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Best Apps of 2013

We know you've come to rely on the bloggers at <i>iPhoneLife.com</i> for helpful reviews of all the best offerings in the App Store. With over 1 million apps for your iPhone and over 475,000 apps for your iPad, deciding which apps to download can be overwhelming. That's why we asked all of our bloggers to …

Where Startup Funding Really Comes From (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Prominent VCs and angel investors may dominate the headlines with their big sticker investments, but personal loans and credit – along with investments from friends and family – make up the lion's share of funding for startups in the …

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10 Surprising Success Tips from Amazing Sales Guru Tom Hopkins

Need a nudge toward success? Tom Hopkins has been training winners for nearly 40 years. Here are his 10 surefire tips.<p>In a recent column I found myself quoting a man I met nearly 30 years ago. I didn't just use one of his quotes, actually, I found I have been quoting him regularly without even …

The 20 Most Powerful Words in Business

This simple sentence should be your new personal motto. It will keep you productive and your business on track.<p>Success in business is relatively simple: Make good decisions more often than you make bad ones, and you win. Make bad decisions too often, and you lose.<p>Simple? Yes. Easy? No. Particularly …

The One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked three entrepreneurs in very different industries which one book they'd recommend. Here's what they said.<p><i>If you could only recommend one book to another entrepreneur--just one book about business, entrepreneurship, personal success--which book would you choose?</i><p><i>It's a great question, because</i> …

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5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose

Living and working with purpose is a process of self-discovery--and one most of us never let ourselves undergo.<p><i>"The deepest form of despair is to choose to be another than himself."</i> Soren Kierkegaard<p>After my last post on How to Know if You're Working (and Living) with Purpose, I had the opportunity …

8 Reasons to Be Truly Grateful

Eight eternal reasons why you should begin and end each day feeling good.<p>One of the best ways to become successful, in my opinion, is to begin and end each day with gratitude.<p>With that in mind, here are eight reasons that life is worth living and worth living well:<p><i>Being Alive.</i> Any day above ground …

Indulge Your Way to Self-Discipline

Want to form a new worthy but less than pleasant habit like going to the gym? A new study suggests you should try pairing it with a guilty pleasure.<p>New Years is approaching so you’re probably already starting to think about resolutions and what worthy changes you should make to your life in the …

5 Do's and 5 Dont's To Ace Your Interview

The job-hunting process can be long and drawn out. Many people battle their way through CV-writing and application forms, only to fall at the final …

How to Use Your Network to Launch Your Next Idea Faster

<i>Jake Nickell is</i> <i>Threadless</i><i>‘s young and fearless entrepreneurial leader. Currently, he’s focused on running the worldwide, hugely successful business that Threadless has become.</i><p>By nature, entrepreneurs are innovators. We’re always looking for new opportunity.<p>But actually building something from zero …

How to Transform Your Passion into a Successful Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is like jumping on an emotional rollercoaster with the highest of highs and lowest of lows -- all the while, wondering if the ride will come to a screeching halt. Anyone can start a business but it’s infinitely …

Entrepreneurship

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The other day I read an interesting book called <i>Entrepreneurial DNA</i>, by Joe Abraham, the founder of BOSI Global, an operating partner to venture-backed and owner-operated companies. The book is based on Joe’s study of over 1,000 …

Entrepreneurship

12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013

This set of inspirational thoughts for the new year will galvanize you into action.<p>At the start of every year, I create a list of quotes to guide and inspire me for the next 12 months. Here are the quotes I've selected for 2013:<p>"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your …

How We Built Our Startup Office In Three Days

<i>Patrick Reynolds is the Chief Strategy Officer at Triton Digital.</i><p>As Chief Strategy Officer at Triton Digital, I recently oversaw the move of our Boston office – a conscious effort to bring developers, sales and marketing all under one roof. The goal was to create an environment where employees …

The Dating Game: Preparing Your Investor Pitch

Maybe you’re still immersed in the dating scene. Perhaps you haven’t ventured into that realm for more than 20 years. Either way, if you’re getting …

​How to Train Google Now to Give You Better Suggestions

Google Now is awesome, but as customization nuts (like us) might expect, it's not exactly the best for tweaking—and the recent update makes it even …

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

Know what the fastest-growing demographic on Twitter is? Or how many new members join LinkedIn every second? The answers will surprise you!<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>If you’re managing social media for your business, it …

12 Tips for Founders Who Hate to Delegate

As you grow, stop micromanaging and hire managers so you can focus on senior-level people and concerns.<p><i>Once your startup actually starts to grow, founders have to step away from day-to-day management.</i> <i>But knowing when (and how) to stop micromanaging is a tall order for some startup types. We asked a</i> …

Focus on Passion, Not Labels

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years I’ve worked alongside all sorts of fascinating entrepreneurs in the high-tech industry. Real founders of real companies – some even made it big. For a long time I had a big title and a big function. I even ran a well-funded …

Entrepreneurship

Does Your Startup Really Need to Hire In-House Developers?

<b>7. Outsourcing allows your team to focus on marketing</b><p>The most important part of any business is getting customers in the door. If you can’t do that, then you can’t exist.<p>That being said, customers are the first thing your company should be thinking about. Many times, entrepreneurs who are starting …

How to close iPad Apps on iOS 7

This post is also available in: Spanish<p>A while ago I shared a post explaining how to close iPad Apps on iOS 6. On iOS 7, the way to close Apps has …

8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're putting together a business plan for a mobile app or web-based software service, there are certain key elements you should work into your business plan.<p>Beyond the basics of a sales forecast, profits and losses, cash flow and a …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

6 Ways Startups Can Boost Sales (Without Selling Their Soul)

<i>Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing, an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.</i><p>Startup companies often struggle with lead generation and sales – even though the founders are often very enthusiastic about their company’s …

Viper Home review: The most comprehensive DIY security system yet - CNET

MSRP: $229.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Viper Home</b> offers clever design and consistent performance. Plus,the app works with Viper's vehicle security and convenience products.<p><b>The Bad</b> The starter kit costs $30 more than similar packages from Oplink or iSmartAlarm. You have to pay $9.99 a month to use the camera's …

Mobile devs: Google will officially translate your Android apps

Your Android app could soon be speaking French, Swedish, Hindi, and many more languages now that Google officially launched its mobile app translation service today.<p>Google announced that it would be opening up a translation service at Google I/O and officially released it. Developers can submit …

There Are Almost 900 Different App Developers That Have Over 1 Million Active Users

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>There Are Almost 900 Different App Developers That Have Over 1 Million Active Users (Flurry)</b><br>App analytics …

Startup CEOs: you are overestimating your tech talent

I have been struck recently over many conversations with different VC-funded startup CEOs (series A or B money, all at least $5M) at how strong the …

How I Built a Performant and Measurable Content Marketing Engine

In almost every industry, startups and venture capital included, content marketing has become an essential tool for growth. Over the past four years, …

Google’s App Translation Service now live for all developers

Heads up, Android devs: it’s now easier than ever to localize your app, thanks to the newly launched App Translation Service from Google.<p>Google unveiled the App Translation Service on stage during the Google I/O 2013 keynote, back in May. The service allows developers to request translations from …