Erica Yates

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100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Interior Design

1 Key Ingredient of Every Successful Startup Pitch | Inc.com

I was sitting in the crowd during a startup pitch event. The presenter strode up to the stage with an air of confidence and California cool. He said one simple sentence.<p>"There's a problem with the wearable tech market that must be addressed..."<p>Right away, a video started to play and showed how …

The Real Story Behind Orbitz and United Suing the Hidden Cities Startup Guy

When Orbitz Worldwide and United Airlines finish suing Aktarer Zaman, the 22-year-old founder of Skiplagged, they might as well hire him because, as …

Rapper Dej Loaf speaks softly, but makes a lot of noise

Detroit rapper Dej Loaf hits big with 'Try Me' as she tries success on for size.<p>Rappers tend to be loud, boisterous, bigger than the room. Not Dej …

6 Bootstrapping Tips From an Entrepreneur Who Turned $3,000 Into Millions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While it’s often thought that you need a significant amount of capital to start a business, this isn’t always the case.<p>Yes, many successful companies were launched with a significant amount of funding, but it’s important to realize that …

2015 Is The Year Of The Millennial Customer: 5 Key Traits These 80 Million Consumers Share

Millennial customers—80 million in the U.S. alone–are about to become the most important customers your business has ever seen. In spite of the clichés you see in the media about this generation (ramen-eating, impecunious, underemployed, and so forth), millennials are not only the largest …

Marketing To Women: Trends To Watch In 2015

2014 was a watershed year in marketing to women. We witnessed female-empowerment advertising campaigns from brands like Pantene (Not Sorry), Under Armour (I Will What I Want) and Always (Like a Girl); we saw a sweeping effort to update women’s images in stock photography with the Lean In Getty …

How to choose an accountant for your small business

Choosing the right accountant is one of the most important decisions a small business can make. A good one can save you time and help your business grow; a bad one could cost you much needed money. Yet with thousands to choose from, it can be a daunting call to make. So when it comes to selecting …

Small Business

Entrepreneurs, keep riding that tech wave

Since forever, my favorite pizza joint only accepted payment with cash or check. How quaint. So when I saw over the holidays that they were now, finally, accepting payment with a Square and an iPad, I realized that business really is changing, as Bill Gates once observed, at the speed of …

17 Killer Facebook Post Ideas For Small Business Owners

Updated: May 29, 2018 In a rut when it comes to knowing what to post on Facebook? Frustrated because you can’t get in front of your fans? Trust me, …

Small Business

The Financial Moves You Should Make in January

The countdown is over, the champagne glasses are empty—and holiday sweaters are selling at huge discounts. It's 2015! And you know what that means? …

Traditional consumption of mochi rice cakes during New Year celebrations leaves 13 more people in serious condition<p>Japan’s habitual New Year killer has struck again, after nine people were reported to have died in recent days from choking on rice cakes.<p>Mochi – glutinous cakes of pounded rice – are …

Japan

How To Turn 2015 Into A Year Of Career Success

In my last blog, I discussed the importance of doing things differently during 2015. One of the tips I mentioned was creating a career strategic plan – to get you from where you are today, to where you want to be. <i>That sounds difficult</i>, you’re probably thinking. Actually, it’s not.<p>Antoine de …

Crowdfunding Your Startup? 3 Important Trends to Watch

Credit: Gonzalo Aragon/Shutterstock<p>Financing has always been a big challenge for new startups. But as evidenced by the growing number of Kickstarter …

Episode 496: Tilt's social crowdfunding platform lets you create & completely own your campaign, micro to macro

Crowdfunding has radically transformed the world of entrepreneurship, and today Jason sits down with one of its top players, CEO & Cofounder James …

Boost your crowdfunding campaign with these 10 tips

After the initial donations flow in, you need to gain more momentum for your crowdfunding campaign. Here are 10 ways to do it.<p>You worked for months …

3 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Works

May 14, 2013<p>Zach Braff may be in the hot seat for utilizing crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise money for his newest film project, but at least …

The Four Biggest Stumbling Points in Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

It could be argued that Vanhawks cofounders Ali and Sohaib Zahid would inevitably become successful after launching its carbon fibre connected …

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

<i>In the book,</i> Write Your Business Plan<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media offer an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any business plan, what’s appropriate for your venture and what it takes to ensure success. In this edited excerpt, the authors discuss what your business plan should look</i> …

Top Crowdfunding Predictions 2015

<b>Austin, Texas – Front Page PR</b> predicts the top 15 crowdfunding trends that will emerge by the end of 2015 for the United States crowdfunding industry:<p>…

Watch Out for These Top 20 Reasons for Startup Failure

For most, startup failure is inevitable. It’s a harsh reality to face, but it’s a reality that you have to acknowledge before fully jumping into the …

Silicon Valley startup helps bring job-seeking inmates up to code

In addition to the usual headaches that come with running a fledgling Silicon Valley venture, Chris Redlitz's particular project faces a few unique ones – gang violence and prison lockdowns, for example.<p>With little fanfare, the San Francisco-based venture capitalist and tech-industry veteran has …

How To Boost Confidence When Seeking Funding For Your Startup

These days, the option of seeking outside funding to grow a business makes a lot sense for entrepreneurs, especially when you consider the following statement published in a recent Statista.com report:<p>“According to Thomson Reuter data published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, venture capital funding in …

The Year in Startup Funding (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the idea for your startup comes from your brain and the drive to pursue it comes from your heart, the truth is you’ll never get the business off the ground without your wallet. A great idea won’t get anywhere without some cash …

Startups, focus on your next round now

As an analyst at an early-stage VC firm, I frequently see companies that have some initial traction but are running out of money and are fundraising under pressure.<p>These are often companies that did not raise enough money earlier, and now struggle to raise the next round because they did not have …

Vegan "Almond Joy" Oatmeal Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup steel-cut oats<p>1 1/4 cups almond milk, or other milk substitute<p>1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut, separated<p>1/4 cup plus 2 …

The 6 Best Style Transformations We've Ever Seen

We never thought we'd see the day when celebs like Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie were considered style icons. But believe it or not, that day has arrived. While their fashion choices in the early aughts may have been cringe-worthy, today they are among some of the best-dressed women in the world.<p>…

6 Oysters Everyone Needs to Know

We asked three chefs for the essential oysters that everyone should know. It’s a great cheat sheet to keep on hand for the next time you’re …