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California's Uber driver decision could throw a wrench into the sharing economy

On its way to becoming a company worth more than $40 billion, Uber has been steadfast in identifying itself as a platform—not an employer—that …

How to Use Instagram for Business: A Complete Guide for Marketers

From the boom in popularity of Instagram Stories, to the recent expansion of advertising opportunities—it’s a good time to be using Instagram for …

Marketing

5 Ways To Simplify Starting Your Own Business

Many individuals that have always wanted to start a business never do it. This is because the whole business startup process normally overwhelms …

Dorsey, Gravity investors raise $35M to launch High Alpha

Former ExactTarget CEO Scott Dorsey and three Indianapolis startup mavens have raised $35 million to launch a studio that will create tech companies …

Startups

The CEO of a $1 billion 'unicorn' startup admits we're in a bubble

He told me he thinks we're in a tech bubble, and it's going to end badly for many companies.<p>Unicorn companies were so-named a few years ago because it was exceedingly rare for a tech startup in private hands to be worth as much as $1 billion.<p>But now there are 102 "unicorn" companies. So finding a …

The 5 Basics for Building an Online Business That Actually Makes Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the boom of the Internet and social media has arisen a new category of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, Elon Musk, and Peter Thiel got their start with online businesses. An online business offers an …

This new site keeps track of failed startups and why they flopped

A new website — Autopsy.io— just launched to keep those failures all together in one neat place, complete with a summary of why each company flopped, in hopes of providing a lesson for others to learn from.<p>In a simple spreadsheet format, the site lists each startup name, its basic idea, the …

5 Helpful Pre-Launch Resources for Online Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many startups have failed over the years, and a horrible product or service isn’t always to blame -- it’s often because nobody knew the product or service existed. Attracting users early on, either during the pre-launch beta or on the …

I Have An Idea And I Need An App For That : A 101 On App Development & Tools You Need

In the past 10 months, I have got so many requests from the fellow entrepreneurs to create the initial product for their startup, half of them are …

7 Ways to Ensure Success and Profitability When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs come up with an idea for a business, put together a business plan, raise the necessary capital (either investors or personal savings), then bring it to market and hope to survive. The unfortunate truth is most will …

Idealab's Bill Gross reveals the single biggest reason why startups succeed

Entrepreneurs should learn to code - experts

<b>Entrepreneurs should learn to code in order to better understand their own platform, and save costs in the early stages of launching a startup,</b> …

20 Awesome Free Tools To Build (And Grow) Your Business

• 146shares<p>There are hundreds if not thousands of free resources out there for entrepreneurs and new startups. While a quick search will bring up …

Small Business

Top Business Plan Tips - 25 Dos and Don'ts

Looking to start a new business? If you want to succeed you need to have a solid plan. While writing a business plan can be a daunting task, you …

Small Business

Top Startup Tools and Resources to Help You Get Started

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p>Most startups across the globe nowadays are noted for their professionalism, passionate approach to everything, and a …

Startups

Immigrants start small businesses at twice the rate of the native-born

Immigrants have long been disproportionately likely to found small businesses, but a new report on entrepreneurship in America shows that the foreign-born are becoming increasingly central to this aspect of the American economy:<p>The turning points appear to have been the downturn in the …

To Succeed as an Entrepreneur, Focus on the 5 Golden Priorities

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you’ll be wearing a lot of hats and dealing with a constant barrage of issues. Each day’s tasks and priorities will likely be a jumbled mess that changes as new emergencies and new developments arise. To be successful, …

What Programming Language Should I Learn First