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eCommerce

This college dropout built a $1.9 million workout clothing business without any investors or loans — and her advice is surprisingly simple

Kyla Smith was exhausted, working 15-hour days, unsure if this whole entrepreneurship thing was worth it.<p>She was sitting in a coffee shop chatting with some friends, when a woman interrupted them.<p>"Excuse me, are you talking about Evolve Fit Wear?" she asked. "My friends and I love that site!"<p>And at …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Valuable Online Business Course You Can Take Is Studying Your Competition

Regardless of whether your competitor is failing or dominating, you need to know why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top athletes spend hours studying the previous matches of their opponents because they understand the importance of learning from the competition. The …

Marketing

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Understanding the Difference Between IaaS and PaaS

For small business owners who don't consider tech their strongest suit, cloud computing might be unfamiliar at best and daunting at worst. Many …

IaaS

3 Amazing - and Free - Marketing Tools for Small Businesses | Inc.com

Recently, I spoke at Inc's GrowCo conference on social media strategies for any business or budget. With so many small business owners wanting to maximize their marketing dollars, I wasn't surprised when several attendees came up to me after my keynote to ask about other aspects of digital …

Marketing

This Startup Raised $14 Million for On-Premise Software in a Cloud-Crazed World | Inc.com

"The cloud" became a business-world trend when Salesforce launched in 1999, and its popularity has been growing ever since. The ensuing years have seen more and more internal business applications leaving companies' data centers to live in the ether, followed by the companies' own products. Cloud …

Venture Capital

How to Build a 'Franken-Startup' Entirely Out of Software Services | Inc.com

There are two pieces of advice every founder has heard: Keep your startup as lean as possible, and only do things that are high-leverage uses of your time. There's an obvious tension here: How are you supposed to get done all the things a company has to do without hiring a bunch of people?<p>Here's …

Small Business

Is it time to toss legacy enterprise software to the curb?

It may be hard to believe, but many companies still rely on spreadsheets to manage their business. In fact, according to a survey, one in five …

Enterprise Software
Customers

PoC-as-a-Service

prooV is an all-in-one PoC software that streamlines the proof-of-concept process for enterprises and independent software vendors. Speed up and …

Cord cutting advice using the Apple TV

This is a good article by Abdel Ibrahim that takes you through some apps and hardware you’ll need if you want to watch TV using the Apple TV. I still …

You Can Now Easily Connect to Your Raspberry Pi From Anywhere In World With VNC Connect

Real VNC is an excellent, easy way to remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi from your home network, but it’s a little confusing for beginners. VNC …

Raspberry Pi
eCommerce

wander.space

How This Young Family Grew Their Online Business and Made Over $40,000 in One Day

Taft produces unique handmade clothing, footwear, and accessories. Their initial launch struck a chord with men and women across the globe when they …

Shopify grows up

To outside observers and even many who worked there, the Ottawa company was a roaring success. But CEO Tobi Lutke saw signs of complacency – and issued a call to arms to 'avoid being yet another BlackBerry/Nortel.' Sean Silcoff goes inside a rising tech star's push to join the mobile revolution<p>Tobi …

eCommerce

IBM Says It's Designed a Molecule That Could Fight Off Any Human Virus

Ready, aim, fire.<p>Part of the difficulty in tackling viruses like Ebola and Zika is that they're all so different, and each one can regularly mutate …

Immune System

Japan’s Monomy wants you to design fashion accessories via smartphone

<i>(Via The Bridge)</i> — Monomy is an iOS app that offers an online marketplace for creatives, allowing people to make accessories they like with ease using smartphones. The platform was recently launched by Fun Up, the Tokyo-based company which has been running several online services since 2011.<p>We …

Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery.<p>A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts from<p>Medicareand use that as a starting point. Her husband gathered …

How to feed the cities of the future

One MIT scientist hopes to farm without soil for city life<p><i>Come along with</i> The Verge <i>for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways.</i><p>At MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, …