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Will Blockchain Be the Ultimate Disrupter? Harvard Says Yes | Inc.com

"Imagine a technology that could preserve our freedom to choose for ourselves and our families, to express these choices in the world, and to control our own destiny, no matter where we lived or were born. What tools and jobs could we create with those capabilities? What new business and services? …

Blockchain

The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Inc.com

Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will help you do just that.<p>I loved Cal's …

Self-improvement

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

A tech founder who sold his first startup for £40 million shares his advice for budding entrepreneurs

Now, three years later and after a stint in San Francisco, he's heading up a new venture, retail technology company Hero, and hoping it will be equally successful.<p>Business Insider caught up with Crane and Hero's founder Adam Levene, an early employee at Grapple, to get their advice for first-time …

Startups

These are the top financial services providers and fintech startups

After reaching $19 billion in total in 2015, global fintech funding had already hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. Several innovative financial services and fintech companies are driving that growth by attracting investors who are offering new financial products and services.<p>But as more and more …

Employment

10 Free Chrome Extensions That Will Transform Your Workday

It's not an oversell: These browser add-ons really can make you better, faster, smarter, and safer when working in Chrome.<p>You fill your phone with apps to make it work harder for you--but how about the computer you use every day at work?<p>Chrome extensions work to supercharge your go-to Google …

Productivity

A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

Small Business

The Titan behind Singapore’s most successful crowdfunding campaigns

Whether it’s holding down a gym in Pokemon Go, earning free rides on Uber, or helping clients gain thousands of Facebook likes, life’s a computer …

Marketing

If You Can Prove That You Can See Ghosts, The Smart Local Will Give You $100,000!

Do you have the “Third Eye” a.k.a the ability to see spirits, or know someone who has it?<p>Well, local website The Smart Local is offering a whopping …

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7 Epic Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To

As an entrepreneur, you should be constantly putting in the research to track the activity of your competitors, understand your audience, and keep …

The 8 Best Songs for Testing Your Headphones or Speakers

Contents<p>Recommended<p>Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II)<p>Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N´ Roses<p>Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack<p>Caribbean Blue – …

"Dry Clean Only" Is Basically a Lie

How to cut back on your professional laundering bill in four easy steps.<p>Dry cleaning is a wonderful thing—how lovely it is to outsource the care of your favorite clothes to someone else! But dry cleaning can also be so frustrating: It's expensive, mysterious, possibly toxic and, worst of all, …

Outsourcing

The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

Study Reveals The Pitch Deck That Will Land You Millions

The DocSend study on pitch decks gathers data from over 200 pitch decks of early stage startups. However, before we dive into the study, and as a …

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Small Business

Bitwalking dollars: Digital currency pays people to walk

<b>A digital crypto-currency has launched that is generated by human movement.</b><p>Bitwalking dollars will be earned by walking, unlike other digital currencies such as Bitcoins that are "mined" by computers.<p>A phone application counts and verifies users' steps, with walkers earning approximately 1 BW$ for …

Cryptocurrency

This Startup Can Make Your Online Business Legit—And They Just Raised RM500k To Do So

Social media and technology has given people the avenue to set up their own businesses and to deal with their personalised list of clientele. …

Mastering User Interviews: Never Ask Users What They Want

Collecting user feedback is a critical element in developing and improving your product. However, there has been some debate regarding how it can …

UX Design

One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed

Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a …

Photography

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, …

These Space Photos Were Made by Scanning Things Found in a Kitchen

For the past couple of years, photographer Navid Baraty has been experimenting with the idea of creating photographs of the universe without having …

My Photos Helped Sell a Home in 8 Days After It Was on the Market for 8 Months

See this house? It languished on the Orlando, Florida, market for 224 days. It’s no wonder; with a photo like that who would want to come see it? A …

Architectural Photography