Jacques Lebel

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Johannesburg is Africa’s most popular city for youth but Lagos is for its entrepreneurs

The 2015 YouthfulCities Index this week named Johannesburg as the “most popular African city” overall for young people aged 15-29. Johannesburg outclassed its continental counterparts – Lagos, Casablanca and Nairobi.<p>The index, running for the second year, tracks the perceptions of youth on 20 …

Africa

Twenty lists every entrepreneur should create

Being a startup founder who is obsessed with my own personal growth, I frequently get sucked into blog posts with titles like "The top 5 traits of all successful entrepreneurs." These articles tend to cite characteristics such as passion, persistence, inspiration, an eye for talent, a data-driven …

Productivity

How to Optimize Your Product Pages for Higher Conversions

Ahh, the product page. Often a combination of a little customization and a lot of programming, many of them don’t differ much from whatever options …

eCommerce

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Employment

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to make a killing in tech, now and for years to come? Don’t be cutthroat competitive. Don’t work ungodly hours. Don’t move fast and break things. And, please, don’t be another cocky TechCrunch headline.<p>Instead, grow slow, stay small, …

Project Management

10 Effective Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

I'm always intrigued to learn about new, accessible tools and applications that can help me to drive more sales, accelerate my business growth, or simply help me with gathering insights and new ways of doing things.<p>In the current era of digital business management; social media, project management, …

Infographics

Psychologists say successful entrepreneurs have these 4 personality traits

In fact, according to organizational psychology research, they share at least four personality traits:<p><b>They're generalists rather than specialists.</b><p>A 2013 Swiss-German study found that while employees are specialists, entrepreneurs are generalists.<p>Founders have a diverse set of skills— after all, …

Psychology

5 Effective Twitter Strategies You Don't Know

In 2001, when my business partner and I first founded our education company, Imagine Easy Solutions, getting the word out about our product was very different compared to today.<p>We didn’t have communities like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest to spread our message. Instead, we spent days …

Marketing

Trademarks 101: Your 10 Biggest Questions, Answered

For a startup, intellectual property is often the most valuable asset. Yet, IP isn't just about patents and inventions. It can also include your …

8 things to do before launching a business this year

Thinking about starting a business this year? Most likely you already know that you need to build out your product, service, website, but what about …

Startups

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

Dow Jones

The Five Keys To Marketing An Emerging Service Or Product

Anyone with a knack for trading, sufficient startup capital and a tolerance for risk can launch a business venture. But creating consumer demand takes more than personal chutzpah. A company’s ability to create demand is dependent on five key factors, like these right here:<p><b>1. Pedigree</b><p>The education …

Marketing

Four years ago Gilt Groupe was the hottest startup in New York — Here’s what happened

In the words of one former employee, "We were really hot shit."<p>Now, the buzz is gone. Gilt Groupe has downsized and is struggling to maintain growth, its executive team has turned over, and it still hasn't gone public — and probably won't any time soon, as a new $50 million cash injection this week …

Startups

Insider reveals why investors are going crazy about companies like Uber, Snapchat, and Pinterest

After the dotcom bust destroyed the paper profits of a generation of speculators, the regulatory ethos in the U.S. shifted from facilitating the free flow of capital to preventing the public from losing money. Specifically, regulators imposed so much red tape, cost, and scrutiny on public companies …

Venture Capital