Rohan Patel

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7 Indispensable (and Free!) Website Graders

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You can audit your content in many ways—be it a quick-and-simple social media audit or a full-scale blog review. You can take the time to run the numbers yourself (a useful exercise!), or you can plug a URL into<p>I’m the type to always plug our Buffer …

Innovating at the speed of cloud, in less than a New York minute

The humorist and author Mark Twain once said, “The man with a new idea is a crank — until the idea succeeds.”<p>The reality is that throughout history, there’s been a constant stream of new ideas, entrepreneurship, and innovations — from the train, steamboat, plane, and automobile to the printing …

5 Reasons Your Business Should Not Advertise on Google AdWords

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a huge proponent of advertising on Google AdWords – indeed, my entire business career has been dedicated to helping companies grow through search engine marketing (SEM). As much as I love AdWords, however, there are a lot of …

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4 Brands That Built Empires Without Traditional Advertising

<i>Franklin Morris is a Senior Writer for</i> <i>Rackspace Digital</i><i>—the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>The mom-and-pop shop on the corner probably doesn’t rely on traditional advertising (television, print, billboards, etc.) to bring in customers. Neither does your favorite local burger joint. …

Why Starting His Career As A VC Is Helping This Founder Change The Way You Snack

Gautam Gupta, the founder of subscription snack box company NatureBox, says that working at VC firm General Catalyst before starting his own company was crucial in preparing him for the challenges of running a business.<p>Gupta launched NatureBox, which sells boxes filled with four or five different …

Chipotle Set To Open A Second Pizzeria

Chipotle wants a bigger slice of the pizza market.<p>The burrito chain last December opened Pizzeria Locale, a gourmet pizzeria in Denver that specializes in individually crafted personal pies. On Sunday at 11 a.m., it plans to open a second location, also in the Mile-High City.<p>"I would say we're …

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How Most Startups Mess Up Their Marketing

<i>Katie Burke is the Director of Media & Analyst Relations at HubSpot.</i><p>Recently, a startup called Pressfarm launched, promising to provide the names, emails, and Twitter accounts for journalists so that entrepreneurs could get outstanding coverage for their business.<p>“The most intimate digital …

22 Brilliant Insights From Richard Branson

Six years later, he opened up a recording studio. The company's first song — a track called "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield — stayed on the U.K. charts for 247 weeks.<p>The Virgin empire had begun.<p>Now at 64, Branson is equal parts man, myth, and legend. His Virgin Group is composed of 400 companies, …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …