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K5, The Autonomous Security Robot, Is Now On The Beat

Working as a security guard can be a dangerous and thankless job. Now Knightscope wants robots to do it for us.<p>The Mountain View, Calif., startup has been building and testing a robot model known as the K5 for this purpose since 2013, MIT Technology Review reports. Now the robot fleet is advanced …

Alibaba just sold $1.8 billion worth of goods in one hour of online shopping

When the clock struck midnight on Nov. 11, a large screen in the auditorium of Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China, lit up with numbers: Within two minutes, over 1 billion yuan ($163 million) had been sold on the Chinese company’s e-commerce platforms. A cheer erupted from the room as green …

eCommerce

6 Irresistible Blogging Tools To Increase Productivity and Traffic

Your’re a blogger, maybe it’s time to get serious.<p>A blog is one of the best ways of driving regular, ongoing, free traffic to your website. To be …

10 Easy Solutions to Business Writing Problems

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're drafting staff memos, blog posts, performance reviews, text messages or product descriptions, you can't afford to write copy that leaves readers confused or bored.<p>Good writing helps you give clear instructions to employees. …

60 Awesome Social-Media Tools for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

I know a little about social media tools, like how to get more leads and referrals on LinkedIn, how to find awesome LinkedIn groups, how to optimize your LinkedIn profile so other people can more easily find you, and how some people use the power of LinkedIn to irritate the living crap out of …

Top 9 struggles new managers face (but you don’t have to)

<i>Elli Bishop</i> <i>is the community manager for</i> <i>BusinessBee</i><i>, a place for business owners and executives to discover and compare various business service providers. This article originally appeared on the 15Five blog.</i><p>Do you remember when you were first hired as a manager or were promoted from within? Perhaps …

How to Master the Elevator Pitch | Inc.com

I've had several readers complain recently that they can't find a particular post or posts that are related. Because of this, I'm going to start a series of "how to master" posts that collect together the resources that I think are essential to a particular sales technique.<p>I'll start with the …

Public Speaking