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How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

John Sung Kim Contributor<p>John Sung Kim is the founder of Five9 and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo).<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups<p>I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just …

Startups

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

20 photos that show how insanely crowded China has become

The law is not the most popular, and there have been some unintended consequences, including a skewing of the population towards males and a disproportionate representation of elderly people.<p>Still, many argue that it has been important for the country, as it has helped reduce famine and limited a …

Book offers details about how to choose companies and what to look for

By Jae Jun. Read more » »<br>Check out Warren Buffett Stock Picks » <br>Download GuruFolio Report of Warren Buffett (Updated on 10/11/2015)<br>Related Stocks: …

Google brings VR field trips to classrooms around the world

Google announced its virtual reality (VR) Expeditions initiative for schools earlier this year, but now the company is making a big push to take it …

8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

September 25, 2015 <br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that …

Facebook moves into education - BFM

Targeting a growth market, Facebook has moved into education and has started offering software that it claims will allow children to learn at their …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

7 Thoughts on the Sg Stock Market Correction

24 August 2015, Black Monday. The SGX and other indexes around the world plunged steeply. The STI ended 127.62 points or 4.13% lower to 2843.39. …

10 Marketing Automation Hacks All Businesses Should Be Using

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies such as Dropbox, Airbnb and countless others have used growth hacking to rapidly increase their acquisition rate. As a result, it’s no wonder that the term <i>growth hacker</i> has become nearly synonymous with digital …

Marketing

Using Hemingway's Iceberg Theory for Content Marketing

According to legend, Ernest Hemingway once made a $10 bet with several writers that he could write a whole story in six words. He wrote “<b>For sale.</b> …

I Joined Google At 19. Here’s What I Learned

I got thrown in at the deep end from my first day at Google, and it’s made me a better entrepreneur.<p>As an eager, fresh-faced 19-year-old, I turned up at Google–at the time, a 3,000-person tech company–ready to dive headfirst into anything. Over the next six years, I discovered that the Google …

Business Development

How to Become an Exceptional Writer

A man and boy sit in an old house crowded with furniture, sunlight, and dust.<p>A guitar rests on the boy’s knee. Tiny fingers grip and pluck the …

Content Marketing

How Phil Knight built Nike into one of the biggest brands in the world and became a billionaire

With a net worth of $21.6 billion, he's also one of the world's richest self-made billionaires.<p>Knight might be stepping down as the brand's longtime chairman this year, but his legacy will live on.<p>Here's a look back at how Knight's marketing prowess and relentless spirit have driven Nike from a …

3 Simple Copywriting Techniques to Get Your Customer 'Beyond' the Buy Button - Copyblogger

When you write sales copy, it’s easy to get consumed by one thought: <i>make the sale.</i><p>But this focus could actually be your copywriting downfall.<p>While …

How I built my family's net worth to $1 million

While I still have some debt in the form of a small mortgage, I'm closer than ever to sailing off into that sunset.<p>Today, I'll tell you my story.<p>As far back as I can remember, I was always a hustler and a saver. When I was 7, my parents paid me to do chores around the house.<p>I earned $2/week picking …

50 ways you can tell you were born to be an entrepreneur

They're dissatisfied as employees, followers or consumers.<p>They want to create, build and grow their own enterprises, and they're filled with the passion of their own ingenuity.<p>Here are 50 habits that born-to-be entrepreneurs can't help but show. How many do you possess?<p>1. You can't sit still. …

11 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Whether you are considering starting your own business, or you are already a successful entrepreneur, listening to how others succeeded can help you …

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Hey UFC, Bring Back Bare-knuckle Fights to Stop Brain Trauma

In a truly tragic irony, a measure introduced to quell concerns about the brutality of MMA fighting has become the source of serious brain trauma.<p>On …

What Your Favorite Music Reveals About Your Brain

If you like R&B but hate heavy metal, a new study explains why—and what it means about the way your mind works.<p>Hate punk rock? Despise country? …

Why Pinterest May Be The Most Important Social Network For Brands For The 2015 Holiday Season

​Pinterest has been a major traffic driver for online holiday retail shopping over the past few years, and this coming holiday season, it looks set …

Brands Are About to Find Out How Powerful GoPro Videos Can Be

Spellbinding scenes captured by adventure seekers and even wildlife made GoPro the hottest video camera around. And now, the company wants to give …

Advertising

How we built our net worth to $1 million to leave our jobs and start traveling the world in our 30s

<b>Our Early Retirement 'Aha!' Moment:</b> "In 2002, I took my first real vacation, to the Philippines. After three weeks of scuba diving and eating great seafood, my goals were completely transformed — I wanted to do this every day for the rest of my life!<p>Over the next few years, I sold my house, car and …

Personal Finance

GoPro’s New HERO4 Session is 50% Smaller and 40% Lighter Than the HERO4

GoPro has just announced a new action camera, it’s smallest camera yet. The new GoPro HERO4 Session is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the HERO4 …

8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users

You have hundreds of connections, stacks of skills and endorsements, a killer review of your experience and a flattering but professional headshot. …

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Blog Posts That Rank in Google's Top 10

It’s hard – if not impossible – to succeed at content marketing without creating blog posts on a regular basis. Every successful blog is built on a …

The No. 1 Reason Businesses Fail

Often, as entrepreneurs, when things are going poorly, we tend to think the problem is with our marketing, or with our sales process. Latch on to the right marketing plan, goes the thinking, or improve our sales funnel, and customers will start pouring in.<p>If you've had success (i.e. growing revenue …