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Karma raises $12M to let restaurants and grocery stores offer unsold food at a discount

Karma, the Stockholm-based startup that offers a marketplace to let local restaurants and grocery offer unsold food at a discount, has raised $12 million in Series A funding.<p>Swedish investment firm Kinnevik led the round, with participation from U.S. venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners, …

Selling

How Successful Marketing Writers Plan Their Content - Copyblogger

I never realized just how important it was to connect content with business goals until I had a particular conversation with a client.<p>The client, …

Marketing

8 essentials for bolstering your content marketing

Content marketing may be a current buzzword, but it isn’t a new concept.<p>Smart marketers figured out how to produce content their customers value as …

Marketing

Content Marketing en MaaS: 8 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Agency is Your New Competitive Advantage

<b>How to build meaningful competitive advantage with your content marketing agency to differentiate your offering and stand out from the crowd.</b>Remember …

Marketing

When Should You Expect to See Results from a Content Marketing Strategy?

“How long does it take for content marketing to work?”<p>I’m asked this simple, and completely reasonable question, often, and it always gives me pause …

Marketing

Why You Should not Ignore the Marketing Power of Custom Stickers

—Marketing is the backbone of any business venture. Your marketing strategy and its execution alone can make or break your business regardless of how …

Marketing

The founder of Silk Road is dictating tweets from the prison where he's serving life — and he's convinced 55,000 people to sign his petition for clemency

Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the dark web marketplace Silk Road, is dictating messages from prison that his family are delivering to the outside world via Twitter.<p>The Twitter account @RealRossU was opened in June and sent its first tweet on July 19. The tweet linked to a handwritten note posted on …

Silk Road

This Supermarket's Way of Selling Bananas Is Pure Genius

Whoever came up with this needs to be promoted.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>There comes a moment in every person's life when they say to themselves: "Why have I been doing things <i>this</i> way all my life?"<p>This is what many people …

Selling

How Giant Accenture Learned To Run At Digital's Fast Pace

<i>Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme tells Forbes how his global consulting firm discovered that being a “fast follower” suddenly became fatally slow in</i> …

Innovation

4 Companies Founded By Millennials That Are Making Millions On Amazon

In its 23-year ascent to global retail dominance, Amazon has become not just a sales channel for consumer brands, but a complete business model. The ability to quickly build a consumer brand that can reach hundreds of millions of customers while requiring virtually no warehousing is a winning …

eCommerce

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

Instagram’s CEO on vindication after 2 years of reinventing Stories

“I think the mistake everyone made was to think that Stories was a photography product,” says Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. “If you look at all these interactivity features we’ve added, we’ve really made Stories something else. We’ve really innovated and made it our own.”<p>His version of the ephemeral …

Social Media

This 3D-scanning smart mirror is the world’s biggest nude selfie camera

Wow, that is one great big naked selfie.<p>So, this Silicon Valley startup, appropriately named Naked Labs, has taken a whole bunch of venture capital …

Tailoring

Brookstone declares bankruptcy after more than 40 years of business

Home retail chain Brookstone has filed for bankruptcy for the second time since 2014 after more than four decades of business. Barring 35 airport locations, all of its US outlets will be shut down.<p>For many, Brookstone's exit from the shopping scene may be as bittersweet as when The Sharper Image …

Selling

Walmart pilots a grocery-picking robot to fulfill customers’ online orders

Walmart is testing a new robotics system that picks customers’ grocery orders. The retailer this morning announced it has partnered with Alert Innovation to deploy Alphabot, a system designed for Walmart, in its Salem, New Hampshire superstore. The automated technology will be installed in a …

eCommerce

Five Strategies To Make Content Marketing Work For Your Service Firm

These days, I hear a lot of pushback about content marketing. There are many people who say it doesn’t work. By “work,” they usually mean that they want it to generate leads, position them as thought leaders, differentiate their firm and create a top-of-mind presence for their brand. They would …

Marketing

How Venture Capital Works

Venture capital firms are without a doubt the muscle behind innovation as they support the company they may invest in, from the early stages, all the way to IPO — especially those with larger funds that have billions of dollars under management.<p><b><br>Defining the Roles at a VC</b><p>As described in my book, <i>The</i> …

Venture Capital

One of Estonia’s first “e-residents” explains what it means to have digital citizenship

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first …

Estonia

Uniqlo launches its own virtual assistant using Google technology

Uniqlo has launched Uniqlo IQ, a mobile assistant that uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to give customers personalised …

Google Assistant

3 Customer Service Phrases That Make Every Support Conversation Better

Nobody likes receiving an obviously scripted reply to their support question, especially when it’s irrelevant to their needs.While sending …

Customers

Amazon will reportedly distance itself from Oracle tech by 2020

War of words heats up between two IT giants.

Cloud Computing

Move over, Spider-Man! Spider silk can be used to build armor and repair nerves

When you picture the kind of next-gen materials that excite scientists, chances are spider silk isn’t near the top of the list. As it turns out, …

Vaccination

A CEO who sold his company for $365 million describes how one of the most humiliating moments of his life transformed his business into a huge success

When David Rusenko, founder of website building platform Weebly, debuted his product for the very first time before a crowd of nearly 1,000 people in 2006, he was met with a remarkably unfavorable response.<p>At an an early tech gathering led by a prominent tech CEO in New York, Rusenko was one among …

Entrepreneurship

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene: ‘We’re playing the long game here’

Google is hosting its annual Cloud Next conference in San Francisco this week. With 25,000 developers in attendance, Cloud Next has become the cloud-centric counterpart to Google I/O. A few years ago, when the event only had about 2,000 attendees and Google still hosted it on a rickety pier, Diane …

Customers

If Your Sales Pitch Is Missing This Step, You May Miss Out on the Sale

Here's the one thing you can do to move beyond a quick sale and into a long-term partnership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout my career, I have been on both sides of the sales process, as a buyer and as a seller. As a buyer, I've observed that salespeople whom …

Customers

Programmatic advertising to drive digital OOH market to exceed more than $5bn by 2022

The global digital out of home (OOH) market is expected to exceed more than $5bn by 2022 at an annual rate of 10% as a result of boost in …

Cloud Computing

Amazing future transports promise to supercharge our commutes

You can keep your Teslas, your McLarens, and your Aston Martins (we’ll take them if you’re dead set on getting rid of them, of course!). Here in …

Flying Car

The 20/60/20 Rule: How to Handle Misaligned Employees

Trying to win over 100 percent of your team is a fool's mission.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter how effectively we communicate and execute change in our company, some team members just won't accept and adapt to that change as fast as others. What we sometimes …

Leadership

This Entrepreneur Drove Across the Country to Sell His Product to Walmart

John Mack now consults business owners on how to sell their products.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Struggling to pay the bills at age 48, John Mack’s power was shut off. So he rented out his guest house, bought an RV and road-tripped across America to pitch his …

Entrepreneurship

Credit Card Payoff App Tally Raises $25 Million

<i>By Tanaya Macheel</i><p>Tally, an automated debt-managing app, has raised $25 million in Series B funding with the goal of expanding its reach and finding …

Personal Finance