreneurs, you’ll find an interesting trend.<p>They start out with an overpowering sense of urgency, a desperate need to prove themselves. They truly …

Bill Gates

Gary Vaynerchuk: This Is the Greatest Period of 'Fake Entrepreneurship'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Gary Vaynerchuk – serial entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, best-selling author (most recently of <i>Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook</i>), angel investor (in companies that include Uber, Birchbox and Grand St.) and professional speaker – …

Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: Persistence. (See General Grant.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For nearly a year with next to no luck, General Ulysses S. Grant tried to crack the defenses of Vicksburg, a city perched high on the cliffs of the Mississippi critical to the Confederacy’s stranglehold on the most important river in the …

Ulysses S. Grant

"Ew!" with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron

Wearable Tech

How to Be 5 Times More Productive | Inc.com

If your employees' productivity levels are flagging, it may be time to pump up their neurochemicals. Fortunately that doesn't require electroshock treatment, pills, or experimental operations. All you need is to create the right environment that encourages a certain state of consciousness.<p>Steven …

Employment

How to Win a Sale Every Time? Get the Inside Track | Inc.com

Ever notice that some sellers and suppliers seem to be considered first when a company is looking to buy something? That's because they've got the inside track. They've made themselves part of their customer's strategic planning process. Here's how it's done:<p>1. Be more than a salesperson.<p>If you're …

Selling

Work Driving You Crazy? Here Are 5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs have so many things on their to-do lists, it’s literally impossible to tackle them all. That doesn’t stop us from trying -- but it’s often a futile quest that leads to disappointment and burnout. The better alternative …

Entrepreneurship

6 Things You Should Never Say During a Speech

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was hired as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines in 1992, I had to quickly learn how to be comfortable in front of a crowd. Keeping everyone engaged through a monotonous safety presentation, after all, is easier said than …

Public Speaking

5 Must-Have Skills of Intrapreneurs Inside Their Grown-Up Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people are hardwired with an entrepreneurial spirit, while others cultivate it over time. We all work diligently to nurture the skills and passion necessary to shoulder the risks of reimagining existing processes or bringing some …

Entrepreneurship

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014 - MIT Technology Review

Agricultural Drones<p>Relatively cheap drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce …

Venture Capital

Make Marketing Simpler With These 5 Tech-Savvy Tools

<b>2. Circulate.it.</b> Automating aspects of employees' participation on social media is another way to increase efficiency while saving staff time. Circulate.it lets members of a marketing team create a simple newsletter that can be delivered to other employees in an easy-to-share format with either an …

Marketing

5 Life Lessons That Will Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I don’t necessarily consider making mistakes a bad thing, because I’ve learned so much more from them than my successes. If you own up to the mistakes you make and do your best to learn from them, they can be helpful, actually. I like to …

Selling

The Productivity and Life Hack That Almost Always Works

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 1898, Norman Triplett did a study on a group of cyclists. He clocked their race times in two different sets of circumstances. For the first, they were alone on the course. The second time, they were riding in a group.<p>His findings were …

Entrepreneurship

3 Steps to Turning an Angry Customer into a Raging Fan | Inc.com

A customer with a problem or a complaint should never be met with a pat answer, a resounding silence, or worse yet, an attitude from someone at your company. On the contrary, an irate customer is an incredible opportunity.<p>If you are able to convert his anger to satisfaction, you have the chance to …

Self-help

MIT is about to become the world’s first Bitcoin economy

What would happen if every undergraduate student on a campus got $100 in Bitcoins? And what if that campus was the endlessly inventive MIT?<p>Those questions are behind a new Bitcoin experiment at MIT, which prides itself on pioneering emerging technologies. More than half a million dollars has been …

Congratulations to Kyle Seager, American League Co-Player of the Week. #Mariners

Congratulations to Kyle Seager, American League Co-Player of the Week. #Mariners

Media Industry
Net Neutrality

Cups: A Coffee Startup Taking on Starbucks | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on Slate.</i><p>Each day, millions of customers flow through Starbucks stores in more than 60 countries. It has over 200 locations in Manhattan alone, which explains why it's hard to walk a few blocks in the city without seeing the green logo. But an Israeli startup that …

Coffee

Meet the Algorithm That Can Predict Your Photo's Popularity Before You Post It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media can be a funny place. Why does one post spread like wildfire, while another languishes in obscurity?<p>The science behind a post's popularity has understandably gotten a lot of attention of late – for businesses investing in …

Machine Learning

Here’s What Happens When You Strap An Oculus-Controlled Video Camera To A Drone And Take It For A Spin

So what would happen if you took a drone, attached twin video cameras to it, and had each of those cameras feed directly into one half of an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset? Now take it a step further: Have the drone-mounted twin video cameras <i>track</i> the head movements of the wearer of the Oculus …

Oh Nay Thou Didn't! William Shakespeare's Greatest Insults

No one throws down an insult to rampallions and scullions like William Shakespeare.<p>April 23 marks 450 years since the playwright's birth. And like …