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These 5 Entrepreneurs Can Show You the Way Personal Branding Should Be Done

Branson. Musk. Sandberg. You know these folks by their names alone. But how did they build those brand names?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Never underestimate the power of a personal brand. The idea is simple: Use your personal identity as a branding …

Stop Thinking Small! 5 Billion Low-Income People Represent A Huge Opportunity

Having covered social entrepreneurship for Forbes for nearly six years, one of the biggest issues I see in the community of changemakers is limited vision. The world’s most pressing problems—poverty, disease and climate change—are massive are require solutions that scale. It is time for social …

3 Features To Consider About Your Web Design

Creating a good business website can sound very difficult, though it does not have to be challenging. If you need to design a website for your …

Not Arial or Times New Roman, Indian streets are ruled by charming homegrown fonts

Typeface and graphic designer Pooja Saxena identifies interesting fonts on Indian streets and records them on Instagram.<p>As she was walking down a …

Forget That Product You're Working On. What's Really Going to Sell in the Future Is ... Services.

"Do-it-for-me" is the next evolution of the on-demand economy.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s consumers value their time more than ever. With the proliferation of on-demand apps, there is virtually no need to wait in lines or even to leave your house …

Entrepreneurship

Nine Essential Tips For The First-Time Business Owner

Trying to narrow down a list of tips for first-time business owners is like trying to narrow down advice for first-time parents. Almost anything can and will happen during your journey, but these pointers will give you a strong foundation on which to build your flourishing company.<p><b>1. Collaborate</b> …

Blup Numbers Shows the Inside of Typography

Blup Numbers is a collaborative typography project for the 36DaysOfTypes Open Call, dedicated to explore the forms and fluids along with typography, …

Typography

The Secret to Accessing Startup Funding? Treat It the Same Way You Do Sales.

By doing this, you'll shorten your path to checks, alleviate stress related to disorganization and sharpen your company's system-building skills.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Venture capitalists are starving, starving! for solid investments. <i>Business Insider</i>, …

Venture Capital

Brand Identity for Creative Digital Agency KIWI

Fabio Pistoia is a designer from Milan, Italy and he shared an awesome brand identity project on his Behance profile. It's for a creative digital …

Graphic Design

Top 6 SEO Strategies to Boost Your Search Ranking in 2018

Tell Doc Brown to fire up the DeLorean because the future is now. We may be a few years away from flying cars and intergalactic travel, but when it …

How Technology Will Change the Design World

DLN founder Peter Sallick talks about the changing landscape in design and how to navigate the uncharted territories<p>In 2003, entrepreneur Peter Sallick founded the Design Leadership Network to support positive development across all aspects of his community. Members of the organization include …

Autohaus

More than a home, the Autohaus is a car sanctuary. The entire ground floor is devoted to storing and displaying the owner's extensive automobile …

Sherwin-Williams's Color of 2018 Is Opulent and Mysterious — and That's How We Like It

Can a color evoke an emotion? Sherwin-Williams thinks so. It just released its color of 2018: Oceaniside, a complex marine blue enriched with green jewel tones. In a statement, the paint company explained that the hue was inspired by wanderlust and could even encourage creative thinking. "People …

Interior Design

Kashmir’s trendy new cafes offer more than just freshly-brewed coffee to young customers

In a modest café named Winterfell on the bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, tucked away from the glances of intrusive passers-by and the dangers that rule Kashmir’s streets, a few young Kashmiris have managed to create an oasis of sorts.<p>It is easy to get bored if you are young in Kashmir, …

Coffee

New Zealand's backcountry huts inspired this breezy, open home

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest<p>A home inspired by New Zealand’s backcountry huts has been completed in the settlement of Puhoi, just 50 kilometers, or about 31 miles north of Auckland. Designed by the director of local firm LTD Architectural David Maurice for him and his own family, the simple …

7 Most Dangerous Things to Do in South America

One of the most interesting aspects of tourism over recent years is that increasing numbers of people actually want to enjoy an adventure during …

This Office-In-A-Box Is A Cubicle You’ll Actually Want To Use

Cubicles are universally panned as a symbol of cloistered office culture and soul-sucking corporate standardization. But in the hands of designer Francesc Rifé, an office in a cube becomes something nostalgically precious.<p>HO is a home office the Barcelona-based practitioner designed for the Spanish …

Furniture

Learn the secret to turning your million dollar idea into a business

These days, it seems like everyone is coming up with billion dollar ideas for businesses: S’well water bottles, fidget spinners, Uber for piggy back …

8 Places Successful People Find Their Motivation

I had 22 jobs before I started my own business at the age of 23, and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. - Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran<p>A lot of us struggle with motivation -- especially after a personal or business failure. Not to be cold, but at some point we all have those …

Motivation

5 Million-Dollar Business Ideas Just Waiting for an Entrepreneur to Seize

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In January of 2014 I tasted entrepreneurial success for the first time. I was 22. Looking back now, my idea was so off the wall, so brazen, that virtually everyone in my social circle dismissed it. Yet, within the first month …

Entrepreneurship

This Entrepreneur's Secret for Going From Bartender to 7-Figures a Year

Instead trying to get hordes of customers, he focused on getting a few who pay top dollar.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s say you run a business, or you’re an entrepreneur, or simply a freelancer. You offer a service, a great one, and you want to make a …

Marketing

How I Motivated Myself During My Darkest Times

I always thought "When everything seems stacked against you the only thing that you want to do is crawl and hide under the covers."<p>Life is full of twists and turns. And, sometimes those twists and turns don't lead you somewhere pleasant.<p>There were two moment in my life where this couldn't be more …

Motivation

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 7 most valuable startups in the US

But when too many startups became unicorns, a new class of startups emerged: "decacorns," companies valued at over $10 billion.<p>These are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world, the startups that steadfastly remain private companies as they seek more millions in funding at higher and higher …

Startups

How To Develop An Effective Marketing Strategy

In business, some entrepreneurs view success in its most basal format. All they want is the ability to earn a living while working for themselves. For others, success takes on far more grandiose terms. It involves the erection of colossal empires that spans the globe with droves of customers and …

Marketing

Oprah Winfrey says her 'secret to success' lies in a single question

The secret, she explained, is "the power of service." But you have to hear her out or risk believing she thinks success equals serving others.<p>Rather, she goes on to recall how, when she asserted that she'd "only do shows that were in alignment with [her] truth," she became truly successful. She …

What traditional retail stores are doing to compete with online retailers

ABC News' Becky Worley shares what traditional big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target are doing to compete with Amazon.

These 2 Questions Taught Spanx Founder Sara Blakely How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Whatever your aspirations, you need to learn the entrepreneurial mindset, Blakely insists.<p>Entrepreneurship isn't just for entrepreneurs anymore.<p>In a fast-moving, dynamic (read: insecure) world, everyone needs to learn how to assess problems, come up with original solutions, and rapidly adapt to …

Entrepreneurship

11 books the world's most influential people think you should read

Earlier this year, Facebook asked 62 such people— from Arianna Huffington to Richard Branson to Newt Gingrich — for the books they'd recommend. More than 230 titles came Facebook's way.<p>After some careful tallying, the social-media site narrowed down the most recommended books to a list of just 11 …