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Banks are seriously worried about startups like TransferWise and are desperately trying to 'hedge'

One of the highest profile areas of attack on the banks has been in the international money transfer market.<p>London's TransferWise waged a huge PR campaign, bashing the banks for hidden fees and poor service, this year. In the process, it has earned a $1 billion (£640 million) valuation and reached …

Goldman Sachs

5 Tricks To Brainstorm Like It's Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your next business idea is just around the corner: You just don't know it yet. Many people I have talked to who want freedom from the cube farm say that the lack of an idea is the only thing holding them back. But why let that be the case.<p>…

Music Festivals

Selling Your Business at Your Price

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It doesn’t matter if a business makes widgets, wine or Worcestershire sauce, many business owners envision an exit before even opening the doors the first time.<p>For some, the goal is to own a business that provides a comfortable living and …


Could Your Future Smartphone Help You Read Faster?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If everything in tech is becoming faster, perhaps our reading abilities should follow suit.<p>The average reader spends just 20 percent of the time processing content -- the remaining 80 percent is spent moving one’s eyes from word to word. …

Text Messaging

3 Tricks to Building Value When You Sell

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two things businesses can focus on when selling: features and outcomes. Often companies spend way too much time rattling off all the perks of a product or service and gushing about their own business ("We have the best technical …


5 Best Reasons to Start a Business This Year | Inc.com

Most people in business are motivated by money.<p>For some, it's a necessary evil--part and parcel with owning a business. They don't particularly enjoy the financial aspect of running a business, but they know it's a <i>very</i> necessary part of what they do.<p>For others, it's more enjoyable. Finances are a …


19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

10 Wildly Successful Startups and Lessons to Learn From Them | Inc.com

The path to startup success is not always a predictable one, as only 30 percent of seeded startups secure additional funding. To help us understand why some startups thrive while others stagnate or fail, it's useful to examine startup success stories. These stories provide a unique …


Get Naked With Your Ambition | Inc.com

“We want to double sales in five years.” If I had a nickel for every time a client or prospect stated that as their primary business goal, well, I’d have a lot of nickels.<p>Don’t get me wrong--doubling sales is certainly a reasonable objective for an organization, and one that many companies would …


Vision is Greater Than Sight | Inc.com

About 350 years ago, a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year, they established a town site. The next year, they elected a town government. The third year, the town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the wilderness.<p>In the fourth year, …


Business Card Do's and Don'ts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We may be in the Digital Age, but there's something about having a physical business card that continues to be useful, particularly when networking and trying to bring on new clients.<p>When presented the right way, a business card can serve …

Small Business
Venture Capital

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the steps behind</i> …

Time Management

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …


Here Is How to Get a VC's Attention

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read about the current fundraising environment in the press, it might seem like capital is widely available. However, this tends to be the case for a select few of the “hottest” startups. For most startups, raising funds is …

Team Building

Finding the Perfect Board of Directors for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What is the best way to find the right people for your board of directors?</b> <i><br>- Rhonda Davis</i><p><b>A:</b> A balanced, qualified and engaged board of directors is one of a startup’s strongest assets, making the decision of who sits on your board a …


AMC Offers Loyal Customers Stock in Upcoming IPO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Buying a ticket at a movie theatre? How about purchasing some of the theatre’s stock?<p>AMC Entertainment Holdings announced that it is reserving a number of shares in its upcoming IPO for its most loyal members. AMC Stubs members, who …


Top 10 Apps for Instant Messaging (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are still using text messages, you are officially old school.<p>In the brave new smartphone-obsessed world that we live in, more and more people are sending messages through web-based applications like WeChat, WhatsApp and Snapchat. …


How to Advertise Your YouTube Videos

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Entrepreneur Magazine's Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business<i>, marketing and public relations consultant Jason Rich show you how to master the secrets of successful "YouTubers" and put your brand, product or service in front</i> …


The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and engaging way in front of an audience. But for founders of a startup, mastering public speaking …

Public Speaking

Fox Has Sold Its Super Bowl Ads At A Record High Price

The Los Angeles Times reports that Fox has sold all of its commercial inventory for February's big game for an average of $4 million per 30-second spot, with some ad slots going for an all-time high of $4.5 million.<p>This tops last year's record prices, which topped out around the $4 million mark.<p>The …

Media Management

Mobile Display Advertising Is As Messy And Confusing As Ever, Here's How All The Pieces Fit Together

That's the good news.<p>The bad news is that despite some deals and consolidation, performance and prices are still uneven, tracking is tough, and mobile display advertising is as complicated as ever. Mobile ad companies promise everything to buyers or sellers, or both. Every company says it has the …


How to Brainstorm: 9 Easy Rules | Inc.com

I recently came across a newly-published book, SmartStorming, which got me thinking about the dozens of brainstorming sessions in which I've participated. Here's my take on what worked:<p><b>1. Only invite brains.</b> Every organization consists of two general types of people: a) those who agree with the …