C Lewis

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5 Fundamental Tactics for Making Your First 6 Figures, No Matter What Industry You're In

Whatever your service or product, there are only so many ways to connect, build trust and make that all-important first sale.<p>5 min read<p>With billions of people using the internet and social media every day, there has never been a better time to generate revenue as an entrepreneur. Yet, if you spend …

Small Business

I'm 34 Years Old and Own 8 Homes. Here's How I Did It

It's a strategy that combines low cost of living and a frugal mindset.<p>When Paula Pant was 27 years old, she and her future husband Will were paying …

Real Estate

This Entrepreneur Borrowed $125,000 as a Teen, Then Used It to Build the $1 Billion Jersey Mike's Brand

Peter Cancro was just 17 when he bought the sandwich shop where he worked. Here's how he turned it into the billion-dollar chain of franchises that Jersey Mike's is today.<p>7 min read<p>On a cold, clear night in March 1975, Peter Cancro knocked on his high school football coach's front door in Point …

High School Football

8 Steps to Build a Voice Skill That Aligns With Your Brand’s Vision

If you’re a producer, designing a conversational experience for voice may lead you into uncharted territory. While we can’t fully protect you from a …

Advertising Industry

What It Takes To Build An Innovative Business Model

Apart from having a strong foundation, there are certain traits that an entrepreneur should try to develop, like applying creativity and out-ofthe-box thinking.<p>4 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Why is the US or Israel so innovative? Why a …

Innovation

How To Give A Killer Product Demo

Even if you allow potential customers to have a trial of your product – such as a SaaS application – this is usually not enough to get a sale. Keep in mind that it is likely that the person will not even try it out! Let’s face it, after signing up for a new product, it can be tough to know what to …

Demonstration

How we bootstrapped an apparel business while working as programmers full-time

<i>Entering an industry with zero experience</i><p>The idea to make a dress shirt that looks sharp but requires little no care at all, immediately resonated …

Entrepreneurship

Will This Hot Trend Lead To A Golden Age Of Solo Entrepreneurship?

One of the most exciting global trends today is the extraordinary rise in individuals’ ability to make things happen. Thanks to easily accessible social media and online communities, it’s easier than ever for one person with access to influential people to have a real impact, in the business world …

Entrepreneurship

How These Books Can Help You in Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Flipping through a few pages is the best way to relax at the end of a hectic day<p>2 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Flipping through a few pages is the best way to relax at the end of a hectic day. I make it a point to read about two to …

Entrepreneurship

Starting a Business Freed This Couple To Leave Corporate Life And Move To Bali

Working in busy banking careers in London, Carrie and Dave McKeegan bumped up against a frustrating situation: As American expats, they couldn’t find anyone to do their taxes. And they knew that making mistakes could be costly.<p>Carrie, now 41, who was then a general manager at Barclaycard, and Dave, …

Small Business

6 things I learned marketing for startups (and early stage companies)

The other day as I was putting new strings on my guitar, something interesting happened. As the sixth and final string slid up into tune, the other strings came alive; it’s a fairly normal occurrence called sympathetic resonance, and it made me think of the successful marketing teams that I’ve led …

Marketing

This Teen Social Media Maven Joined Instagram When He Heard His Sister Had 1,000 Followers. Now, He Has Millions of His Own.

Declan Mortimer's journey provides key lessons for entrepreneurs of any age.<p>4 min read<p>Never let anyone tell you how to live your life. That was the biggest lesson that teenage entrepreneur Declan Mortimer’s parents taught him growing up and something that he lives by today, as a social media maven. …

Entrepreneurship

How to use influencer marketing to successfully launch your product

Influencer marketing is a proven method that marketers use to promote their products and services. That’s because influencer marketing has the potential of generating eleven times higher ROI than outbound marketing.<p>Because of this increased effectiveness, brands especially like to work with …

Marketing

Equity Crowdfunding Is Changing The Landscape For Underrepresented Founders

The research findings are indisputable – diverse teams perform better. They create higher profitability, higher returns for investors, a faster pace to profitability and deliver overall better business performance. Despite the mounting evidence and calls for progress, particularly in Silicon …

Crowd Funding

How To Successfully Identify Problems Worth Solving

In my experience, the main difference between entrepreneurs and everyone else is this: When most people encounter an annoying problem, they figure out how to avoid it. When entrepreneurs encounter an annoying problem, they figure out how to solve it.<p>That’s exactly what led me to start a business. I …

Product Management

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Self-help

Attention, Millennials: The Average Entrepreneur Is This Old When They Launch Their First Startup

It's probably not the number you think.<p>There are a lot of theories about how old you "should" be to found a startup.<p>Some people say younger is better. You're young and strong and can withstand lots of sleep deprivation and keep going. You're more likely to take risks and less likely to quit …

Entrepreneurship

The genome sharing economy: How you could make money renting out your DNA

Are you worried what companies are doing to make money from your personal data and who is getting their hands on it?<p>Amid the panic about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, imagine if the data was not ‘likes’ and survey results, but your most intimate biological particulars - the details of your …

Sharing Economy

The Value of a Brand for Tech Companies:

VC: “Where’s the defensibility?”<p>Founder: “We have a great brand.”<p>Awkward silence…<p>I’m sure many a VC or Founder can relate to this exchange. VCs want …

Kylie Jenner

Strategy First. Then Relentless Tactical Execution.

A few months into my tenure as the VP of Marketing at SuperMac, we now understood who our customers were. We had thought really hard about “market …

Product Management

The what, why, and how of ‘video seeding’

The most literal and easy-to-digest explanation of online and social media “video seeding” is via digital-marketing glossary.com:<p>Video seeding is the …

Marketing

The 25 best countries to buy rental property and make money on the side

Buying a rental property is a wise way to earn passive income.<p>As a landlord, you're getting paid to own something, rather than paying to own it. The mortgage is often covered by rental income from tenants, and if you play your cards right you'll profit after covering insurance, taxes, and …

Real Estate

His Parents Loaned Him $30,000 to Start a Company. Now It's Valued at $1.7 Billion.

The founder and CEO of Squarespace on launching a dream and the importance of giving back.<p>In 2003, Anthony Casalena’s parents gave him a $30,000 loan to help get his business idea up and running. Fast-forward to 2018 and it would appear that Casalena is more than able to pay that loan back. The …

Startups

This Young Founder Built a Multimillion Dollar Business by Rejecting the Silicon Valley Ethos and Being True to Herself

Laura Behrens Wu came to the U.S. as an outsider, and admits she's still trying to find her way.<p>When it comes to entrepreneurship, few things are certain, but one thing you can always count on is that you’re going to hear the word no. This is a lesson that Shippo CEO and co-founder Laura Behrens Wu …

Entrepreneurship

Elon Musk Cut the Gordian Knot of Corporate Spending

With a single stroke of genius, Musk solved one of the world's most intractable management problems.<p>Elon Musk keeps hitting it out of the ballpark... not as a technology but as a people-savvy manager. Last month, Musk gave the world's best productivity advice in a single, short sentence and last …

Magic

HBR Embraces Agile At Scale: Rethinking How We Live And Work

In 2010, when I began writing about Agile, I said that it represented a breakthrough in management thinking. It solved a long-standing management conundrum: how to get continuous innovation with disciplined execution. My writing met with two different kinds of reactions. In the software world, …

Project Management

This Entrepreneur Almost Quit Multiple Times, But After Appearing on 'Shark Tank' He Now Has a $100 Million Business

Joel Clark struggled to get his pancake business off the ground, but after years of strained efforts, it's seen huge growth.<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> <i>The Digest</i><i>,</i> Entrepreneur.com <i>News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took to get their products</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Adopt These 3 Mindsets and You'll Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur

The first and biggest step toward getting rich eventually is to give up on getting rich quick.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the difficult circumstances that may happen in your life, there is always an opportunity to overcome them as you build your business. …

Self-improvement

When Solving Problems, Think About What You Could Do, Not What You Should Do

On a Saturday night in Modena, a picturesque city in one of the most well-known culinary regions of Italy, a couple and their two young sons dined at the three-Michelin star restaurant Osteria Francescana. The father ordered for the family “Tradition in Evolution,” a tasting menu with 10 of the …

Sous

Why entrepreneurs start companies rather than join them

If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times: “I want to be my own boss.” “I love risk.” “I want flexible work hours.” “I want to work on tough problems that matter.” “I have a vision and want to see it through.” “I saw a …

Entrepreneurship