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Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers

With roughly 800 million active users, Instagram is one of the main players in the social media ecosystem. Generation Z now uses the platform as one of their primary sources of interaction.<p>But, as digital marketers have come to learn, Instagram is far more valuable than an amusing consumer product. …

Social Media

7 cryptocurrencies to watch in 2018 if you’re on the hunt for the next bitcoin

A massive bubble? A passing fad? A scam?<p>Whatever the cynics out there want to call bitcoin, its BTCUSD, -1.67% insane rally continues to befuddle the …

Cryptocurrency

Forget Ethereum Or Bitcoin, This Crypto Is Where Money Will Be Made

My <b>History With CryptoCurrency</b><p>It seems as though everyone and their grandma's know about Bitcoin today. With a price around $5600 at the the time of …

Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum is a global computing network operating according to rules defined by Ethereum software.<p>Those rules allow the …

Cryptocurrency

I flew on Honda's $4.9 million private jet, and it's an absolute game-changer

Honda is known for its engineering excellence. It's also a company willing to take its time to get things right. For example, Honda famously spent a decade perfecting its second-generation NSX supercar, Business Insider's 2016 Car of the Year.<p>Naturally, we weren't shocked to learn that the company …

Engines

Use competitors’ SEO rankings to boost your own [Deals]

There’s no doubt that good SEO can make the difference between success and failure online. That means anyone trying to sell products or get an audience is competing with their own regionally tuned cocktails of keywords, domains, and search suggestions. If you’re not working with a major SEO firm, …

Instead of Staffing Up For Your Marketing Campaign, Build A Chatbot.

Bots are the smartest addition to your marketing team available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own a business, you can't afford to ignore chatbots. While often considered a simple customer service tool, these machines can now help businesses automate a huge …

Chatbots

Future chatbots will be able to argue with you enough to help change your mind

Artificial intelligence tools like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa don’t really try and change your mind too much, but maybe they should!<p>That is the …

Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money

Venture capital is a hell of a drug, and it’s possible to overdose on VC, but for most founders that is a champagne problem. More often the question investors hear is “how do I get a VC to back my startup?” These founders aren’t worried about how overcapitalization will make their IPO prospects …

5 Free Tips to Make Social Media Work For Your Business

Social media is a lot more than funny filters, so make sure to get the most bang for your buck.<p>When reviewing business headlines and news stories it can be difficult to decide which topic is mentioned more often -- data analytics or social media. This can be even more frustrating if you, as an …

Twitch plays the stock market using $50,000 of actual money

Twitch played <i>Pokémon</i>. Twitch played <i>Dark Souls</i>. And now, Twitch is playing... the stock market.<p>StockStream gives Twitch users a chance to move actual …

How to Increase Your Instagram Followers by 7X in 30 Days

Case study: How one writer increased his Instagram followers from 212 to 1,400 in one month.<p><b>Special thanks to</b> <b>Bill Phillips</b> <b>for editing this post.</b><p>If …

Here Are This Year's Coolest 'Shark Tank' Companies

These startups sell solutions for cyberbullying, Afghan saffron, and much more--and they went home happy during Season 8 of Shark Tank.<p>Over the course of eight seasons, entrepreneurs have braved the waters and pitched their startups to the panel of <i>Shark Tank</i> investors. Companies can experience …

How to Spy on Your Competitors to Outrank Them on Google

Learn how to spy on competitors to better understand the strategy they are using to attain a high ranking on Google<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to hear something crazy? In 30 minutes, I can look at your competitor’s website along with your website and deploy a …

SEO

How to Quickly Create Expert Content for Your Online Business

Great content doesn't have to take forever.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows content is king -- it's what draws customers in and keeps them invested in your brand or company.<p>You know that your audience can tell the difference between quality content and …

Content Curation

Influencer Marketing 101: Definitions, Benefits and Success Tips in a Nutshell

There is no doubt influencer marketing is a powerful way to zoom your social media and business success online. According to TapInfluence, Influencer …

Marketing

The Lyric T5 smart thermostat works with Alexa and Siri for half the price of a Nest

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the gadget that started it all. Thanks to Nest’s intelligent design, people realized how inefficient dumb thermostats …

3 Strategies to Nail Before You Launch Your Social-Media Campaign

Planning and metrics are key to any successful marketing effort, yet many entrepreneurs rush into the social conversation with little idea of what they hope to accomplish.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I talk to small-business owners, they often tell me they're …

Marketing

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries | Jason Hickel

New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?<p>We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of …

Developing Countries

Google just made a big move to bring down the cost of self-driving cars

Alphabet-owned company Waymo has slashed the price of lidar, a key component of self-driving cars that helps them see the world, by 90%, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said during a keynote address to kick off the Detroit Auto Show on Sunday.<p>Lidar is the most expensive component of self-driving cars. As …

Autos

This Student Managed to Turn His 5-Day Mumps Quarantine Into a Snapchat Masterpiece

When freshman Yale student Tarek Ziad found himself quarantined with mumps for five whole days, he decided to do what any other millennial would: document his struggles on Snapchat. In the six-minute clip he uploaded onto YouTube, the witty 18-year-old turned the boring duration of being locked in …

A startup trying to get the human body to fight cancer just filed for an IPO

Cancer drug developer Jounce Therapeutics filed for an initial public offering on Dec. 30.<p>The filing includes a target of $75 million in the public offering, though that's a placeholder and likely to change.<p>The filing is coming off a busy year for Jounce. In July, biotech company Celgene invested …

Immune System

Start Using Snapchat For Your Small Business In 2017 And Don’t Be An Ignorant

I don’t get it. I simply don’t get why so many small to medium local businesses aren’t using it. It’s simple, you print out your Snap code, glue it …

Are You Losing Sales Because Your Purchase Page Sucks? - Copyblogger

Of all the pages on your site, there is only one that actually makes you money: your purchase page.<p>But too often this page is ignored; most people …

Content Marketing

One Trick to Maintain (and Win!) Email Subscribers

Is your email marketing campaign feeling a little stagnant? Do you have a high unsubscribe rate, or just lacking subscribers in the first place? …

Infographics

How to Create a Great Referral Program for Your Startup

Referral marketing is easy to define: It’s a marketing strategy that involves getting customers through word of mouth recommendations from others. …

How to Automate Your Social Media Marketing With IFTTT Applets

Looking for effective ways to streamline your social media marketing tasks? Have you heard of IFTTT applets? Applets let you automate social media …

8 Steps to Building a Startup That Matters

Learn how to bring your ideas to life with our 1 page business plan<p>W<i>e’re told 9 out of 10 startups fail. Learn how to use our simple tool and you’ll</i> …

Why You Should Never Try to Build a Company Without a Partner

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …