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Bootstrapping 101: How I Survived Four Years Without A Paycheck To Build My Business

If you have a business idea, there’s one piece of advice you’re sure to hear soon: “Don’t quit your day job.” But if you’re an entrepreneur getting serious about your business, you will have to do just that at some point. I did it and went four years without a paycheck. This is my story – complete …

Entrepreneurship

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

What makes a great leader? Although the core ingredients of leadership are universal (good judgment, integrity, and people skills), the full recipe for successful leadership requires culture-specific condiments. The main reason for this is that cultures differ in their implicit theories of …

This Startup From Apple Veterans Thinks It Can Do Better Than Dropbox

<b>Update from 8:04 a.m.</b> The company just disclosed $77 million in funding led by KPCB and Western Digital, with contributions from Elevation Partners, …

Inflation at Australia's lowest level in 17 years but economists split on interest rate cut

Inflation has not grown this slowly since 1999 but economists are split over whether it means the Reserve Bank will cut interest rates next week.<p>New data from the Bureau of Statistics shows headline annual inflation is now growing at just 1%.<p>The weak figure was partly caused by price falls in the …

Economics

5 Big Takeaways From Cannes Lions Innovation

Insights from the world's top marketers and advertisers<p>Cannes Lions Innovation has become a mainstay for advertisers and marketers across the world. I spent last week there and came away with more than a tan - here are the top five takeaways from the event.<p>Technology Can Inspire Creativity<p>The …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Snapchat Influencer Shares How To Leverage The App For Your Business

Many have scoffed at the notion of Snapchat seriously entering the business sphere. How could a self-destructing picture and video messaging app be profitable?<p>With over 150 million active users and 10 billion daily video views, Snapchat is now overtaking both Twitter and Facebook in popularity.<p>The …

Marketing

Supersonic jet startup wants to fly you from New York to London in under 4 hours for a cool $5,000

Thirteen years after Concorde's last flight, supersonic passenger travel is coming back - and this time it'll be "affordable", according to the millionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur behind a new plane called Boom.<p>"We are talking about the first supersonic jet people can afford to fly," said Blake …

What This Fake Commercial Taught a $47 Billion Company About Marketing

How focusing on your greatest weakness can play to your greatest strength.<p>Entrepreneurs are always told to turn their weaknesses into strengths.... which is a bit like telling an introvert they should get out more. It rarely happens. Tesla's new ad, for example, talks about the power of its very …

5 Startups that Have Come Up With Incredibly Unique Ideas | Inc.com

The current era of business is not one of large corporate monopolies but startups innovating for the better of society. It's well-known that three out of four startups fail, but there are also those that change the way ordinary people go about their daily lives.<p>The reasons for their success are …

Startups

How OnePlus is taking on the mobile giants

en_GB<p>article<p>Co-founder Carl Pei on how the brand is taking on Apple with its high-end, low-price products and word-of-mouth marketing …

Marketing

The Top 5 Trends for Startups in 2016 | Inc.com

2015 brought ups and downs to the world of startups. On the positive side, startups continued to grow on a worldwide scale. The startup scene in Chicago had their best year ever. Over 600,000 new businesses were started in the UK last year, and Indian startups raised at least $5.6 billion in …

Startups

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk | Inc.com

Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point what factors or factor accounts the most for …

Startups

How a Glue Developer Turned Bad Luck Into a DIY Sensation

This story appears in the February 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Jane ní Dhulchaointigh’s glue has gained legions of fans who use it to seal cracks, fix busted bathroom fixtures or, in the case of a British TV show, affix their cameras to the outside of a small rocket that they then …

Your 'Dumb' Business Idea Could Bring You A Fortune

What do Amazon, Dell Computer, Home Depot, Airbnb, and Uber have in common? They all started with a “dumb” idea.<p>Every fortune begins with a business idea that passes the market test and turns into a product that changes people’s lives.<p>Business ideas come in two types — smart ideas and “dumb” …

Home Depot

25 Books Digital Marketers Need to Read

<b>Have you ever read a book that changed the way you thought about your work?</b><p>These 25 must-reads for digital marketers, will get you excited and give …

Marketing

6 Sayings of Entrepreneurs Who Will Lead Their Companies to the Top

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know them. By name. By reputation. They are the living legends, the household names, the superstars. They are the entrepreneurs who have succeeded against all odds and beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. How did they make it? What …

50 Steps Every Entrepreneur Must Take to Build a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you’ll ever do. The process is simpler than you might imagine, but to try to boil it down to five or 10 steps is an underestimation and an injustice. The following 50 …

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …