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Amazon is the No. 1 Site For Millennial Clothes Shoppers

It's closely followed by Nordstrom and Old Navy<p>It’s not known for being the height of fashion, but new data suggests millennials spend more on …

Why You're Not Getting Customers From Social Media

New study shows how Facebook likes alone don't cut it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“I’ve got 10,000 likes on my Facebook page,” proudly proclaimed the business owner sitting next to me at the conference lunch I was speaking at. Not a bad start, but as it turns out, …

Why A Global E-Commerce Brand Opened A Brick-And-Mortar

<b>Retail Store Economics</b><p>Ever wondered what goes into opening a store?<p>In 2012, I co-founded a company called Tictail: a platform to help entrepreneurs build online shops, and a shopping destination for finding the best emerging fashion and home decor designers from around the world. We decided early …

The Best Days to Send Email Campaigns and Other Email Marketing Tips

Email marketing can be an effective way to drive business, but it requires that you invest time into a strategy.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Reportedly, 83 percent of marketers consider email their primary lead generation channel. While email marketing …

GeekWire Deals: This unbeatable power bank gives up to nine extra lives to your battery

Nothing puts a frustrating pause on a productive day like a dead battery. Having a power bank is one easy way to avoid it, but let’s be real: some …

The 17- Step Guide to Create a Successful Online Business in 2017

Ecommerce is hotter than ever right now, but what are the numbers attached to this exponential growth? Well, in 2017, ecommerce sales are estimated …

4 Trends in Social Media That Are Changing the Game | Inc.com

Savvy brands have been using social media to engage with their audiences for a long time, and with continuous changes, updates, and additions making these platforms better and easier to use, brands no longer have an excuse to avoid using social.<p>As a marketer and leader, you have your choice of free …

Social Media

Five Predictions For Retail In 2017

It’s the time of year when everyone is looking to set their expectations for the year ahead. For retail, 2017 promises more disruption ahead as retailers try to figure out the changing shopping behaviors they see from customers who are more digitally savvy than ever. Here is my take on five …

eCommerce

The 15 Most Popular Online Payment Solutions

There are many more viable options for taking online payments than the one everybody can name.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no denying that when it comes to accepting and receiving payments, PayPal is the reigning champion. In fact, it’s the de facto online …

#SocialSkim: Instagram Preps for E-Commerce, Customizable Pages for Facebook: 10 Stories This Week

This week's social roundup: Instagram lays groundwork for full-fledged e-commerce; Facebook rolls out customizable page layouts for businesses, and …

Inside the world of Chinese science fiction, with “Three Body Problem” translator Ken Liu

In 2015, <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> by Liu Cixin became the first translated novel to win the Hugo Award, one of the highest honors in sci-fi. A surprise hit inside and outside China, the book left English-language readers unsure about where to get more Chinese sci-fi. Now, <i>Three-Body Problem</i> translator …

Science Fiction

10 Reasons Your Ecommerce Store Isn't Making Any Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An ecommerce store is a fantastic way to build revenue with very little overhead: You can generate sales around-the-clock at a global level without the expenses or staff required to operate a brick-and-mortar business.<p>Yet, despite the …

How Flywheel, Lululemon, And Camelbak Engage Users With Interactive Content Marketing Strategies

Content marketing is all about driving engagement and is one of the more effective ways to cut through the clutter of the overly saturated digital ad space. Resourceful and compelling content is always valued by customers and is critical to generating long term brand loyalty and meaningful sales.<p>As …

Marketing

One of Amazon's earliest investors just made a $30 million bet on Hollar, the online dollar store

But Yeom has proved the doubters wrong so far. The company's growth over the past year, from selling hundreds of thousands of plushies to raking over a million dollars a month in sales, has attracted the eye of one of Amazon's earliest investors: Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner …

This Outrageous Ecommerce Brand Built a Business Around Quirky Video

Here's how dark horse Vat19 mastered YouTube -- and what you can learn from them.<p>Also known as "The Evil Boss" of Vat19, Jamie Salvatori spearheads one of the Internet's most curiously awesome ecommerce sites. He's not only given his brand a persona, but engages directly and hilariously with his …

Three Strategies To Win In China's E-Commerce Market

Recently, American retailer Macy’s announced that it will launch an e-commerce site in China in 2017. Will Macy’s follow the footsteps of other American giants such as eBay, which failed miserably, or Amazon, which couldn’t gain much footing in China?<p>For Macy’s, or any other retailer large or …

What kind of hair loss is totally normal, and when you should be worried

Humans put a lot of time and effort into thinking of ways to hold onto their hair. Globally, the market for hair loss products is expected to reach $11.8 billion by 2024. Donald Trump’s wispy comb-over is just one example of our fascination with people’s ‘dos—or lack thereof. We all lose hair …

Big data and creativity: What we can learn from 'House of Cards'

Data and creativity can work really well together. Don’t believe me?<p>On February 1, 2013, a TV series called <i>House of Cards</i> debuted on the video streaming service Netflix. It proved an immediate hit. Two years later, it has a nine out of 10 rating from more than 275,000 reviewers. Those numbers place …

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re …

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Time Management

7 Myths Entrepreneurs Should Walk Away From

<b>Question:</b> What is one business myth that entrepreneurs should disregard?<p>You Have No Time for Friends and Family<p>“Smart entrepreneurs know that having …

Here’s how to launch a start-up when you only have 99 dollars

When it was first invented, I can imagine that the press release was an incredibly powerful tool. Write a single document, fire it off to the largest media outlets, and boom—instant press coverage.<p>But strategies like this are paradoxical—each time they are effective, others take note and follow …

Cell Phones, Books and Other Hot Buys

Sometimes there are things that you know, but you don't <i>really</i> know till you see them in a chart. So while it isn't at all surprising that consumer …

55 Men's Medium Hairstyles & Male Haircuts For Magnificent Bastards

If you’re a bit of a goldilocks when it comes to your hair – not too short, not too long, but in between – then you’ll be pleased to know there is …

30+ Bedroom Ideas For Men - D'Marge

Bedroom ideas for men. It's not just the bed that's the most important element. You've got lamps, art, colour and rugs to help spice things up.

Alibaba's IPO Will be One of the Biggest in Tech

Alibaba isn’t a household name in the US, but the e-commerce firm from China is shaping up to hold one of the biggest technology IPOs that the US markets have ever seen.<p>Some insight into its size was revealed this week with its recent financial results — which were made public via shareholder …

Four Horsemen of Tech Will Change World: Schmidt

Why Nest will be bigger for Google than Android

Nest is a company that makes smart smoke detectors and smart thermostats. That’s neat, but that gadget business alone is not worth $3.2 billion, the price Google just paid for Nest. There are a bunch of reasons Google was willing to give Nest’s investors a 20x return on their investment, including …

Internet of Things