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10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

The wireframing process is crucial to every new UI project. Before you get into the colors and typography you have to consider the user experience …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

In my experience as an advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often encounter the myth that an initial startup requires investors. The reality is that over 80 percent of new businesses will never attract venture capital or Angel funding, according to experts, and there are many good reasons for …

Entrepreneurship

14 Tips to Put Your Business Blog in the Spotlight

8 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Blogging is no longer an online diary. It’s big business, and your most effective marketing tool. The best blogs command the same respect as the oldest print newspapers, and some of the world’s largest, most successful companies …

Marketing

15 signs you’re doing agile wrong

It’s easy to jump on a bandwagon and end up in a ditch. Nowhere is this maxim more evident than in agile development. Plenty of organizations jump …

5 Quotes From Successful People That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Every great entrepreneur needs a little inspiration every once in a while. These quotes can help.<p>Whether you're just starting off on your entrepreneurial journey or you're the proud owner of three successful startups, every entrepreneur needs a little inspiration now and then to help push them …

Entrepreneurship

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

10 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for our regular recap of funding rounds from last week. Familiar names include Thailand’s Wongnai and Korea’s Send …

How to Overcome 5 Excuses That Kill Entrepreneurship

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and you finally have your business idea. It’s a great idea that solves a huge problem in an elegant way. This idea can scale, and go global. There’s no one in the space today, or the …

Entrepreneurship

9 Limiting Thoughts That Will Stop You From Starting A Business

Many people would like to set up a business and fulfill their dreams. Not so many actually decide to try, though. Thousands of projects stay in …

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

Motivation

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Howard Schultz About Success

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

8 Signs You're on the Golden Path to Success

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the midst of a long entrepreneurial journey, it can be difficult to tell whether your idea -- and more specifically, the way you execute it -- is going to be successful. But if any of these eight signs have crossed your path …

Entrepreneurship

7 Tips to Build a Business While Working a Day Job

Many people dream of leaving their nine-to-five jobs to start their own businesses. Many successful entrepreneurs had to keep their day jobs until …

3 keys to building the perfect startup team

<b>Ask any successful entrepreneur about developing a succesful business model, and he’ll probably be able to draw one for you in less than 5 minutes</b> …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways To Simplify Your Local Marketing Strategy In 2016

Looking back at lessons learned last year and expected trends for this year, columnist Wesley Young cuts through the clutter and suggests ways to …

Marketing

5 Tools To Help You Generate Better Content Ideas

Some days, you enjoy a wonderful flow of content ideas—everywhere you turn, it seems like you see the potential for a new article or infographic. Other days, you stare at the screen for hours, hoping for some kind of inspiration.<p>In the content marketing game, we’ve all experienced days like these. …

Marketing

13 Online Tools Used by Successful Entrepreneurs

Use these tools to make your life easier and more productive.<p>Today's tech-driven entrepreneurs know how to get stuff done. In the current entrepreneurial culture, it is essential that any successful entrepreneur understand and use online tools, apps, programs, interfaces, and systems to increase …

Entrepreneurship

How hiring my own boss made me a better entrepreneur

One of the hardest days of my life was the day I decided to hire my own boss. I cofounded Looksharp six years ago and had been through the trenches. From cutting founder salaries and narrowly raising a seed round in 2010 to losing key employees at key moments, we had dodged more bullets than James …

10 Movies Every Small Business Owner Should Watch

Downtime is in short supply for small business owners, who usually struggle just to find time for the leisure activities they enjoy.<p>When one of those activities is movie watching, a business owner may even feel guilty about not working. But what if those entrepreneurs could watch movies that …

Small Business

Don't Fall for These 6 Deadly Myths of Startups

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs forget that they need an innovative business model along with an innovative solution to have a successful startup. Inventors alone, or business gurus alone, generally fail. It really takes a complementary pair …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Most Common Bootstrapping Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make During Their First Year

You may find yourself quickly burning through all your cash with these unnecessary expenses.<p>What’s the number one reason why startups fail? They run out of money. When you’re bootstrapping your business, cash is king. You need to make sure your runway extends as long as possible before the revenue …

Small Business

10 Palpable Reasons Why People Become Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are cut from a different cloth, unique in many ways. They come from different personality types, cultures, and genders.They are …

What the Future Holds for ECommerce [Infographic]

The eCommerce market is something that brands of all sizes are constantly keeping an eye on, especially because there are consistent changes and …

10 Useful Sites All Marketers Should Save to Their Favorites Bars

If you’re a marketer who often finds yourself overwhelmed by the sheer volume of marketing resources available online, rest assured that you’re not …

Infographics

No Pain, No Gain in Startups: Short-term Suffering Leads to Lasting Rewards

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to startups, risk comes to mind for many. But not taking that leap poses a greater risk -- the risk of missing a great opportunity for compensation, personal growth and networking galore. Choosing to accept startup …

Startups

Startups are complaining that they're 'only' able to raise $1 million seed rounds

If you're just starting your startup, you don't need a ton of money to do it.<p>That's the advice Y Combinator president Sam Altman gave today in a mini-tweetstorm.<p>Today, founders don't get excited if they can "only" raise a million-dollar seed round of funding, but Altman says that you should be …

The Real Way to Create a Remarkably Successful Startup

A startup might not be the easiest route to get rich quick after all.<p>For many, startups have been the hot, new trend. It's not hard to see why.<p>Startups, when done right, are an easy route to success. Who wouldn't want to work closely with a group of peers? Who wouldn't want to develop a new idea …

Startups