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Here's Why Knowing The Correct Racing Line Makes You Faster

A lot of street driving novices might try to justify swerving like a maniac all over the road in some sort of effort to hit what they call a “racing …

Karting

10 Tech Tools That Will Help You Get Instagram Followers

Build your audience with these 10 tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much competition, many struggle to navigate through the …

Marketing

How to Become an Influencer in Your Industry

Influencer marketing has skyrocketed since it first made its mark. That's very much due to the way purchasing decisions have changed over the years. …

Marketing

Don't File That Patent Yet. File A Provisional Patent Application First.

Speed to market is paramount today. Whether you are a creative person, inventor, entrepreneur, startup, medium-sized enterprise, or Fortune 500 company, there’s no doubt that filing intellectual property quickly after the conception of a new invention, innovation, or service is an absolute must. …

Intellectual Property

What is the best time to post social media?

When and how often<i></i> you post can often be as important as <i>what</i> you post.Of course, great content will shine through no matter when you post it, but …

Public Relations

10 Instagram Automation Tools to Build a Massive Following

Instagram has immense power to make or break brands and influencers. For example, Halo Top Creamery increased online sales by 2,500 percent after …

Marketing

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

What Interviewers Really Want to Hear When They Ask 'Why Do You Want to Work Here?' | Inc.com

"So why do you want to work here?" Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one …

Employment

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired | Inc.com

Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just say, <i>"I'm good,"</i> so as to not take up any more of their …

Employment

Starting a Side-Hustle: How to Earn Your First $1,000 on Instagram as an Influencer | Inc.com

Have you been secretly wondering if you too can start making some money as an Instagram influencer? You've got a decent number of Instagram followers, and regularly post content that gets a lot of engagement. The comments from your followers reinforce something you already know. Your Instagram …

Public Relations

25 Business Ideas Worth Millions That I Don't Have Time to Build

Here's a good business idea. Focus on one of the million problems people have that you could help them solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advance of the internet has democratized admission to the world of entrepreneurship. From virtually anywhere in the world …

Small Business

How to Network on Social Media and Massively Grow Your Brand | Inc.com

Let's face it. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, networking isn't always at the top of the to-do list. Between meetings, calls, and other daily essentials, it can feel like a drain.<p>And yet, networking is a critical aspect to business success and career advancement. But it's not enough to …

Marketing

If You Aren't Using Social Media This Way, You're Leaving Money on the Table | Inc.com

Here's the thing that all the social media gurus always leave out of their pitch: building an audience is tedious, time-consuming, long term and definitely not free. The same marketers who say, "You can't build it and hope they'll come" in a business context seem to contradict themselves when they …

Public Relations

Are You $100,000 Short of Launching Your Business? This Is What You Need to Do | Inc.com

Whether you're starting a digitally-based business or opening up a storefront retail space, startup costs are commonplace for all entrepreneurs alike. Some can sneak away with a "started in my garage with nothing but my laptop" type of expense, while others have to shell out their whole life …

Personal Finance

How to Get Your First 10,000 Followers on Instagram (a Real Story and Strategy) | Inc.com

I started like everybody else on Instagram: with no followers. In the brief span of just 50 weeks, I accumulated more than 14,000 followers.<p>I don't want to brag. I want to teach you how to do the same thing.<p>As a result, I now get about 15 to 30 leads a month from Instagram for digital marketing …

Marketing

Cash cows: Why investors are buying pregnant cattle

<b>(CNN) —</b> For $1,000 you can be the proud owner of a pregnant cow in South Africa, and track her through a mobile app as she grazes, grows, and gives birth.<p>Once your calf reaches seven months of age, it is sold to a feedlot or slaughterhouse and the return for the beef is divided among the …

South Africa

5 Tips to Improve Your Personal Brand on Instagram | Inc.com

3. Engage. Engage. Engage.<p>When it comes to Instagram, Von Glinow says, "build it and they will come" does NOT apply. "You could have the most visually stunning Instagram account out there, but if you don't engage with the community that it's intended for, they'll never see it!"<p>The key to building a …

Marketing

4 Cold Email Subject Lines That Generated $4 Million in Revenue

Without a good subject line, the content of the email doesn't matter.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No single technique has brought in more business to my company than cold email outreach. I sent more than one million cold emails and made it the singular focus of my …

Marketing

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

eCommerce

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very similar. Success starts with mindset: the right perspective, the right outlook, the right motivation, …

Self-improvement

5 Stock Picks Under $15 to Buy in March

Transocean Offshore, Cliffs Natural Resources, Freeport McMoRan, KBR Inc, and Array BioPharma, may be top low-price stocks worth buying in portfolios …

Investing

A Quick Guide to Starting a Money-Generating Blog

Even with the rise of social media and other cutting-edge web 2.0 marketing platforms, blogging can still form the basis of a successful internet venture.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even with the rise of social media and other cutting-edge web 2.0 marketing …

Marketing

How To Build Your Brand On Instagram: 8 Steps To Double Your Following

With more than 600 million users a month, the once little and lowly Instagram platform has become a powerful networking engine. Particularly as visual media of every variety gains steam, Instagram gives entrepreneurs the power to grow and promote their brands more effectively than ever before. But …

Business Development

How Do You Remove Debt Collections From Your Credit Report?

Remove Debt Collections From Your Credit Report<p>Updated February 28, 2017<p>Many creditors send your account to a debt collector if you've left it unpaid …

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Business Strategy

Your easy 8-step guide to becoming an online influencer

When using this strategy, watch your analytics carefully to see which sites are most effective in terms of targeted traffic. It may be tempting to post to big-name sites, but if you’re not getting results, you’re wasting your time.<p>And don’t discount smaller, niche sites just because of their size! …

Marketing

8 Tips for Building Your Personal Brand in 2017

The better your brand as a businessperson, the more it helps your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Branding is such a crucial component of success. Think of some of the largest companies in the world -- from Nike’s “swoosh” to Apple’s icon -- everyone is familiar …

Marketing

3 of the Best Tech Stocks You’ve Never Heard Of

It has been another great year for the best tech stocks in 2016. As usual, large-cap tech stocks like Facebook Inc. (FB), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), …

The Best Tools to Start an E-Commerce Business in 2017 | Inc.com

Thinking about opening an online store? Thinking about adding ecommerce to your sales and distribution platform?<p>But not sure where to start?<p>The following is from Matthew Guay, a Content Marketer at Zapier, the tool that lets you easily connect apps and automate repetitive tasks. (Zapier is also one …

eCommerce