Brandon Uttley

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How The Publishing Industry Is Learning To Love The Podcast

As of this week, Apple has topped 50 billion podcast streams and downloads since the format hit iTunes in 2005, and the podcast is only picking up steam. The same can’t be said for the flagging traditional publishing industry. Yet the intersection of the two industries — one on the rise and another …

Podcasting

Messages in iCloud arrives with iOS 11.4, here’s how it works

Messages in iCloud is finally here as part of this week’s iOS 11.4 release, but the long-awaited feature isn’t totally straightforward without a little help. Turning it on, understanding how it works everywhere, saving important messages, and knowing what benefits it actually offers aren’t made …

Apple Watch

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

15 Ways to Grow Your Business Fast

Successfully scaling a business is all about doing the fundamentals and having the stamina to see it through.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's face it. Scaling your business is hard. It takes considerable effort. In the beginning, it means wearing different hats. It …

How I Stopped Hustling and Started Succeeding

If you think hustling all the time is required for success, you are mistaken.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I'm an entrepreneur with a few profitable online businesses in the fitness industry. I also work on a strict 9-to-5 schedule to ensure that I spend plenty of …

Read this before naming your business

I’ve learned a lot from the development of NameLayer, and I’m ready to divulge every trick in my arsenal. In this guide, I provide realistic solutions to the frustrations encountered when naming a company. Plus, I’ll have some fun analyzing both good and bad company names.<p>This guide is divided into …

How an LLC Owner Gets Paid - Simplified

How Does an LLC Owner Get Paid?<p>The limited liability company (LLC) is a peculiar form of business type, and a recent addition to the types of …

How ‘Badass’ author Jen Sincero went from living in a garage to being rich

If you were to ask Jen Sincero what kept her in a low-wage, low-happiness funk for decades of her adult life, stuck in “the fetal position of …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Vim

Slack's AI boss explains its secret weapons in the coming chat wars with Microsoft, Facebook, and Google

Today, Slack is a $3.8 billion business with over 800 employees, and a growing roster of paying customers that include IBM, Walmart's Jet.com, and, yes, Business Insider. For many companies, chat is the way people are getting things done. Slack wasn't the first company to do chat at work, but it's …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

A new, affordable naming startup for startups

A few years ago, I launched a daily email newsletter, and I was ecstatic to be striking out on my own for the first time. Alas, just a few weeks after filing to secure a trademark, an officious-sounding note appeared in my inbox, and soon after, I found myself shelling out $10,000 in lawyer’s fees …

10 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Reading is the only proven shortcut to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>One of the best ways …

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup founders and CEOs on their …

How to clean up your Mac

So you've had your Mac for a while and things don't feel as fresh and clean as they used to. Here are the steps you can take to declutter your Mac, …

Milanote is the Evernote for creatives

The late Steve Jobs once said:<p>Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences …

Facebook is quietly buying information from data brokers about its users' offline lives

But the tech giant gives users little indication that it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of restaurants they frequent and even how many credit cards are in their wallets.<p>Since September, ProPublica has been encouraging Facebook users to share the …

Privacy

The Employee-Engagement Imperative: Understanding Your Employees As Well As Your Customers

<i>This is article is by Lisa Samara, president and COO of</i> <i>Domus, Inc,</i> <i>a marketing-communications agency that provides employee-engagement strategies.</i><p>First, the good news.<p>According to Gallup’s latest report on employee engagement, less than a third (32.6%) of American workers were engaged with their …

Employee engagement: the power of stories

Roffey Park’s Management Agenda (2016), our annual barometer of working life, consistently identifies gaps in the capability of leaders to inspire …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement Through Volunteering

If you’re searching for ways to ratchet up employee engagement, start with this truth: people aren’t looking for a job, they’re looking for a purpose.<p>…

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Make TV And Movie Characters Say Anything You Want With This Video App

Crumbles is a new web app that converts inputed text into a video collage, letting you make characters from movies and TV shows say whatever you want them to say. Though it’s clearly in its early stages (we don’t even know who made it) Crumbles is already ridiculously entertaining. There are three …

Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download

Google's Nik Collection, a photo editing software package designed for professional photographers, once retailed for $149. Today it's absolutely free …

From Basement to Boardroom: Why Gamers Are Poised to Become the Next Generation of Tech Leaders

How video games affect the human brain is always up for debate. Every few years, a study comes around that trumpets the supposed detrimental effect they have -- followed by a separate study that refutes those findings. A 2014 NPR article, "Playing Video Games Can Help or Hurt, Depending On Who You …

SlackArchive Gives You Public Chat Archive For Free

There are many reasons why you could use Slack as your messaging platform of choice for a public or semi-public project. It can be an open source project, a local community project or just an interest-based project. But chances are your community is getting big and you want to get unlimited …