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7 Easy Ways To Boost Social Engagement Today

Social media doesn’t have to be the big, scary monster in the room that business owners are afraid to utilize. Just because you aren’t a big Yelp or …

How to Create Social Media Images That Support Your Brand

Are you getting maximum results from your visual content?<p>Do you use fonts, colors and clever effects to make your company’s images more …

Graphic Design

Transportation platform RideScout isn’t scared of Google. Maybe it should be

It’s never a fun moment for a startup when Google starts eyeing your space -- particularly for a startup that took three full years just to get to …

PeopleDoc (Née Novapost) Raises $17.5 Million To Digitalize HR

Formerly known as Novapost, French startup PeopleDoc raised a $17.5 million round led by Accel Partners. Existing investors Alven Capital and Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet’s Kernel Investissements also participated. PeopleDoc lets you paperlessly manage all your HR documents.<p>The main solution is a …

The Basic Building Blocks of a Website, and Their Costs

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to developments in technology, the vast majority of us don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a website.<p>There are solutions even a tech neophyte can use to build a website easily and at an affordable price -- all …

Web Design

27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for <i>great</i> swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.<p><b>1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines</b><p>An island …

Think You're Ready to Launch? Answer These 8 Questions First.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s nothing quite like the feeling of creating a product and getting it ready to be launched. After countless hours of work, all of that effort is about to pay off in a big way. Or so you think.<p>Before you get too carried …

Business Strategy

The Secret to Getting Noticed on LinkedIn

This underused field can get you more clicks.<p>Click on Profile on your LinkedIn site and you'll see a list of your experiences, schools, and contacts. Most people focus on developing these lists to make connections at places they've worked and where they have gone to school. LinkedIn, after all, is …

Employment

3 Ways to Make a Good Presentation Great

What makes a presentation good isn't the same as what makes a presentation great.<p>Good presentations are uncommon, but great presentations are rare as basilisk teeth. That's because, when it comes to presentations, the jump from good to great is larger than the jump from bad to good. Here's why:<p>1. …

Infographics

How to Get Paid Faster: 10 Tricks

Cash is the lifeblood of your company. Try these tactics to keep it flowing.<p>Slow-paying or deadbeat clients are the bane of small businesses. How are you supposed to pay your bills, much less grow your company, when the money you've worked for isn't coming in the door?<p>Here are some ideas on how to …

Small Business

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Need to Be a Software Company

Even if you're not in the business of software<p><i>No matter what you make, no matter what you provide, if you want to succeed, you also need to be a software company.</i> <i>Here's another in my series of interviews in which I pick a topic and connect with someone a lot smarter than me. This time I talked to</i> …

Business Strategy

The Best PR Advice You’ve Never Heard - from Facebook’s Head of Tech Communications

“Imagine you’re sitting across from a reporter at lunch. You’re telling them what you do, your story, why they should care about your product. You …

How to Value Your Startup Before Presenting to Investors

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>How to value a startup<p>One of the questions I get, more often than not, is what is the …

Master Networkers Reveal The Only Five People You Really Need In Your Network

We asked three master networkers to narrow down their network to five contacts and most aren’t the power players you would expect.<p>No one is an island. We all achieve success through our own skill and hard work, but also through a network of people who teach, hire, refer, and otherwise help us along …

Looking for a Mobile App Developer? Post These 8 Details in a Job Brief.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do I find the right app developer for my idea? I get this question a lot. But what no one’s asking is "how do I write the perfect brief to hire a great app developer?"<p>The finer or more precise your brief, the better a …

In-App Purchases

How To Build A Liquid-Cooled Mini Gaming PC For Under $1,000

If you go into your local technology store and look at the PC section, most if not all will be standard black towers. However, on the enthusiast scene, there’s a seismic shift going on with many people ditching their large tower cases and opting for shoebox-size ones.<p>The latest motherboards aimed …

15 Ways to Be More Efficient | Inc.com

What does it take to be superefficient? We interviewed successful entrepreneurs in various industries around the country, including Mark Cuban, Caterina Fake, and Danny Meyer. Here's how they get it all done.

Entrepreneurship

10 Startup Lessons You Won't Learn in School

Sooner or later, every entrepreneur learns a few of the same things.<p>It's incredibly tough to get accepted to a top business school. But that's okay, since the best startup school is the School of Hard Knocks, the institution where every applicant gets accepted (and no one ever truly graduates …

Entrepreneurship

The 50th Anniversary Honda Super 90 Concept Motorcycle by Igor Chak

Igor Chak has submitted his latest project to celebrate <b>the 50th anniversary of Honda Super 90</b>. He has come up with classic concept motorcycle that …

Flashnotes, A Peer-To-Peer Marketplace For College Study Materials, Picks Up Another $3.6M

Amid the rush of attention that online education is getting from the tech world, universities, students and investors, a startup that focuses on content for brick-and-mortar classrooms has picked up more funding. Flashnotes — a Boston-based marketplace for college pupils to buy and sell study notes …

10 Tricks and Tips for Landing Your First Client

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Quitting your corporate job and launching your dream startup is only half the battle. Finding people to actually use your product or service is the real fight.<p>Like many entrepreneurs when I started my business in 1999, I was …

Entrepreneurship

How to Deal With Customers You Wish You Didn't Have

Do you have customers who abuse your services, cost money or otherwise damage your business? Here are 5 steps to tackle these thorny issues.<p>Sales are vital to any business, naturally. But sometimes even paying customers can be too much trouble.<p>A New York City McDonald's franchise recently made …

Customers

Urbita, The Pinterest For Cities, Blows Past 10M Unique Visitors In August With Mobile Site Launch

FounderFuel Fall 2012 cohort grad Urbita, a startup based in LA and Buenos Aires, has managed to quietly amass a huge consumer following, having topped 8 million monthly unique visitors in July, and then managing a 25 percent increase over the course of August to more than 10 million monthly unique …

The late, great 8-hour workday

Startup founders have been known to talk about “entrepreneurship as a lifestyle.” Long hours, bad food, poor job security – these are bragging rights …

GitHub Employee: Public Speaking Is Good Business

Although making a speech may seem like torture to some, the software-development network's Zach Holman says it's the most effective marketing you can do.<p>Some people fear public speaking even more than death. Those people should not work for GitHub, the software-development network.<p>According to …

Public Speaking

Stay Scrappy and Skeptical: 9 Rules for Startups

How I turned no clients and no prospects into a thriving business.<p>Last month my company celebrated its six-year anniversary. We were the classic start-up story in many ways: no clients, no office and no prospects. The only thing we had was a vision of what we wanted to create and the steadfast …

Business Strategy

5 Signs That You're Ready to Scale

Before making the decision to hire new employees, increase overhead, and scale your business, it's time to do some serious soul searching. Here's a checklist.<p>You have customers. You’re starting to build a team. You might even be turning a profit. In other words, you might have finally moved beyond …

newemployees

More than 2 Million Apartments for Rent

Apartment List Rentonomics<p>Apartment List’s Rentonomics blog is the go-to source for original research and data on the rental market. Our team of …

Aiming To Grow Its Content Efforts, Rent Management Startup Cozy Acquires Landlordology

Cozy, a startup aiming to make the rental process easier for landlords and tenants, is announcing that it has made its first acquisition — landlord advice site Landlordology.<p>The tools currently offered by Cozy include collecting rent online, managing payments from multiple roommates, and screening …