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The List of Marketing Tools You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

Marketing tools streamline and speed up your everyday job and relieve the pain of time-consuming and draining tasks by automating them. They organize …

Every Entrepreneur Should Outsource These 3 Key Tasks

Outsourcing. It is not an unfamiliar word in the entrepreneurial sphere. More and more entrepreneurs are trying to infuse this tactic in their business to be more productive.<p>With books like "The 4 Hour Work Week," the benefits of outsourcing have been overstated. Many entrepreneurs want to start …

8 Affordable Online Marketing Tricks for Startup Businesses

According to research, 9 out of 10 startups are bound to fail. One of the reasons why startup businesses fail is the lack of funds to fuel their …

This New Code Makes Websites Load 34% Faster in Any Browser

Just what we’ve always wanted.<p>If website loading times can’t keep up with your browsing speed like your typing can’t keep up with your thoughts, hope …

How Creating a 'Minimum Viable Pitch Deck' Helped Us Raise $6 Million

Forget creating the perfect pitch for investors. Instead, focus on creating a deck you can iterate based on actual investor feedback.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last summer, the same question occupied my thoughts each morning as I drove to work: how were we going to …

Use These 24 Tools to Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

7 Easy Ways for Entrepreneurs to Boost Motivation Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my years as an entrepreneur, author and business advisor, I have seen others fail and had countless failures of my own. I have stayed up endless late nights working on a new project, only to rip it apart and start all over again. I’ve …

How Not Chasing Perfection Changed My Business for the Better

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Ultimate SEO Checklist for E-Commerce Companies [Printable Checklist]

While many of your SEO tasks are going to be the same regardless of the type of company you run, there are several different ways to look at SEO when …

62 Free Tools for eCommerce Shop Owners

It’s not easy to run an eCommerce store. Nor is it cheap.<p>So any tool which makes running your business easier and more effective AND is free is like …

5 Ways Democratic Socialism Isn't What You Think

Ever since Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy, much attention has been focused on the fact he calls himself a democratic socialist. Socialist, in the American lexicon, has a negative connotation, mainly because of common misunderstandings.<p>Sanders himself has tried many times to explain the …

Creative Brief: The Gift of Flipboard for Marketers

Every business starts with a story. Who’s responsible for spreading the word? A marketer, the convincing storyteller with a knack for solving problems, getting attention and influencing others to listen up. One thing all marketers value is information. That’s why we’ve created the Gift of Flipboard …

Why the Bernie Sanders Revolution is Not Televised

As a writer, I never expected to fall in love with the 2016 election. As recently as 6 or 7 months ago, I fully expected that America was on a collision course with dueling oligarchic dynasties -- Bush 3 vs. Clinton 2 -- in a race where the (not unimportant) differences would be overshadowed by …

Starting a business is a marathon: 5 expert tips to avoid burnout

Stress and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. In addition to the high-pressure moments — such as an investor pitch or launch day — the day-to-day …

Entrepreneurship

3 Fast Steps to Help You Get to Market -- Right Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many entrepreneurs, getting that Big Idea into the public market quickly is vital. But speed and accuracy are often at opposite ends of the entrepreneur balance beam.<p>There’s a definite give and take between spending enough time to get …

Resources

An Award-Winning Marine's Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis Is Required Reading

The smartest thing you'll read today is a series of tweets by Phil Klay.<p>Phil Klay served with the U.S. Marines in Iraq during the 2007 and 2008 surge. Upon his return, he wrote<i>Redeployment</i>, which won the National Book Award for fiction in 2014. Today, the U.S. House voted to halt a program aimed at …

Wantchapreneur vs. the Entrepreneur

Over the past six years that I have been running <b>Chop Dawg</b>, I have had the great fortune of being surrounded by some of the very best entrepreneurs on …

6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Spreading the word that you’re considering a loan for your business can be met with all kinds of opinions. From general naysayers to cautionary anecdotes, everyone you meet will have a story as to what might happen if you take out a loan …

13 Free Courses to Make You a Business Badass

If you follow my writing at all (don’t worry, I don’t suspect that any of you do), you’d know that I’m a huge fan of <b>MOOCs</b>. The fact that people can …

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re …

RECONSIDER

About 12 years ago, I co-founded a startup called Basecamp: A simple project collaboration tool that helps people make progress together, sold on a …

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Launching A Startup? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>I frequently meet entrepreneurs who have great ideas, but more often than not, there’s no clear answer as to how these ideas will turn in a …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

A Young Entrepreneur Runs A Business, Travelling The World

Kisha Mays is only 33 years old and she has already founded her own company—Just Fearless, a business-development consultancy to help women …