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Why Coca-Cola is Targeting Experienced Entrepreneurs

Among the assets, access to which the founders get, Butler listed the corporation’s reach, resources, and relationships. In addition to that, the platform itself can be seen as a network of successful entrepreneurs who can help each other and share some resources, including expertise and talent …

5 Crucial Lessons I Learned by Starting My Own Business

When I was young, I had no aspirations to be a business owner or entrepreneur. I was a baseball card collector investing way too much money in Jose …

Start Preparing Your Business for the Generation After Millennials

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is retail dying?<p>Many business people, myself included, have opined that with the increased acceptance and convenience of online shopping, consumers will eventually cease to visit retail stores altogether and instead shift their shopping …

eCommerce

4 Reasons Why Startups Committed to Social Responsibility Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past decade, we have seen startups rise to success from just a few dollars in their pockets, an idea and the will to do good. Their success has taught us there is no longer just one bottom line but a triple bottom line, or the …

Startups

How to Connect With Really Important People | Inc.com

Relationships are the lifeblood of any business, and the ability to connect effectively with your employees, investors, vendors, customers, and others in your community and industry--the really important people in your business--can open up many doors for you and your company.<p>Connect and …

Customers

London Startup Jinn Raises $200K Seed Round For Local On-Demand Delivery App

Four months after bootstrapping a London launch, which saw its co-founders initially jumping on a scooter to deliver customer orders themselves, local on-demand delivery app Jinn has raised a modest seed round of $200,000, to be used primarily for customer acquisition. Thus far the startup says …

Jinn Expands Its Local On-Demand Delivery App To London

It looks like the same-hour ‘shop on your behalf’ delivery space in London is heating up. In January, French startup Tok Tok Tok raised $2 million for European expansion, with the UK Capital City pegged next. And U.S.-based Postmates, which just raised a $16 million series B round, has hinted that …

5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A company that’s not growing is dying. This is an unpleasant reality that comes with the capitalist system, and it’s especially harsh for smaller or newer companies. Between concerns over debt, resource acquisition and client maintenance, …

Investing

5 Things You Never Should Say to a Client

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of business can be tricky to navigate. Sure, you have a great product, but now you must procure and retain clients. And that can be like navigating a minefield. Each customer brings a different personality and expectations to …

Las Vegas

An E-Commerce Site Where You Can Haggle Down The Price

What are American holidays without shopping deals, right? A new kind of site has launched out of Y Combinator just in time for the most American holiday of them all.<p>Founders Andrew Kurland and Joe Marrapodi created their e-commerce negotiation site, Greentoe, out of frustration. The two were …

How to Grow Your Daily Deals Site Customer Base

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Online Coupon or Daily Deal Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and</i> …

Google AdWords

Grocery-Delivery Startups Are Eating Up New Markets

This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS<p>Online grocery-delivery startups Instacart and Relay Foods are eating up new markets.<p>Instacart announced this week a $44 million Series B financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz, bringing total funding to $55 million. The San Francisco, Calif.-based …

eCommerce

The Beginner's Guide to Airbnb

Airbnb is an online community marketplace that allows people to rent or sell lodging.<p>Users all over the world can post spaces available for rent; in …

How to Successfully Collaborate With a Larger Business Partner

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the tech space, partnerships can go a long way to round out a product offer, speed time-to-market, or extend sales channels. It takes effort and attention to manage these relationships, especially if you are a smaller company dealing …

Entrepreneurship

BYOD Stipends May Soon Go Away (If IT Gets Its Way)

For employees, nothing gets more personal than money. So when companies began doling out payments to offset Bring Your Own Device wireless service …

BYOD

8 Surging Startup Industries to Watch

The forecast is looking sunny for hungry entrepreneurs who want to get an idea off the ground.<p>According to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business …

Tech Partnerships: An Essential Part of Business

Partnerships are an integral part of doing business. This is especially true in the tech industry. Some of the largest companies in the world have …

Tech Industry

Indigenous Crop: Marama – a secret crop of southern Africa

The marama plant is native to southern Africa. The plant grows along the ground like a vine growing horizontally in all different directions. By …

General partnership agreement | Sample template

Downloadable sample template for a general partnership agreement. Startups in Canada can use this to help create a legal agreement. Entrepreneur’s …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In Spring, 2008, I spent my exchange semester studying in Osaka, Japan. Three of my American classmates were looking for summer internships. As I had spent my previous semester in Shanghai making friends with interns who worked at …

Entrepreneurship

What Is Going Wrong With BYOD?

For the past couple of years, tech pundits have been pounding the Bring Your Own Device drumbeat to such a fast and lively rhythm that you'd think …

5 industries that millennials are destroying

There’s a lot to be said for watching demographic shifts as you craft your long-term investing strategy.<p>And while Baby Boomer stocks like health care …

Stock Markets

The Challenge of Same-Day Delivery | Inc.com

Recently eBay made headlines over rumors it was preparing to kill its same-day delivery service, eBay Now. The company denied that it intends to make that move, but it has shelved its plans to expand the service to 25 cities by the end of the year.<p>"It's very hard and expensive," Daphne Carmeli, …

eCommerce

5 Ways to Think Like a Millionaire

While a million dollars might not go as far as it used to these days, that magical, seven-digit number is still considered the benchmark for …

5 Fast-Growing Industries Ripe for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re thinking about starting a business, think first which industries have sustainable momentum. No venture is a sure thing, but if you start your business in an industry with a strong positive trend behind it, you’re starting on …

Entrepreneurship