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Need a Shot of Inspiration? Here are 5 Awesome TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

When it's hard to keep the faith, let these help you out.<p>Entrepreneurship is hard. There's no getting around it.<p>But it's also worth it. It can be a way of getting wealthy, yes, but it's also a way of expressing what you're really about -- the best of who you are.<p>These five TED talks are 20-minute …

The vitamin that will change your skin

Vitamin C is one of the most researched and applauded anti-ageing ingredients. It’s known to boost collagen production, improve skin tone and help prevent UV damage, all thanks to its antioxidant properties (which means it defends against free radicals that cause premature ageing). Yet it wasn’t …

5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days.<p>To make it even more difficult, it was a random …

Entrepreneurship

The Top 10 Seattle Startups You Need to Know About

It’s here: <b>Seattle Startup Week</b> runs from November 14 to 18, 2016, and features a host of the who’s who among those in the hottest tech hub in America …

20 promising startups looking to SCALE in New York next week

In the past months, we’ve held hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them to SCALE, our early-stage growth program at TNW NYC.<p>The applications for SCALE are now closed, and we’re proud to have 60 of the world’s hottest startups ready to …

Startups

Spotlight: Next Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>For a look at the methodology behind our Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, take a look here.</b><p><b>GoFundMe</b><p><b>Founders</b>: Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester<b>(Pictured:CEO Rob Solomon)</b><p><b>Equity raised</b>: Atleast $300 million<p><b>Estimated 2016 revenue</b>: $100million<p><b>What it does</b>: Runs the world’s largest and most successful …

7 Ways to Improve Your Search Rank With Social Media

Do you want to improve the search rank for your website or blog? Wondering how social media can help? Social media and search engine optimization …

Social Media

Almond Butter Fudge

• 7 ounces Medjool dates (about 20), pitted<br>• 10 tablespoons almond butter<br>• 4 tablespoons coconut oil<br>• 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder<p>1. Place the dates in a …

How to Choose The Right Keywords to Optimize For

Arguably the most important aspect of writing or editing an article with search engine optimization (SEO) in mind is choosing the best target keyword …

Search Engines

How to dominate local SEO: more challenging in an evolving local search environment

Columnist Sherry Bonelli explains how recent changes to the local search landscape point to an ever-changing discipline that requires increasingly …

Local Search

Is Your Twitter Marketing Strategy Stuck in 2015? Here Are 5 Features You Might Be Missing

In spite of its unique format and linguistic innovations, Twitter isn’t that hard to figure out. Once you have a basic understanding of the platform, …

Acai, Berry and Baobab Breakfast Bowl

I fell a bit out of love with breakfast last week, for some reason I could just never figure out what exactly I wanted and so my smoothies, juices …

Date and Chia Pudding

Warren

Banana, Date and Almond Shake

I really love smoothies, and with this one I thought I’d put my go-to breakfast of almond butter, banana and dates into the blender and see what …

Six social media advertising ideas to make you look like a big deal

<b>Perception is everything. In the business world, people are naturally attracted to the biggest names, whether you call them influencers, experts, or</b> …

Choose ETFs Over Mutual Funds for Your Portfolio | Investopedia

Recently, I ran a Google search on the mutual fund vs. exchange-traded fund (ETF) debate and found a very interesting and, to me, baffling …

Increase Website Traffic With These 10 Strategies

If you opened up a brick-and-mortar store in the middle of nowhere and never told anyone about it, would you be <i>surprised</i> when you don’t make a single …

Five of the United Kingdom's Most Promising Fintech Startups

Fintech companies are changing the way people manage their finances. Particularly in the UK, startups that successfully exploit software and other …

Facebook Ad Changes: What Marketers Need to Know

Do you run Facebook ads? Are you familiar with the latest changes? To explore a number of recent changes to Facebook that will impact all …

Social Media

20 Simple Ways to Promote Your Event Using Social Media

<i>If you’re busy organizing and planning the logistics of an event, promotion can seem daunting.</i>There’s so much to do when it comes to event planning — …

Social Media

4 Simple Steps That Transform How You Approach Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing. Is it a real business strategy or just the latest wheeze from the online marketing community?<p>No doubt you’ve heard that "content is king," but people often find it hard to understand where to start and how to identify …

Marketing

5 Entrepreneurs Used This Platform to Make Million-Dollar Businesses

Most people view this social network as a way to connect with and keep in touch with friends, not a platform to make millions. But if you knew how to do it, would you?<p>It's no secret that Facebook is a powerful platform for marketing a business. But so few companies are using the platform to it's …

How to Improve Your Facebook Ad Performance

Do your Facebook ads generate leads and sales? Want to scale your success with Facebook advertising? By working with audiences and ad set structure, …

Facebook Ads

Why Small Businesses Should Use Facebook Advertising

When it comes to marketing, there are two things we know for sure.<p>1: You have to do it.<p>2: It costs money. Sometimes lots of money.<p>Now, that cost might not matter so much if you're, say, Coca-Cola who brings in little over $40 billion annually.<p>But if you're one of the 27 million small businesses …

Luxury Daily

Choose a Challenge: 5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

There's a lot of power in the concept of the personal challenge. Even those who self-describe as the 'laziest' among us can find the motivation and …

Personal Finance

17 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Website Traffic

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs we can often feel like the deck is stacked against us when it comes to the digital world. We don’t have the same budgets as our massive competitors, nor do we have the army of marketers that they can employ. So how can a …

Marketing

How To Create Endless Amounts Of Content

Content marketing can make huge demands on your resources. Between blog posts, emails and social media, you could be creating new content every day, all day, and still not have enough.<p>Unfortunately, knowing you <i>need</i> a steady stream of content and actually <i>being able</i> to provide it are two different …

Marketing

10 Products and Services Startups Need to Succeed

From marketing to sales to project management, there's a product or service for virtually any need.<p>There's never been a better time to launch a startup. With so many innovative tools in the marketplace, it's possible for even the smallest startup to gain access to big time resources. From marketing …