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How I Built a 6 Figure Business From Scratch Using LinkedIn and Nothing Else

Five years ago, I quit my safe "day job" and built an entirely new business from scratch using LinkedIn. Here's what I learned.<p>I opened the door and stepped out into the frigid night, wondering if I'd made the right move.<p>People thought I was crazy.<p>I'd just quit the safest, highest-paying corporate …

Employment

Judge refuses to block Trump's order to end Obamacare subsidies

A federal judge in San Francisco refused Wednesday to require the Trump administration to restore healthcare subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act, saying the president's action is likely to be lawful and will cause little immediate harm.<p>U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, an Obama …

Health Care

How Will Digital Transformation Change the Marketing Funnel?

The marketing funnel goes something like this: Awareness, interest, consideration, intent, evaluation, decision. Normally, marketing is responsible for the first part of the funnel, and then sales takes over toward the end. However, the digital transformation has changed — and is continuing to …

Marketing

The Companies That Will Track Any Phone on the Planet

Tracking or tapping phones across the planet used to be a niche capability. Now, a myriad of for-profit spy companies sell border-crossing …

How to Choose the Best Store-Bought Kombucha

If you haven't heard of soda's sexy (and saintly) sister kombucha, now is the time to add the bubbly tonic to your shopping cart. While some still doubt the effectiveness and holy grail-type reputation of the drink that's circulating around the wellness community, downing a bottle of kombucha is …

Facebook now lets companies post job listings

You might not have to visit LinkedIn or a dedicated job site to climb up the career ladder. Facebook has started rolling out support for job listings on company pages, starting with the US and Canada in the next few weeks. It not only puts jobs in front of more eyeballs (namely the world's largest …

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

Use 375,000 images from the Met however you want, for free

If you want to use images of paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like <i>Woman with a Parrot</i> by Gustave Courbet (above), you no longer have to worry about rights. All of the Met's approximately 375,000 public-domain artwork images are now available for free, unrestricted use. The new "Open …

Best Way to Raise Money from an Angel Investor

There is one question I get asked all the time. Sometimes even hundreds of times a day. It’s the question I get asked most frequently, out of all …

Venture Capital

Why Google Analytics Is Only Half the Story

Google Analytics is one of the most powerful tools out there for recording visitor traffic to your website. However, I feel it is only telling you …

How to build a killer sales team, according to a $1.7 billion marketing-software maker

Having a strong sales team is critical for any company trying to sell its product.<p>But it's not easy to put together the right mix of people that can maximize your sales potential.<p>HubSpot, a marketing-software company worth $1.7 billion, has published this slide deck with tips on how to build a …

This Startup Pitch Deck Landed $65M And a $865M Valuation

Raising a round of financing is one of the toughest things an early stage company will need to face at some point. Fundraising is actually getting …

Try These New Email Marketing Tips in Your Lead Generation

Email marketing campaigns are essential elements of any marketing strategy, especially in lead generation. They communicate and build relationships …

SAM ZELL: It's really hard not to be a seller in real estate right now

"No one has ever accused me of not being a realist," Sam Zell told CNBC. The chairman of Equity Group Investments and of apartment mega-landlord Equity Residential was talking about the markets for office and apartment buildings in some major cities that have already peaked.<p>"Overall we've come off …

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

Don't Look Back, Bob Dylan and the invention of the rockumentary

DA Pennebaker’s landmark film is being celebrated with its own exhibition, and more than 50 years on, it still sets the standard for the rock documentary<p>“DA Pennebaker is the grandaddy of the documentary – he didn’t buy his camera, he built it,” explains Joseph Baldassare, curator of a new …

Forbes Most Innovative Growth Company Xero Launches in South Africa

Online accounting software firm Xero, which ranks as number one on the Forbes Most Innovative Growth Companies, is launching into South Africa tomorrow.<p>“Out of all the regions we could move into, we’re most excited about SA. We already have several thousand existing South African customers, so …

5 Ways To Grow Your 'Fulfillment by Amazon' Business

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many online entrepreneurs are sharing news of their successes with the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) business model -- where client companies store their products at Amazon's fulfillment centers, and Amazon picks, packs, ships and …

Small Business

Starting May 16, Entrepreneurs Can Raise Money in a Whole New Way. Here's What You Need to Know.

7 min read<p>Monday, May 16, 2016, will be a very big day in the world of crowdfunding.<p>More people will be able to invest in entrepreneurs through crowdfunding than they were just the day before. And that means that more entrepreneurs with more innovative ideas will be able to launch more …

Crowd Funding

5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than a Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

Marketing

How to Grow a Small Startup Business From 0 to 5 Figure Months in 100 Days

Being a CEO for over 10 years and managing couple different companies after getting my MBA definitely taught me a thing or two about the business world, but putting the so called safety of the corporate world and biweekly paycheck behind me and taking on the competitive business arena as an …

10 Project & Task Management Tools To Try

a<p>If you find it difficult to manage your team and projects or find difficulty in keeping them at top productivity levels, then a project management …

The Best Social Listening and Influencer Identification Tools of 2018

Social media marketing means more than just getting your message out there. It means listening to see who's hearing it and what they think. We test …

Public Relations

See the Greatest Vintage Photos of Baseball's Opening Day

Players huddle on Chicago-Pittsburgh opening day, 1947.<br>George Skadding—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Some welcome springtime for its …

Baseball

5 Productivity Tools All Marketers Should Know About

Marketers must maintain a high level of productivity at all times if they are going to reach their goals. Sometimes this is easier said than done, though. You need to go out of your way to stay productive and to stave off distractions. There are many productivity tools on the market that can help …

Project Management

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

4 Content Distribution Strategies for Hard-to-Target Audiences

One of the most critical components of any good content marketing plan is having a strong distribution strategy. After all, what’s the use in …

Marketing

20 Best Big Data Visualization Tools Reviewed

By Edoardo L’AstorinaBig Data is amazing. It describes our everyday behavior, keeps track of the places we go, stores what we like to do and how much …