S Venkatesh

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10 Valuable Lessons Learned From The Top Business Books in 2013

When I think about all the business books I’ve read, I realize how much I’ve learned. David Meerman Scott opened my eyes to content marketing long …

Keep Innovation Flowing as Your Startup Grows

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs often complain that their companies have lost much of the innovativeness they had when they were small startups. They miss the environment where new ideas are constantly being debated and acted upon to …

Innovation

Google Gets More Serious About Wearables With 'Android Wear'

2 min read<p>The rumors about Google creating a smartwatch of its own might be true. The tech giant today announced Android Wear, a platform for its wearable devices. In other words, it won't be long before Google's Android OS will be connecting users beyond just smartphones, tablets and Google …

Wear OS

4 Ways a Small Business Can Scale to Profitability

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Downfalls like not being a profitable venture, startups shutting their doors or even bankruptcy are often caused by a lack of knowledge or a willing ignorance amongst small-business owners.<p>“If the owners really knew what they …

Small Business

4 Fighting Instincts to Succeed in Business and Life

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An uppercut crashes into your jaw. Your fists clench your heart races and you feel adrenaline race inside. Time to fight.<p>Fighting brings out an instinctual, primordial power. But professional fighters know that the act of …

Boxing

Why You Should Be on Google+

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The first name that comes to mind when you think about social media might not be Google Plus. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest enjoy greater buzz. Why then should your small business use Google Plus?<p>There are some very …

Social Media

5 Ways to Harness Hashtags to Drive Business Value

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since debuting on Twitter in 2007, hashtags have rapidly spread across social media. Today they are used on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and Vine and seen in print, TV and elsewhere on the web. But while social media …

Social Media

10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to Love

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Fundable and Indiegogo are responsible for some of the coolest projects coming out right now. The sky's the limit when it comes to these projects. Everything from a music label deal to …

Crowd Funding

Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.

7 min read<p>The philosophy of crowdfunding is idealistic and optimistic: It's about everyday people having the power to give life to new businesses. Crowdfunding has launched countless dreams that might not have come true through traditional financing methods. It’s egalitarian and beautiful.<p>But …

Crowd Funding

The Two Words Steve Jobs Hated Most

2 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>It's not often that we get to hear new first-hand accounts of what it was like to work at Steve Jobs' Apple.<p>When we do get a new chance, there's always some new reveal about how he shaped the company's culture.<p>Take, for instance, this new …

Marketing

Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over nearly three decades in business, I’ve created a mission statement that work well and others that have not. To craft a strong mission statement that's effective, follow these basic rules that I’ve learned along the way.<p>If …

Business Strategy

3 Fun Apps That Will Make You Feel Epic

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking around the app stores for your iPhone or Android can feel a little like taking a drink out of a firehose. With so much variety, it can be overwhelming to decide which apps are really worth your time and money.<p>Sure, there …

Apps