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The Real Costs of Building a Mobile App for iOS and Android

Find out which type of app might be right for your business and learn about what goes into development.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world that has grown increasingly dependent on mobile technology, you should consider having a customized mobile …

Apps

12 Facebook Groups To Join Before Quitting Your Day Job To Work For Yourself

One entrepreneur says Facebook is a bottomless resource for first-time business owners. You just have to know where to look.<p>I now generate 95% of my consulting clients through Facebook groups. But even before I built up my business on the social network, I relied on a handful of Facebook groups to …

Entrepreneurship

Are You Aware Of This Brand-New Way To Make Money On Facebook?

Did you know that Facebook users watch 100 million hours of video every day? It's true. My household accounts for about 30 percent of that number. We like watching kittens, OK?<p>There are more than a billion people using Facebook every day, and video has exploded on the social media platform over the …

How to Create a Facebook Messenger Chatbot

Does your business want to do more with Facebook Messenger? Interested in using a chatbot for customer service and marketing? Facebook Messenger …

Custom Print Product Drop Shipping - Warehousing & Fulfillment | Printful

We print your custom design on<p>Easy, on-demand, online printing, fulfillment and shipping.<p>Print designs for yourself<p>One-off designs that you want to …

US Patent Office’s Michelle Lee shows us that patenting an invention doesn’t have to be expensive, hard

I was lucky to speak with Michelle K. Lee, current director of the US Patent Office and a great proponent of small startups and innovation. Lee said that the patent office has a number of free resources available for entrepreneurs who may find themselves with a cool new invention but aren’t sure …

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How to Get Files from Your Mac into the iCloud Drive App on Your iPhone

With iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra, Apple has added multiple new tools for easily working across your devices. iCloud Drive, which was introduced with iOS 9, allows you to access files from your Mac on your iPhone. This process of transferring your Mac documents to your iPhone has become easy with iOS 10 …

iCloud

Review: Lexar JumpDrive C20i Flash Drive

Here's a true story. It's Thanksgiving. We're getting the kids packed for dinner with friends across town. We know it's going to be football or some …

10 Tips for Promoting a Personal Brand on Social Media

Consistency is key. Plus these other nine lessons.<p>Social media is the new marketing.<p>We know that now, we live it, we accept it. Yet, there's a good way to promote a brand and a bad way. The bad way is easy. Post on an irregular basis. Never answer chat requests. Ignore entire segments of the …

Social Media

How to Effectively Sell Using Social Media and Content Marketing

RazorSocial CEO and founder Ian Cleary has a special formula for driving traffic to your website.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Kate Volman meets with RazorSocial CEO and founder Ian Cleary to discuss social media …

Marketing

How to Start a Luxury Brand with Just $300

What does $300 buy you these days? A couple of weeks' food shopping? A stylish pair of shoes? A multi-million-dollar skincare brand? That's what Susan Ciminelli did the first time she had some spare cash: "I started my company with $300 and built it into a multi-million business that keeps growing."<p>…

How to Create a Social Media Branding Strategy From Scratch

One of the major reasons that people buy products from a business is because they trust their name. If you’ve established credibility, then people …

How This Entrepreneur Makes $150k/Month With No Office Or Employees

Chase Bowers' Shopified App has become a go-to resource for online sellers. Here's how to replicate his success.<p>At first glance, Chase Bowers' success story might seem like an anomaly. In just a few months, he went from $0 in revenue to making more than $150,000 a month--all without leaving his …

Customer Service

Fixing iCloud “Unknown error occurred” & “Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem” Errors

Some Mac users may encounter an error message stating “This Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem with email@address.com”, which then …

Startup Lets You Pay For Flights On Layaway

Airfordable makes airfare easier to pay for by allowing users to make payments<p>Airfare can be horribly expensive and if you don’t have available cash …

Flying

How to Create Business Applications That Users Actually Use

Developing business applications has become the new battleground for corporations. Developing a sleek, powerful and carefully branded app which is …

Framing

What's the Best Way to Legally Structure Multiple Businesses?

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs I know are driven, curious and never content with the status quo. These traits are probably why so many of them dabble in multiple ventures. A restaurateur may open a wine shop; a personal trainer may launch a …

Small Business

Go Download the iOS 10 Public Beta Right Now—If You're a Crazy Person

The public beta for iOS 10 is now available to download, if you’re feeling wild. After all, this is still beta software and not the finished product …

The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that enable devices and services to intermingle and act based on "triggers." For example, you can make your smart lights pulse a …

Get Through Airport Customs Faster With This Free App

Skip paper forms and kiosks with Mobile Passport—and get on the fastest border-control line at large U.S. airports. It’s a model for how government and the tech industry can team up to join the mobile revolution, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.<p>Stumbling off a 13-hour flight from Hong Kong a few weeks …

Tech Industry

5 Books to Help Strengthen Your Brand

3 min read<p>Every company, entrepreneur, small business, and even individual needs a strong brand. A brand will set your business, product, and even yourself apart from the competition, create a lasting impression with customers, and essentially help promote, market, and sell, sell, sell.<p>So before …

Marketing

The Ultimate Guide to Social & PR Branding [Free Toolkit]

Your brand story is communicated through visual identity, tone of voice, PR, and social media channels. Here's everything you need to know.

Social Media

4 Blogging Alternatives for Small Local Businesses

Whether you’re a corporate CEO or a small business owner, you’ve probably heard how beneficial blogging is for your enterprise. It’s not only a great …

How to boost your Wi-Fi for $50

How many times have you clicked a video or link and waited, and waited? You can't know for sure if it is your gadget, your Wi-Fi or the website that's holding up progress. All too often, the fault is your Wi-Fi signal.<p>A weak Wi-Fi signal limits the range, slows down your speed and can cause a …

6 New Social Media Marketing Tools the Experts Use. You Should, Too.

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media is transforming the way brands market themselves online. Actually, it’s safe to say that social media has <i>already</i> changed things in a big way.<p>New platforms have emerged that continue to transform the way we …

Social Media

Why You Should Seriously Consider Building a Facebook Messenger Bot

Bots are already here. If you'd like to see them in action to get an idea of what they can do, just fire up your Messenger app and look for yourself.<p>Facebook recently unveiled the new Facebook Messenger platform at the company's annual F8 Conference.<p>The update can be summed up in one word: …

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How the U.S. Patent Office Got So Screwed Up

Once a haven for innovation, over the last two decades the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been rocked by the velocity of technological change and roiled by "patent trolls." Could it be that the biggest impediment that innovators now face is the very system that was created to protect …

Secrets To Turning Your Facebook Page Into An Epic Marketing Tool

According to a recent <i>New York Times</i> article, users spend an average of fifty minutes on Facebook. Fifty minutes! And though this number includes Instagram and the Facebook Messenger app, you can bet that the lion's share is still spent on their main platform. Now more than ever it's really …