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Foursquare finally comes up with a monetization strategy that makes sense

Foursquare is planning to monetize its greatest asset -- its database of precise locations for restaurants, shopping malls, and anywhere else someone …

Fleshlight Releases iPad Case You Can Hump

After more than two years of development, the sex toy company behind the male masturbatory aid <i>Fleshlight</i> has sprung a product that finally allows men …

Is Big Marijuana the Next Big Tobacco?

Allies in Public Health: China and the US Share the Stage

How To Get an MBA in Entrepreneurship

A few years ago a friend told me he was taking an “Entrepreneurship Class” and I remember raising an eyebrow. How do you take a class to learn how to …

How 7 Successful Entrepreneurs Find Focus

Whether you’re managing a company or just your daily life, these successful entrepreneurs have great advice for cutting through the chaos.<p>It happens every day. Wherever you go, anything you look at, every noise you hear is another piece of information fighting for your attention. How do you block …

Quirky plans to connect the connectors with a new Internet of Things company, Wink

Quirky, the so-called invention platform that takes anyone's ideas and turns them into real products, is getting into the connected home business. …

10 Common Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make | Inc.com

How well you use words can make a lasting impression on people. Wield those words skillfully and people may perceive you in any number of positive lights--as intelligent, poised, persuasive, funny, to name a few. But even one little grammatical slip can have the opposite effect.<p>It's a topic that …

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Your Company Shouldn't Need to Shout 'The Customer is King!'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve recently seen an onslaught of marketing campaigns that feature companies trumpeting their commitment to customers. Really? Without customers you can’t have a company.<p>That customers are number one should be a foregone conclusion. It …

Successful Leaders: 1 Question All Successful People Can Answer Immediately | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>If starting multiple businesses people love is any measure of success for a serial entrepreneur, Tina Roth Eisenberg has got it made. Known as Swiss Miss, she runs a popular design …

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Pictual Turns Your Words Into Pictures

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

10 Ways to Spark Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity isn't just for "creatives." Rather, it’s a mental tool prized by employers across all fields. Many believe it’s the key to business …

The 4 Types of Competitors That Brands Must Battle

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve talked to executives who say they don’t have any competition. They talk about their unique selling proposition, their software innovation, or the new industry their business has created.<p>When I hear this, the …

Look for Leaders Where You Least Expect Them

Once you start looking at your employees' actions, you'll end up spotting massive leadership potential that you've overlooked.

The Definition of Success, According to 5 Entrepreneur Superstars

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although the definition of success is subjective, there seem to be some common themes among the ultra-successful about what success really means. Very rarely does it have to do with money alone. In fact, none of these five inspiring …

How to Formalize Company Vision and Values

Barry Salzberg outlines how to effectively inculcate your employees with your company's core values.

How Online Education Can Reduce the Debt Burden

Online education offers a chance for top universities to connect with highly-qualified candidates who wouldn't pay the opportunity cost of relocating.

Apple to Launch Smartwatch With More Than 10 Sensors in October: Report | Inc.com

Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report.<p><i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> also said Friday that Apple is planning multiple screen sizes for the device, which some people have …

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Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The eager client. The persistent client. The difficult client. The know-it-all client. The cooperative client. There are countless types of clients an entrepreneur will encounter in his or her lifetime. But perhaps the most abhorrent …

Eliminate These 8 Distractions That Are Killing Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you know how valuable every single minute of your day is. We all would do almost anything for more time.<p>Sometimes your work environment and personal habits can waste precious time without you even knowing. Here are …

Success Secrets From Papa John: The Entrepreneur Behind a Billion-Dollar Business Who Started Out as a Dishwasher

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs make plenty of mistakes, particularly when first starting out. John Schnatter is no exception, although he learned at least one major lesson well before he built global pizza franchise Papa John's: Hiring the best people …

3 Tips for Naming Your Business in the Modern, Mobile World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Is this your company? Wild Creations, eh? Your name sucks.”<p>This was how my first day at the show started. It was our first year attending the Toy Industry Association annual New York Toy Fair, the largest trade show of its kind in the …

6 Tactics To Becoming A Better Negotiator

Check your ego, watch your body language, and more tips on negotiating like a winner.<p>If you think negotiating is about winning or losing, you have already lost.<p>Negotiating is about striking the best possible deal between parties without short-changing any party involved in the transaction. However, …

What's the Point of Social Media? Customer Happiness

Experiment with social, says Amy Jo Martin, and you'll provide value, which converts to loyalty.

13 Fun Facts That Will Make Your 'About Me' A Lot Less Boring

PR and Publicity Expert, Author, Blogger aka The Publicity Hound<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many business owners write professional bios that are the literary equivalent of sleeping pills.<p>Don't fall into the same trap of writing only about your professional …

5 Simple Steps to Building Trust With Your Buyer | Inc.com

Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship. Whether it's a marriage or a business partnership, trust is the glue that holds the relationship together and protects both parties' interests.<p>As a business seller, you may feel wary or vulnerable at various stages of the selling process, and …

How Social Media Can Reinvent Your Staid, Old Sales Tactics | Inc.com

<i>"Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half." --John Wanamaker, late 1800s.</i><p>More than a century ago, the founder of Wanamaker's department store uttered those words (or so the legend goes). A pioneer of merchandising and sales, John Wanamaker knew …

How Purpose and Social Responsibility Can Set a Startup Apart

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a CEO, I’m passionate about having a personal mission. I believe leadership is service to others and that companies can be forces for good while making a profit. It has served as a compass for my career and keeps me focused on the …

The Guide to Measuring Customer Loyalty Effectively

Every organization should consider building a profitable customer loyalty program to cultivate the relationships with their most loyal customers, generate more awareness of their business and increase the average amount their customers spend each time they visit.<p>Overall, the main goal of a customer …

10 Phrases Remarkably Unsuccessful People Always Use | Inc.com

I've spent some time around unsuccessful people.<p>Most of them live in a bubble of hopelessness trying to figure out how to break out of their cell (or cubicle). It's sad. One person I know is so unhappy and stuck that he seems to always be moving backward, not forward--faltering so much in his lack …