Ivy Nwanze

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9 Foundations That Hold Strong Even on the Hottest, Sweatiest Days

Summer beauty is something we look forward to every year, yet looking polished this time of year can be tricky. Next-level humidity and long days—not …

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

• <b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the</b> …

Linguistics

Should you put your chubby hubby on Harry's diet?

Should you put your chubby hubby on Harry's diet? It’s helped the Prince lose half a stone and you can still enjoy wine and chocolate. The downside? …

How to Write Posts That Actually Get Read and Shared

I had a call the other day with an entrepreneur who told me that his blog articles are like an echo chamber; it feels like he is talking to himself. …

Writing

This Startup Can Help You Build Your Brand in 35 Minutes (or Less)

Ah, convenience and efficiency. Entrepreneurs rejoice.<p>Building a brand as a micro-business owner, freelancer, or digital nomad can often feel like you're playing a game of connect-the-dots. Trust me, I've been there. You use one tool for emailing clients, another tool to create your brand's social …

Entrepreneurship

55 Free Ways To Find Leads For Your Freelance Business

Marketing your freelance business can be a challenge. Sure, you hear about the most effective strategies, but they all require a financial investment to start. You’re just trying to land clients, not market a 7-figure business.<p>Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can find leads for your freelance …

Marketing

Young YouTube stars' earnings have been calculated

How long would it take these young YouTube stars to earn YOUR salary? Fascinating tool shows how much the most popular child vloggers make – with …

The Beauty Dupes That Actually Work

The Best Nude Lipstick You’ll Ever Buy And It’s £1.99<p>Spoiler: This Natural Collection shade looks better than anything SpaceNK has to offer.<p>We Tried …

Got an app idea? Here’s how to monetise it

You can create an incredible app, but if no one can find it on the app store, it won’t do well Danielle Newnham<p>Niklas Hed is describing the moment the billion-dollar app Angry Birds was created. “I was sitting in a meeting with our lead designer, Jaakko Iisalo, who presented 10 new game ideas and …

Apps

Carwow, a UK startup that helps you buy a new car, raises $39M Series C

Carwow, a platform that helps you buy a new car, has closed $39 million in Series C funding. The round was led by new investor Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Balderton Capital also participating. At today’s exchange rate it brings total funding to approximately $62.6 …

Startups

27 Stylish Ikea Transformations That Will Make Your Stuff Look Expensive

♬ "Lemme upgrade you." ♬

The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup is worth $1.3 billion

It's hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn't exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during a recession.<p>But after 75 investor pitches, the founders of a commission-free stock-trading app, Robinhood, found a few willing venture …

These Silicon Valley Investors Are Looking to India for the Next Wave of Hot Startups

Its startup scene is thriving.<p><i>What Silicon Valley investors are investing significantly into Indian startups? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Ravish Agrawal, Community Manager</b> …

Venture Capital

Talla raises $8.3 million to make its HR bot a better listener

Talla, maker of bots that answer HR and IT questions and help employees complete tasks, has raised $8.3 million to expand its operations and better understand words used by humans. Talla’s Service Desk bot uses natural language processing (NLP) to answer questions in a conversational way and gets …

Why You Should Launch a Brand, Not a Product

Five reasons brands are what really matter to your consumers -- and your bottom line.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Contrary to what many entrepreneurs may think, a product is not a brand. Many companies just starting out launch products -- a new innovation …

Hung Up

A woman who left her $500,000-a-year job to work for herself says too many entrepreneurs start off thinking about money all wrong

Now, she encourages others to pursue entrepreneurship through Side Hustle Academy.<p>Moore says one of the most common mistakes she sees among entrepreneurs who are just starting out is a skewed view of the role money will play in their success.<p>"Sometimes where there's a challenge is there's a …

Why Flybrix skipped crowdfunding to launch its LEGO drone kits

Flybrix first dreamed up a drone that kids could build with LEGO bricks in 2015. At the time, co-founders Amir Hirsch, Robb Walters and Holly Kasun debated the merits of launching with a crowdfunding campaign. They craved the exposure that brands like Pebble and Oculus or Scanadu attracted on …

Crowd Funding

How to Write a Cover Letter That Gets You an Interview

Your resume might be perfect but without a proper cover letter you may not get that coveted interview.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When applying for a new job, details matter.<p>Your resume might be up to par, but that certainly isn’t going to be the only …

Employment

Heaven scent: this spring’s best perfumes

How to smell as good as you look? Sniff out these fine fragrances from Prada, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and more

How event managers can earn a seat at the table

I have just viewed some of the live feed from #Confex on a session titled the 'Brand View' and it really struck a cord with me with regards to the …

Social Media

The recipes you NEED to make if you're in your 50s

The recipes every fifty-something NEEDS to try according to Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha (and they could help you feel 20 again)<p><b>Former Eastenders</b> …

How To Decorate Ikea Furniture (And Make It Look Banging)

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Home<p>by Anna Jay | 17 05 2015<p>A List Of The Best IKEA Hacks<p>Bored of your IKEA stuff? Here's a list of hacks to make those staples into …

Living Rooms

The evolution of startups, told through an analysis of thousands of company bios

By itself, the company bio of a startup doesn’t make for great reading.<p>But in aggregate, company descriptions reveal important trends in Silicon Valley. Do founders still aspire to create the next big app? How big is “big data” now compared to five years ago?<p>To answer these these questions, we …

Startups

This app uses a game to fight depression

A game-based app for phones and tablets called Project: EVO seems to help older adults with depression feel better by targeting underlying cognitive …

University of Washington

What The Best Brands Will Do In 2017

Now is the time of the year when every marketer should well reflect on the achievements of 2016 and holistically examine what the New Year is going …

Marketing

A French woman turned her address book of Paris’s best insider spots into a multimillion-dollar startup

It started with a tip about a secret spirits distillery behind a flower shop in the Bastille.<p>For the last eight years, a weekly email called “My Little Paris” has been revealing the city’s hidden gems to millions of Francophiles. Initially self-published by avid flâneur Fany Péchiodat for friends …

Gregarious

10 must-have apps to be more productive as an entrepreneur

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+15<p>Shares 79<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

Stop Throwing Away Money On Influencer Marketing - Here are Tips to Help

Businesses make an estimated $6.50 for every $1 they spend on influencer marketing.<p>Influencer marketing has never been bigger. In a time when consumers desperately <i>want</i> to trust businesses - but they just don't - influencer marketing is one way to overcome this problem.<p>And influencer marketing isn't …

Marketing

Why Influencer Marketing Will Explode In 2017

A recent survey revealed 84% of marketers plan on executing at least one influencer marketing campaign during the next 12 months.<p>But what exactly is “influencer marketing”? Well, it’s the grey territory between an official testimonial and a subtle product mention, which is done almost in …

Public Relations

'Tinder meets NCT' … and other apps targeting parent problems

From booking babysitters to tracking your child’s social life, there’s now an app for that. We speak to the startups cashing in on the family market<p>When Shilpa Bhandarkar forgot to give her child a pound to exchange for a charity cupcake at school, her daughter was incensed. How could her mother do …