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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 …

San Francisco

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 …

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 …

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

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

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. …

The 15 Most Influential Educators In Digital Marketing: 2015

The digital education landscape is ever-changing and ever-intricate. Teaching marketers, brands and businesses of all sizes how to get more ROI from …

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

Jessica O. Matthews created the idea for an energy-harnessing soccer ball called the Soccket while studying at Harvard. Realizing that the world of …

4 Ways to Provide Outstanding Customer Service on Social Media

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 …

Social Media

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

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.<p>There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How …

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, …

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 …

Social Media Marketing

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 …

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 …

How a Mission-Oriented Company Can Also Turn a Profit

If you want to effect change in the world--without going bankrupt in the process--here are a few rules to follow.<p><i>This story first appeared on Women2.com</i><p>With 84 percent of millennials worldwide saying that they'd rather make a difference in the world than achieve career recognition, it's no surprise …

The Top 5 Cause Marketing Trends of 2014

Mixing profit and purpose is well into its thirties, but that doesn’t mean it is set in its ways. Here’s how cause marketing evolved in 2014:<p><b>#1: Impact-Focused Alliances</b> While the one-company-one-nonprofit partnership structure is alive and well, the emergence of wider strategic alliances is of …