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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice .” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists …

6 Easy Ways to Attract More Website Traffic

Optimizing for mobile and customized email marketing are just two of them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traffic is the lifeblood of any online business. And success is difficult to achieve without it. No matter how much time, effort and money you've put into building …

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

Work-life Balance

The Best Salespeople and Entrepreneurs Have One Trait That Sets Them Apart From Everyone Else | Inc.com

<i>How do salespeople and entrepreneurs get so much done with so little time, and resources? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bernie Klinder, MBA, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor,</b> …

Time Management

7 Digital Marketing Strategies for Franchises (Infographic)

Here's how to use the power of search, social media, email and more to increase your visibility.<p>As more and more entrepreneurs open franchises in the U.S, the competition is becoming fiercer. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make your franchise stand out and succeed in this crowded market, …

Keyword Rankings Are Meaningless: Learn How to Grade Your SEO

Measure organic success with relevant metrics.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many business owners and managers, you probably test the effectiveness of your SEO campaign by Googling the keywords you think are most important to see if you show up on the first page. …

Here's How One Architect Became A Millionaire Without Even Designing A Single Home

It’s every new graduate’s worst nightmare — you spend four years of your life toiling away to earn the college degree that you believe is the perfect intersection of passion and financial security only to find out that come senior spring, you still are unemployable. Or even worse, you actually land …

The 10 Steamiest Shows You Probably Don’t Know About

There’s a lot of talk about how we’re in the age of peak TV, but no one ever mentions the steamy side of things. Sure, there’s more television than …

Streaming

How This Singaporean Startup Generated $12.9M In Only 8 Months

Online ads are dead. Right?<p>Tell that to Kosuke Sogo. His company, AdAsia Holdings, has expanded into nine countries and generated over US$12.9million in revenue in only eight months. On top of that, the company received US$12 million in Series A funding, the most for an ad tech company in Southeast …

Marketing

7 Brain and Body Supplements For Limitless Performance | Inc.com

Even the finest margins can have a massive impact on peak performance and general levels of well-being and success. Whether it's pushing yourself physically or mentally, there are a number of tangible supplements you can take that have an immediate effect on the human body.<p>For the past six months, …

Wellness

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

My 10-Year-Old Came Up With My Business Idea -- Here's Why It Worked

How to decide if your 'crazy' idea can be turned into a viable business<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Children are full of “crazy” ideas, but that is what makes them special. Imagination is in full force and they are never afraid to say what’s on their mind. Kids may …

5 Lessons Learned Growing My Business From Getting By to Getting Rich

You're already working hard. No learn how to get more results from the work you're doing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been an entrepreneur since I was 19 years old. My first business was a vacation-relief service for independent vendors. It started with just …

This 13-Year-Old Just Built a 6-Figure Business Online. What's Your Excuse? | Inc.com

Morris Laloshi is putting all those negative millennial stereotypes to shame.<p>At the ripe old age of 20, he's spent the past seven years running his own business - SEO Guys Inc. - generating six figures in revenue and serving clients all over the United States.<p>And the lessons he's learned are ones …

Entrepreneurship

Early Facebook employees: Where are first 20 working now?

AP/Asana/Reuters<p>Who were the people behind Facebook when it was just a startup? And where are they now?<p>Only two of Facebook's first 20 employees still work at the company — and you can probably guess one of them.<p>Most left during the social network's early days to work at other tech companies or …

You'll Scare Away Potential Investors If You Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

There's a lot of information out there about what not to do when raising money for your startup. I've stressed before the importance of researching investors before contacting them, understanding factors like seasonality which can increase the length of your fundraise, and avoiding cold emails in …

Venture Capital

The Founder of Bumble Reveals How the 'Question of Nine' Can Help You Stay Focused

Only pay attention to things that will matter in the long term.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring</i> …

Build a Better Startup Team | Inc.com

Even in the biggest, most stable corporations, putting together a small team can be a perilous process fraught with personality clashes, hierarchical imbalances, and conflicting visions.<p>But in a startup, the challenge of assembling a solid team -- and then keeping its members inspired and focused …

Leadership

Why Running the Kentucky Derby Costs Some Horse Owners Millions of Dollars

One of the 20 horses set to run Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will get a garland of roses and the $1.2 million winner’s purse. The rest will be satisfied with the prestige of making it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs.<p>But the most valuable horses from this year’s crop of 3-year-olds may be the …

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

The Pre-Startup Checklist That Can Help You Avoid Business Failure

Why do so many new businesses fail? Maybe it’s because too many would-be entrepreneurs concentrate on the wrong issues before the actual startup happens. For example, the IRS has published a checklist for starting a business that deals with things like business structure and applying for an …

The Art of Describing a Product in One Sentence | Inc.com

As a founder, I spent countless hours refining my elevator pitch and practicing it every chance I got. I learned that "leading with the need" is an extremely effective way to position your product as solving an important problem for your customers.<p>It's a shame that most potential customers don't …

Product Management

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever | Inc.com

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New research from …

Emotional Intelligence

Why the Best Leaders Never Do This 1 Thing | Inc.com

Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of <i>knowledge workers</i> was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."<p>What are "knowledge workers?" Drucker simply defined them this …

Leadership

This New Technology Simplifies "Proof of Concepts" For Both Startups And Enterprises | Inc.com

One of the biggest challenges facing technology startups (and many other technology companies) is getting established businesses to run "Proof of Concepts" - that is, trials of the startup's offerings, that, if successful, will likely lead to a sale.<p>What is the issue?<p>Because large firms typically …

Startups

All Successful Startups Begin With This Checklist—an Expert Explains Why

<i>At MyDomaine, we know how challenging it is to turn your passion into a thriving business. Making that leap of faith takes courage and confidence,</i> …

Small Business

Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.<p><i>Updated on June 4, 2018</i><p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly …

Science