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6 alternative ways to fund your business without an investor

Raising money is often the toughest part of starting a business, and it’s also the most important. The majority of small businesses that fail within …

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now

When starting a business, you need all the help you can get. Use these six TED Talks to help guide you on your entrepreneurial journey.<p>Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

10 podcasts to sharpen your sales skills

In the competitive 21st century marketplace, it’s more important than ever to keep your sales skills sharp. Regardless of how busy you are, podcasts provide an opportunity to continue learning without disrupting your daily routine. Whether you’re traveling, exercising or sitting in a waiting room, …

Selling

What Elon Musk Means When He Says ‘I Don’t Know What a Business Is’

<b>Elon Musk</b><b>, billionaire entrepreneur and possible savior of humanity through technology, runs multiple companies.</b> He co-founded PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla …

Elon Musk

7 Simple Rules for Creating Elegant UI Interactions — SitePoint

'Interaction design' is one of those newish buzzwords that has become strongly tied into the UX design process. In 2015 it's no longer enough for …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

Startups

Google supercharges Android Wear with interactive watch faces

Google is about to make your Android Wear watches a lot more useful with interactive watch faces and Google Translate integration.<p>Watch faces will now be able to access more information or change settings right from your time display without needing to open up a separate app.<p>It showed off a few …

Wear OS

5 Movies With Great Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Books, articles, speeches, television shows and movies can spark creative ideas and provide helpful inspiration for entrepreneurs. That’s right -- an excuse to watch some cinematic masterpieces!<p>Break out the popcorn, get comfy on the …

Entrepreneurship

A Simple Tip That Will Enable You to 'Read' a Lot More Books

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We can all agree that reading is important. After all, they say the average CEO reads 60 books a year. I'm not sure that's healthy, as I'd rather read one book and actually implement it than 60 books and only gleen one or two tips. But …

Audiobooks

11 Books Startup Founders Should Read Before Pitching VCs For Money

And what better way to prepare than by hitting the books?<p>We've asked around the Business Insider newsroom and scoured the Web, collecting 11 books that will help startup founders hone their pitch, build their confidence, and better their salesmanship — all while giving them the tools to take a …

Startups

Marketing: 3 Reasons To Tell A Story, Not Sell Technology

In these fast paced times Marketing’s role has become much more complex amid the cacophony of noise from social networks, new media, the proliferation of mobile devices, changing TV viewer habits. To manage this, organizations must turn their attention to storytelling. 97% of CMOs think <i>marketing</i> …

Mobile Devices

Why Every Design Needs Three Levels Of Typographic Hierarchy

<i>Hierarchy — it’s a big word, but an easy-to-implement (albeit important) concept when it comes to typography.</i>And this guide will show you how to use …

Typography

Decision Trees, Overfitting, and Occam's Razor - Csewiki

Introduction<p>One of the most widely used learning techniques in the field of machine learning is decision tree learning. Its combination of simplicity …

Flat UI Websites Design – 25 Creative Web Examples

Flat websites beautiful trend is fading out in 2015! We all know <b>Flat design</b> become the most popular and trendy in last couple of years, but it’s</b> …

Graphic Design

9 Austin startups every entrepreneur should know about

We’ve done the digging<p>The Austin tech scene is a thriving and lush landscape of edutech, biotech, tech-tech, breakfast tacos, South By, and …

How to Draw a Watch in Photoshop

You might be surprised how many people use Photoshop to mockup their industrial designs. In fact, Photoshop is a very popular tool among fashion and …

5 simple UX principles to guide your product design

Few things in life are constant: death, taxes, and strangers asking <i>“So what do you do?”</i> within a minute of a handshake.<p>As a UX designer, I’ve had a …

UX Design

8 components of branding your startup

There is no instruction manual for building a brand. A brand position and reputation is something that is slowly built up and earned over time. That said, as you are planting the early “seeds” of your brand, the actions you take from the start of your business, will dictate where your brand is …

Customer Service

10 do’s and don’ts of UI and UX design

User experience online is very similar to the user experience you get when going to a grocery store. You want a pleasant time without any hassle. You want to be able to navigate the store quickly, get what you need right away, head to the checkout line without a wait, and get back home.<p>You don’t …

UI Design

Choose the best pedometer app for your Android or iPhone

Smartphones are really a blessing (and a curse too!). Earlier we used our (mobile/cell) phones to make calls and that was it. But now smartphones are …

Apps

What is machine learning?

One area of technology that is helping improve the services that we use on our smartphones, and on the web, is machine learning. Sometimes, the terms machine learning and artificial intelligence get used as synonyms, especially when a big name company wants to talk about its latest innovations, …

Machine Learning

3D Printed Prehensile Prosthetic Hand Combines Elegance with Incredible Functionality

Over the course of the past couple years, we’ve seen the emergence of various 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. Whether it be through the …

These IIT graduates have built an electric scooter that charges faster than your phone

For four years, Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain slogged for hours in their dorm rooms, working on prototypes of devices ranging from clean combustion engines to efficient battery packs. By the time they graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) in 2012, their dream of …

Prototypes

A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms - MoData

Link to Machine Learning Mastery: A tour of machine learning algorithms<p>After we understand the type of machine learning problem we are working with, …

Machine Learning

Army exoskeleton prototype helps soldiers learn to shoot

Foot soldiers thrive on their shooting skills, but learning expert marksmanship can take a long, long time. US Army researchers could soon have a robotic shortcut to improving those skills, however. They're working on MAXFAS, an arm exoskeleton that uses cable-activated arm braces to correct …

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains the 4 most common mistakes people make in a pitch

Each "Shark Tank" segment lasts about 10 minutes, but the footage is edited from typically an hour-long presentation by an entrepreneur or team of them trying to sell a piece of their company for capital that will allow them to grow.<p>The show may be entertaining, but it involves real money and …

Entrepreneurship

7 personality traits of great designers

Like we mentioned above, usability testing reveals smarter paths to satisfying user and business goals. The more you understand your users and their behavior (Empathy), the more-informed your business decisions.<p>Beyond studying users, designers need to also grasp why projects were initiated in the …