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Here's how Uber got its start and grew to become the most valuable startup in the world

But the road hasn't been easy.<p>Uber has fought rivals and regulators as it has transformed from a black-car service into a sprawling logistics company gunning for a future of self-driving cars. It has confronted threats from the taxi industry and even its own drivers.<p>But its valuation has continued …

Startups

Here's How Startups Actually Start Up

There’s a sucker born every day — or so they say. But the way startup fever has been spreading across the land, it almost feels more like there’s a …

The Hunger Games

Email Marketing Statistics List You’ve Been Waiting For – 2015 Edition

Inbound marketing is an effective way to grow website traffic and increase your lead generation efforts. One of the many reasons this kind of …

How to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign

Crowdfunding campaigns have become the go-to funding strategy for new startups and entrepreneurs. Everyone is turning to crowdfunding to get their businesses off the ground. It is oversaturated with ideas and not a given that any particular campaign will succeed.<p>In the past, getting funding for …

15 New Social-Media Templates to Save You Even More Time With Your Marketing

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Imagine having a quick and fast way to get up to speed with social media or to get your work done in less time (and with more confidence).<p>When I’m in a pinch or into something new, one of the first places I turn is toward a template. I’ve built a stash of …

Infographics

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Last year, a young man walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since<p>The boarding procedure has …

How to Create a Marketing System

I’ve spent the better part of the last 10 years telling any small business owner that would listen that marketing isn’t really that …

Everything In Its Place: 10 Great Valet Trays

The catch-all or valet tray seems excessive and not quite useful enough to warrant an existence. But look at it again, and imagine it on your desk. …

Marketing

Start small: In search of the minimum viable product

If you’re starting out with an idea and nothing built yet, your first goal should be to prove the product you want to build solves a problem.“‘Make …

Product Management

Scaling Globally with an Inbound Model with Dilawar Syed of Freshdesk [Interview]

Release Date 6/2/15 Episode Length 21:43<p>"The beauty of an inbound model: the trial is the ultimate filter."<p>PListen Now<p>sSubscribe<p>Dilawar Syed, …

4 Companies Leading The Next Wave Of Profit With Purpose

Will one be the next Toms or Warby Parker?<p>Up until recently, tasks like improving infant mortality rates, providing clean drinking water and raising graduation rates were considered the purview of socially innovative charities and non-profit organizations.<p>The social innovation model looked …

Sustainability

4 Ways to Provide Outstanding Customer Service on Social Media | Inc.com

Providing great customer service is critical online. Whether you're prepared or not, your customers will be expecting a quick response whenever they experience an issue or have a question.<p>Sharing great content is only half the battle on social media. You also need to engage your community. Are you …

Customer Service

10 tech podcasts you should listen to now

Don’t ever say there’s nothing good on.<p>There’s a whole lot of podcasts about technology. The New & Noteworthy collection of tech podcasts on iTunes holds 2,000 of them. And some really are worth your attention.<p>Podcasts first popped up nearly a decade ago, following the ascent of Apple’s iPod. In …

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How can you tell the difference? By depending on a cheat sheet for the best websites for entrepreneurs.<p>Here, a cheat sheet of 50 to get you started:<p>The name says …

Entrepreneurship

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Prefab Homes

The 7 Most Important Qualities Of Social Brands

Ever since social media started gaining popularity, it’s been a fixation for the business world. Major corporate brands jumped on the idea of interacting with their customers directly in an online environment, and emerging entrepreneurs couldn’t wait to claim their profiles and hope for an …

Public Relations

The Freitag Brothers On Three Ways Narrative Can Help Build Your Brand

The Freitag brothers defy the stereotype that creative minds can’t do business well. In 1993, two college graphic design students, Daniel and Markus Freitag, had an idea for a product. Twenty-one years later they have a flourishing company with retail locations all over the world, their own …

Customers

How To Use Funnels For Your Inbound Marketing Strategy

Funnels have been a focal sales strategy for decades, serving as a general model for anyone looking to get the most out of a given lead pool. By breaking down the sales process into a series of steps, starting at the wide end of the funnel and working to the narrower end, salespeople can more …

Marketing
Warby Parker