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LittleBits Founder Ayah Bdeir Wants to Ignite the Inner Inventor in Us All

The CEO and founder reveals how she stays motivated.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others.</i><p>LittleBits CEO and founder Ayah …

Inventions

How Trump Is Shaking Up the Book Industry

America’s literary bubble is rethinking its identity.<p>Donald Trump’s election victory plunged America’s elite, liberal and coastal circles into an identity crisis, as journalists and pundits who had been so sure of a Trump loss grappled with charges of insularity and willful disregard. They penned …

U.S. Politics

Should you look for a co-founder or raise capital?

I recently read a question on Reddit by an individual who was having difficulty finding a co-founder and asked whether she should first try to get …

$20K to Accelerate Your Tech Startup this Summer

Beta Boom works with very early stage tech and life sciences enterprises to develop their solution, get traction, and solidify their business in …

Getting VC funding without a huge network or diploma from Stanford

The other day I met a very charismatic, intelligent, and driven young man at a venture capital summit in Silicon Valley. He had a compelling vision …

The most important thing you can do as a founder of an early-stage startup

I had the pleasure to attended a great panel discussion put on by Strawberry Creek Ventures and Castor Ventures, firms that invest in Berkeley and …

Five Things Painters Do That Photographers Should Be Doing Too

The best creatives take inspiration from areas other than the discipline they are working in, and photographers should be no different. Have you ever …

Digital Age

3.1 Acquisition Metrics for Growth – Growthzilla

As mentioned previously, the best metrics are ones that fit your business model, objectives, and success criteria. Nonetheless, below are a few …

Innovation Weekly: Necessity, Market Enablement and Agility

This article addresses a common misconception that people who live in extremely low resource environments are unable to create impactful innovation. …

5 Mindset Shifts You've Got to Make to Be a Million-Dollar Entrepreneur

From an outsider's perspective, an entrepreneur's life can seem very glamorous, but it's actually a lot of hard work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since the introduction of social media and reality television shows, a window into the world of entrepreneurship has been …

Changing How We Think About Change

“The way we are trying to change the world is not going to work, and it’s never going to work” This is the bold statement Deborah Frieze offers as …

3 Trends Driving Modern Manufacturing Innovation

Imagine being able to make critical product decisions about material selection, scheduling and pricing, all in one place. That's what a "smart factory" can do for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of software is coming full circle to cater to the physical …

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

The 4 Types Of Marketing Roles In Tech

For the past several years, I’ve been conducting research on CMO roles. One area I find fascinating is the variance in the marketing role across industries and firms. Some tend to view marketing as the strategic, P&L driver of the business. Others view marketers as communication specialists. …

Tech Industry

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

How to Master Content Marketing: Count to Five!

OpenClipart-Vectors / PixabayAre you investing in content marketing? Here’s a tip: count to five! What does that mean?It can get confusing to …

How To Create A Product Page That Converts

Creating conversion-friendly product pages is the most important step in building an online ecommerce empire. However, only a handful of website …

Product Management

Google is About to End Your Favorite Free Perk of Search. Here's How it Can Still Benefit You

Our favorite sneaky way around paywalls is about to end, but there's a silver lining: the change may be a major boon for your brand.<p>Get ready to subscribe and sign in: Google recently announced that it will be relaxing a long-standing policy that incentivizes major news sites to offer free content …

Social media ad fatigue: How to combat it without spending all day making new creatives

Every time we step outside our front door, switch on the television or look at our phones, we’re bombarded by advertising — so much so that many …

How To Harness Social Media For More Website Traffic

Every brand has a website, even if it is one that has been left to fester over a number of years. The problem with websites is that some brands feel …

6 strategies to truly connect with customers: CEHK 2017 recap

<i>How to deal with negative social comments and new ways to manage loyalty programmes are two of marketers’ most widely discussed topics at this year’s</i> …

How to Promote Android Apps to Get More Downloads and Reviews?

Do you know that there are approximately 3 million android apps in the Google Play Store as of March 2017?<p>Yes, you read it right.<p>Now, you must be …

Get More Word Of Mouth Referrals Using These 4 Tips

A study conducted by Google, TNS and Ogilvy solidified what many already knew. Word of mouth is the most influential point in making purchasing decisions. In fact 74% of consumers polled ranked it as the number one factor.<p>What is more curious though, is that according to a 2016 marketing survey, …

How To PR Your Way To Podcast Success

There is no denying that as a marketing vehicle, podcasts are hot. I’ve written recently about the strategy of PR through podcast guesting. I’ve also written, further back, about the tips for building an audience by starting a show of your own. Regardless of your strategy so far, if you listen to …

Small Biz Owners Almost Always Fail With Their Marketing Because of These 3 Things

Tumisu / Pixabay<p>Today I want to talk to you about some ways small business owners almost always fail when it comes to their marketing because they …

6 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Strong Social Media Presence

Your company has been running just fine, growing at acceptable rates- and seemingly continuing to expand for decades now- all without a true social media presence. Why shake things up if they’re moving along just fine, right?<p><b>One word: success.</b><p>And I’m talking more than just “moving along just fine” …

Social Media

23 Marketing Automation Tools You Need to Use

Marketing is important to your business.Just call me Captain Obvious.But as customers evolve, so does the unpredictable marketing landscape.This …

Essential Considerations When Choosing Between Marketing Freelancers or Contractors

When it comes to executing your marketing needs, you only want the best and most talented professionals to take on the responsibilities. But not all …

Don’t Do It! Most Common Email Marketing Mistakes

Email marketing is one of the simplest forms of marketing, however, even with it’s simplicity there are a lot of common mistakes that Marketers can …