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Build A Better Business: Seven Guidelines For Choosing, Launching And Growing Your Online Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It has been almost two years since I started working on my startup pricena.com, a price comparison site in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt that allows …

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Important Financial Indicators for Startups at Every Stage of Growth

Learning to read financial documents is one thing, but learning to <i>use them</i> as tools to guide the business and ultimately communicate clearly to 100+ …

How To Raise Money For A Startup

10 Ways that Lean Respects & Supports Healthcare Staff

One of the two main pillars of the Toyota Way management system is “respect for people.” I’ve blogged about that often over the past ten years, …

Lean Startups

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

Tips for Techies: How to be Self-Employed

With a down economy and a job market that is becoming increasingly specialized, more and more people are striking out and going into business for …

Web Tool 'Calculates' Biz Success

Starting a business is not for the risk averse. But in an effort to help entrepreneurs assess just how much risk is associated with launching or …

Low-Cost Biz To Start

<b>Auction Lister</b><br>If you have a camera, reasonable photography skills and an Internet connection, you could make money listing items on online auction …

Where to Find Business Plan Templates

A reader wrote:<p>Hi Dane, can you recommend a website where I can find business plans that I can modified and use as models of my own?<p>Sure! …

Should You Write a Book?

<i>Someone, somewhere, is going to steal your business idea, so don’t sit on it.</i><p>A reader asked via #askDane on Twitter:<p><b>Hi Dane. I sell [some stuff].</b> …

How To Dominate Niche Markets with Software as a Service

<i>The following is a guest post by Patrick Jobin.</i><p>In the early days of the Internet, starting an ecommerce business was tough, risky and expensive. Even …

How to Make Money by Blogging on LinkedIn | Inc.com

16 million.<p>That's how many people viewed my blog content on LinkedIn last year. Those 16 million page views led to 300,000 followers, thousands of sales leads and books sold and more than $1 million of revenue.<p>I'm super lucky. I've been part of the LinkedIn Influencer program and that's been a huge …

LinkedIn

Putting Together A Successful Kickstarter Proposal: How One Company Raised Four Times Its Target

When Dennis List and Nick Yap set out to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter last year, they hit their target on the first day and reached over $220,000 from backers in three weeks. List and Yap are the developers of ROCKI, a wi-fi music system that transforms any speakers into wi-fi speakers and enables …

10 Must-See Videos on Business, Creativity and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the unpredictable road of entrepreneurship, it can be immensely helpful to receive guidance and advice from those who have traveled those roads already.<p>Their experiences, distilled into teachable information, can help the rest of us …

Leadership

Introducing Open Equity: Buffer’s Equity Formula and Full Individual Breakdown

Ever since we established the Buffer values that are at the heart of our company culture, we’ve been continuously on the lookout for new ways to live …

Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ideas are like armpits -- everybody has them. There is, however, a substantial difference in what people do with those ideas that largely differentiates them from being an entrepreneur or a "wantrepreneur" -- someone that simply can't or …

Entrepreneurship

A Sweet and Savory Franchise

After more than a decade of success in Arizona, Larry “Lo-Lo” and Rasheedah White, founders of Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, are ready to start a soul …

Top 30 Blogs for Business Ideas

A reader wrote:<p>Can you recommend a few other blogs about business ideas that I should read?<p>Our answer: Sure, and we will do you one better!<p>Below are …

Nasal Beauty Clip Invention

Do you have a complex about your nose? Then reach for the Hana Twin Nose, a much cheaper alternative to plastic surgery and it doesn’t hurt either! …

Reader Mailbag: How Do I Make Money?

A reader asked:<p>How does your newsletter and weblog earn income? You do so much work… finding these interesting articles … etc.<p>Advertising mostly. …

Jamba Juice Is Going On a Serious Franchisee Recruitment Spree

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jamba Juice wants to take over America with a swelling army of franchisees and more juice than ever before.<p>The juice and smoothie chain announced new incentives to boost franchising, with the goal of adding 500 new stores in the U.S. in …

Same-Store Sales

An Instant Cure for Negativity | Inc.com

Unless you've had your head stuck in the sand, you've probably run across the numerous best-selling books by Jon Gordon. I like all of his work, and his new book, The Carpenter is truly a must-read.<p>The Carpenter is an engaging parable of a high-powered entrepreneur who recaptures his sense of …

Happiness

Galt Green Energy: Going global with the power of water - MaRS

Galt Green Energy is bringing power to off-grid communities with the help of their Eco-Siphon Packaged Hydro Station and international expansion plan.

Green Energy

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

A New Way to Find Business Opportunities and Ideas

I’ve been blogging about business opportunities and ideas since 2001 and in that time we have posted over 26,000 different stories about people, …

How Are You Profiting from "Climate Change?"

Businesses see an opportunity to turn a buck just about anywhere – even in climate change.<p>According to a report released Monday by the UN Global …